Caldwell Cabin

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Nestled amongst the tall pine trees overlooking a large grassy meadow, Caldwell Cabin sits at an elevation of 7,600 feet. Visitors can relax in the two Adirondack chairs located on the front porch and take in the panoramic view of an open meadow. A nice walk across the meadow takes you to locations overlooking the West Fork of the Black River and the Mainstem Black River Canyon.


Caldwell Cabin originated as a 1-room homestead constructed in the 1920s from hand-hewn logs by the Caldwell family. Around 1940, a bathroom, a great room with a fireplace, and a small bedroom were added. The land the cabin is on was acquired by the U.S. Forest Service in the 1960s. It was used as work station for many years after. Today, the rustic cabin offers visitors a chance to step back in time, slow down, and get away from it all.

Things You'll Need

  • Food
  • Bedding and towels
  • Spare clothing (rain gear suggested)
  • Trash bags
  • Dish soap and dish rag
  • Toilet paper and paper towels
  • Compass and map
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Flashlight


The cabin is open from mid-May through early October. Potable running water and a flush toilet are provided. Inside the cabin are a propane stove, propane refrigerator, solar lights and kitchen sink. There are two full-sized Murphy beds, one in the kitchen (the original cabin) and one in the great room. The great room contains a futon couch that opens up to a full-sized bed, a game table with four chairs, a fireplace, and a propane wall heater. The bathroom consists of a commode and small sink. Note: The cabin does not have a shower or bath. The small bedroom holds a bunk bed with one twin-size futon and a full-size futon. The kitchen is equipped with a table and four chairs plus a two-person bench, some pots and pans, cooking and eating utensils, dishes, a coffee pot, and a can opener.

Visitors can relax in the two Adirondack chairs located on the front porch, and take in the panoramic view of an open meadow. There are also two family-sized picnic tables and a fire ring in front of the cabin for visitors to enjoy. It is your responsibility to leave the cabin as clean or cleaner than when you found it.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: By advance reservation only
Reservations: Make a reservation at
Area Amenities: Accessible,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $110 a night
Open Season: May
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Flush Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

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Toilets Flush
Accessible Yes
Picnic tables 2 Tables
Drinking water Potable