About This Campground
The Todd Family began building Deer Creek Cabin in 1953 and finished it in 1960. They used it as a retreat while they grazed cattle on federal lands in the summer and hunted in the fall. The cabin has survived two forest fires. Gallatin National Forest assumed ownership of the cabin in 1993.
- Tent Sites
- Firewood Available
- Drive InPark next to your campsite
- Hike InHike a trail to your campsite
We try to go to this cabin every year. We start at the West bridger cabin or the trail head. There is a really good four wheeler trail from the trailhead to the cabin. if you go with horses you need to be aware that there are motorized vehicles and hikers and I have occasionally seen llamas. The…
The Deer Creek Cabin is a FS rental cabin located inside the 2006 Derby Fire burn area. Most people who use it ATV or use horses in. We hiked in from Jim’s Gulch TH, follow the FS directions exactly, do not use google maps. Any car can make it in the road is maintained. This a very difficult 4mi…
Deer Creek Cabin (Mt) is located in Montana
Deer Creek Cabin is located approximately 30 miles south of Big Timber, Montana. It can be accessed by 3 different routes. It is recommended that renters carry topographic maps, GPS and compasses for navigation since the route may be difficult to find. One route to follow is the Placer Gulch Trailhead access by foot, horse, or OHV (50 inches or less): From Exit 370 on Interstate 90 just east of Big Timber, take Frontage Road (south side of the interstate) 8 miles east. Turn right (south) onto Lower Deer Creek Road (Forest Service Road #482) and proceed 16.2 miles to the Placer Gulch Trailhead sign located on the left side of the road. Park at the trailhead and travel Placer Gulch Trail 256 by foot, horse or off-road vehicles a distance of 5.2 miles, to the Deer Creek Cabin. Jim's Gulch Trailhead access by foot or horse: From Big Timber, travel 14 miles east on Interstate Highway 90 to Exit 384, Bridger Creek. At the stop sign, turn right and travel south for 8.2 miles to the junction of Main Bridger with West Bridger Creek Road. Turn right and continue on West Bridger Road for 4 miles, to the parking area. Park near the sign for Jim's Gulch Trail 129, Lower Deer Creek. From this point, the cabin is 4 miles by foot or horse. Follow trail 129 up Jim's Gulch for about a mile, where the trail turns sharply to the right (north) and climbs up to the ridge. Follow the trail to the divide where it descends steeply to Lower Deer Creek. At this point, the trail junctions with Lower Deer Creek Trail 5. Turn left (south) on Trail 5 and follow the trail upstream for approximately 1.5 miles to the cabin. Tie Cutter Trail Head 370 access by ATV: Go one quarter mile past Jim's Gulch Trailhead to Tie Cutter Trailhead. This ATV trail climbs up to a ridge, then drops into Lower Deer Creek , accessing Deer Creek Cabin and other motorized trails. During winter months, the road to the trailhead may not be plowed and could be impassable to both passenger cars and four-wheel drive vehicles. Please call the Livingston Office of the Yellowstone Ranger District at (406) 222-1892 for road conditions.