Located one mile upstream from the trout fishing haven of Craig, Montana, the Missouri River Fishing Cabin is in the western-central part of the state and lies seven miles downstream from the Holter Dam. The cabin is situated approximately 45 miles from Great Falls and Helena, offering daily commercial air service, first-class medical care, shopping, fine dining and many cultural activities. With approximately 138 acres, the property enjoys over 1/8 mile of the Missouri River and 1/4 mile of Dog Creek providing exceptional tailwater trout fishing. Missouri River Fishing Cabin features a comfortable 1-bedroom, 1-bath cabin with stunning mountain views. An incoming owner will enjoy limitless outdoor recreation with upland bird and waterfowl hunting opportunities onsite. This sporting cabin is ideal for hunters and anglers, and it is prolific with ducks, geese, pheasant, Hungarian partridge and Whitetail deer, all in close proximity to two of Montana’s larger cities.
The property consists of 138 acres overlooking the Missouri River. The expansive acreage, primarily agricultural land, is situated to capture the awe-inspiring mountain views and is an ideal habitat for pheasants, Hungarian partridges, ducks and geese. The ranch is ready for immediate enjoyment by the incoming owner.
The Missouri River Cabin is a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom farm-style house. It has been recently remodeled and boasts a modern kitchen with new appliances, washer/dryer, woodstove and fly tying area. The living room can offer additional sleeping space. French doors open onto a porch and large picture windows lend unobstructed views of the river. Its charm and atmosphere should be experienced to be appreciated.
A new owner will enjoy access to over an 1/8 mile of one of the best trout fisheries in the world. Arguably the best fly fishing in Montana is found on this stretch of the Missouri River downstream from Holter Dam. This part of the river is a “tailwater” fishery that fishes like a giant spring creek. It is famed for the numbers and size of trout and its prolific hatches. The Missouri is a 12-month fishery. Anglers will find baetis and caddis in the spring, PMD’s, tricos and grasshoppers in the summer, blue-winged olives and streamers in the fall, winter midges, and there is consistent nymphing throughout the year.
The Missouri River Fishing Cabin straddles Dog Creek, which originates on Coburn Mountain, a few miles northwest. The creek crosses the northern part of the property where it joins the Missouri. Dog Creek is a small fishery with a developed pond and several smaller beaver ponds. The creek offers spawning habitat for the river and an intimate, small private fishery.
Prickly Pear Creek is a rich fishery, which flows through Wolf Creek, south of the property, and is quiet refuge often holding 18” brown trout in a stream not more than 10 feet wide. Additionally, a short drive from the “cabin” an angler will enjoy the North Fork of the Blackfoot, where Bull trout are often witnessed, or the Sleuce Boxes, which is east of Great Falls. Finally, the renowned scenic Smith River is 40 minutes from the property.
The Missouri River Cabin offers exceptional hunting for ducks and geese with opportunities for pheasants, Hungarian partridge and whitetail deer.
Drive almost any direction from the property and upland bird hunters will find opportunities to chase pheasant, Hungarian partridge, Sharptail grouse, as well as Blue and Ruffed grouse in the area mountains. The well-known Montana bird areas of Choteau and Fairfield are less than one hour to the north, and Lewistown is an easy drive to the East.
Elk, deer, black bear, moose, Bighorn sheep, Rocky Mountain goat and mountain lion can all be found in nearby mountains and forests. These game animals require a specific tag from Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks to harvest. The Bob Marshall Wilderness and the Rocky Mountain Front are particularly solid places in the nation to find protected animals such as Grizzly bears, lynx, wolverines and wolves. This is truly a wild area with an incredibly diverse list of wildlife.
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