Irrigated Mission Mountain Ranch, Montana
Property Types: Vacant Land, Farms, Ranches, Recreational
Activities & Amenities
This versatile 200 acres of gently rolling grassland lies in the beautiful Mission Valley with views of the majestic Mission Mountains and the National Bison Range supporting bison, elk whitetail and mule deer. The valley and its ideal habitat lure upland game bird hunters. Here the grasslands and water provide the shelter and roosting space for pheasant, geese, duck and other birds. There is the option of developing a pond to draw more waterfowl. Build your dream home, allow your livestock to roam the lush terrain and feed on the nutrient dense native grasses or harvest it for hay. In years past, a portion of the property was used for alfalfa production. The property is currently set up for flood irrigation with the irrigation canal feeding multiple ditches running through the property. The main line pipe has been buried allowing for the possibility of installing two large pivots for sprinkler irrigating. Power runs to the property at the loafing shed, post and rail corrals. The acreage is surrounded by perimeter barbed wire fencing and has some cross-fencing.
Located just outside the quaint town of Charlo, Montana, the property offers easy travel access. The small airport of St. Ignatius is just 11 miles away, and Missoula’s larger international airport a quick 43 miles. The surrounding bigger cities make acquiring amenities convenient; however, the solitude and peacefulness is found among the old orchard patches with the stunning sapphire sky stretching on forever. This area is breathtaking for recreating, whether out for a hike, horseback ride or a trip to the National Bison Range, to view the array of wildlife. The Flathead River is only minutes away offering outstanding whitewater rafting, fishing and scenery. A day at the lake under the golden sunshine is less than an hour away. Experience this Mission Mountain Ranch and all it has to offer!
Charlo, Montana is a small community rooted in farming and ranching. Historically, freighters hauling grain to the railroad at Dixon, used this area as their crossing. The lush Mission Valley has a rich history that is well depicted in the Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana and the nearby National Bison Range.
The Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana
The museum invites visitors to discover the livelihood of early Montana. The exhibits include weaponry, spurs and saddlery, beadwork, an old cabin and a wagon. The museum is 7 miles southwest of Charlo.
The National Bison Range
As one of the oldest wildlife refuges in the nation, this spread allows one of the most significant remaining American bison herds to roam safely. It was established in 1908 to protect the bison and sustains nearly 300 to 500 bison across the 19,000 acres of timberland and grassland. The range includes an informative visitor center, an auto tour and a picnic area. You can also find white-tailed and mule deer, elk, bighorn sheep, pronghorns and at least 200 species of birds that call the range home.
This enthusiastic river is made up of three branches: North Fork, South Fork and Middle Fork. The waters are cold as the river flows uniquely as a glacial river. The Middle Fork is well known for its captivating white waters and originates in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. The Middle Fork brings kayakers, rafters and anglers seeking the white caps and the low pressure for fishing. The river has a healthy number of Cutthroats up to 16 inches. If you are looking for a scenic area to fish that is quiet and not over-crowded with fisherman, the Flathead River is ideal. Fly fishing is excellent through the deeper pockets and pools along the river.