Located 20 miles north of Big Timber, this primarily deeded 9,000 acre ranch features stunning views of the Crazy and Absaroka mountains, a 350 acre private lake, and over 6.5 miles of Sweetgrass Creek, one of the areas major trout fisheries. A well-balanced 300 animal unit operating ranch with 292 acres currently being irrigated, an extensive riparian corridor and strong upland pastures, the Crazy Waters Ranch offers a synergistic blend of recreation and production. Wildlife on the ranch covers a broad spectrum and includes whitetail and mule deer, sharptail and sage grouse, pheasant, Hungarian partridge, antelope, turkey, sandhill cranes and raptors not to mention the extensive waterfowl populations that grace the lake, ponds and streams. A distinctive log home and multiple houses for guests, family and staff, as well as comprehensive livestock and ranch buildings, complete the picture. In summary, Crazy Waters is an honest operating ranch with dramatically beautiful views in a terrific community with one of the most complete set of recreational amenities we have ever seen on one contiguous private property all just over an hour from Bozeman.
LAND Ad Copy - Located just north of Big Timber, the 9,000 acre Crazy Waters Ranch is arguably the most complete recreational ranch in the northern Rockies. It offers over 6.5 miles of private trout fishing on one of the areas most sought-after streams, Sweetgrass Creek. The upland bird hunting for sharptail grouse, Hungarian partridge and pheasants is outstanding in the private game preserve with its extended season. Waterfowl abounds in the ranchs lakes, including one lake over 350 acres. Whitetail, mule deer and antelope can also be hunted throughout the ranch.
Crazy Waters is blessed with stunning views of the Crazy and Absaroka mountains to the west and south. To complete the picture, this is an honest operating ranch that will comfortably support 300 animal units on its 292 acres of meadows currently under irrigation, thousands of acres of strong upland pastures, and miles of riparian corridor. This offers an excellent balance of winter forage, summer grazing and protection from the elements. The livestock facilities are first class in every way.
To top it off, the ranch boasts a distinctive log home that is of exceptional quality in a commanding location. In addition there are a number of very comfortable homes that offer accommodations for the ranch manager, staff, and guests.
80 miles and 65 minutes from Bozeman; 25 minutes from private jet-capable strip in Big Timber; 3,000 ft. grass strip with tie downs on ranch for smaller planes
8,330 deeded acres, 640 Montana State Lease acres and 240 BLM acres in one private block
365 acre private lake with a variety of recreational opportunities
Over 6.5 miles of trout fishing on Sweet Grass Creek
Distinctive log home with stunning views of the Crazy and Absaroka mountains
Four additional employee or guest homes
Wildlife on the ranch includes extensive waterfowl populations, whitetail and mule deer, sharptail and sage grouse, pheasant, Hungarian partridge, antelope, turkey, sandhill cranes and raptors
1,920 acre shooting preserve approved and stocked for extended bird-hunting season
A well-balanced 300 animal unit operating ranch with 292 acres currently being irrigated, an extensive riparian corridor and strong upland pastures
Improved and enhanced agricultural operations with new water lines and tanks recently added
Comprehensive livestock and ranch support buildings
A large portion of the property is currently protected under conservation easement with Wetlands America, an affiliate of Ducks Unlimited
Five approved homes/homesites inside conservation easement with Ducks Unlimited
Additional 300 acres remaining outside of the conservation easement
Surrounded by large and traditional neighbors and extremely private
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