Ford Cabin - Columbia Falls

Ford Cabin is 45 miles north of Columbia Falls along the Wild and Scenic North Fork of the Flathead River. The cabin was built in 1922 by Ralph Thayer and was part of the Ford Ranger Station. The cabin has a propane stove, lights, heater and a vault toilet. There is one double bed and two bunk beds. Please pack out what you brought in, including your garbage. Grizzly bears live in the area; store your food, beverages, coolers and garbage inside the cabin. Pets are not allowed at Ford Cabin. Commercial use of the cabin is prohibited (outfitter guides, groups or organizations with compensated leaders/chaperones).

The usage fee is $35 a night and a maximum stay of three nights. The cabin will accommodate up to 6 people. Propane cooking/lights and heat are provided. No refrigerator. Beginning July 2009 a hand pump well will be available. Grizzly Bears live in the area, so store your food, beverages, coolers, and garbage inside the cabin. Pets and livestock are not allowed at the cabin. No snowmobiles in the Ford Access area from 10/15 to 5/10.

http://www.fs.usda.gov/flathead


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Phone: 406-387-3800
Fax: 406-387-3889

Ford Cabin is located 45 miles up the North Fork County Road 486. To find the North Fork Road take Nucleus Avenue north through Columbia Falls, turn east on Railroad Street at the stop sign, this becomes the North Fork Road as it travels over the railroad overpass. Travel on the North Fork Road to just north of the Whale Creek Road 318, turn right on Road 308 (approximately 11 miles north of Polebridge) following the signs to Ford Cabin; you will cross a small bridge and the cabin is on your right. The North Fork Road is gravel, rough in spots, and intermittently plowed during the winter months. Four-wheel drive and chains are recommended in winter.

Season
5/25 - 3/14

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Cross-Country Skiing, Rafting, River Fishing, Snowshoeing