Introduction: Located 15 miles from Anaconda and 11 miles from Deer Lodge, Montana, Lost Creek Ranch is situated along one of the first tributaries of the Clark Fork River. The ranch has 362 deeded acres of exceptional sporting opportunities and production. Upstream, above the ranch, Lost Creek State Park offers views of waterfalls, stunning cliffs and diverse wildlife including Rocky Mountain sheep and mountain goats. This great access to public lands provides for hiking, hunting and horseback riding adventures. The ranch is 45 minutes to Discovery Basin Ski Area and in close proximity to Butte, Helena and Missoula, all offer commercial airline services. Approximately 3/4 mile of Lost Creek traverses the ranch, offering fishing, waterfowl and upland bird hunting. There are 362 deeded acres with 213 pivot-irrigated acres and extensive sub-irrigated lands. This provides a fee base for a livestock operation and a food source for wildlife throughout the area. The modern, 4-bedroom, 2-bath home and outbuildings (from a bygone time) are the framework for an exciting recreational or production experience. It is an ideal ranch for fishermen, upland bird and waterfowl hunters as well as equestrian and outdoor enthusiasts.
Acreage: The Lost Creek Ranch encompasses 362 acres of diverse terrain. With 185 acres on the upper bench of pivot-irrigated land, the offering provides a solid production base for an agricultural operation. In addition, there is an excellent feeding area for wildlife, game birds and waterfowl. The remaining area outside of the building envelope is a diverse mix of stream corridor, wetland, sub-irrigated and dry land pasture. There are two irrigation canals that traverse the ranch, adding to the wildlife and game bird habitat.
Live Water: Lost Creek is one of the main tributaries of the Upper Clark Fork and can offer excellent big brown trout fishing. Several miles upstream the creek can experience a lack of water however, during most years there are adequate summer flows through the property due to strong springs and seeps. Lost Creek Ranch is a great candidate for habitat enhancement or stream restoration project. This stream will fish even better after a project of this scope.
Improvements: The 4-bedroom, 3-bath cedar-sided house built in 1994, is situated on a prominent northeastern facing point of the property. The location offers panoramic views of the ranch framed by the prominent mountain ranges to the south, east and west. The older, classic frame barn and log outbuildings offer a window into the area’s storied past. The 100-year-old buildings are currently used farm structures with many possibilities for revitalization.
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