Leave White Sulphur Springs, west on Highway 360. 1.6 miles from town the highway makes a sharp curve to the right. Go straight on to the gravel road. There is a Forest Service sign at this junction, it reads; Gipsy Lake 14, Townsend 44. After 6.5 miles the gravel road will fork at the entrance to a ranch. Stay to the right. As you drive the next 7.5 miles to the Forest Boundary the road will become more primitive. Within a quarter of a mile of the boundary a sign for Thompson Station will direct you to the right on to Forest Road # 383. After 0.6 miles a sign will direct you to the left and a gate to the station.
Winter access varies; it is best from the White Sulphur Springs side with a 4-wheel drive vehicle to within 3 miles of the cabin. At this point, you can walk, ski, snowmobile, or snowshoe to the cabin.