LUPINE SHELTER, MT

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.The shelter was built in the early 1990s...
Status: Open through Sun Oct 26 2014   Season Dates

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  • No drinking water is available
  • Bring garbage bags; this is a "pack it in, pack it out" facility
  • No overnight camping allowed
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AREA LUPINE SHELTER GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC 74 Accessible 0
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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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.

Booking Window
Fri Aug 01 2014 - Fri Jul 31 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Sun Apr 27 2014 Sun Oct 26 2014
Peak Sun Apr 26 2015 Sun Oct 25 2015
Services 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
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:
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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


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 27 2014 -
Oct 26 2014
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $25.00
Peak Season
Apr 26 2015 -
Oct 25 2015
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $25.00

*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):
45.50222, -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
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