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Elk Camp is a one room cabin located approximately one mile from the Jack Creek Road on the south side of Hammond Knob. Elk Camp has two full sized beds and can sleep up to four people. The cabin looks out over the Preserve and has striking views of Fan Mountain.  Jack Creek runs through the meadow below the Elk Camp cabin.   This cabin offers a quiet and fairly isolated retreat, however, you may encounter some hikers using the Jack Creek Trail or the Low Pass Trail from the Outdoor Education Center.  Guests can access the Jack Creek trailhead for hiking and equestrian use, as well as the Spanish Creeks Trail leading up to the Gallatin Crest and the Spanish Lakes.  Jack Creek and Shadow Lake offer fishing –fly fishing catch and release only. 

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Bear Camp is roughly 10 miles from the Outdoor Education Center and halfway up Fan Mountain near the tree line. Bear Camp has one large central room and a bunk room with two bunk beds-twin on top and queen bottom.  It has sweeping views of the Jack Creek Drainage, Lone Peak, Cedar Mountain and the Spanish Peaks. Guests can drive to the cabin in the summer, but a high-clearance, four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended due to road conditions. Winter access requires snowshoeing or skiing in from Jack Creek Road.  The road in is an old logging road that is not maintained.  Access the Jack Creek trailhead for hiking and equestrian use.  Jack Creek and Shadow Lake offer fishing –fly fishing catch and release only.  We will provide you with some guidance to access these trails. 

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*We request a minimum 2 night stay and will be a flexible as possible on this requirement. Please contact info@jackcreekpreserve.com to schedule your stay before processing your payment.




Both cabins are available for $35 per night and offer sweeping views, and offer a wonderful base to explore the Preserve and adjacent Lee Metcalf Wilderness area. We request a 2 night minimum stay.

Each Cabin is equipped with:
     • Coleman stove
     • All necessary kitchen items, dishes and utensils.
     • wood stove
     • Firewood
     • Propane
     *(There is no electricity or running water in either cabin)

Guests need to bring their own drinking water, food, bedding, fire starters (matches and newspaper), extra toilet paper, flashlights, first aid kit, bear spray, among other necessities. The cabin will need to be cleaned and all trash carried out.

If you are interested in renting out one of these cabins, please contact us.



"Great access to hiking, fly fishing and skiing on the Preserve."


"Our stay was renewing of spirit.  Peaceful solitude, magnificent  views dressed in fall  colors combined with thrilling wildlife viewing.  What more could you ask?"

- Kay and Tim Gogerty

"Stunning views of Fan Mountain. The perfect mix of rustic lodging, relaxation & recreation""