High Rye Cabin

Area Status: Open
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High Rye Cabin

High Rye Cabin is located in historic German Gulch, approximately 20 miles west of Butte, off Interstate 90, and south of Fairmont Hot Springs. The cabin was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps around 1919. It was used as an administrative site until the 1940's when it was opened to the public. It is situated in a meadow and forested setting in the northern Fleecer Mountains. It is a popular spot for summer activities and hunting during the fall big game hunting season. The cabin has one bedroom that will sleep four. There is an outhouse; water is available from an adjacent creek. Horse facilities are available at the cabin. Firewood is not always available at the cabin but can be found nearby.

At a Glance

Reservations: To make reservations, call toll free: 1-877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov
Area Amenities: Toilets
Fees There is a $20 per night fee for this cabin.
Open Season: May 16
Closest Towns: Butte, Montana
Water: No
Restroom: Yes
Information Center: Butte-Jefferson Ranger Station
Phone: 406-494-2147

General Information


The cabin is located approximately 20 miles southwest of Butte. From Butte, take Interstate 90 west and take the Gregson exit. Drive approximately two miles and turn left onto Forest Road #83 (German Gulch Road). Follow FS road #83 for approximately 5 miles; the cabin is located on the right.

General Notes:

There is no water available at the cabin; however, there is a creek adjacent to the cabin. It is recommended to bring your own water for drinking and cooking.

The cabin is available to rent from May 16th through December 2nd.

Staying at High Rye Cabin you have access to several recreational activities including hiking, bicycling, fishing, horseback riding and OHV trails. There is a variety of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails that are easily accessed from the cabin into the surround forest. OHV and motorcycles are also allowed in the area, but must be properly permitted and licensed to be on trails and roads. Nearby German Gulch, Beefstraight and Norton creeks provide opportunities for bait and fly fishing.

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