Coal Creek Patrol Cabin

Coal Creek Patrol Cabin
Coal Creek Patrol Cabin
Coal Creek Patrol Cabin is located in Montana
Nearest city: West Glacier, Montana
Coordinates: 48°25′0″N 113°38′56″W / 48.416667°N 113.64889°W / 48.416667; -113.64889Coordinates: 48°25′0″N 113°38′56″W / 48.416667°N 113.64889°W / 48.416667; -113.64889
Built: 1925
Architect: National Park Service
Architectural style: Other
Governing body: National Park Service
MPS: Glacier National Park MPS
NRHP Reference#: 99000777
Added to NRHP: July 01, 1999[1]

The Coal Creek Patrol Cabin in Glacier National Park, Montana, is a rustic backcountry log cabin. Built in 1925, the cabin has a single room with a board floor and a small cellar for a food cache.[2] The cabin was used by rangers on patrol routes from the Nyack and Paola ranger stations.[3]

The cabin is notable for its original roof construction, which consisted of peeled logs laid along the pitch of the roof, culminating in a log ridgepole. The added weight was borne by double log purlins, one on top of the other. The configuration was apparently intended to protect against deadfalls, falling trees or branches. The logs were replaced by shingles in the 1940s and by metal in the 1960s. While the Paola ranger station was abandoned in 1932, as well as the Nyack station, the Coal Creek cabin is maintained and used by trail maintenance crews.[3]


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