West Fork Cabin

Area Status: Open
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West Fork Cabin


Here is an opportunity for you to rent a rustic Forest Service Guard Station when it is not used during the winter months. It is located 3.5 miles past a downhill ski area. There are a wide range of winter recreation opportunities here.This cabin is actually the West Fork Guard Station used by Forest Service employees during the spring, summer and fall. The cabin is heated by propane, and there is a limited amount of firewood for the wood cook stove. The cabin is one room divided into a kitch/dining area and a sleeping area. It has a capacity of 6 adults with 2 sets of bunk beds and 2 folding cots. There is no electricity. There is a nearby vault toilet that is accessible to the disabled, except when snow is on the ground. There is a ramp leading into the cabin, but the interior was not designed to be accessible. There is no refrigerator. Visitors should bring sleeping bags, food, a lantern and a cooler. 

No pets or livestock are permitted.

Bears may frequent the area; keep all food out of sight in approved containers and remove all food from area after eating. Mandatory food storage is required.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Contact the ranger district office for current weather and road conditions
Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at West Fork Cabin Recreation.gov
Fees $65 per night for single unit
Permit Info: Parking Passes are issues when keys are picked up.
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Snowmobilers are reminded that during this time they must use the snowmobile trail to access the unplowed section of the road beyond the ski area in accordance with the existing Travel Plan regulations for the Rocky Mountain Ranger District. All vehicles that will be parked overnight at either the snowmobile parking lot or the cabin rental parking area will be issued a parking pass to put in their window by the district office when the cabin key is issued.
Closest Towns: Choteau
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Accessible Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Rocky Mountain RD - 406-466-5341

General Information


The cabin is located 39 miles northwest of Choteau. From Highway 89 about five miles north of Choteau go west on Teton Canyon road that becomes Forest Development Road (FDR) #144 at the National Forest boundary. Stay on this road to the entrance of the Teton Pass Ski area. Renters skiing in to the cabin can park in the plowed parking area just beyond the ski area entrance. The road is unplowed beyond the ski area for 3.5 miles to the cabin.

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