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Rock Creek Recreation Site

Within BLM’s Rock Creek Management Area, Rock Creek flows through Channeled Scablands, formed approximately 12,000 years ago by massive Glacial Lake Missoula floods. Striking landscapes and geologic features including buttes, mesas, and columnar basalt outcrops enhance the beauty of perennial Rock Creek.

The area’s developed Rock Creek Recreation Site is located within view of Rock Creek. It is the area’s primary parking and excursion starting point, via its multiple trailheads, as well as for overland hiking and horseback riding trips.

Especially popular activities are hiking, horseback riding, trout fishing, hunting, mountain biking, picnicking, camping, wildlife and wildflower viewing, photography, and natural and cultural history appreciation.

Although mostly unmaintained, more than 20 miles of non-motorized trails are available. Motorized use is allowed on the recreation site access road, Breeden Road, and Towell Falls Road when/if seasonally open.

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From the recreation site, visitors can mosey across the bridge over Rock Creek and explore the historic Escure Ranch, operated for sheep and cattle from the 1930s to the 1980s.



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