Magruder Ranger's House


Magruder Cabin

We invite you to enjoy a backcountry experience at the historic Magruder Ranger Station located on the Selway River between the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness and the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. The station consists of 7 buildings constructed in the 1920's and 1930's and are still being used periodically by work crews. The rental cabin was once the residence of the District Ranger and his family. The two-story, five-room log house will accommodate six to ten people. There are two bedrooms, one containing two single beds with mattresses and one containing two double beds with mattresses, and the living room contains two futons. The house has a wood furnace for heat, propane kitchen appliances and propane lights. Propane and firewood are provided. During the summer/fall months, hot and cold running water is available for the kitchen and indoor bathroom, complete with shower and flush toilet. 

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check-in is at 2:00 p.m. and check-out is at 12:00 p.m.
Reservations: Reserve by visiting or by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777.
Fees $100/Night.  Call the West Fork Ranger Station at (406) 821-3269 for the current combination for the lock on the door a week in advance of your arrival.
Open Season: June thru October
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Cabin is not regularly cleaned in between every renter.  Please bring own cleaning supplies and clean the cabin upon arrival and departure
Closest Towns: Darby, MT
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Flush Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: On US Highway 93 go south of Darby, Montana, 4 miles to West Fork Road, State Highway 473. On West Fork Road, go just past 14-mile marker to Nez Perce Road/Magruder Corridor Road 468. Go 34 miles on paved/gravel/one lane dirt road. Turn south over Deep Creek on stone bridge right before confluence of Deep Creek and Selway River.

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This historic Ranger Station consists of seven buildings and is still used today by Forest Service Trail Crews and Wilderness Rangers. The “Ranger’s House” is available to the public. It is a two-story, five-room rustic log building.

Maximum Number of People6 people at $50/night.


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