Where the rolling plains of Central Montana meet the jagged peaks of the Rocky Mountain Front, the fertile soils produce hay or grain crops and support grazing cattle. These 224.12 country acres combine scenic coulees with irrigated hay ground for the ideal balanced rural lifestyle. Two center pivots irrigate 104 acres to produce hay. An additional 5 acres have the potential to be flood irrigated. County gravel roads take you home to this ranch with 2 duck ponds, natural springs throughout, and a creek that flows year-round. Enjoy fishing the creek for browns and rainbow trout or watch the 2-resident mating bald eagles continue to thrive as they have for the last 25 years they’ve lived here. The property is situated within the Greenfield Irrigation District. Water is released from Pishkun Reservoir where it enters the Sun River Slope Canal and is distributed to approximately 83,230 acres in the Greenfields Division to irrigate various croplands, lawns, pastures, etc. The Greenfields Irrigation District was established in 1926 to operate and maintain irrigation canals in the Greenfields division of the Sun River Project. Overlooking the contouring valley, the 3,986 square-foot home provides incredible visuals of the irrigation creek winding and flowing. The home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and features a detached shop/garage. Cross-fencing and various outbuildings are set up to run cattle should that be your niche. Need a part or dinner out? Great Falls, Montana is a short drive of 28 miles. On your way, you pass through Vaughn, Montana which is 15.5 miles. Great Falls provides an international airport making it convenient to travel. The temperate climate of this area makes it prime for agriculture. With mild winters and hot summers, growing seasons can be lucrative. On average, the area receives 12 inches of rain annually and precipitation is evenly distributed throughout the year. The climate is pleasant and an ideal place to reside year-round. When the chores are complete and it’s time for an adventure, Freezeout Lake can provide breathtaking migrations of snow geese and tundra swans. The Rocky Mountain Front is a diverse ecosystem and there are numerous scenic sights to behold, hikes to travel, or streams or rivers to fish. Camp out under the Montana Big Sky and take in stars like you’ve never seen them before! Opportunities abound on this Fort Shaw farm!
Listing Agent: Trampus Corder
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