May Creek Cabin

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

May Creek Cabin

The cabin was built in the 1920s to provide field quarters for trail crews, smoke chasers, timber cruisers, and grazing inspectors. The area is an elk calving area; this affects the open dates.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: No water avialable
Area Amenities: Toilets
Fees There is a $25 per night fee for this cabin.
Open Season: July 1 - April 15
Closest Towns: Wisdom, Montana
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Wisdom Ranger Station
Phone: 406-689-3243

General Information

Directions:

This cabin is located 18 miles west of Wisdom, Montana.  Take Highway 43 west from Wisdom for approximately 16 miles to the May Creek Campground. There are two separate access routes from this point depending on conditions.

Winter Access
The Montana Department of Transportation provides a small, plowed parking area at the entrance of the campground. Follow the campground road (marked with blue diamonds) to the fence at the south end of the campground. From the fence, head south and follow the blue-diamond-marked trail across the small bridge to the west side of May Creek, and follow the creek south. About 1/4 mile past the bridge the May Creek Trail intersects with the May Creek Ridge trail. Stay on the May Creek trail, and follow May Creek south for about 2 miles.

Summer Access
Follow the campground road to the fence at the south end of the campground. From the fence, head south and follow the May Creek trail #103 across the small bridge to the west side of May Creek, and follow the creek south. About 1/4 of a mile past the bridge the May Creek trail intersects with the May Creek Ridge trail. Stay on the May Creek trail and follow May Creek south for about 2 miles.


General Notes:
  • There is no water available.  Guests must bring their own.
  • There is no propane provided.  Please bring your own small canister propane.
  • There is no garbage service at this cabin.  Please pack out what you pack in.

General Notes:

• There is no water or electricity at this cabin.
• There is no garbage service so please bring garbage bags and pack out what you pack in.
• Firewood is provided.
• Propane is NOT provided. Visitors must bring their own small canisters.
• There is no cell phone coverage in the area.
 


General Notes:
  • There is no water or electricity at this cabin.
  • There is no garbage service so please bring garbage bags and pack out what you pack in.
  • Firewood is provided.
  • Propane is NOT provided. Visitors must bring their own small canisters.
  • There is no cell phone coverage in the area.

Safety Note: Potential exposure to hantavirus due to mice. Exposure to rodent poison present in cabin is hazardous to children and pets.
 


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Toilets Outdoor vault (no showers)
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.63605

  Longitude : 
-113.83735

 



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