Bear Creek Bunkhouse

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Bear Creek Bunkhouse

The cabin is located at the edge of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness, at the foot of the Madison Range. The bunkhouse is used in the summer and fall as an administrative site. Bear Creek runs near the cabin and bunkhouse.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: No water available
Reservations: To make reservations, call toll free: 1-877-444-6777 or visit
Area Amenities: Toilets
Fees There is a fee of $30 per night.
Open Season: December 1 - April 30
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Camping is not allowed at this site. Stock are not permitted within the fence around the cabins or barn. The Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest has a mandatory forest-wide Food Storage Order.  Food Storage Requirements 2014 Food Storage Order
Closest Towns: Ennis, MT
Water: No
Restroom: Yes
Information Center: Madison Ranger District
Phone: (406)682-4253

General Information


From Ennis take Highway 287 south 11 miles to Cameron, MT.  From Cameron turn east on Bear Creek Loop approximately 8 miles following signs to site.  Call Madison Ranger District at 406-682-4253 for detailed directions.

General Notes:

• This is a one room cabin that sleeps 2.
• The cabin has electricity including a stove and refrigerator, although there is no drinking water. The cabin is equipped with a wood burning stove for heat. Firewood is available for use in the cabin stove only. 
• There is minimal cooking equipment provided. 
• Potential exposure to hantavirus due to presence of mice droppings in cabins. 
• Rodenticide may be in use in cabin. Take appropriate precautions to avoid ingestion by children and pets. 
• No garbage service provided. Please Pack it in, Pack it out. 
• No cleaning service provided. Please clean the cabin before leaving. Cleaning supplies are provided. 
• Please replenish supply of split wood and kindling before leaving. 
• Bear Creek is located south of the cabin. Water should be properly treated for drinking or cooking.
• Livestock are not allowed within the fenced area around the cabins or barn and must be contained properly. Hay and feed, including grain, must be certified weed seed free.


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