Moose Lake Cabin

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Moose Lake Guard Station

This Forest Service-built cabin is located on the Middle Fork of Rock Creek, close to the Anaconda Pintler Wilderness.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Water is unavailable during winter months.
Area Amenities: Toilets,Drinking water
Fees There is a $20 per night fee for this cabin.
Open Season: January
Closest Towns: Philipsburg, Montana
Water: Drinking water available
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Pintler Ranger District
Phone: 406-859-3211

General Information


The cabin is located about 24 miles southwest of Philipsburg, Montana. From Philipsburg, drive 6 miles south on Highway 1 to the junction with Montana Highway 38 (Skalkaho Highway). Turn right and drive west for 9 miles until it meets Forest Road #5106, the Middle Fork Road. Turn left and continue another 9 miles to the Moose Lake Station. Up to 1/4 mile of snowmobile or ski travel may be required in winter.

General Notes:

The cabin has one room. It has two bunk beds, water, a wood burning stove, a cookstove (bring your own propane canister), tables and chairs. There is a corral that can be used for no extra charge.

Moose Lake Cabin provides access to hunting, fishing, hiking or just relaxing. Fishing for brook and cutthroat trout is excellent in the area. The Middle Fork of Rock Creek as well as Copper Creek and other smaller creeks are close by. Visitors also enjoy snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing during the winter. Various weather conditions can increase avalanche danger in the area; visitors are encouraged to carry proper backcountry equipment. Hiking and horseback riding trails lead into the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness. There are three trailheads in the area, none more than a six-mile drive from the cabin. Horses are not allowed in the wilderness area until July 1st each year. As a reminder, pelletized or certified weed seed free feed and straw is required in all National Forests in Montana.

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Located on the Middle Fork of Rock Creek, close to the Anaconda Pintler Wilderness. Recreation opportunities include fishing on Rock Creek and hiking in the wilderness.

Maximum Number of People4
Fees: There is a $20 per night fee for the cabin.
Reservation required?: Y


Drinking water
Toilets Outdoor vault (no showers)

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