Wet Dog Ranch

3551 South Highway 91, Dillon, MT


Property Description

Turnkey recreational mecca just 4 miles south of Dillon. Bisected by Beaverhead River and tributaries for approx. 1.25 miles. Borders Poindexter Slough. Numerous recent wetland enhancements; five ponds incl. 2.5 A stocked/aerated pond. Three newer nicely furnished cabins (360sf/ea); shop/stge building with apt (2,100sf). Great fishing and waterfowl hunting.

Broker Information


Property Facts


The Wet Dog Ranch is located approximately four road miles from Dillon, Montana and is accessed via paved Montana Highway 91 South and US Interstate 15 as shown on the area map in addendum section of this brochure. The property is comprised of two contiguous tracts, being 126.43 acres combined. Please reference the filed survey 1490BR and satellite overlay in the addendum section of this brochure. In addition to the on-site recreational opportunities afforded at the Wet Dog Ranch, the surrounding area provides limitless recreational choices. The property’s proximity to Dillon allows easyaccess for supplies and services and the hospitable character of Beaverhead County’s capital town.

Riparian Features

Bisected by the famed Beaverhead River and its tributaries for approximately 1.25 miles with abundant additional natural and enhanced wetlands and ponds, the property is very true to its name. The Beaverheadis well known as one of Montana’s most popular and productive native trout streams. A spring fed, developed and stocked trout pond, about 2.5 acres in size, is served by an aeration system and solar powered fish feeder and is known to be the home of large Kamloops Trout. Four other spring fed ponds, wetland developments and the combination of the river, tributaries and sloughs provide an irresistible attractant to migratory waterfowl. Whitetail deer are also abundant on the property to complete the sportsman’s menu. The property adjoins Poindexter Slough, a renowned, State owned trout fishery.


Building improvements include three newer (2006) cabins, 400+/- square feet each set in a private location on the property proximate to the Beaverhead River. The building area is accessed across the river on a recently constructed private bridge on the property. The center cabin is presently used as a kitchen, dining and living area, while the other two adjoining cabins are utilized as bedroom and living areas. Each beautifully hand crafted cabin includes a spacious covered porch to enjoy each and every Montana moment. The offering includes the cabin furnishings, with certain exceptions. A multi -purpose building , 2,100sf, also constructed in 2006, is used for equipment storage, shop and has a one bedroom apartment.

Hunting & Wildlife

This area is a prominent location for some of the best recreational opportunities available to the outdoor enthusiasts. World class trout fishing is just seconds from your back door on the Beaverhead River. In addition. the Big Hole, Jefferson and Ruby Rivers are within a 40 minute drive. But don’t stop there, you can hunt a multitude of both upland game birds and waterfowl in the immediate area. It is not uncommon to see antelope and deer grazing on the property or Canadian Geese passing overhead. If you prefer to do your shooting with a camera, you can view mule & whitetail deer, elk, antelope, moose, bear, mountain lion and upland game birds all within a short hike.


The Wet Dog Ranch stands at approximately 5,096 feet in elevation. The closest town, Dillon maintains a moderate climate with annual average precipitation of 10 inches per year although recent years have brought a decline of precipitation to Southwest Montana in general. The nearby Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest which is home to numerous mountain ranges, creeks and spotted with mountain lakes, gives access to literally thousands of acres of public lands for all types of recreational enjoyment including hiking, hunting, fishing, cross -country & downhill skiing, camping, backpacking, four wheeling and more! Located approximately 30 miles from the property is Clark Canyon Reservoir which expands the recreational activities to boating, jet skiing & water skiing.


2013 taxes were $2034


Please contact Chance Bernall, Broker to schedule a showing. This is an exclusive listing with Beaverhead Home & Ranch Real Estate. An associate must be present at all showings. Please call Chance Bernall at (406) 925-1988.

Broker's Comments

The Wet Dog Ranch offers an abundance of natural and enhanced recreational resources on a modest sized land parcel. The present owners have done an excellent job of adapting and developing these resources to achieve a virtual recreational wonderland. Everywhere you look on this property, there is something fun to do!! The modest building improvements provide tasteful comfort and functionality. This offering allows turnkey enjoyment within reasonable distance of Dillon, one of SW Montana’s most popular destination locations.

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