The Camas Creek Fishing Retreat is located approximately 19 miles northwest of White Sulphur Springs and 1.5 miles north of Ft. Logan on Camas Creek by way of Montana Highway 360, also known as Fort Logan Road.
168.8 +/- acres.
There are all kinds of recreational opportunities available in the area including fishing and hunting on the property and as well hiking, boating, close by and snowmobiling and skiing in the winter.
There is close to a third of a mile of Camas Creek, which flows north though the property to its junction with the world famous Smith River approximately two miles away. There is a good population of primarily brook trout with some rainbow trout and the occasional brown. This section of the creek was improved and enhanced by Buddy Drake, a stream improvement specialist of some note and his skill is reflected in the typical oxbow configuration of the creek with riffles and pools as it flows through the center of the property. There is also a 3/4 acre spring-fed pond, which has been previously stocked with rainbow trout, providing the angler with several fishing options. There are a number of other options for the dedicated fisherman including the internationally known “Blue Ribbon” Smith River, “Keep Cool”, “Doggett” and “Newlan Reservoirs” within a 10 mile radius.
There are several hunting options in the fall, including trophy deer hunting and upland birds in the Smith River drainage, and trophy elk hunting in the nearby mountains.
This gated property is accessed to within 1.5 miles by Montana Highway 360, which goes between Great Falls and White Sulphur Springs. The final stretch is a gravel and dirt road, which is accessed by an easement through the adjoining ranch. The property is surrounded by large ranches; thus, insuring maximum privacy.
The closest town is White Sulphur Springs, which is located 19 miles southeast of the property. There are major airports in Helena, Great Falls and Bozeman.
The land is primarily creek bottom bordered by gentle hillsides. There is some timber, but the property is primarily open with views of the Big Belt mountains to the south. At the north end of the property, the creek flows into a rocky and timbered canyon for its final descent to the Smith River.
The topography is gentle with several ideal homesites either along the creek or on the hillsides overlooking the creek.
The creek bottom is ideal for cattle with perimeter fencing. If one were to graze animals, I would recommend fencing along the creek to preserve the current improvements, which have substantially enhanced the fishing.
There is currently an old cabin that is not habitable and should be demolished. There is also a metal storage building on the property. A prospective Buyer would have to dig a new well and septic on the homesite of his choice.
The property has barbed wire fencing around the perimeter.
The old well has been abandoned so the Buyer could locate a new well in any of several ideal home sites.
As previously mentioned, there is a good population of mule deer, some of extraordinary size, along with the occasional bear, moose, and, in the winter, herds of elk that reside in the ridges overlooking the Smith River.
There is some timber on the hillsides above the creek, but the property is mainly open.
There are some deeded water rights that will transfer with the sale, the extent of which are being researched.
There are no mineral rights to be transferred.
There is a permanent recorded easement on a road through the adjoining ranch for access. A copy of which can be reviewed during due diligence.
There is enhanced telephone service as well as electricity to the property.
The taxes listed by the Meagher County Assessor’s Office for 2011 are $331.82.
Please call the listing agent, Jay Bentley, Broker with Prudential Montana Real Estate for showings on his cell at (406) 570-5142 or via email at email@example.com
The Camas Creek Fishing Retreat a special property for fishermen seeking their own private fishing on a classic mountain creek that was professionally improved and enhanced by Buddy Drake, a well-known and sought after fisheries specialist who has carried out a number of similar projects in southwestern Montana. As I mentioned before there is a good population of brook trout as well as some rainbows and browns. In addition to the creek, there is ¾ acre pond that has been previously stocked with rainbows and which certainly could be stocked again if needed. In addition to the fishing on the property, there is great fishing to be had in the Smith River as well as several nearby reservoirs.
Of course there are all of the other activities that one can pursue in all seasons of outdoor Montana including hunting, hiking, trail riding, snowmobiling and even skiing at Showdown Montana Ski Area located near Niehart, approximately 40 minutes northeast of Fort Logan.
Surrounded by large tracts of private land, the property is protected on all sides from the casual trespasser and; thus, assures privacy to the Buyer. This property presents a rare opportunity for the right person to own his own private fishery at a relatively modest price in a beautiful part of the last best place... Montana.
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