Big Spring Creek

May 30 Lewistown, MT 467± Deeded Acres

Executive Summary

Big Spring Creek is one of the largest freshwater springs in the world, the source of Lewistown's water supply and its year-round, highly productive trout stream. The 467± acre ranch provides private, end of the road access to some of the best fishing Big Spring Creek has to offer.

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Sealed Bid Auction:
Bids Accepted Until Thursday, May 30th at 10:00am MT

Inspection Dates and Location:
Meet a Hall and Hall Auction representative on the property.
Thursdays, May 2nd and May 16th: 1:00pm - 3:00pm MT

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Deep in the center of Montana lies the refreshingly authentic community of Lewistown. Intersected by a beautiful, spring-fed stream, encircled by gentle island mountain ranges and surrounded by Montana's natural beauty, Lewistown is a premier destination for fishing, hunting, hiking and biking. Showcasing the heart of a Western lifestyle, Lewistown is the perfect place to find your center.

Lewistown, MT is home to the Big Springs Trout Hatchery, the largest coldwater production hatchery in Montana. Capable of producing up to two million fish annually weighing 160,000 pounds, these fish are planted in about 100 different waters throughout the state. Read more here.


Lewistown experiences a relatively dry humid continental climate with long, dry and usually cold winters and short, warm, wetter summers. Winter weather can either be severe due to the movement of cold polar air from Canada, or occasionally very mild or even warm due to gusty chinook winds. Temperatures do not consistently stay above freezing until June: the average window for freezing temperatures is from September 13 to May 30 – allowing a "growing season" of 105 days . The hottest temperature at Lewistown has been 105 °F , which has occurred twice during 1900 on June 21 and July 1931, and the coldest −46 °F on 28 January 1929. The hottest minimum has been 71 °F on July 17 of 1925, and the coldest maximum −28 °F or on 29 January 1916; the coldest month was January 1950 which averaged −1.8 °F.

During the summer, days are very warm, but nights remain cool and rare freezes have occurred. Most precipitation is from spring thunderstorms: the wettest calendar year since 1896 having been 1953 with 28.61 inches and the driest 1984 with 11.21 inches. Despite the dry conditions, winter snowfall is substantial at a mean of 64.6 inches and a median of 52.5 inches; however the frequent chinooks keep mean snow cover down to 5 inches even in January, with the median even lower at 3 inches.

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Acreage (Deeded & Leased)

120± Acres of Tillable Land

330± Acres of Ranchland

Deeded Acres: 467±

Total Acres: 467±

Additional Information

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Mineral Rights

50% of the Seller's mineral interest will convey with the property.

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Fishery Resources

Rare opportunity to own 1 mile, both sides, of the Big Spring Creek.

Big Spring Creek is a rare body of water. The origin which is about 20 miles away is a constant flow spring, ideal for natural fish reproduction. Fly-fishing enthusiasts travel to Lewistown from across the nation to fish the Big Spring Creek. Read more here.

Fishing the Big Spring Creek by Todd Moen

Wildlife Resources

The habitat in the area is ideal for mule deer, whitetail deer, pheasants, sharptails, hens, and occasional elk, bear, and turkey. The meadows, brush and scattered timber provide good cover for an for an abundance of wildlife.

Broker Participation

Broker participation is available. Contact our office for participation guideline.


Summary of Terms:

• A 6% buyer's premium will be added to the final bid price(s) to determine the total contract price(s).

• A 10% earnest money deposit of the total contract price will be due immediately from the successful bidder.

• The property is being sold "AS IS, WHERE IS" and without any contingencies including financing.

• Closing will be set 30 days from the auction date or as soon thereafter as closing documents are available.

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