Montana Forest Service Log Cabins: Porcupine

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Porcupine Cabin

With gorgeous views and capacity for eight people, the Porcupine Cabin is a great place for a group to get away into the wilds for some rest and relaxation. Read More

  • Porcupine Cabin is available to rent all year.
  • Capacity for this cabin is 8 people; price is $45.00 per night.
  • You can make reservations by calling or going to the Forest Service Office 406-222-1892: 5242 Hwy 89 South Livingston, MT.

The Porcupine cabin rests in the foothills of the Crazy Mountains, on a hillside overlooking the Shields Valley. Here you will find a fantastic view of the Bridger Mountains and a great place to star gaze on a clear night.

Although fairly isolated, you may encounter some hikers and/or backpackers who are using the trailhead which is near the cabin.

This Cabin is a 26 x 44 foot frame house with 3 rooms and a front porch.

Porcupine Cabin is located 15 miles northeast of Wilsall or 44 miles from Livingston, MT.

It is recommended that you use a Four Wheel Drive vehicle to access this cabin.

  • To get to the cabin, drive North from Livingston on Highway 89 North to Wilsall, MT.
  • Just North of Wilsall, turn Northeast off Highway 89 North onto the Shields River Road.
  • Travel 8 miles until you reach the Porcupine Road, turn East(right) and then 8 miles to the cabin.

During the winter, the last two miles of the road to the cabin are not plowed, skis, snowshoes or snowmobiles are required to reach the cabin.

The Porcupine Cabin is available for reservations all year. This cabin is available to rent all year.

A Four Wheel Drive vehicle is recommended to reach the cabin. During the winter, the road is not plowed the last 2 miles to the Cabin, renters must use skis, snowshoes or snowmobiles from the end of the plowed road to the cabin (2 miles).

You can make reservations up to 3 days in advance by calling or going to the Forest Service Office 406-222-1892: 5242 Hwy 89 South Livingston, MT or by Booking Online.


  • Season or Open Dates – This cabin is available to rent all year.
  • Fee – Price is $45.00 per night and the cabin can be reserved from 1 to 5 nights.
  • Capacity - Capacity for this facility is 8 people.
  • Cabin Amenities – The cabin DOES NOT have running water, electricity, or indoor plumbing.

    Inside the cabin are beds with mattresses, (bring your own bedding) table & chairs, a wood burning stove for heat, and a propane lantern, (bring a fuel canister for the lantern).

    A propane stove for cooking is suggested, no liquid fueled(white gas) stoves or lanterns are allowed in the cabin or on the porch.
    There is a vault toilet behind the cabin.

    Although horses can be sued on the nearby trails, there are no corrals at Porcupine Cabin.

Nearby Activities & Attractions
Various trails around the cabin area will afford many enjoyable hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding opportunities.

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