BASIN STATION CABIN
Type: Camping – WEST YELLOWSTONE MT
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Basin Station Cabin is a rustic, two-room structure located in the Hebgen Lake District of the Gallatin National Forest. The cabin is open year-round and is accessible by car in the warmer months. The adjacent road is heavily traveled. Winter guests can snowshoe, ski or snowmobile to the cabin up to two miles from the nearest available parking.
Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
The cabin sits in an open meadow in the Upper Madison River Valley with views of distant evergreen forest and mountain peaks on all sides. Its situated within a couplemiles of the South Fork Arm of Hebgen Lake, a man-made lake known for its excellent trout fishing.
The area around Basin Station Cabin is grizzly bear habitat, but its also home to bison, elk and pronghorn. Otters are often spotted playing in the South Fork of Madison River. Birdwatchers can glimpse a variety of bird species in the area.
The Basin (Trail #217) trailhead is located just to the west of the cabin. The trail is open to hiking, horses, mountain biking, and seasonally to motorcycles and ATVs (from June 16 – December 1). The trail leads into the forest and eventually connects with the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. Winter activities in the area include cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing.
Nearby Hebgen Lake offers opportunities for fishing, boating, hiking, biking and hunting. A public boat launch with two docks is located about two miles from the cabin at Lonesomehurst Campground and boat launch.
The cabin is equipped with a double-bed platform and one set of bunk bed platforms all with mattresses. A wood stove is available for heat. An old fashioned wood cook stove is available and basic pots and pans are provided, as well as dishes, an axe, shovel, broom, mop, and a table with chairs.
No water or electricity is available at the cabin. Guests must either bring drinking water or treat water they retrieve from natural sources. It is also recommendedthat guests bring their own cooking stove. Garbage bags are needed to pack out trash.
Items such as bedding, flashlights or lanterns with extra batteries, first aid supplies and extra toilet paper are also not available at the cabin.
The cabin is approximately nine miles from the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park, which makes for an ideal day trip.
Directions: Summer directions from West Yellowstone, proceed west on U.S. Highway 20 for approximately 6.5 miles. Turn right on the Denny Creek Road and continue approximately 2 miles north. The cabin is located on the right side of the road.
Winter directions from West Yellowstone, proceed west on U.S. Highway 20 for approximately 6.5 miles. Turn right on the Denny Creek Road. Parking is along the Denny Creek Road, where it meets the highway. Do not block access to the fire station or residences along the road. Proceed along the 2-mile trail to the cabin by skiing, snowmobiling, or snowshoeing.
During the spring and fall, guests are encouraged to call the Hebgen Lake Ranger District, at (406) 823-6961, for road conditions and access to the cabin.
Address (If available):
BASIN STATION CABIN
PO BOX 520
WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT 59758