The property is located 26 miles Southeast of Townsend, off a county road. The property butts up against the Helena National Forest, so you can walk or horseback right into Forest Service land. It is 80 miles Northwest of Bozeman, and 50 miles Southeast of Helena, Montana’s State Capitol. All in Broadwater County.
Townsend is the County Seat of Broadwater County. Canyon Ferry Lake is a fishing, boating & water skiing Mecca, and is just 2 miles North of Townsend. The lake is about 36 miles long and holds 2,050,900± acre feet of water storage. There are many access areas located all around the lake.
The Helena Regional Airport is 43 miles away and is served by Alaska, Delta, & United Airlines.
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport at Gallatin Field just East of Belgrade is approximately 73 miles away, and is currently served by Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, and United Airlines. There are also 2 full service Fixed Base Operators: Arlin's Aircraft Service Inc. and Yellowstone Jet Center; as well as private charter services, including Summit Aviation, Sunbird Aviation Inc., Montana Aircraft Inc., Central Copters, and Rocky Mountain Rotors.
Visit AIR NAV for more information on Public or Private airports.
The road goes from a gravel county road to a dirt USFS Road that can be impassable during the mud & snow months.
The property consists of 320± deeded acres of mature timber and grassy parks, with 172± acres of grazing and 148± acres of timber. Most of the sagebrush has been burned, which really improved the grass.Watch the following video of Elk Meadows: **Refresh page to watch again**
The seller or his son is willing to lease back the grazing rights.
Elk calve & graze on the property, plus there are Moose, Bear, a few Mule Deer and Antelope. Excellent Archery & Rifle hunting. The seller owns 2,068± acres that adjoin this piece, as well as other land which is available to hunt via the Block Management program in Area #109 (see Map & Info on the MAPS page). It is all in Hunting District #391.
Ranges from 5,800 to 6,000 feet above sea level.
Mean length of freeze-free season is 90-100 days; Average date of first freeze is September 2-7; Average date of last freeze is May 30-June 4.**
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Mean Miaxmum Temperature (ºF) **
Mean annual precipitation is 14"-16". **
Mean Annual Snowfall is 50" - 100". **
There is a small, one-room hunting cabin measuring 12'x18' (216 sq. ft.) with a wood stove; and a storage shed measuring 12'x14' (168 sq. ft.). The land is perimeter fenced on the East, West and North sides, but not on the South side. However, the seller would split the cost 50/50 if the buyer wants it fenced.
Currently, there is no power, no phone, no well & no sewer on the property. These services are the responsibility of the buyer.
An alternative source of energy that a buyer could install is “off the grid” solar power. Visit INDEPENDENT POWER SYSTEMS for more information.
The North Fork of Spring Creek crosses the property, and runs into Sixteen Mile Creek. There is also a pond that supports Brook Trout. Canyon Ferry Lake is just about a half hour’s drive North of the property and has a good Walleye population.
All mineral rights owned by the seller and appurtenant to the property will convey to buyer at closing.
The land would make a good Conservation Easement to protect wildlife and prevent subdivision; plus, give the owner a substantial tax deduction off his ordinary income.
Public schools in Broadwater County are provided by the Townsend K-12 Schools. In 2015-2016, the Cecelia Hazelton School (PK-6) had 346 students; Townsend 7-8 had 105 students; and the Broadwater High School had 203 students. Home of the “Bulldogs”.
All information is from sources deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed by Don Vaniman, Ranch Broker, Seller, or Agent. Offering is subject to error, omissions, prior sale, change or withdrawal without notice, and approval of the purchase by Owner. I urge independent verification of each and every item submitted, to the satisfaction of any prospective Purchaser.
** Information is collected from the MSU Extension Service, MAPS Atlas Program, 1994.