Welcome to the Huckleberry Capital!
Trout Creek is the Huckleberry Capital of Montana, and visitors come from all over to enjoy our annual Huckleberry Festival in the second week of August.
Hiking and Fishing in and near Trout Creek
Our Guests enjoy fishing in Trout Creek (see fishing info below), Noxon Reservoir (just a few miles due north), as well as hiking opportunities to see gorgeous views and wildlife in the Kootenai National Forest. The forest is divided up into 5 ranger districts, with ours being the southernmost, called the Cabinet Ranger District.
Vermilion Falls Trail is northeast, and is a great day hike.
Graves Creek Falls and Cougar Peak Lookout are quite close to one another, and offer beautiful views of Lolo National Forest.
Thompson Falls State Park and Recreation Area is just south of us.
Fishing in and near Trout Creek
Trout Creek, found in a thick-timbered, wide, flat canyon, offers good, easy fishing with catches of 10- to 12-inch rainbow and cutthroat trout. Beaver ponds 3 miles above the mouth may also offer some brook trout. North Fork Trout Creek: This small, seldom-fished stream is in heavily timbered country at the headwaters of Trout Creek. Decent Cutthroat fishing here. An old jeep trail runs parallel to the North Fork for 2 miles, but vehicles are no longer allowed. West Fork Trout Creek: Accessible by trail from the end of the Trout Creek Road, offers about 5 miles of good fishing. Brook and cutthroat trout ranging from 8 to 13 inches may be found. Lots of folks comment on the variety of wildlife seen while fishing and relaxing here.
Fishing at Noxon Reservoir: You can fish off the bank in a few places, but your options are pretty limited. Bring your own boat, or rent one, and you’ll get in on some of the best largemouth bass and Northern Pike fishing in the great Northwest! Also, you’ll find great Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass fishing, as well as Walleye.
Food & Services near Trout Creek Motel & RV Park
- The Wayside Bar & Grill (within walking Distance) Open from Noon to 2 AM. Website Menu
- The Rode Haus Coffee website (in Trout Creek) Coffees, Lattes, Espressos, etc. Breakfast sandwiches and Items as well. Open from 6 AM to 2 PM
- The Local Store (that’s actually the name!) Grocery and Deli, bait, groceries and gas station. Facebook Page with Weekly Specials
- For more information on what’s in the area, just ask at the front desk!