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Mailing Address:
U of I Moscow
Natural Resources Bldg.
Room 205
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 1135
Moscow, ID 83844-1135
Phone: 208-885-6536  
Fax: 208-885-6564

Physical and Mailing Address: 
U of I Boise
Idaho Water Center
Suite 242 
322 E Front St.
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-364-3176

Directions

Public Access

Rinker Rock Creek Ranch is free and open to the public for a variety of recreation opportunities.

Hours: Sunrise to sunset year-round.

User rules: Camping is strictly prohibited, no fires, firearms only for hunting, follow all state hunting and fishing regulations, hunting is permitted with access by foot and on designated motorized roads. No sage-grouse hunting and no trapping allowed. Pack out your trash, park in pullouts, do not drive over dry grass. Motorized vehicles are limited to designated roads: Rock Creek Road, Glendale Road, Hatty Gulch and East Fork Rock Creek Road. Seasonal restrictions may apply to all types of access.

Directions to the Historic Barn:

  • From Hailey: From the traffic light in town center, go west on Bullion Street. This becomes Croy Creek Road. Follow this 4.5 miles to Rock Creek Road on the left (keep your eye out for a large metal sculpture of a male elk — turn left there). Follow Rock Creek Road 6.5 miles to the barn. Park in pullouts along Rock Creek Road.

  • From Hwy 75 and Hwy 20 Junction: Go west on US-20 for just over 5 miles to Rock Creek Road on the right (a dirt road between mile marker 172 and 173). Follow Rock Creek Road 4.5 miles to the barn. Park in pullouts along Rock Creek Road.

    Construction delays along Hwy 20 are expected. Please see additional information, below.

  • From Boise: Head east on 1-84 to Mountain Home. Take Exit 95 onto US20 N, then turn left after Magic Reservoir on Rock Creek Road (a dirt road between mile marker 172 and 173). Follow Rock Creek Road 4.5 miles to the Barn. Park in pullouts along Rock Creek Road.

    Construction delays along Hwy 20 are expected. Please see additional information, below.

2019 Bridge Construction Projects

Drivers can expect delays accessing Rinker Rock Creek Ranch’s south entrance on US-20. The Rock Creek bridge construction project, located at mile post 173 in Blaine County, is directly adjacent to the southern entrance of the ranch. The entrance will remain open throughout construction, but drivers should plan ahead and be prepared to slow down in the work zone.

Traffic from Boise will see additional construction at mile post 164 in Camas County at the Willow Creek bridge construction project.

These projects are expected to be completed by the end of 2019. For more information, please visit Idaho Transportation Department.

More than routine traffic maintenance, these construction projects double as restoration projects. The Rock Creek bridge project will reconnect the Big Wood River on the north side of US-20 to Magic Reservoir, which is south of the highway. Replacing the culvert that is currently there improves fish passage, improves water and habitat quality, and provides a safe corridor for wildlife traveling under the highway.

Please enjoy

  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain biking on trails and roads
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Picnicking
  • Photography
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
Rock Creek Ranch Map

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
U of I Moscow
Natural Resources Bldg.
Room 205
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 1135
Moscow, ID 83844-1135
Phone: 208-885-6536  
Fax: 208-885-6564

Physical and Mailing Address: 
U of I Boise
Idaho Water Center
Suite 242 
322 E Front St.
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-364-3176

Directions