Crooked Creek Ranch, Montana
Property Types: Farms, Ranches, Home
Activities & Amenities
- Detached Garage
Crooked Creek meanders through the bottom portion of this property and runs year round. Ideal for horses or livestock, this ranch has been diligently taken care of by the same owner for the last 23 years. The picturesque rural setting supplies a serenity and peacefulness that is rarely found close to the amazing amenities that Billings, Montana has to offer. Additionally, the international airport of Billings that is 17 miles away makes access and travel convenient. The sale conveys 44 shares in the Billings Bench Water Association and one water right. The property has a 28’ x 80’ pole barn complete with lean to's on each side and shop/garage for equipment or storage. One of the lean to’s has 5 runs each with its own waterer. Thirty acres are irrigated from the majestic Yellowstone River with gated pipe. The nutrient rich waters hydrate the grass producing 60 tons of hay each year. After a hard day of work, relax on the 730 square foot deck and enjoy the views of luscious trees and rolling fields. The home has new metal roofing and five bedrooms to accommodate residents. The well water is clean and pure as a result of the RO system for the stock tanks. Set your sights on this unique 3,345 square foot home and all of its possibilities!
Shepherd, Montana is situated in the Yellowstone River Valley and relies on the Yellowstone River for recreating and for irrigating. Built around a history of agriculture, the Billings Bench Water Association Canal that was created in 1905 attracted homesteaders to the vicinity. Dutch, German and Scandinavian farmers turned the range into farmland utilizing the 65 mile long canal. Shepherd is 16 miles northeast of Billings. The farm fields make excellent habitat for pheasants, geese, duck, white-tailed and mule deer making hunting a popular sport. The Yellowstone River offers blue-ribbon trout fishing.
Huntley Project Museum of Irrigated Agriculture
This museum features the most complete collection of beet, small grain, and early-day farm machinery making it well worth the visit. The outlying buildings and historic newspaper clippings have a way of taking you back in time to the early days when Huntley was first established.
The Expedition of Lewis and Clark gives us a historical account of their journey through Montana, and at Pompey’s Pillar, you can view William Clark’s signature carved in stone. It is the only physical evidence left of the Expedition and will leave a lasting impression on you as well!
Pictograph Cave State Park
Come to contemplate the origins of humankind when they were prehistoric hunters. The three main caves, Pictograph, Middle, and Ghost, display hundreds of pictographs or rock paintings with the oldest rock art being over 2000 years old!
Lake Elmo State Park
An outdoor oasis that offers swimming, hiking, boating, sailboarding, fishing, and picnicking, this 64-acre reservoir is just inside city limits!
The Yellowstone River and Premiere Blue-Ribbon Fishing
This constant, unwavering river flows throughout the Yellowstone River corridor just as it has for centuries: in its natural state. It has not been dammed nor tamed and is the longest, free flowing river as such in the lower 48 states. It meanders through a variety of scenery and various topographies from steep canyon walls to lazily flowing through farm country. Its fresh, clean waters provide fishing, floating, swimming, and rafting. The nutrient rich areas surrounding the river are a paradise for wildlife making hunting especially good as well. Enjoy viewing wildlife such as bald eagles, elk, white-tailed deer, and black bears. Certainly, you will want to take advantage of the world class fishing known internationally. These premiere trout waters produce an abundance of big trout and native Yellowstone cutthroat trout. In the upper half of the river, species found are cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, large whitefish, and brown trout. In the lower half or warmer waters, species found are large walleye, catfish, and sturgeon. The beauty of fishing the Yellowstone River is its length and ample space. Anglers are not crowded with others and have the length of the river to spread out. The beautiful landscape encompassing the banks really enhance the whole experience. Dry fly fishing is excellent as well as sub-surface fishing with nymphs and streamers. The section from Big Timber to Billings, where this property is located, is the least heavily used. In this portion of the river, waders and anglers likely are alone and can take delight in the Absaroka Mountains on the skyline to the south.