Caldwell Cabin

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Caldwell Cabin

**Caldwell Cabin is currently closed until Spring 2014**

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 a location overlooking the Black River.


Caldwell Cabin originated as a 1-room homestead constructed in the 1920s from hand-hewn logs by the Caldwell family. It was acquired by the U.S. Forest Service in the 1960s. The original chinking remains in some areas of the cabin. Around 1940, a bathroom, great room with a fireplace, and small bedroom were added. Rustic Caldwell Cabin offers visitors a chance to step back in time.

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 has running water from late May through early October depending on the weather. Inside the cabin are a propane stove, propane refrigerator, solar lights and kitchen sink. There is a Murphy bed (from the original cabin), and a kitchen table with four chairs and a bench. The great room contains a queen-sized sleeper sofa, 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 a full-size futon. The kitchen is equipped with 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: Open - by advance reservation only
Reservations: Make a reservation
Area Amenities: Accessible,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $110/Night for single unit
Open Season: May - Through October
Usage: Medium
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
Fire Danger Level: High

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