Tongue River Ranch, Montana
Property Types: Farms, Ranches, Waterfront, Home, Recreational
Activities & Amenities
This Tongue River Ranch has a spectacular setting with almost half of a mile or 2100’ of river frontage! Location is everything at this riveting river escape! The yard spans out overlooking the river, and across the road awaits over 3000 acres of BLM and state land for exploring, hunting, hiking, or adventuring. The property consists of 99.87 acres surrounded by perimeter fencing and enhanced by a dry land hay field and 12 acres of irrigated grass so bring your livestock or horses! Outbuildings include a shop, a small barn, and corrals. The original cabin from the homestead still stands as the base of the home that has been added onto over the years. There are awesome exposed logs from that original cabin bringing the essence of the historical value, and the home is undergoing some revamping to freshen up for its new owners. The soil in the area is nutrient and fertile as the garden produces potatoes weighing in at almost a pound each! There are two wells and an artesian well that runs to the house. The mature trees provide shade and welcome in the wildlife such as white tail deer and pheasants that frequent the area. Head out in the morning to catch breakfast! The river is home to catfish, small mouth bass, and muskee. Take a swim for some sunny day summer fun or float and get a drink of some Vitamin D. With so many possibilities, this ranch provides recreation, agriculture, and a dwelling. Now all it needs is you!
Miles City, Montana is in southeastern Montana and depicts life and how it was lived in the “Old West.” It was incorporated in 1887 after the Northern Pacific Railroad arrived in 1881 providing a direct shipping avenue to packing plants in the eastern part of the country. Miles City is rich with history from the early explorers and frontiersman passing through to the soldiers and ranchers utilizing the fertile grazing land. The town is known as the commerce and medical hub of the region. The area has many recreational opportunities with the meeting of the two rivers, the Yellowstone and the Tongue River. Locals and visitors alike spend their free time fishing, hunting, bird watching, rock collecting, golfing, or walking the paths along the river.
Hunting and Fishing
The Tongue River Valley is a mecca for lush vegetation, fresh waters, and wildlife. It provides ideal habitat for wild game before the river reaches the Big Horn Mountains. Trophy white-tailed and mule deer are harvested, and antelope and prairie elk roam the gently rolling plains with upland birds and nomadic wild turkeys. The Big Horn National Forest has excellent hunting opportunities for deer, elk, bear, and mountain lion. The property for sale is located in Hunting District 702.
The Tongue River provides water sports, fishing, and recreating especially at the Tongue River Reservoir State Park. Here, the reservoir stretches out for 12 miles flowing through the juniper canyons and open prairies. Anglers from both Montana and Wyoming frequently visit to fish, camp, and boat. Numerous state record fish have been pulled from these waters. Species include crappie, walleye, bass, northern pike, and catfish. Fly fishers can try their hand below the dam on the river. Enjoy the wildlife and opportunities to see blue herons, osprey, deer, antelope, and bald eagles. The winter months can be fun too as the reservoir keeps locals busy ice fishing.