Opportunistic Organic Farm, Montana
Property Types: Vacant Land, Farms, Ranches, Recreational
Activities & Amenities
Centrally located in Montana, this organic grain farm offers many different uses! Continue utilizing the nutrient dense soils for farming or seed hay and grass to keep for your own livestock or to sell. The parcel could easily be encompassed to enclose horses, cattle, goats or sheep. The existing outbuildings provide an excellent basis for a farm/ranchette. The 678.8 acres sprawls out 1 mile from a year round and easily accessible interstate. Hauling grain, shipping cows, or bringing in building material for your new dream home is a snap! Electricity runs to the property and the views of gently rolling hills against the big blue sky are remarkable. The mighty Missouri River flows just south of the interstate providing water activities and superb fishing. The Smith River and Sun River both are close in proximity for other options for fishing or floating. The lush vegetation attract mule and white-tailed deer, antelope and upland game birds such as grouse, Hungarian Partridge and pheasant. Montana’s wide open spaces and abundant back roads can take you on adventures that make memories. Get started farming with this fertile farm or add on to your acreage! The possibilities are endless!
Ulm, Montana is a small community comprised of mostly ranchers and farmers 12 miles southwest of Great Falls off I-15. Historically, Ulm came to be as a result of the Great Northern Railway coming through in 1887. The railroad provided a local shipping point for wheat, cattle, and other agricultural commodities.
Great Falls, MT is located in the central part of the state and straddles the mighty Missouri River. The seat of Cascade County is referred to as the “Electric City” because of its numerous dams and power plants. Great Falls includes many recreational activities for you and your family to enjoy together such as the C. M. Russell Museum that displays famed artist Charlie Russell’s works and home. Get outside and enjoy the crystal-clear waters of Giant Springs State Park or float and fish the Missouri River. The city boasts the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. The center provides displays and exhibits that trace the explorers’ journey! Great Falls holds one of the most prestigious medical facilities in the state and offers an International Airport. Great Falls International Airport offers flights of Alaska, Allegiant, Delta and United, with direct flights to Denver, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Chicago (seasonally). With too much to list, Great Falls awaits exploration, and you are sure to cherish the memories that you will make!
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
This buffalo jump is considered to be the largest bison cliff jump in the United States. The native people utilized the jump for at least two thousand years before Lewis and Clark ventured through on their expedition through Montana. The park has an interpretive trail, picnic tables, and a protected black tailed prairie dog town.
Freezeout Lake Wildlife Management Area
The Freezeout Lake Wildlife Management Area is located between Fairfield and Choteau and is known for the massive snow geese and tundra swan migrations that take place in the spring and fall.
Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge
This shallow basin was left as a result of the last glacier in the area. It covers over 5000 acres and is a bird haven. The refuge supports a variety of wildlife and migratory waterfowl.
Each February a drawing is held to designate 9 lucky entries permits to float. The river’s popularity is a result of the various terrains and spectacular sights that are cherished throughout a float trip. The Smith River begins near White Sulphur Springs and twists and turns for more than 100 miles. The stretch of river from Camp Baker Access to the Eden Bridge is the most popular stretch. The fishing throughout is exceptional with populations of brown and rainbow trout ranging in sizes from 13-16 inches long. The larger brown trout scatter in the deep pools or hover along undercut banks.
Dearborn River Area
The emerald-green and blue waters of the Dearborn River begin in the Scapegoat Wilderness and gently flows for more than sixty miles to the confluence with the Missouri River near Craig, MT. This area is all about fishing as it should be when located on one of the world’s premier trout streams. Fishing guides, fishing lodges, and fishing shops stipple the valley where there are more drift boats on the water than people in the community! In this area, you will find miles of forested wilderness giving home to varieties of wildlife and activities such as hiking, camping, birdwatching, photography, scenic drives, and outdoor adventure!
Premier Fishing and Hunting
There is one entity that draws thousands of visitors from all around the world and that is the fishing. This section of the Missouri is known for its Blue-Ribbon Trout fishing. These waters are filled with nutrients from the cold tail waters from the bottom of Holter Dam creating a smorgasbord of feed for those finicky fish. As a result, the population of Rainbow and Brown Trout surge averaging at about 7000+ fish per mile of river. These fish are frequently greater than 10 inches in length! The river is a playground offering year-round fishing. In addition to the plethora of fishing access sites along Interstate 15, there are numerous streams and creeks in the area to tackle. Holter Lake is a short 15-minute drive up above Holter Dam and is home to the “Gates of the Mountains.” From there, Hauser Lake and Canyon Ferry Lake also provide excellent fishing and boating.
The central location puts you in the middle of tremendous hunting opportunities. Montana offers millions of acres of public lands for which to roam and hunt on as well as diverse habitats providing homes to the many different species of wildlife. The avid hunter can pursue big game animals including white-tailed and mule deer, elk, antelope, big horn sheep, mountain goats, mountain lions, and black bear. Upland birds and waterfowl also provide excellent prospects.