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Attention: The Fleecer Station is scheduled to be closed on the following dates for 2014 Camping Season:
July 6th - August 28th
September 25th - October 16th

FLEECER STATION, MT

Photo: FLEECER STATION
Status: Closed through Wed Apr 30 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Fleecer Cabin is popular for hunters and hikers during the summer and fall months. It is not far from Butte, giving locals a respite from everyday life; however, a variety of recreational opportunities await every guest.

The cabin was built in 1924 and has been used as headquarters for Forest Service crews ever since. It is available between May 1st and January 3rd each year, and could be closed at any time for administrative use.

The cabin can be accessed by vehicle; however, during fall months, alternative resources may be required to reach the cabin. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The cabin is located in the Fleecer Mountain Range approximately 15 miles south of Butte. A horse corral and grassy pasture are adjacent to the cabin.

The region is home to a variety of wildlife, including elk, mule deer, moose, black bear, and a variety of birds and small mammals (learn more about bear safety). The Fleecers provide a year-round range for elk and deer and large populations winter on nearby Fleecer Mountain or on sagebrush slopes in the southeast portion of the landscape.

Recreation:

Hunting in designated areas is a popular activity, as wildlife is abundant. Fishing is also a possibility in any of the nearby mountain creeks and streams. The Big Hole River is just minutes away and is best known for its trophy-class trout fishing.

There is a variety of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails that are easily accessed from the cabin into the surrounding forest. Off-road vehicles and motorcycles are also allowed in the area, but must be properly permitted and licensed to be on trails and roads. Access to the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail is located 1 mile from the cabin.

Facilities:

The 3-room cabin is well-equipped, with electricity, heat and cold running water. Two bedrooms contain beds and mattresses to accommodate up to 5 people. The kitchen provides table and chairs, an electric cook stove and refrigerator. The bathroom has a flush toilet, sink and shower with cold water only.

A variety of supplies are provided within the cabin, including dishes, eating and cooking utensils, pots and pans, a broom, dust pan and other cleaning equipment and supplies. Ample cupboard space is available.

Guests will need to bring their own bedding, pillows, towels, and soap. Garbage bags are needed to pack out trash, and guests are asked to clean the cabin prior to leaving. Cell phone service is minimal in the area.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Bed(s) With Mattress
  • Birding
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Cleaning Equipment
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Climbing
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Creek Access
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Stove
  • Electricity
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Heater
  • Hiking
  • Horse Corrals
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Refrigerator
  • Showers
  • Snowshoeing
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trailheads
  • Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • This facility is located in a remote area; before making a reservation, become aware of bear, water and weather safety, including avalanche danger
  • The cabin remains locked; contact the Butte Ranger District during office hours to obtain a key
  • All garbage and food must be packed out
  • Learn more about the Beaverhead-Deerlodge 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.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
45.85194, -112.74361
45°51'7"N, 112°44'37"W

From Butte, travel south on Interstate 15 for 15 miles and turn west on Forest Road 96. Continue about 3 miles to Forest Road 447, turn left and travel about 2 miles to the cabin. The access road is on private land and the gate must remained closed and locked. Maps may be purchased by calling the Butte Ranger District.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

FLEECER STATION
1820 Meadowlark Lane
BUTTE MT 59701

Phone Number:

Information: (406)494-2147