EAST FORK CABIN, MT

East Fork Cabin offers a visitors a unique chance to camp in the Bitterroot National Forest of southwestern Montana. The cabin takes visitors back to a rustic, old-time setting and provides access to a variety of recreational opportunities on public lands. The site is available...
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014   Season Dates

Book a Campsite at EAST FORK CABIN, MT

Enter Dates

Narrow Results





For more information on passes click here

Know Before You Go
  • This facility is located in a remote area; before making a reservation, become aware of bear, water and weather safety
  • All garbage and food must be packed out
  • The cabin remains locked; contact the Sula Ranger District during office hours to obtain a key code
  • Learn more about the Bitterroot National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.
1 site(s) found
     Available online       Unavailable online
1 site(s) found
Campsite Search Results: 1-1 of 1 Previous | Next
Site# Loop Site type Max # of people Equip length/ Driveway Amenities Online availability
Campsite Search Results: 1-1 of 1 Previous | Next
AREA EAST FORK CABIN CABIN ELECTRIC 8 45 Back-In
Pets Allowed - no
Enter Date
Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
Photos
East Fork Cabin East Fork Cabin East Fork Picnic Shelter Wood Stove Bunk Bed Gas Range
Overview

Overview

East Fork Cabin offers a visitors a unique chance to camp in the Bitterroot National Forest of southwestern Montana. The cabin takes visitors back to a rustic, old-time setting and provides access to a variety of recreational opportunities on public lands.

The site is available year-round and offers additional camping areas to accommodate large groups. An adjacent well-equipped picnic area provides a convenient location for everyone to gather.

The cabin can be accessed by vehicle, however during winter months (October through April), alternative resources may be required to reach the cabin. The road is plowed up to three-quarters of a mile from the cabin. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The rustic cabin was built before 1914 and was restored in 1987. It was originally a guard station, used by fire watchers in the forest. It is situated on the East Fork of Bitterroot River, at an elevation of about 4,500 feet.

The river flows west from within the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness, to just south of Conner, Montana, where it joins the West Fork of the Bitterroot River to form the Bitterroot River. During the spring the river becomes a dangerous combination of fast water and snags.

The Anacondas are home to abundant wildlife, including mountain lions, elk, deer, moose and bears (learn about outdoor safety).

Recreation:

Fishing is popular in the nearby river. A variety of trout, including brown, rainbow, cutthroat and brook, can be found in the area between Sula and Conner. Winter fishing for whitefish is popular and productive, as the river is closed to trout fishing during the colder months. The catch along the East Fork is fairly evenly divided between bait, spin and fly fishermen.

The surrounding hills and valleys are popular for hiking, backpacking and horseback riding in the summer and fall. Cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling can be enjoyed in the area during the winter (learn more about avalanche safety). Winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy more than 50 miles of groomed trails, along with a number of unmarked trails that are open for recreation.

Facilities:

The small, one-room cabin can accommodate up to eight people. It is equipped with bunk beds and mattress pads, a table and chairs, counter and cupboard space and a propane stove and oven. Propane is provided.

There are electric lights and one outlet for power. There is a wood stove for heat and firewood is provided. Pots, pans, plates and utensils are also available. Drinking water is available at the pump house and a vault toilet is located in an outhouse that is adjacent to the cabin. Toilet paper is provided.

A large, log picnic shelter is also available at the site. It has a fireplace and two large charcoal grills. Even though there is a limit of eight people at the cabin, RV and tent camping is allowed in designated areas at the cabin. The site has a 35 person limit.

Guests will need to bring their own bedding, towels, soap and garbage bags. Guests are asked to replenish the supply of cut wood, as well as clean the cabin prior to their departure. Basic cleaning supplies are provided.

Booking Window
Tue Apr 29 2014 - Sat Oct 25 2014

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Pit Toilets
  • Bed(s)
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Campfire Circles
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Historic Sites
  • Hitching Racks
  • Lights
  • Mattress Pad(s)
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Propane
  • Propane Oven
  • Propane Stove
  • RV sites
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Table & Chairs
  • Tent Pads
  • Wood Stove
Within 10 Miles
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Paved Roads
  • Ranger Station
  • Trailheads
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy

Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
The cabin can be reserved up to 180 days in advance. Changes in scheduled reservation dates may be assessed an additional fee by the National Recreation Reservation Service.

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
CABIN ELECTRIC $30.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
45.92278, -113.72611
45°55'22"N, 113°43'34"W

From Sula, travel northwest on Highway 93 for less than a mile. Turn northeast (right) onto East Fork Road/County Road 472 and continue about 16 miles to the cabin. Maps may be purchased by calling the Sula Ranger District.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

EAST FORK CABIN
7338 HWY. 93 S.
SULA MT 59871

Phone Number:

Information: (406)821-3201
Additional Information