Summit Ridge Cabin


The Summit Ridge Lookout Cabin is the only cabin available for rent on the Black Hills National Forest. It is a former fire lookout cabin that is currently available for rent. This primitive USFS cabin is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The cabin measures 22x32 feet and sleeps 7 comfortably. The location also has room for a camp trailer or tent. Groups as large as 10 may rent the cabin. For more information, or to make reservations, go to Summit Ridge Lookout Cabin (SD


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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Generally closed by snow from December to mid March
Fees $35/Night
Open Season: January
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Newcastle, Wyoming
Water: No
Restroom: Vault toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


To access the cabin from Newcastle WY, travel east on US Highway 16 for approximately 9 miles to FSR 117, Boles Canyon Road.  Go North on Boles Canyon Road for approximately 12 miles and turn left on FSR 265, Summit  Road.  Follow Summit Road for approximately 3 miles to the Summit Ridge Cabin which is on the left.  Note that Boles Canyon Road and Summit Road do not receive any maintenance during winter months, including snow plowing.


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Maximum Number of PeopleCabin sleeps 7 comfortably and there is parking also for a camp trailer or tent.   Maximum group size is limited to 10 people. No bedding or other items are provided.