Bloody Dick Cabin

Area Status: Open
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Bloody Dick Cabin is a small, wood frame cabin nestled in the woods near Resevoir Lake.  This is a popular place for winter recreationists.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Water unavailable during winter months.
Area Amenities: Toilets,Drinking water
Fees There is a $20 per night fee for this cabin.
Open Season: January
Restrictions: Livestock prohibited.
Closest Towns: Jackson, MT
Water: Spring nearby provides water. Drinking water must be treated.
Restroom: Vault (see below)
Information Center: Dillon Ranger Station
Phone: (406)683-3900

General Information


The cabin is located 23 miles south of Jackson, MT.  There are two ways to access the cabin.

From Dillon: take Interstate 15 from Dillon and continue 19 miles.  Turn Right (West) onto Highway 324 at Clark Canyon Reservoir.  Continue 19 miles to Red Butte, 7 miles west of Grant.  Turn North onthe Bloody Dick Road FS #181.  Continue approximately 19 miles to the junction at Reservoir Lake Campground.  Take the left fork over Bloody Dick Creek and continue to bear left through the woods for about a mile until you reach the cabin. 

From Jackson: Take Bloody Dick Road #181 South from Jackson, MT.  In the winter this is a snowmobile route.  Continue approximately 23 miles to Reservoir Lake Campground.  Turn right and continue to the creek.  Cross the creek and bear left for about a mile.

Snow levels vary each year and affect these roads.  Please call the Dillon Ranger Station (406)683-3900 for road conditions ahead of your trip.

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Lake and Pond Fishing

Reservoir Lake is about a mile from the cabin and provides some fishing opportunities.  It freezes in the winter so if you are visiting in the winter make sure you are properly equipped.  Call the Dillon Ranger Station at (406)683-3900 for reservoir conditions.

Permit: Please check with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks for licensing and permit information.

Ice Fishing

Reservoir Lake freezes in the winter and provides good ice fishing opportunities.  The lake is approximately a mile from the cabin.  Please call the Dillon Ranger Station ahead at (406)683-3900 for conditions.

Permit: Please check with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks for licensing and permit information.

Winter Sports

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Drinking water Nearby Spring, water requires treatment.
Toilets Outdoor vault (no showers)

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