Calf Creek Cabin
- Places to Stay, Forest Service Cabins, Fishing, Hiking/Backpacking, Horseback Riding, Wildlife Viewing
- General info
Calf Creek Cabin was recently renovated and offers a prime location for fishing, hiking and horseback riding. Running water is not included, but the nearby creek provides fresh water. A hitching rack is also available for horses.
Natural Features: The cabin sits along Calf Creek at an elevation of 5,400 feet in the Little Belt Mountains. The region boasts a dense coniferous forest with mixed fir, spruce and pine trees. Lewis and Clark National Forest offers many streams and fishing opportunities. Native wildlife includes black bears, white-tailed deer, bald eagles and grey wolves.
Recreation: Nearby hunting, fishing and off-road vehicle riding trails are abundant. Horseback riders and hikers horses enjoy the climb north along East Fork Calf Creek to Bubbling Springs in the Tenderfoot Experimental Forest. Calf Creek tempts anglers with mountain whitefish, cutthroat, brook and rainbow trout. Winter recreation includes cross country skiing, snow shoeing and snowmobiling.
Facilities: The cabin sleeps six people, however, a camper, RV, or slide-in truck camper is allowed at the site (accommodating another four people). The whole facility can only provide enough room and service for 10 people total. Exceeding this limit is grounds for eviction without refund. Both the cabin and the outdoor modern vault toilet are wheelchair accessible. A wood stove for heating and firewood is included. Pots, pans, dishes and limited cleaning supplies are also on hand. Though no electricity is available, the cabin comes with electrical outlets, and guests are allowed to bring a generator to hook up to the cabin. Visitors should plan to bring water, food, toilet paper, flashlights, bedding, towels, cleaning equipment and warm clothing.
Nearby Attractions: White Sulphur Springs, an hour south, provides the nearest food and fuel conveniences.
Fish Your National Forests: This site can be accessed by Passenger Car; Fish available include: Trout; Types of fishing available include: Wade, Shore, Fly, Spin, Bait
Access in the winter: from December 1 to May 15 is via snowmobile, snowshoes or skis on a groomed 7 mile trail or a snowmobile. Due to snow conditions, travel on Forest Service Road #119 may be limited through the end of May; please call the WSS ranger district to verify road conditions prior to arrival
Pets: are not allowed in the cabin at any time, but can be kept outside in a kennel or on a six-foot or less leash. Users are responsible for removing all pet food and droppings from rental site prior to departure Open year round. $40/night fee.
Livestock feed: Bring certified weed-free hay only.
Bears may frequent the area; keep all food out of sight in approved containers and remove all food from area after eating. Mandatory food storage is required.
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From White Sulphur Springs, head east on Highway 12 for 3 miles and turn left (north) on Highway 89. Continue about 15 miles, then head west (left) on Road 119 for 9 miles to the cabin.
From Great Falls, head east on Highway 87/89 about 23 miles to the rest area just past Belt. Turn right (south) onto Highway 89. Go past Monarch and Neihart to Kings Hill Pass (about 75 miles from Great Falls), and down Highway 89 about 13.5 miles past Kings Hill Pass to Road 119 and turn right (west). Drive 9 miles to the cabin.
The last 7 miles of the road is closed from approximately 12/1 through 5/15. It is a designated groomed snowmobile trail. Travel the last 7 miles must be made by skiing, snowmobiling or walking. Due to snow conditions, travel on Forest Service Road #119 may be limited through the end of May. Please call (406) 547-3361 or (406) 236-5511 to verify the road condition.
Courtesy of USDA Forest Service
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