Bar Gulch Cabin

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Bar Gulch Cabin


Located about 5 miles north of Canyon Ferry Reservoir, the Bar Gulch Cabin offers a retreat from the fast pace lifestyle. It is a small, one room cabin with a skylight, 2 bunk beds and a full-sized bed.   There are local businesses within driving vicinity of the cabin: marinas, restaurants, convenience stores and watering holes. This cabin offers some primitive and rustic charms: a hand pump, a small antique cook stove, and wood heat. The cabin is located off Magpie Road #425.  Access to the cabin is good but usually requires a 4-wheel drive vehicle in the winter.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Available starting May 29, 2020.  Contact the ranger district for updated weather and road conditions
Reservations: Reserved by calling 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line Bar Gulch Cabin on
Area Amenities: Picnic tables
Fees $50/Night for single unit
Open Season: All year
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Helena, MT
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Townsend Ranger District 406-266-3425

General Information


The Bar Gulch Cabin is situated in the Big Belt Mountain range. It is located 24 miles from Helena and 30 miles from Townsend, on the Magpie Road #425.

From Helena: take the Canyon Ferry Road over the dam, and past Kim's Marina. Continuing east, watch for a left-hand turn onto Magpie Road. From this intersection, proceed up Magpie Road 3.9 miles where you'll turn left on Bar Gulch Road. Continue on this Bar Gulch road approximately 1/4 mile to the cabin, it will be to your left.

General Notes:

Please respect the private lands that are near the cabin site


Parking is limited

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