Montana Bitterroot Forest Cabins 

What an experience you will have when you stay in one of the Bitterroot Forest Service cabins.  You will have complete solitude with incredible views and wildlife around - plus hiking, fishing and lots more.  Check these out and see if one of them will be what you want.

 

 

Sula Ranger District


East Fork Guard Station

This cabin is located on the East Fork of the Bitterroot River and is open all year.  Visitors can enjoy fishing, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling.  Extra camping is allowed here for a big group.  You will find bunkbeds with pads for 8 people, table and chairs, basic eating and cooking utensils, wood stove, propane cook stove.  This cabin does have electricity, but no water inside the cabin.  There is an outside toilet.  The fee is $30 per night.  To learn more about this cabin and to make a reservation, click here - recreation.gov.


 

 

McCort Lookout Tower

This is a restored historic fire lookout located on a high peak east of Sula with spectacular views from all sides.  It is on the edge of the Anaconda/Pintler wilderness and it takes a 1.5 mile hike in from the trailhead.  There is a small corral here if you bring a horse or two.  Wildlife abounds here - moose, elk, deer, bears, mountain lions, bighorn sheep, mountain goats.  There is a platform bed that will sleep 2 people, table and chairs, wood stove, propane camp stove and lantern, basic cooking and eating utensils, minimal cleaning supplies.  There is no water and there is an outdoor toilet.  Fee is $30 a night.  If you would like to know more about the McCort Lookout and make reservations, click here - recreation.gov.


 

 

Medicine Point Lookout

This is an historic fire lookout that has been restored and sits on a high mountain peak between the east and west forks of the Bitterroot River.  It is surrounded by wilderness and full of various wildlife.  It is a 4 mile hike from the trailhead to the tower that can only be done on foot or horseback.  You will find lots of trails that intersect for a large network.  The cabin has a platform bed, table and chairs, propane fireplace, propane camp stove, propane lantern, basic cooking and eating utensils, no water and an outside toilet.  The fee is $30 per night.  To learn more about Medicine Point Lookout and to make a reservation, click here - recreation.gov.


 

 

Twogood Cabin

The cabin is situated next to Porcupine Creek and is about 6 miles from Sula.  There is an easy 7.5 mile hike from the trailhead to the cabin.  All the summer time and winter time activities are available here and you will find lots of wildlife - elk, deer, moose, bears, mountain goats, bighorn sheep and mountain lions.  A number of creeks offer good fishing.  Extensive trails are in the area and are available for foot and horseback, as well as motorcycles and snowmobiles.  The trails are probably too narrow for ATVs.  You will find bunkbeds for 4, table and chairs, wood stove, propane stove and lantern, basic cooking and eating utensils, outdoor toilet and no water.  Fee is $30 per night.  To learn more about the cabin and to make a reservation, click here - recreation.gov.




Darby Ranger District

Gird Point Lookout

Located on a high mountain peak where you can see 3 mountain ranges - the Sapphire Mountains, the Bitterroot Mountains and the Anaconda/Pintler Wilderness.  It is located 11 miles from Hamilton to the trailhead and then just a short half mile hike to the tower.  There are lots of trails here and abundant wildlife.  In the tower you will find 2 beds to sleep 4 people, table and chairs, propane stove and lantern, wood stove, basic cooking and eating utensils, minimal cleaning supplies.  There is an outdoor toilet and there isn't any water.  Fee for this tower is $30 per night.  If you would like to know more about this lookout tower and to make a reservation, click here - recreation.gov.


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