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BEND GUARD STATION, MT
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewThe Bend Guard Station is located in a historic site within the Lolo National Forest of northwestern Montana. It is equipped with modern features, including a full-service kitchen and bathrooms, and provides guests with access to a variety of activities.
The cabin sits within an open meadow surrounded by an evergreen forest, providing beautiful scenery during any season.
The 3,200-foot elevation site has multiple structures and has previously been used as a ranger station for the old Cabinet National Forest, which was divided by the Forest Service in 1954. The original log cabin is on-site and was constructed in 1911.
The Bend area offers opportunities for a variety of outdoor recreation experiences, including hiking, fishing, mountain biking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and berry picking. A variety of trails snake around the campground and through the forest, several of which are accessible near the cabin.
The two-story cabin has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large kitchen and a living area. Beds with mattresses can sleep up to 16 people. It has electric heaters, flush toilets, hot showers and a fully furnished kitchen, with modern appliances including a two electric stoves, a microwave, refrigerator and two sinks with running hot and cold water. Basic cooking and eating utensils are also supplied.
Fishing and water sports are available at Thompson and McGregor Lakes, both of which are a 30-minute drive from the cabin.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Thompson Falls, Montana, travel southeast on Highway 200 for about 4 miles, then continue 32 miles north on County Road 556. During the winter, it may be necessary to hike, ski or snowmobile for at least a mile to the cabin. Maps are available online or for purchase by calling the Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District.
Mailing Address:BEND GUARD STATION
408 CLAYTON, PO BOX 429
PLAINS MT 59859
Phone Number:Information: (406)826-3821