The Spring Creeks on the Madison is situated within the Lower Madison River valley, near the community of Three Forks, Montana. A stunning backdrop surrounds the ranch with the Spanish Peaks to the south, Tobacco Roots to the west and Bridger Mountains to the northeast. This 112-acre ranch offers exceptional fly fishing on three unique fisheries. This includes over a ½ mile of the Madison River, over a ½ mile of the restored Darlington Ditch Creek and just under a ½ mile of the enhanced Rey Creek. Sporting enthusiasts will enjoy the spring-fed ponds; the largest is stocked with native trout that attracts abundant waterfowl. In addition to the waterfowl hunting, there is tremendous deer and upland bird hunting on the ranch. The ranch is within 30 minutes of Bozeman and commercial air service at the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport providing convenient access. With exceptional hunting and fishing, this Montana ranch for sale is a unique offering.
Acreage: The ranch encompasses a total of 112 acres of pasture and river frontage enhanced by the meandering of two spring creeks and spring-fed ponds. The property is nestled away from the county road on the eastern boundary, which allows for excellent privacy, while surrounded by the Madison River on the western side. With excellent water features and native habitat, the property offers a unique combination of all-season activities.
Live Water: The ranch has over a ½ mile of the Madison River frontage, a ½ mile of the restored Darlington Ditch Creek and just under a ½ mile of the enhanced Rey Creek. Only a handful of locals and a few outsiders know the secret that Darlington Ditch Creek is home to gigantic trout. The creek enjoys an exceptional trout habitat and genetics that anglers dream about, despite the size of the fishery. Dry fly fishermen can expect baetis, PMDs, tricos, caddis and midge hatches. Grasshopper and beetle fishing in the summer can be amazing. When taking a break from dry flies, anglers will have luck with small nymphs like a pheasant tail, midge larva, and scuds. Try to swing a bugger or zonker through deeper holes and undercut banks.
Improvements: The apartment, built by a local craftsman builder, is a 1½ story building and three-car garage with utility and storage rooms. The one-bedroom, one-bath living area and apartment is on the second floor The building appears as a 1920s barn from the county road and is finished to match the era. Painted lap siding and rustic wood floors and trim enhance the living area. Additionally, there are two small primitive buildings that offer additional storage.
- 112 acres, ideal for a horse or cattle operation
- Over ½ mile of restored Darlington Ditch Creek
- Over ½ mile of Madison River frontage
- Nearly a ½ mile of enhanced Rey Creek
- Modern 3-car garage with 1-BR apartment
- 15 minutes to Three Forks and 40 minutes to Bozeman
- Views of the Spanish Peaks
- Nearby Bridger Bowl, Big Sky and Moonlight Basin
- Upland bird, waterfowl and deer hunting
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