Parsons Slough Ranch is a turn-key, picturesque property astride the famed Jefferson River and bisected by Parsons Slough. This hideaway consists of 130+/- acres waiting for you to explore and make your own! Of those 130+/- acres, 90+/- acres are flood-irrigated. Approximately one-half mile of the Jefferson River and Parsons Slough flow this gorgeous property. This location is the home for a healthy population of whitetail deer, waterfowl, turkeys, sandhill cranes, and formerly enrolled as a shooting preserve for pheasants. Enjoy the local wildlife and outstanding views of the Tobacco Root Mountains that feel close enough to touch!
*Seller must close after February 1, 2021.*
Parsons Slough Ranch is conveniently located between Whitehall, Montana and Twin Bridges, Montana. A 15 minute drive will find you in Whitehall, Montana and along Interstate 90. Approximately 20 miles to the south of Waterloo is where the small town of Twin Bridges, Montana sits. Basic services can be found in both Whitehall and in Twin Bridges. In addition, this gorgeous property is only within 20-60 miles of three major airports, four colleges, five ski resorts, seven major rivers, mountain lakes for recreating, four lakes for boating, and three hot springs.
Whitehall, being just 15 minutes away, has a population of approximately 1,038 according to the 2010 census. This town began as a rail depot created by the Northern Pacific and Montana Railroad in 1889. It is nestled in the Jefferson Valley, which is shadowed by the Tobacco Root and Highland Mountain ranges and sits in the heart of the Deerlodge National Forest. Whitehall boasts a great K-12 school system as well as a medical clinic and dentist office. Broader services can be found in either Butte, Montana or Bozeman, Montana, both between 20 and 60 minutes away.
Trails nearby used by early settlers and freight companies helped to establish the community of Twin Bridges. Twin Bridges is a charismatic community located in the beautiful and scenic southwest Montana with around 448 people. Aside from agriculture, Twin Bridges serves as a tourist destination for many fishermen. Twin Bridges also boasts a great K-12 school system, as well as a small medical clinic and dentist office.
No listing of its size on the market today boasts the diversity and quality blend of whitetail deer, waterfowl, and fishing as the Parsons Slough Ranch. The property was formerly a shooting preserve for pheasants with established birds available in huntable populations. Located in the central flyway, the open water of the river and area sloughs combined with adjacent croplands make this a waterfowler’s paradise. Whitetail deer in the 150’’ range are attainable. Fishing for Brown and Rainbow Trout will keep you busy for days on the property or in one of the area’s other blue ribbon streams. This is truly a sportsmans paradise with unlimited potential to be enhanced via flood plots and aquatic enhancement.
The topography of the property is mostly level over the 130+/- acres. It appears that approximately 90 acres are flood irrigated on the property currently. Similar area flood irrigated hay crops are in the 1.5 ton-per-acre range. The slough and this section of the river typically sustain colder temperatures prior to freezing allowing stock water and waterfowl habitat later in the year.
Currently, the property is a blank canvas unencumbered with buildings; however a permitted septic system exists on the northern end of the property. The presence of this permit will eliminate a host of costs and time when it comes to building your dream home.
The property is not currently encumbered by any conservation easement.