Plan a Rock Creek Vacation

Packing for Your Trip

The cabin is very well equipped but here’s a list of suggested items you might want for your Rock Creek vacation.

  • Camera

  • Sunscreen

  • Rain Gear for Spring and Fall

  • Binoculars or Spotting Scope

  • Clothing for Temps That Can Range From Snow to 90 Degrees

  • Fishing Gear

  • 4-6 Weight Fly Rod

  • Waders for Spring or Fall

  • Wading Sandals for July and August

  • Leaders and Tippet 3X to 6 X

  • Hat(s)

Plan a Rock Creek Vacation in Montana
Plan a Visit - Rock Creek near the Swinging Bridge

What is in the Cabin?

  • Bed Linens and Sheets

  • Bath Towels, Kitchen Towels

  • Dishwasher Liquid and Dish Soap

  • Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, and Kleenex

  • Laundry Detergent

  • Complimentary¬†Bath Soap and Shampoo

  • Basic Spices, Salt, and Pepper

  • Tin Foil, Cling Wrap, and Sandwich Bags

  • Coffee Filters

Fishing Trip to Rock Creek

If this is your first visit to Western Montana for a fishing trip to Rock Creek, we recommend hiring a guide for at least one day during your visit. Local guides are a wealth of knowledge and can give tips and suggestions for the remainder of your vacation. If you plan to fish Rock Creek in June, it is even more important to have a skilled fishing guide while fishing the higher water.

The creek is easy to wade in April, and then again July through November. There are numerous fly shops in Missoula that sell local fly patterns and feature fishing reports on their website. Here on Rock Creek, the Fisherman’s Mercantile sells fly patterns for Rock Creek, fishing licenses, and tackle.

Relaxing and Wild

While fishing is often the main reason for a Rock Creek vacation, guests stay on the Creek to enjoy the amazing scenery, wildlife, hiking opportunities, and the simple sounds of the creek and birds overhead. Surrounded by mountains in the narrow valley gives a view out every window.

Here you feel away from it all. Take a long walk or bike ride on our rural road. Walk the path along the river while the eagles and osprey fly overhead. Watch our resident herd of bighorn sheep graze the meadows by the cabin.

Bighorn sheep babies spar on Rock Creek Road in Montana
Downtown Philipsburg Montana

Visiting Montana

There is much to see and do if you venture off the Creek. Missoula, Montana is just under 30 miles away. Visit a ghost town, the National Bison Range, Flathead Lake, or the old mining town of Philipsburg, Montana.

In every direction, there is a beautiful river valley to explore – the Blackfoot, the Bitterroot, Flint Creek, and the Clark Fork Valley. There are beautiful lakes surrounded by towering mountains such as Flathead, Swan, Seeley, and Georgetown Lake.