Clyde Park, Montana - 28 Acres - $729,000
Cottonwood Creek is located in the heart of the Shields River Valley. Residents and visitors enjoy views of the Crazy Mountains to the east, the Bridger Mountains to the west and the Absaroka Range to the south. Basic services can be found less than five minutes away in the small farming town of Clyde Park. Downhill and cross-country skiing are available 17 miles away at Bridger Bowl and Bohart Ranch. Shopping, fine dining, music and cultural activities can be found 18 miles away in Livingston or 30 miles in Bozeman, Montana.
Boasting ¼ mile of Cottonwood Creek frontage on both sides, this 28-acre farmstead is ideally suited for anglers, outdoorsmen, horse enthusiasts or anyone looking for a quiet home site or retreat. Approximately 70% of this parcel is mature timber, brush and riparian habitat while the remaining acreage is native grass and sage pasture. There are several opportune building sites located on the property and no covenants or special restrictions.
Cottonwood Creek has several springs in and along the stream bed and offers fishing for small trout. The creek enters the Shields River about 1/8 of a mile downstream from the property. The Shields is lightly fished and can provide surprisingly good angling for small to trophy-sized rainbow and brown trout. This part of southwest Montana is home to some of the world’s greatest trout fisheries, including the Yellowstone, Madison, Gallatin, Jefferson, Smith and Missouri Rivers.
Skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing are popular winter recreational activities. Bridger Bowl, one of the nation’s best community downhill ski areas, is within 17 miles of the property. In summertime, there are numerous lakes, streams and rivers in the area where one can enjoy boating, fishing, swimming and relaxing. Exploring the wilderness and mountains in the area on horseback or on foot will provide days of fun and adventure every year.
Drive almost any direction from the property and upland bird hunters will find opportunities to chase pheasants, Hungarian partridge, sharp-tailed grouse, as well as blue and ruffed grouse in the surrounding mountains. Elk, deer, black bear, and mountain lion can all be found and hunted in the nearby mountains and forest. Moose, Bighorn sheep and Rocky Mountain goat are also found nearby, however require a specific tag from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks to hunt. Parcel options are available.
*Owner is a licensed Montana real estate agent.