Located 33 miles northwest of White Sulphur Springs, immediately downstream of the headwaters of Eagle Creek and running along the western foothills of the Little Belt Mountains, the Eagle Creek Ranch is a 200-head mountain ranch in one of the most pristine and private settings one could imagine. Operating on approximately 14,650 deeded, BLM leased, and Forest Service allotment acres, the ranch historically was run as a cow/calf operation, but recently has been used primarily for summer grazing and the harvesting of native hay. The ranch is located in an area near the Smith River, Sheep Creek and Tenderfoot Creek drainages which are fortunate to receive plentiful moisture for growing grass and hay. The owners compound - consisting of a modest log home, horse barn, shop and corral - is located along Eagle Creek with open views towards the hay meadows and timbered ridges. In addition to the ranchs cattle operation, the ranch has outstanding hunting for Northern Rockies big game species, most notably elk. The combination of abundant water, hearty stands of native grass and plenty of timber provides appealing habitat for all wildlife. It is currently being outfitted during the archery and rifle seasons. This offering is the perfect Montana mountain ranch with a summer grazing and hay operation, small stream fishing, wildlife, and plenty of privacy and seclusion.
The Facts - LOCATION: Thirty-three miles to White Sulphur Springs and 113 to Bozeman via US Highway 89 and MT Highway 86 - ACREAGE: 14,650 total acres (6,910 deeded, 7,540 USFS allotments - Chapman and Eagle Creek, 200 BLM) - DEEDED ACREAGE BREAKDOWN: 283 flood-irrigated, 2,320 forested, 4,306 grazing and one acre farmstead - ESTIMATED CARRYING CAPACITY: 200 plus animal units - IMPROVEMENTS: Classic Ol Timey log home and barn with cattle working facilities and horse corrals - LIVE WATER: A little less than one mile of Sheep Creek and over four miles of Eagle Creek - WILDLIFE: Exceptional elk, antelope, mule and whitetail deer hunting throughout the ranch; currently leased to an outfitter for big game archery and rifle seasons - LIVESTOCK WATER: Extensive surface water for recreation and livestock, plus miles of pipeline to stock tanks - SUMMARY: This property is the quintessential Montana mountain ranch in a private setting far off the beaten path