RILLWAY CABIN

Type: Camping – TOWNSEND MT Phone: 406-266-3425 Email (If available):  Description:  Overview Rillway Cabin is located 14 miles east of Townsend, Montana along scenic Deep Creek in Helena National Forest. Its history can be traced to Dr. A.C. Kelly, a physician who arrived in Townsend in 1915 and served as mayor from 1920-1924. In 1918, Dr. Kelly obtained a term permit from the Forest […]

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THOMPSON GUARD STATION

Type: Camping – TOWNSEND MT Phone: 406-266-3425 Email (If available):  Description:  Overview Thompson Guard Station is located in the Big Belt Mountain Range in Helena National Forest. Historical records indicate that the guard station was built in 1954 for rangers in the district, but it may have been used as a cookhouse for a Civilian Conservation Corps camp prior to that date. In later […]

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BAR GULCH

Type: Camping – TOWNSEND MT Phone: 406-266-3425 Email (If available):  Description:  Overview Bar Gulch Cabin is located in the Big Belt Mountain Range in Helena National Forest. The cabin was originally constructed in the 1930s on Forest Service lands to be used for mining purposes. Instead, it was used for recreational purposes and issued a special use permit, which was transferred to several owners […]

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EAGLE GUARD STATION

Type: Camping – TOWNSEND MT Phone: 406-266-3425 Email (If available):  Description:  Overview Eagle Guard Station is located in high grasslands and surrounded by a scattered forest in the Elkhorn Mountains in west-central Montana. The former Eagle Creek Ranger Station was built by miner Richard Owen in 1895. While his family lived there, the area was in a booming gold rush. In 1908, the cabin […]

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