WAPITI CABIN, MT

Wapiti Cabin is a rustic log structure open year-round for recreational enjoyment. It provides access to several trails for hiking and biking in the summer, and skiing and snowmobiling in the winter. The cabin can be accessed by vehicle in warmer weather, but snowy conditions...
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014   Season Dates

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  • Water is not available in the cabin; water obtained from nearby natural water sources should be treated prior to use
  • Winter travel can be difficult due to deep snow, wind, low visibility and trail signs/markers being obscured by snow; always travel with others and be familiar with the area and traveling in avalanche terrain
  • The cabin remains locked; on the last business day before a scheduled arrival, call the Hebgen Lake Ranger District office at (406) 823-6961 during business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • Grizzly bears may frequent the area; guests must carefully follow the food storage order for Gallatin National Forest (Click here for more information)
  • No garbage service; please bring garbage bags and pack out all trash and personal belongings
  • Please use the corral at the cabin for holding stock; scatter manure to be considerate of other recreationists
  • Hay and feed brought to the site for stock must be certified weed-free
  • Candles are prohibited inside the cabin
  • Click here for more information about Gallatin 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.
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AREA WAPITI CABIN CABIN NONELECTRIC 4 20
Pets Allowed - no
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Overview

Overview

Wapiti Cabin is a rustic log structure open year-round for recreational enjoyment. It provides access to several trails for hiking and biking in the summer, and skiing and snowmobiling in the winter.

The cabin can be accessed by vehicle in warmer weather, but snowy conditions may require a 1.5- to 5-mile trek on skis, snowshoes or snowmobile, via access trails from the plowed road. Guests should call ahead to the Hebgen Lake Ranger District in the spring and fall to get information on road conditions.

Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

Wapiti Cabin is situated on hilltop meadow in the Madison Range at an elevation of 7,000 feet. Beyond the meadow, guests at the cabin can see dense stands of evergreens and rugged mountain ridges. Wapiti Creek flows nearby.

The area is known as grizzly bear country, but elk, moose and deer are also common. Birders may identify a large variety of bird species.

Recreation:

The junction of Taylor Fork Road and Wapiti Creek offers several trailheads leading into the Cabin Creek Recreation and Wildlife Management Area. Mountain bikers will find several route options in the Wapiti Loops in Taylor Fork, including a 14-mile route that begins at the cabin.

For winter sport enthusiasts, the Big Sky Snowmobile Trail passes right by the cabin, offering some of Montana's best back country snowmobiling. The area around Wapiti Creek also offers good terrain for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Fall hunting season brings big game hunters to this area.

Facilities:

The cabin has cots to sleep up to four people. A wood stove is available for heat. Basic cookware, dishes, an axe, shovel, broom, mop and table with chairs are also provided.

An outhouse with a vault toilet is located outside and adjacent to the cabin. Firewood is supplied for the wood-burning stove. A corral is available for horses.

No electricity or water is available. Guests must bring their own drinking water, flashlights and lanterns, bedding, matches, extra toilet paper, garbage bags and dish soap, among other necessities. The cabin will need to be cleaned and all trash removed prior to departure.

Booking Window
Sat Apr 26 2014 - Thu Oct 23 2014

Reservations must be made 3 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
  • Axe
  • Birding
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Cleaning Equipment
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Corrals
  • Cot(s)
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Firewood
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Snow shovel
  • Snowmobile Trails
  • Snowshoeing
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trailheads
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wood Stove
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


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $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):
45.04, -111.28583
45°2'24"N, 111°17'9"W

For summer access from West Yellowstone, proceed north on Highway 191 for approximately 33.5 miles. Turn left on Taylor Fork Road/Forest Service Road 134 and proceed approximately 3.5 miles. Turn left on Forest Service Road 2522 and proceed approximately 1.5 miles. The cabin is located on the right side of the road.

For inter access from West Yellowstone, proceed north on U.S. Highway 191 for approximately 33.5 miles. Turn left on Taylor Fork Road/Forest Service Road 134. If Forest Service Road 134 is plowed, proceed approximately 3.5 miles and turn left into the parking area at the junction of Forest Service Road 134 and Forest Service Road 2522. From the parking area, ski or snowmobile approximately 1.5 miles to the cabin on the Big Sky Snowmobile Trail 914. If Forest Service Road 134 is not passable due to snow, park at the Sage Creek Trailhead just south of where the Taylor Fork Road/Forest Service Road 134 intersects U.S. Highway 191 and ski or snowmobile approximately 3.5 miles west. Turn left on the Big Sky Snowmobile Trail 914 and proceed approximately 1.5 miles to the cabin.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

WAPITI CABIN
PO BOX 520
WEST YELLOWSTONE MT 59758

Phone Number:

Information: (406)823-6961
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