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LUPINE SHELTER, MT

Status: Closed through Sat Apr 26 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Lupine Shelter is a picnicking facility open year-round, however it is most heavily visited during the winter, when it is used by snowmobilers as a warming hut. It is an excellent location to have a picnic or a family gathering any time of year.

Natural Features:

The shelter was built in the early 1990s, as a replica of a Civilian Conservation Corps-style building. It is situated in a grassy meadow surrounded by a forest of mature pine trees at an elevation of 7,600 feet.

In spring and early summer, vivid wildflowers color the meadow. A variety of birds and wildlife make their home in the area.

Recreation:

In winter, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing are popular activities in the snow-covered meadow surrounding the shelter.

During the spring, summer and fall, a variety of hiking and mountain biking trails can be found in the area.

Facilities:

The day-use shelter boasts a beautiful large rock fireplace, lots of window and two tables with chairs inside. Guests are encouraged to clean up after themselves with the provided broom and dust pan.

Additional picnic tables are available outside the shelter. Accessible vault toilets are provided. No drinking water is available, nor is trash collection.

Nearby Attractions:

The closest town is Wise River, Montana, which is about 25 miles north of the picnic area.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Trails
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Snowmobile Trails
  • Snowshoeing
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trailheads
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • No drinking water is available
  • Bring garbage bags; this is a "pack it in, pack it out" facility
  • No overnight camping allowed
  • Click here for more information on 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):
45.50222, -113.10111
45°30'8"N, 113°6'4"W

From Wise River, Montana, take the Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway approximately 25 miles south.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

LUPINE SHELTER
PO BOX 100
WISE RIVER MT 59762

Phone Number:

Information: (406)832-3178