Bloody Dick Cabin

Bloody Dick Cabin

The Bloody Dick Cabin location is in Dillon, Montana
59725. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Bloody Dick Cabin facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

420 Barrett Street


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Campground information Dillon, Montana


Bloody Dick Cabin, named after the English Trapper Richard “Bloody” Leigh, is a small wood frame cabin. Nestled in the evergreens near Reservoir Lake in Southwestern Montana’s Bitterroot Mountains – the cabin is available for rental year-round. Popularity peaks during the summer and fall seasons with hikers, ohv enthusiasts, and big game hunters. During spring and winter, the nearby lake freezes promoting ice fishing while several area winter trails offer cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

During the snow free season- the cabin is accessible by passenger vehicle, however some portions are gravel, dirt and rock, making it rough and slow going. Snow conditions limit mobility in the area. Depending on the snow levels, renters may need to travel up to 23 miles by snowmobile or skis to reach the cabin. Renters are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities. There is no cell phone coverage in the area.


Fishing is available in Bloody Dick Creek, as well as on nearby Reservoir Lake – where non-motorized boats are welcome. Anglers might catch a variety of trout, including Rainbow or Brown. Montana fishing licenses are required. All boats must be inspected and registered – to reduce the spread of aquatic nussiances.

Hiking and mountain biking are popular at nearby trailheads. Trails include to the Nez Perce National Historic Trail, Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. Snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing are popular in the area throughout the winter. Obtaining the South Beaverhead National Forest Map will aid in navigating the forest’s roads and trails. Maps are available electronically (for mobile devices) or in paper form via a computer at Maps are also available at the Dillon District Office located at 420 Barrett Street Dillon, MT 59725 (406) 683-3958. Office hours are Monday – Friday 7:30 – 4:30.


The small one-room cabin sleeps four and has two bunkbeds with mattresses. A table and chairs, small wood burning stove and a propane cook stove are provided, as well as cooking and eating utensils, shovel, bucket and cleaning equipment.  

Firewood is provided, but not guaranteed. Please be conservative with wood, this will help us maintain the supply for heating purposes. An axe is provide but do not split wood inside the cabin or on the porch. Finally, if the wood supply is low please call the Dillon Ranger District at (406) 683-3900 and leave a message if calling outside of regular business hours.

The cabin has no electricity. Water is available for drinking during June through the end of September. A small sink and faucet provide water inisde the cabin. Please refreain from plugging up the sink drain with food scraps as there’s no disposal and the drain will easily clog if not treated with respect. An outhouse with a vault toilet is provided. The cabin has s small oven stovetop. Renters must remember to light all three of the pilots, two on the stovetop and one at the rear bottom of the oven. FAILURE TO LIGHT THE REAR BOTTOM OVEN PILOT – has resulted in renters leaking propane into the cabin.

Renters will need to bring their own bedding, matches or lighters, toilet paper and garbage bags, among other necessities. Garbage and cleaning services are not provided. Guests should replenish the supply of split wood and kindling, and clean the cabin prior to leaving.

Natural Features

The cabin is located beneath the Continental Divide in a Lodgepole Pine Forest. Access from Highway 278 places the cabin around 25 miles south of Jackson, Montana. Access from Highway 324 is a similar distance northwest of Grant, MT. It is situated next to Bloody Dick Creek at an elevation of about 7,100 feet. The creek is fed by cold water springs in the area. A variety of shorebirds can be seen near the winding creek and plenty of wildlife make their home in the area as well. Bears, both Black and Grizzly, are present in the area – proper Food Storage is a REQUIRED.

Reservoir Lake is about a mile north of the cabin. The 11-acre lake is equipped with a primitive boat ramp. A small campground sits on the edge of the lake.

Frequently Asked Questions About 420 Barrett Street Dillon, MT

How do I make a reservation with Bloody Dick Cabin?

To make reservations at Bloody Dick Cabin, you can call the office at 406-683-3900.

Any changes in reserved dates may be assessed an additional fee by the National Recreation Reservation Service.

Where is Bloody Dick Cabin located?

The Bloody Dick Cabin is located at 420 Barrett Street in Dillon,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Bloody Dick Cabin have tent or RV camping?

Bloody Dick Cabin offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 406-683-3900 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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