West Fork Of Rock Creek Cabin (Mt)

West Fork Of Rock Creek Cabin (Mt)

The West Fork Of Rock Creek Cabin (Mt) location is in Phillipsburg, Montana
59858. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the West Fork Of Rock Creek Cabin (Mt) facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

88 Business Loop


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Campground information Phillipsburg, Montana


The West Fork of Rock Creek Cabin is located on the western edge of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest and is open for reservations year-round. It is a large cabin that provides a great experience in the mountains of southwestern Montana. The cabin offers access to numerous trails and wildlife viewing, as well as a comfortable place to picnic and spend the nights. The West Fork of ROck Creek is located just behind the cabin and is great spot to go fishing or take a quick dip to cool off in the warm summer months.

There are three cabins at the site, which was once used as a Forest Service Guard Station and later as a youth camp. Only the large cabin has been restored and is available to the public. The smaller cabins are damaged and are not currently available to rent.

The site can typically be accessed by vehicle, depending on conditions. Excessive snowfall may require renters to walk about 200 yards from the plowed highway to the cabin. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring all of their own amenities. 

This is a historic structure and is brought to you as a rental by the US Forest Service Historical Preservation Committee, the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest and the Pintler Ranger District. Please help us keep it nice for future generations and respect the historic nature of this cabin.  


A variety of hiking is available in the area, as well as ample wildlife viewing. Visitors enjoy cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing in the winter. The cabin is about 45 minutes from Discovery Ski area as well.

There is great hiking in open sage across the highway from the cabin, but there is no trail.

Fishing is popular in the many clear mountain streams adjacent to the cabin. Anglers may see plentiful trout populations, as the area is known for some of the world’s finest trout streams.

The cabin is located along the scenic Skalkaho Highway 38, which links Hamilton and Philipsburg, in southwestern Montana. The drive into the Sapphire Mountains is primitive and was once a trail widely used by Native Americans. The roadway was built to provide access between mining areas and agricultural communities in the Bitterroot Valley. The road leads to Skalkaho Falls in the nearby Bitterroot National Forest; the road is closed to wheeled vehicle traffic in the winter, and is accessible by snow machine.


This two story log cabin has beds and table settings for up to 6 guests. The cabin has electrical lights, oven, baseboard heater, and outlets. It has a oak table and chairs in the dining room, a large couch and rocking chair in the living room, and various tables and chairs located through out. A wood stove is located downstairs.  

The kitchen has a counter top, cupboards, sink, plates, bowls, cups, silverware for 6 people, pots, pans, cast iron, french press, kitchen utensils (spatula, large spoon, knives, cutting board, can opener, cheese grater), sponges/scour pads, Battery Powered LED Lantern (D batteries), mop, broom, washbasins, dish rack, splitting maul, hatchet, cleaning products, and rags. Paper towels, matches, toilet paper, garbage bags, newspaper, and hand sanitizer are stocked monthly. 

There is a picnic table and fire ring located outside.

The entrance is gated and locked with a combination code to provide guests privacy.

There is a very large parking area and circle driveway beside the cabin that will easily accommodate RV’s and Travel Trailers. (There are NO hook-ups)
A vault toilet is located a short distance north of the cabin.
Firewood is almost always available but cannot be guaranteed.
There is little to no cell phone service available in the area. 

Guests are asked to replenish the supply of split wood and kindling, pack out all trash and food, and clean the cabin before leaving.

Natural Features

The log cabin is situated near the Anaconda Pintler Wilderness in an open meadow surrounded by evergreens. The area is known for its high, rugged, and beautiful mountain scenery. There is a resident herd of bighorn sheep near the cabin. The cabin is in prime wildlife habitat, and it is not uncommon to see elk, moose, deer, mountain lions, and bears(grizzly and black). Moose are frequently near the cabin and should not be approached (learn more about bear safety.
The cabin is in a large, fenced pasture and horses may be turned loose but you must check the fence for damage before using it. As a reminder, pelletized or certified weed seed free feed and straw is required in all National Forests in Montana; please plan accordingly.


For facility specific information, please call (406) 859-8230.

Nearby Attractions

Moose Lake Day use area, 20 minutes south

Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness Trailheads, 20-30 minutes south on Moose Lake Road

Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine https://gemmountainmt.com/

The Town of Philipsburg http://www.visitphilipsburg.com/ , 20 minute drive

Skalkaho Pass and Skalkaho Falls, 30 minutes west on Skalkaho highway

Main fork of Rock Creek, Middle fork of Rock Creek, and North Fork of Rock Creek are all within 10 minutes

Charges & Cancellations

Reservations are nonrefundable unless extenuating circumstances warrant otherwise. Determination will be made on a case by case basis.

Frequently Asked Questions About 88 Business Loop Phillipsburg, MT

How do I make a reservation with West Fork Of Rock Creek Cabin (Mt)?

To make reservations at West Fork Of Rock Creek Cabin (Mt), you can call the office at 406-859-3211.

The rental fee is $75 per night. Any changes to scheduled dates may be assessed an additional fee by the National Recreation Reservation Service. The cabin is available year-round.

Where is West Fork Of Rock Creek Cabin (Mt) located?

The West Fork Of Rock Creek Cabin (Mt) is located at 88 Business Loop in Phillipsburg,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does West Fork Of Rock Creek Cabin (Mt) have tent or RV camping?

West Fork Of Rock Creek Cabin (Mt) offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 406-859-3211 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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