Morgan-Case Homestead

Area Status: Open
Morgan-Case Homestead in the Winter

The Morgan-Case Homestead is a rustic, single story log cabin situated on approximately 320 acres along Rock Creek. The cabin has two bedrooms, a living room, dining room, and kitchen. It is furnished in the era of the early 1900s. The cabin is entirely electric -- with an electric range and oven, refrigerator and lights. This homestead is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its significance relating to early homesteading and ranching (1890-1951) in Granite County and western Montana.

The Morgan-Case Homestead is available to rent from the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS).  Visit the NRRS website at to reserve dates or call 1-877-444-6777.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open year-round. Reservations required through
Operational Hours: Check-in is at 3 p.m. and check-out is at 11 a.m.
Fees: $75 per night. Reservations required through
Open Season: January 1 - December 31
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: See
Closest Towns: Philipsburg, Montana
Water: Not Available
Restroom: Accessible toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Missoula Ranger District, 406-329-3814

General Information


From Interstate 90 take the Rock Creek Road (exit #126) south for 30 miles OR follow Scenic Highway 1 south to Philipsburg. 1 mile before Philipsburg, turn right (west) onto State Road #348. Travel 13 miles, cross Rock Creek and turn right (north) onto Rock Creek Road #102. Travel 9 miles north to the Hogback Homestead. Access via the Drummond (Highway1) exit is regularly plowed within 1 mile of the cabin. Four-wheel drive with chains, skis or snowshoes are recommended for full winter access.

General Notes:

Single-story, two bedrooms, fully furnished. Electric cooking stove, electric lighting, refrigerator, electric baseboard and wood heat. Bring your own drinking water bedding/linens and cleaning supplies. The homestead is wheelchair accessible.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Cabin Rentals

This homestead is steeped in historic charm. Recently refurbished through "Passport in Time" volunteer efforts, this homestead is cozy and rustic.

River and Stream Fishing

Beautiful Rock Creek, a blue ribbon stream, is near this homestead.
Fish Species brown trout, rainbow trout, brook trout, cutthroat trout

Day Hiking

Hiking trails are available in the area. Please view our forest visitor map for details.

Big Game Hunting

After a day of chasing animals all over the mountains, this place is mighty nice to come home to. Hunting is regulated by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. You will need to obtain a copy of the current regulations and a state license.
Species white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk

Viewing Wildlife

This is a good place to look for bighorn sheep and deer on the open slopes and meadows surrounding the homestead. Moose can be seen along the creeks.
Species white-tailed deer, mule deer, bighorn sheep, moose

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

When staying at the rental cabin, bring your cross-country skis and explore the meadows!

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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4700 feet