Sun Camp Fireguard Cabin

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Sun Camp Fireguard Cabin
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Sun Camp Fireguard Cabin is located in Montana
Sun Camp Fireguard Cabin
Sun Camp Fireguard Cabin is located in the US
Sun Camp Fireguard Cabin
Nearest city St. Mary, Montana
Coordinates 48°41′11″N 113°35′13″W / 48.68639°N 113.58694°W / 48.68639; -113.58694Coordinates: 48°41′11″N 113°35′13″W / 48.68639°N 113.58694°W / 48.68639; -113.58694
Built 1935
Architect National Park Service
Architectural style Other
MPS Glacier National Park MPS
NRHP Reference # 99000776
Added to NRHP July 01, 1999[1]

The Sun Camp Fireguard Cabin, also known as the Baring Creek Cabin or Baring Cabin, in Glacier National Park was an example of the National Park Service Rustic style. Built in 1935 by local contractor Harry E. Doverspike, the cabin was the last remaining building of the Sun Camp Ranger Station complex of buildings, which at one time included a ranger station, barn and woodshed located near the mouth of Baring Creek. The fireguard cabin was built according to cabin specifications provided by the NPS Division of Landscape Architecture. The only apparent dissimilarity is the center-wall placement of the entry. There was no indoor plumbing and heat was provided by a wood stove whose stovepipe exited through the back log wall to a stone chimney.[2] [3]

On July 22, 2015, the cabin was destroyed by the Reynolds Creek Wildfire.[4]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Sun Camp Fireguard Cabin". List of Classified Structures. National Park Service. 2008-11-10. 
  3. ^ Bruce Fladmark (July 10, 1998). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Sun Camp Fireguard Cabin" (pdf). National Park Service. 
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