Special Places

Cabin and Lookout Rentals on the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest

 

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Are you ready for an adventure?

No matter the season, or where you wish to explore, you can find a rental cabin on the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest, which offers 22 cabins and lookouts across 6 Ranger Districts and five mountain ranges - the  Elkhorns, the Big Belts, the Rocky Mountains, the Little Belts, and the Big Snowy Mountains.  All rentals must be reserved through Recreation.gov, and are available on a first come-first serve basis.  Rentals range from the rustic Kenck Cabin, a 45-minute walk from a trailhead to the fully renovated Judith Guard Station, which features a piano and propane heat, or to Monument Peak Lookout, on a high summit over the Tenderfoot valley.  Most of the rental cabins on the Forest are historic (over 50-years old), and represent the past of Forest Service administration and recreation cabins.  Several, including Kings Hill, Judith Station, Kenck Cabin, and Monument Peak have had significant restoration and renovation in the recent past.  Please enjoy your time on the Forest and leave the cabins clean and ready for the next visitors!

 

Visit our Interactive Cabin and Lookout rental map

 

Cabin Name

Location

Ranger District

Capacity

Fee

Availability

Reservation Link

Calf Creek

Little Belts, 20 miles N of White Sulphur Springs

Belt Creek-White Sulphur

6

$40

Year-round

Reservation

Dry Wolf

Little Belts, 15 miles SW of Stanford

Judith-Musselshell

5

$30

Year-round

Reservation

Hunters Spring

Little Belts, 40 miles NW of Harlowton

Judith-Musselshell

8

$20

Year-round

Reservation

Judith Guard Station

Little Belts, 30 miles S of Stanford

Judith-Musselshell

8

$60

Year-round

Reservation

Kings Hill

Little Belts, 31 miles N of White Sulphur Springs

Belt Creek-White Sulphur

6

$40

Year-round

Reservation

Monument Peak LO

Little Belts, 67 miles NW of White Sulphur Spring

Belt Creek-White Sulphur

2

$45

6/1-10/31

Reservation

Crystal Lake

Big Snowies, 35 miles SW of Lewistown

Judith-Musselshell

6

$25

year-round

Reservation

Kenck Cabin

Rockies, 30 miles W of Augusta

Rocky Mountain

6

$50

Dec 1- Sept 30

Reservation

West Fork Teton

Rockies, 39 miles W of Choteau

Rocky Mountain

6

$65

Year-round

Reservation

Indian Flats Cabin

Big Belt Mountains, about 40 miles NE of Helena

Helena

4

$45

Year-round

Reservation

Miller

Big Belts, about 26 miles NE of Townsend

Townsend

4

$45

Year-round

Reservation

Thompson Guard Station

Big Belts, 17 miles NW of WSS along Duck Creek Road 139

Townsend

8

$50

Year-round

Reservation

Rillway Cabin

Big Belts, Deep Creek, 14 miles east of Townsend

Townsend

6

$45

Year-Round

Reservation

Kading Cabin

Continental Divide/ Little Blackfoot drainage,40 miles SE of Helena

Helena

4

$45

Year-Round

Reservation

Moose Creek Cabin

Continental Divide/ Tenmile Creek drainage W of Helena

Helena

6

$65

Year-Round

Reservation

Cummings Cabin

Upper Blackfoot/ 8.5 miles east of Lincoln

Lincoln

6

$45

Year-Round

Reservation

Bar Gulch Cabin

Big Belt Mountains, located 24 miles from Helena and 30 miles from Townsend

Townsend

6

$50

Year-Round

Reservation

Eagle Guard Cabin

Elkhorn Mountains, SE of Helena

Townsend

6

$45

Year-Round

Reservation

Granite Butte Lookout

Continental Divide, 16 miles SE of Lincoln

Lincoln

4

$45

Year-round

Reservation

Strawberry Cabin

Elkhorns, 15 miles south of Helena

Helena

4

$50

Year-round

Reservation

Indian Meadows

Continental Divide, trailhead 2 miles north of Copper Creek Road #330

Lincoln

6

$65

Dec 1- March 31

Reservation

Nevada Creek

Continental Divide, North of Avon near Nevada Creek Res, south of Helmville

Lincoln

4

$45

May 1-Sept 30

Reservation

 

 

An interpretive sign for Indian Flats Guard School
 
 
 
Last updated:January 25, 2021




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