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.
Rain Gear for Spring and Fall
Binoculars or Spotting Scope
Clothing for Temps That Can Range From Snow to 90 Degrees
4-6 Weight Fly Rod
Waders for Spring or Fall
Wading Sandals for July and August
Leaders and Tippet 3X to 6 X
What is in the Cabin?
Bed Linens and Sheets
Bath Towels, Kitchen Towels
Dishwasher Liquid and Dish Soap
Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, and Kleenex
Complimentary Bath Soap and Shampoo
Basic Spices, Salt, and Pepper
Tin Foil, Cling Wrap, and Sandwich Bags
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 as they graze the meadows by the cabins.
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.