Schnaus Cabin Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

Schnaus cabin is located 42 miles north of Columbia Falls, MT on the North Fork Road north of Polebridge. Schnaus cabin sits in the Whitefish Range of the Rocky Mountains. Schnaus has rustic accomodations including propane cook stove,heater, lights, wood stove, and vault toilet. Schnaus's party size is twelve with two double beds and a bunk bed on the main floor and twin beds in the loft. Please pack out what you brought including your garbage. Grizzly Bears live in the area; store your food, beverages, coolers, and garbage inside the cabin. Pets are not allowed at Schnaus. Polebridge Merchentile is located seven miles south of Schnaus and has limited supplies. Commercial use of the cabins is prohibited (outfitter guides, groups or organizations with compensated leaders/chaperones)

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Pit Restroom
  • Beds & Foam Pads
  • Bird Watching
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Cabin Rental
  • Canoeing
  • Dishes & Tableware
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Kayaking
  • Mattress
  • Pay Telephone
  • Photography
  • Pots & Pans
  • Propane & Cooking Stove
  • Restroom
  • River Access
  • Scenery
  • Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Stove
  • Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wood Stove
Within 10 Miles
  • Convenience Store


Peak Season
Jan 01 2010 -
Dec 31 2010
Peak Season
Jan 01 2011 -
Dec 31 2011

Alerts and Important Information NOTE: This Site is ADA Accessible. Extremely cold temperatures have caused frozen pipes this winter; please use wash basin for gray water, then dump down outhouse vault. Grizzly bears live in the area, store your food, beverages, coolers, and garbage inside the cabin. Pets and livestock are not allowed at the lookout. Please Pack it in. Pack it out. including garbage. Reservations can be made one day in advance and there is a three night maximum stay limit. Clean the cabin when you leave. Rental fee is $50 per night. Refunds will not be given due to inclement weather, road conditions, too much or little snow, etc. Check in and out time is 2pm. The combination to the cabin will be on your letter of confirmation from NRRS. Cabin can only be reserved up to 180 days in advance. Please help conserve propane by minimizing the lights you have on and keeping the thermostat to 55 when you are not in the cabin. The firewood provided is for heat only; please do not deplete the supply by using it for outside fires. Please refer to the over the snow motor vehicle use maps for designated snowmobile routes and play areas.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 15 2010 to Dec 14 2010
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Schnaus Cabin
Campground Phone: 406-387-3800
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Whitefish, MT

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More About Schnaus Cabin Campground

Schnaus Cabin is a campground located in Whitefish, Montana. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -114.3517 latitude, and -114.3517 longitude into your GPS device.

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