Fairview Ranger Station

Libby, Montana

Overview

This remote cabin was built in 1908 and served as an administration building for the Wolf Creek District of the Blackfeet National Forest. The Blackfeet NF was dissolved in 1935 becoming part of the Kootenai & Flathead NF. Fairview was used as a remote work station until 1980. In 2011 major work was done to restore the cabin and put it on the rental system. The cabin is open year-round and is accessible by car.

Recreation

Opportunities abound from this location. Hiking, fishing, floating, hunting, scenic and historical driving tours are just some of the activities to be enjoyed.

Facilities

This 900 square foot cabin can sleep up to 6 people and comes furnished with one double bed and two twin beds with mattresses upstairs and one double futon and twin futon with mattresses downstairs.

Other amenities include a propane stove, refrigerator, heater and lights, table and chairs, table settings for eight, kitchen tools, pots and pans and cleaning gear. A vault toilet is located nearby.

Electricity and potable water are not available. Guests must bring enough water for drinking, cooking and washing. Items such as bedding, lanterns or flashlights, matches, first aid supplies, garbage bags, dish soap, dish towels and dish cloths are not available. Guests are expected to pack out all trash and clean the cabin before leaving.

Natural Features

The Fairview Ranger Station is situated near Wolf Creek at an elevation of 2,995 feet within the Salish Mountain Range of the Rocky Mountains in the Kootenai National Forest. Wolf Creek and its many tributaries provide habitat for a variety of trout and big game animals. Wolf Creek has been an important route through history as a trail for the Kootenai Indians, early prospectors and railroads.

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