Fishing Rock Creek in Montana

Fishing Rock Creek

Fishing on the blue ribbon trout stream, Rock Creek in Western Montana. Fish Rock Creek year round and stay at one of our cabins in the valley. Fishing information for the river such as best places to fish Rock Creek, best time of year, and flies to use.

Near Missoula, Montana

Our cabins are located near the 8-mile marker which is closer to Missoula. Fishing accesses near the cabin include the Sawmill Creek Fishing Access, the Norton Campground Fishing Access, and the Solomon Fishing Access.

Wading the Creek

The river is wadeable nearly year-round. Exceptions to this would be during high water in May-early June and during the winter should ice be covering the water. It is called Rock Creek for a reason. The river bottom contains some of the slipperiest rocks in the state. Felt-bottomed wading boots or boots with cleats are recommended.

50 Miles Long

This freestone river stretches more than 50 miles. The first 11 miles of Rock Creek Road south of I-90 is paved. In this stretch, there are 5 fishing accesses. Homes and cabins dot the landscape in this section.

After the 11 mile marker, the Lolo National Forest begins. The pavement ends and the gravel road which follows the river begins. For the next 22 miles, access to the river is as easy as pulling over and wading into the stream.

After the 33 mile marker, cabins and homes again appear along the river. Access the creek near bridges or along the road. The road remains gravel for its duration.

At the 41 mile mark, you can pick up the road to Philipsburg and visit the old mining town for a meal and local brew.