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MORGAN-CASE HOMESTEAD, MT
part ofLolo National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewMorgan-Case Homestead is a rustic log cabin situated on approximately 320 acres along Rock Creek. The cabin is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its significance relating to early homesteading and ranching in Granite County and western Montana. It was an active work site from 1890 to 1951.
In addition to being a great home base for big game hunters, the cabin provides access to a variety of recreational opportunities, including blue-ribbon trout fishing and trails that are open to hiking and horseback riding, as well as cross country skiing and snowshoeing.
The homestead is located in the rugged Sapphire Mountains at an elevation of 4,700 feet. The Missoula Ranger District began preservation work on the cabin in 2001, giving it historic charm.
The area surrounding the cabin offers both summer and winter recreation opportunities including hiking, fishing, hunting, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. The Sandstone/Wyman trailhead is located within a mile of the homestead, providing access to an extensive network of trails.
The single-story log cabin is wheelchair accessible and can accommodate up to five people. It has two bedrooms, a living room, dining room and a kitchen. It is equipped with beds and mattresses, a table and chairs, counter and cupboard space, period furniture and an accessible outdoor vault toilet. Drinking water is not provided. It is recommended that you bring an adequate supply of your own water.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
There is an ongoing big game winter range improvement project that includes prescribed fire in much of the nearby Rock Creek drainage area. These management activities may lead to smoky conditions and the possibility of fire fighting personnel and equipment, including helicopters, in close proximity to the homestead.
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Missoula, Montana, travel east on Interstate 90 for about 20 miles to exit 126. Drive south on Rock Creek Road for about 30 miles. Rock Creek Road is a hardened surface for 12 miles and the remainder is a gravel, single-lane road, with intermittent pull-outs. It is not suitable for RVs or trailers, due to blind turns, steep grades and narrow width. Maps are available online or for purchase by calling the Missoula Ranger District.
During winter, take the Drummond exit 153 on Interstate 90 and follow Scenic Highway 1 south toward Philipsburg. One mile north of Philipsburg, turn west on State Road 348. Travel 13 miles west, cross Rock Creek and turn north onto Rock Creek Road. Continue 10 miles to the homestead. Winter access is plowed within 2 miles of the cabin. A four-wheel drive vehicle equipped with chains is recommended. Travelers may also want to bring an alternate form of transportation (ski, snowshoe or snowmobile) to complete the route.
Mailing Address:MORGAN-CASE HOMESTEAD
3034 Rock Creek Road
Philipsburg MT 59858
Phone Number:Information: (406)329-3814