About Savenac Bunkhouse
Savenac Bunkhouse provides sleeping accommodations for large groups staying at the Savenac Historic Tree Nursery in the Lolo National Forest of Montana. The area is filled with history and was once the site of the U.S. Forest Services largest and most beautiful nurseries in the West. The bunkhouse can sleep up to 30 people and offers somewhat modern facilities, as well as access to a variety of recreational opportunities. Natural Features: The bunkhouse is one of three buildings located at the Historic Savenac Nursery. The nursery was founded in 1907 to grow trees for the Forest Service Nursery operations that concluded in 1969. The site is now open to the public for recreation. The bunkhouse was originally a garage and has been converted to sleeping quarters. The facilities are close to the Idaho border, in the Bitterroot Mountains of western Montana. The Bitterroot Forest is home to many species of wildlife, including deer, elk, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, mountain lions, moose and black bears. Recreation: A variety of historic sites and memorials, as well as interpretive trails, exist near the bunkhouse. A self-guided tour of the nursery is also available, giving visitors some background on the history of the site. The world-class Hiawatha rail trail is located just 7 miles to the west, offering pristine mountain biking. Numerous mountain streams and the St. Regis River are available for fishing, wading and non-motorized boating within just a few minutes of Savenac. The beautiful Savenac Creek runs through the compound. In the winter trails are groomed for snowmobile use and opportunities abound for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Lookout Pass ski hill is located just 10 miles west, on Interstate 90. Facilities: The two-story bunkhouse has four bedrooms with multiple beds and mattresses, and two bathrooms with running water, flush toilets, sinks and showers. It can accommodate up to 30 people and is a sleeping facility only. Guests will need to bring their own bedding, including sleeping bags, blankets and pillows, as well as towels, soap, toilet paper, garbage bags and other necessities. Guests are required to clean the facility before leaving. The bunkhouse is available from April 1 to October 15 each year, except when it is reserved for administrative use or maintenance. It can be accessed by vehicle. Guests to the bunkhouse are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety. Nearby Attractions: The nursery is located near Haugan, with easy access to Interstate 90. It is within walking distance of a family restaurant, gas and general store and gift shop. The Savenac compound also consists of a visitor center that is operated from Memorial Day through Labor Day. ACTIVITIES Biking Historic & Cultural Site: Historic Sites Fishing Hiking Hunting Winter Sports: Cross Country Skiing Wildlife Viewing
USDA Forest Service
Savenac Bunkhouse is located in Montana
From Missoula, travel west on Interstate 90 for 90 miles, to exit 16 for Haugan. Follow signs to the site. Maps are available online or for purchase by calling the Superior Ranger District.
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