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Jefferson River Real Estate
Properties for Sale on the Jefferson
Ranches, Recreational Properties, and Vacant Land for Sale

Seeking conservation buyers to protect the Jefferson from foolish development.
Please consider placing a conservation easment on any property you buy along the Jefferson River.
See also the: Builder's Guide: Commonsense Do's and Don'ts for Building along the Jefferson River.

Properties for sale are listed in descending order down the river.


Hells Canyon Road Parcels
      The Hells Canyon Ranch originally consisted of approximately 764 deeded acres in one block that stretched from the Jefferson River to the rugged upland foothills of the Highland Mountains. However, it was subdivided into multiple tracts, most of which have already sold. The Hells Canyon Ranch is bordered by BLM land on its north and west sides.

      Several of the parcels feature a little bit of Jefferson River frontage, backed by a long strip of poorly divided mountain acreage that would be difficult to access or utlize in any way. The gravel road to the properties gets flooded occassionally during high water years. These parcels are at risk of being developed with starter mansions overlooking the river.

Tract A - 43.3 acres: $279,000
      Tract A was previously sold, but is now back on the market. By placing a conservation easement on this parcel you can help prevent sprawl and fragmentation of wildlife habitat. See the complete listing at Prudential Montana

Tract B - 213.7 acres: SOLD
      Tract B was sold before it could be protected, and there is now a large house and garage on the property.

Tract C - 187 acres SOLD
      It would have been nice to see this property conserved as a buffer to the Hells Canyon Fishing Access Site. Unfortunately, the property was sold to a buyer who slashed a road and building site into the face of the hill, and dropped in a modular home that is sorely visible from every direction.

Tract D - 92.2 acres: SOLD
      Tract D was sold and the new owner has thankfully pledged to build an off-grid, low profile house that will blend in with the area and be largely invisible from the Jefferson River.

Tract E - 104 acres: SOLD
      Upland foothills with approx 1/4 mile frontage on Jefferson River. By placing a conservation easement on this parcel you can help prevent sprawl and fragmentation of wildlife habitat.

Tract F - 28.8 acres: SOLD
      This acreage features unobstructed views of Jefferson River and the Tobacco Root Mountains. The property includes about 370 feet of Jefferson River frontage and the remnants of old homestead buildings. By placing a conservation easement on this parcel you can help prevent sprawl and fragmentation of wildlife habitat.

Tract G - 94.96 acres: SOLD
      Unusual rock outcroppings and scattered juniper trees serve as natural landscaping on this 94.96 acre parcel. This mountain parcel borders BLM land with Hells Canyon Creek through the southwest corner and overlooks the Jefferson River. By placing a conservation easement on this parcel you can help prevent sprawl and fragmentation of wildlife habitat.


Out of the Ashes: 20 Acres - $350,000
      The original farm home on this twenty-acre parcel was destroyed by fire in 2012, leaving a pile of rubble. A barn from 1910 and other old outbuildings still exist on the property, but little is known about the structural soundess of the buildings or the viability of the existing well and septic.

      The property is located near the Waterloo Bridge (a.k.a. Parson's Bridge) and includes 700 feet of Jefferson River frontage. Being just upstream from a hazardous diversion dam, this property would make a nice exit point for boats coming down the Jefferson River. It would be nice to see this property donated to the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks as an access site for the Jefferson River. See the complete listing at Prudential Montana.



Jefferson Island Ranch (a.k.a "Fish Creek Ranch")
      The Jefferson Island Ranch consists of +/-1635 acres of healthy river bottom land with nearly four miles of Jefferson River frontage and over three miles of Fish Creek frontage (a trophy spring fed fishery), as well as a small spring creek and a sizeable fish pond. There is a log house and guest cabin on the property. Outbuildings include the main shop, horse barn, calving shed, and equipment storage shed. There are five wells on the ranch and two center pivots for irrigation.
      The ranch includes a mixture of mature cottonwood forests, dense escape cover for pheasants and deer, tremendous waterfowl habitat and productive irrigated ground. The diverse habitat makes forms many different "rooms" on the ranch, all unique but each comprised of the key components of quality fish and wildlife habitat; water, food and cover. A conservation easement on this property would help preserve the integrity of the wildlife habitat and scenery of this prime stretch of the Jefferson River. See the complete listing at Beartooth Capital.


Old Town Bridge - 4.37 acres: $75,000
      This property is immediately next to the Old Town Bridge, downstream from Three Forks, Montana. It is presently used as a hay field. Being within the floodplain and mosquito zone of the river, it would be inappropriate for a building site. However, it is a nice piece of property for camping and fishing. This property would make an excellent campsite for the Jefferson River Canoe Trail or a good fishing access site. See the complete listing at Prudential Montana.





Jefferson River Retreat - $495,000
      Jefferson River Retreat is a nice deer, duck, and pheasant hunting property with good trout fishing. It is also fenced for livestock. The property lays 1/4 mile North of Old Town and 1/2 mile North of Three Forks, with a 30 foot gravel drive for access to the property from Old Town Road.
      The property totals 75.45 deeded acres, with 74.57 acres east of the Jefferson River in Gallatin County, and .88 acres on the west side of the Jefferson River in Broadwater County. 15 acres, currently in grass, have been dryland farmed in the past; could be put back to hay or grain. Weeds on the property include leafy spurge, hounds tongue and thistles.
      The property has close to 1/2 mile of Jefferson River frontage, plus a tributary of the Madison River, and several sloughs, providing great wildlife (and mosquito) habitat. The property lies in Zone C of the 100-year Flood Plain. There are no buildings and no power or phone on the property. A licensed surveyor would need to be hired to determine if a potential building site is allowable in the flood plain. A conservation easement on this property would help prevent additional fragmentation of wildlife habitat and scenery along this stretch of the Jefferson River. See the complete listing at Don Vaniman, Ranch Broker.



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