45792 US Highway 2, Dodson, Montana, 59524




* Sold


MLS: 25008-04820

5,251 Acres

5 beds

3.0 baths

What You Should Know

  • Milk River Frontage

  • Working Cattle Ranch

  • Irrigated Acres

  • Montana Trophy Whitetail Deer

  • Hunting & Fishing Property

  • Large Shop & Quonset

  • 2 Large Historic Barns

  • Beautiful Country Home

Why You'll Love It


If you’re searching for a ranch with a basis that includes great hunting and fishing, and production-oriented cattle revenue and is ideally located, then consider the Milk River Valley Ranch.  Ideally located along Highway 2, this 5,251± acres ranch consists of two grazing units that can be sold as a whole or split into the east and west unit. The ranch flood irrigates a total of 1,130± acres that can provide a nice return as a lease or provide much needed irrigated ground for crop production. An additional source of revenue from the ranch is provided by the ability to carry approximately 350-400± cattle pairs year-round. 




East Unit:

The east unit of this Montana ranch consists of 2,025± deeded acres of which 1,090± are irrigated by 3.8± miles of the North Dodson Canal and 640± State Lease. The eastern unit offers nearly 5.5 miles of Milk River frontage along with extensive wetland areas and ponds. Heavily forested by mature cottonwood trees, moose, white-tailed deer, upland birds, waterfowl and turkey all reside in the abundant habitat afforded by these lush riparian areas. An outdoors, recreational paradise, yet still very close to town with fishing access in your backyard that includes Walleye, Northern Pike and Catfish.


The ranch boasts a beautiful 2 story, 5 bedroom, 3 bath home with an oversized single garage built new in 2014, with metal siding and roof and an additional older but partially remodeled home for hired help or additional family. A large shop and Quonset with concrete floors, machinery storage, 2 large historic hip roof barns, livestock scale, a good set of working corrals, and numerous other outbuildings. 



West Unit:

The west unit consists of 2,586± deeded acres, of which 259± acres are irrigated by the Dodson Pump Canal. The western unit of the ranch boasts nearly 9.5 miles of Dodson Creek running the length of the unit; water pockets in the creek typically hold water year-round. There is a large dam on the north end of the property and another on the south, with a well located halfway up the Dodson creek service by a new solar pump.  A 400 gallon per minute well is located on the south end of the property on the edge of the irrigated acreage that has not been utilized.  The west unit is allotted 259+/- acres of ditch rights associated with the North Dodson Irrigation System and typically gets 2 or 3 irrigations per year. The irrigated acres on the west unit have been utilized for grazing purposes.


The improvements on the west unit consists of two mobile homes, calving shed, hip roof barn, shop, equipment shed, and a modest set of working corrals and 4 large pens that could possibly be converted and utilized as a feedlot.   All water to improvements come from Dodson city water system.    


This working cattle ranch offers a variety of investment opportunities for prospective buyers. The ranch is fully operational and has a strong history of cattle production, making it an attractive investment for ranchers looking to expand their operations in Montana's cattle country. Additionally, the ranch can provide a nice return as a lease or provide much needed irrigated ground for crop production. The property's natural beauty and location also make it an attractive investment for those looking for a private retreat or a location for hunting in Montana.


**All water and mineral rights owned will be conveyed at closing to the new owner. The ranch also includes a conservation easement, which ensures that the natural beauty and ecological integrity of the land are preserved for generations to come.** 


For more information contact Shane Anderson with United Country

Northwest Realty & Auction in Malta Montana at 406-654-4200 or email


Where You'll Find It

  • Street Address: 45792 US Highway 2
  • City: Dodson
  • State: Montana
  • County: Phillips

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Shane Anderson

Sales Associate