Escape to Eastern Montana, Montana
Property Types: Vacant Land, Farms, Ranches, Waterfront, Home, Recreational
Activities & Amenities
The unending big sky shares a feeling of no borders or confinement. Here you can stretch and breathe. Eastern Montana can whisk you away to nostalgic, simpler times with open rolling plains and undisturbed space, its greatest commodity. Escape the business of life and the bustle of the city and enjoy the tranquility. This region near Cohagen, Montana is distinctly Great Plains combined with unique landforms, wildlife, and geologic wonder. Make these versatile 1,245 acres a place to get away or escape to and unwind or be so inspired to make it a home base. A modular home sits on the property with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Watch the sun rise each morning with blazing colors painting the infinite sky and gaze at the night sky with stars like you’ve never witnessed before. Little Dry Creek flows year-round and traverses the property. Listen to the pristine waters trickle through attracting game and wildlife. The mineral deposits leave the soil fertile and rich with nutrients. Grab your fishing pole and fish Little Dry Creek or play in the sparkling waters on a hot summer day. Fort Peck Lake is fifty miles from the property and offers fishing, camping, boating, floating, and picnicking. The area is rich with history. Follow in the footsteps and Lewis and Clark and take in the stillness of nature as was done over one hundred years ago. Try some excavating and dig up a fossil. This area is well known for its sediments containing dinosaur fossils that have impacted our knowledge of this era immensely. Check out Hell Creek State Park for camping, hiking, and educational provisions. The property lies in Hunting District 701. Mule and white-tailed deer, antelope, and upland games birds such as sage and sharp-tail grouse and Hungarian partridge frequent the property making for excellent hunting opportunities. The windrows and farming fields provide the habitat needed. Other wildlife that may wander through include coyotes, foxes, bobcat, and other varmints.
Can’t live without your animals? Bring them too! The property would make an excellent equestrian retreat. The lush native grasses can provide grazing for sheep, goats, horses, or cattle. Want to try your hand at raising a crop? Some of the acreage has historically been seeded in a variety of crops and grains. There are grain bins to rent out to local farmers or use for your own seed storage. Little Dry Creek provides water for any livestock in addition to three seasonal drainages, an open spring in the corral lot, two self-watering tanks and a hydrant in the corrals, and a 60 foot deep well that produces 15-18 GPM. Another potential income endeavor could be mining the gravel on the 15-20 thousand yards of mineable gravel located on the property.
Whatever your vision, Eastern Montana has something for everyone. From rodeos to wagon train rides, the flavor of cowboy is still prominent and small-town hospitality endures. The spectacular formations will leave you awestruck such as the Missouri River Breaks. When life as we know it continues to be a topic of uncertainty, unmask to fresh Montana air and peaceful living!
Eastern Montana is home to rolling plains and open range. Cohagen, Montana is in Garfield County located along Highway 59 southeast of Jordan, Montana. Little Dry Creek runs through the area and offers anglers a chance to hook a catfish, carp, or largemouth bass.
Jordan, Montana is the county seat for Garfield County. It exists as part of the cowboy country of eastern Montana. The land in this area is famous among paleontologists for its excellent fossil beds preserving the evidence of dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures that once roamed here. The wonderful fossil exhibits can be seen at the Garfield County Museum.
Hell Creek Formation
About 65 million years ago, the rugged Rocky Mountains rose and divided the coastal plains pushing the shoreline further east. In the warm and humid climate, a sediment was deposited becoming what we know as the Hell Creek Formation. Dinosaur fossils are frequently found in the formation that include Triceratops, Edmontosaurus, Pachycephasaurus, Ankylosaurus, and the Tyrannosaurus rex to name a few. The boundary between the Cretaceous Hell Creek Formation and the more recent Tertiary Union Formations provides evidence that an asteroid or gigantic meteorite struck the Earth about 65 million years ago.
Fort Peck Lake
Fort Peck Lake is Montana’s largest body of water at 134 miles in length and a maximum depth of 220 feet. The shoreline spans for more than 1,520 miles. That’s longer than the California coast! More than 50 different kinds of fish call this body of water home. In 1933, a 3.8 mile dam was constructed across the Missouri River creating the reservoir. Anglers flock here for the Walleye, Northern Pike, Paddlefish, Sauger, Lake Trout, Small Mouth Bass and Chinook Salmon. There are several access points and boat ramps.
Sport Fishing and Local Tournaments
Partake in the national event held in July at Fort Peck known as the Montana’s Governor’s Cup Walleye Fishing Tournament. This tournament is Northeast Montana’s premier walleye fishing tournament. Another fierce fishing tournament held in this area is the Milk River Catfish Classic. This “grand daddy” of the catfish tournaments is held annually in June in Glasgow, MT. The night-time event boasts popularity as it books up months in advance. Join the sport and have some fun!
Charles M Russell National Wildlife Refuge
Known as the CMR Refuge, it surrounds Fort Peck Lake and is managed by the US Fish Wildlife Service. The Refuge provides over one million acres of public land for fishing, hiking, hunting, camping, bird-watching, and other outdoor activities. If you’re looking to observe game in its natural habitat, this refuge shall reward. It is the second largest refuge in the continental US. In the months of September and October locals and tourists from all over gather to watch the bull elk bugle and battle for the cow’s attention. Miles of parked cars can be seen while people sit on lawn chairs and watch for hours the wild display the elk present. Herds of deer, red fox and coyotes can also be observed. Bird watchers can delight in spying mountain bluebirds and black capped chickadees. Osprey, spotted sandpipers, and white pelicans can be found along the coast of the reservoir.
Renowned for its hunting, Montana provides the habitat. The Missouri River Breaks of the Fort Peck Area is no different. Elk and mule deer like to gather near the ridges of Fort Peck Lake, some quite large in size. White-tailed deer and pronghorn can be found as well. Big Horn Sheep can be harvested in the area. Whether it’s big game, waterfowl, predators like coyotes, or upland game birds, this area boasts some of the best in the state. This property offers excellent opportunity to hunt mule and white-tailed deer, antelope, sage and sharp-tailed grouse, and Hungarian Partridge.
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