Lubrecht Forest

Conferences & Meetings

The Lubrecht Experimental Forest offers a unique set of conference and meeting facilities at reasonable rates. Situated in the beautiful Big Blackfoot River valley of Western Montana, Lubrecht is only 40 minutes from Missoula, yet it offers a quiet, secluded setting in a forested landscape. The Castles Forestry Center has various meeting rooms for an executive session of six people or a fully equipped large lecture room that will comfortably seat 60 people for a meeting or seminar. The Center was designed to be used by people coming in from the field in all types of weather, so there is no need to park your boots at the door. All rooms used will be billed at full-day rates.

Lecture / Large Meeting Room

The large lecture/meeting room is a full service meeting room that will comfortably seat 45 people at tables or 60-70 without tables.
Complimentary tea and coffee service is provided with your room rental.

Small Conference Room with Fireplace and Oak Table

The small conference room is a more intimate environment with a fireplace. It will seat 12 people around an oak table with chairs and another 6-8 people around the sides of the room.
Complimentary tea and coffee service is provided with your room rental.

Dry Lab

The dry lab will seat a maximum of 25 people.
Complimentary tea and coffee service is provided with your room rental.

Wet Lab

The wet lab can seat 15 people.
Complimentary tea and coffee service is provided with your room rental.

Rec Hall

The Rec Hall, located in the lower camp near the cabins and boxcars, has a large fireplace, ping pong table, games, sofas, and soft chairs. Curl up here with a good book, or visit with friends.

Weddings at Lubrecht

From weddings to family reunions to club meetings to information sessions, Lubrecht has the perfect facility for your next special event. Look at our lodging and meeting facilities - including the rec hall and picnic pavilion, below - and contact us today to make a reservation.

Rec Hall

The Rec Hall, located in the lower camp near the cabins and boxcars, has a large fireplace, ping pong table, games, sofas, and soft chairs. Curl up here with a good book, or visit with friends.

Picnic Pavilion

The picnic pavilion, just a short walk from the Rec Hall and dining hall, is the perfect spot for wedding receptions. The pavilion is close to the fire pit and the meadow for baseball games; it's also near the horseshoe pits and volleyball court. 

Per day usage, excluding weddings:

  • less than 25 people: $65
  • 25-50 people: $115
  • 50-75 people: $215
  • 75-100 people: $415
  • 100-200 people: $515
  • over 200 people: $615

Per day usage, weddings:

  • Friday dress rehearsal rental: $115
  • 1-100 people: $515
  • 101-200 people: $615
  • over 200 people: $715

Cross-country skiing

Lubrecht Forest and the Missoula Nordic Ski Club maintain miles of ski trails. Come visit us today!

  • Lubrecht has 12.6 miles of ski trails. Some of the loops have shared sections of trails. You can hike these trails when there's no snow.
  • Trail conditions vary depending on snow, temperature and weather. Ski within your ability as trails can become icy.
  • If skiing with dogs, please keep them under control.
  • All trails are two-way.
  • Trails are groomed for weekend skiing as snow conditions permit.