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About Cummings Cabin
Located 8.5 miles east of Lincoln, Montana, Cummings Cabin is a historic structure, representative of the old mining cabins that dotted the countryside in the greater Lincoln area around 1910. The cabin has been determined eligible for inclusion to the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the cabin is a rustic getaway for guests seeking relaxation and recreation in Helena National Forest. It is accessible by car, but guests should be prepared to travel part of the way on foot during times of snowfall. The cabin offers a few basic amenities; guests need to pack in most of their own supplies and gear. Natural Features: The cabin is tucked into a grassy clearing with old-growth conifer forest to one side. The area around the cabin offers a variety of landscapes, from river banks to subalpine terrain. Valley bottoms, dense forests, meadows and barren ridges are mixed with streams, rivers, and lakes. Wildlife in the area abounds, including the more common elk, mule and white-tailed deer, squirrel, black bear, and a variety of birds. The more elusive grizzly bear, badger, wolverine, mountain lion, and lynx find habitat here as well. Recreation: Recreationists can access numerous trails within a half hour drive of the cabin. The nearby Blackfoot River ranks not only as one of the most scenic rivers in this part of Montana, but also one of the most heavily used. Excellent fly fishing for brown trout and rainbow trout is found throughout most of its length. The cabin also offers winter recreation opportunities with cross-country skiing opportunities out the back door and nearby access to over 200 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. Facilities: The cabin is furnished with two double beds and one twin bed, all with mattresses, and is able to accommodate up to five people. The kitchen is equipped with a propane range and oven, a variety of pots and pans, plates, bowls, cups, cutlery, a sink that drains into five-gallon buckets, and a table with chairs. A wood stove and a fireplace are available for use. An axe is available for splitting wood and firewood is usually available on the front porch as well as in the old garage; however, it is not guaranteed. Call the District to confirm the availability of wood at the cabin. A vault toilet is on-site near the cabin. The cabin does not have electricity or indoor plumbing. There are eight propane lights for renters use with spare mantles usually stocked in the cabinet. Water is available year-round from a hand pump, but may be difficult to draw during extreme cold temperatures. If water is collected from the nearby stream, it should be treated prior to use. Guests are advised to bring personal items, sleeping bags or blankets, linens, towels, dish soap, matches, first aid kit and garbage bags. All garbage must be packed out, and guests are expected to clean the cabin before leaving. Brooms, mops and basic cleaning supplies are available for renters use. Nearby Attractions: The cabins close proximity to Lincoln allows visitors to experience the rich history of the areas historic mining district, including Stemple Pass. ACTIVITIES Biking: Mountain Biking Historic & Cultural Site: Historic Sites Fishing Hiking Winter Sports: Snowmobile Trails
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Operator
USDA Forest Service
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Location
Cummings Cabin is located in Montana
Latitude
46.979 N
Longitude
-112.495 W
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Directions
The cabin is located 8.5 miles east of Lincoln, Montana and can be reached via Hogum Creek Road, which is approximately 6 miles east of Lincoln on Highway 200. Follow Hogum Creek Road to the junction of Black Diamond Road and Lower Hogum Creek Road. Lower Hogum Creek Road will take you to the cabin driveway. The driveway is on the left and the cabin is located on the corner on the south side of the driveway. During the winter months, snow plowing occurs infrequently on the Lower Hogum Creek Road. Be prepared to hike, ski or snowmobile up to one mile to reach Cummings Cabin in the winter. Please respect the private lands that border the west side of the cabin site and do not block the Lower Hogum Creek Road.
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