Willow Creek Mountain View Getaway, Montana
Property Types: Vacant Land, Waterfront, Recreational
Activities & Amenities
Located in the foothills of the Highwood Mountains, this 7.32 acres is a rare find in the most sought-after mountain range in Montana. The majestic mountain views can be what you wake up to every morning from your dream home, getaway cabin, or your RV. The property is set up so that pulling in with your RV is a breeze! There is power and a place for you to plug your RV in. Willow Creek trickles through year-round and provides great fishing. Two cisterns each 1500 gallons are in place until a well can be completed. Road access is convenient with a gravel road just 40 miles from Great Falls. No covenants or restrictions are on the land so you can dream big. Head out for hunting camp and be minutes from the National Forest Service land to roam in search of deer or trophy elk! Camp in the summer and cross-country ski or snowshoe for a winter wonderland adventure. Pine infused mountain air, big blue sky that stretches forever, and wildlife on the other side of your spotting scope lens: you won’t be able to deny the magic of this scenic splendor.
Many features make Belt, Montana a much-desired haven. For example, it attracts rugged competition from all over to participate in its annual rodeo and is still able to offer a small town feel and experience. Belt is home to the famous Harvest Moon Brewery that combines Montana’s luscious grain with fresh and clean water out of local streams and wells to make a variety of beers sought after by connoisseurs from all over. You can find ample history throughout the town or in the Belt Museum housed in the old town jail! In addition, Belt is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and claims Montana’s very first coal mine. Belt’s name comes from a nearby mountain, Belt Butte, that looks like it has a belt of rocks around it. The Highwood and Little Belt mountains provide areas for hiking, biking, camping, creek fishing, hunting, recreating, and the Sluice Boxes State Park is nearby as well. Great Falls is a mere 23 miles away and has an International Airport and prestigious medical facilities for your convenience.
Central Montana features some of Montana’s best representation of the rolling plains and rugged mountain ranges. Recreational and cultural opportunities display Montana’s western past and illustrate the beauty of its present.
One of Montana’s many hidden gems, Belt Creek flows through the central portion of the state. Perhaps one of the most beautiful sections of the creek is the Sluice Box Canyon section. It is an 8 mile stretch that displays stunning limestone formations with sheer cliff walls that climb for hundreds of feet. In the deep pools, fish for rainbow or brown trout. You can also catch cutthroat or brook trout. Willow, cottonwood, chokecherry, and wild roses grow along the banks while the scenery unfolds and captivates.
In Chouteau County near Belt and Highwood, Belt Creek and Highwood Creek provide Brookie Trout fishing. The deep pools along the cliffs and rock formations are great for fly fishing or for catching bigger trout. The isolated island range of the Highwood Mountains are a popular destination for camping, fishing, atv-ing, horseback riding, hiking, and enjoying a fantastic scenic drive. There is a campground with maintained sites and a scenic mountain drive that takes you through several creek crossings, mountain meadows and gorgeous forest until you reach Geyser, Montana. The Highwood Mountains are located in Cascade, Chouteau, and Judith Basin counties. National Forest System land covers much of the range. The landmasses range from foothill grasslands to Missouri Breaks and unglaciated high plains. Wildlife is abundant as you drive past farm fields and ranches. It isn’t uncommon to meet a cattle drive! Moose, black bear, bald eagle, fox, coyote, white-tailed and mule deer and mountain lion are some animals you can catch glimpses of.
Hunting is a Montana tradition. Central Montana still lives up to that tradition. Residents and nonresidents alike enjoy hunting a variety of big game animals and upland game birds. For nonresidents, the permit application deadline for deer and elk hunting in Montana is April 1. All applications are submitted online. Antelope hunting license deadline is early June. The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks website has forms and more information about licenses. The property is located in Hunting District 447. The Highwood Mountains are excellent elk hunting. A general tag can be purchased for archery and rifle and a special draw permit is needed. The grain fields that encompass this region supply food for antelope, white-tailed and mule deer and game birds. The coulees are essential cover for game as they are going to and from the river for hydration and lush vegetation.
If you are a bow and arrow hunter, be sure to check archery requirements. A bow license, in addition to the proper hunting license, is required during Archery Only Season for any species or to archery hunt in an Arch-Equip only area or hunting district.
Upland game bird licenses, including license for pheasants, may be purchased over the counter along with your conservation license. Hungarian Partridge and several varieties of grouse are common in Central Montana. Turkey licenses are also sold over the counter with the exception of special spring and fall turkey hunts. Hunting for Montana migratory birds requires a Montana migratory bird license and a federal waterfowl stamp.
The Block Management program managed through Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks offers access to private land from 1,230 landowners and covers 7.4 million acres of land. There is no charge to hunt on Block Management land. A Hunters Access Guide is published each year giving details about the program, and it is usually available by August 15. Central Montana also has public land managed by the U. S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.