Rock Creek Area

Photo of a creek with trees and gravelly banks.

This area is east of Missoula and offers many campgrounds, picnic areas and two particularly special and popular log cabins available for rent. Rock Creek is a blue ribbon fishing stream and the canyon is rich with geology and wildlife to appreciate.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Designated dispersed sites available for public use
Restrictions: Please view our Visitor Guidelines.
Information Center: Missoula Ranger District, 406-329-3814

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Areas for Campground Camping at Rock Creek Area

Cabin Rentals

Areas for Cabin Rentals at Rock Creek Area

Day Hiking

Areas for Day Hiking at Rock Creek Area

Big Game Hunting

Areas for Big Game Hunting at Rock Creek Area

Viewing Wildlife

Areas for Viewing Wildlife at Rock Creek Area

Interpretive Areas

Areas for Interpretive Areas at Rock Creek Area

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Areas for XC Skiing/Snowshoeing at Rock Creek Area

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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