DENT BRIDGE ROAD ACREAGE & BUILDING SITE, Great Falls, Montana
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LOCATION: The Dent Bridge Road Acreage & Building site is located within thirteen miles northeast of Great Falls, Montana. Only minutes from Great Falls and accessed via paved Highway #87, north to Fort Benton for eight miles and exiting north onto the Dent Bridge Road with the last 4½ miles an all season gravel county road.
LOCALE:Great falls is Montana’s third largest city, located on the Missouri River among the five falls that were both a magnificent spectacle and formidable barrier to early river travel. This area held great significance for the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The explorers were forced to spend nearly a month portaging around the falls in June 1805. Great Falls is home to the LEWIS AND CLARK INTERPRETIVE CENTER.
In 1882, Paris Gibson, a Minneapolis city planner and engineer, recognized the potential in the area’s abundant resources and central location, and with the backing of railroad magnate James J. Hill, became the city’s first developer. Eight years later, the first of five dams to harness the mighty Missouri were completed. Gibson’s legacy was a carefully planned city incorporating 56 parks – a heritage of beauty that makes Great Falls unique today.
Great Falls has a metro area population of approximately 80,000 and enjoys a moderate climate with clean, pure air, low humidity and long days of sunshine. “Chinook” winds make most winter days warmer and more pleasant. Great Falls is where the mountains meet the plains and straddles the mighty Missouri River and the smaller Sun River in the heart of some of Montana’s best farm and ranch land. Great Falls is home to an International Airport. Go to GREAT FALLS for more information about Great Falls and surrounding area.
Great Falls is situated in Central Montana between Glacier and Yellowstone Nation Parks. Glacier National Park is a short 170 miles from Great Falls to Saint Mary’s Lake, the east entrance of the Going-To-The-Sun-Road. Glacier is a land of mountain ranges carved by prehistoric ice rivers and features alpine meadows, deep forests, waterfalls and numerous glistening glaciers. The vistas seen from Going-To-The-Sun-Road are breathtaking, a photographers paradise. Go to GLACIER NATIONAL PARK for more information
Central Montana is the real west that famed cowboy artist Charlie Russell loved to paint. The legendary Western Artist, Charlie Russell learned the ways of the cowboy and mountain man here in Central Montana, and the landscape and drama that unfolded here as they settled the west inspired many of his most famous paintings. For more information on Charlie Russell go to C.M.RUSSELL MUSEUM.
Enjoy the wide-open and uncrowded space of Central Montana, offering outstanding year around recreational opportunities out your front door.
Great Falls is the medical hub for Central Montana, serving over fifteen counties and more than 225,000 residents. Benefis Health System brings the largest hospital to Montana and the largest non-governmental employer in the greater Great Falls area, with 2,300+ employees. Go to BENEFIS HEALTH SYSTEM for more information.
Agriculture and defense form the backbone of the industrial base, which supports Great Falls. As a trade center, Great Falls markets more of Montana’s grain and livestock production than any other city.
ACREAGE: The Dent Bridge Road Acreage & Building Site comprises 120 total acres with 40 acres private deeded acreage, plus 80 acres State of Montana Lease. This acreage is all on the west side of Dent Bridge Road which has power and phone located on this west side. This acreage is all adjoining. Scenic mountain vistas of the Highwood and Little Belt Mountains are offered from this acreage.
The majority of this land was formally cultivated acreage that was bid into the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in 2005. These CRP contracts expire on September 30, 2020. The enrolled CRP acreage on the Deeded Acreage is 38.20 acres and the CRP enrolled on the State of Montana Lease is 57 acres.
The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is a land conservation program administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA). In exchange for a yearly rental payment, farmers enrolled in the program agree to remove environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and plant species that will improve environmental health and quality. Contracts for land enrolled in CRP are 10-15 years in length. The long-term goal of the program is to re-establish valuable land cover to help improve water quality, prevent soil erosion, and reduce loss of wildlife habitat. Signedinto law by President Ronald Reagan in 1985, CRP is the largest private-lands conservation program in the United States. Thanks to voluntary participation by farmers and land owners, CRP has improved water quality, reduced soil erosion, and increased habitat for endangered and threatened species. For success stories, click here.
The CRP acreage was seeded to and established to a very good stand of Western wheatgrass, Blue bunch wheatgrass, Slender wheatgrass, Green needle grass and Lewis flax. This acreage will provide excellent forage for grazing horses or cattle after the contracts expire next year in September, 2020.
The native grass acreage found on this acreage totaling 24.70 acres is found along Huntley Coulee. This is a seasonal drainage that has potholes of water throughout the year for livestock water and flows through this acreage for over one half mile plus.
The Dent Bridge Road Acreage & Building Site offers country living at its finest with the convenience of town minutes away.
RECREATION: The Dent Bridge Road Acreage & Building Site offers upland birds and other wildlife that abounds on this property for your viewing enjoyment or hunting.
Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge is situated four air miles southwest of the property. Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge is a 5,000 acre shallow wetland created by continental glaciers thousands of years ago. BENTON LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE is dominated by native shortgrass prairie and seasonal wetlands. The lake is a major stopover site for migrating waterfowl and shorebirds as well as a nesting site for waterfowl and wading birds. The surrounding uplands support several grassland species of conservation concern.
For information on fishing and hunting go to MONTANA FISH, WILDLIFE & PARKS
SCHOOLS: The Dent Bridge Road Acreage & Building Site falls within the Benton Lake School District for grades pre-kindergarten through 8 grade. The enrollment for the 2018-19 school year was 9 students. High School will be in Great Falls.
OTHER RECREATIONAL AMENITIES: The Dent Bridge Road Acreage & Building Site is centrally located in the heart of some of Montana’s premier recreation opportunities out your front door. Within an hour drive in any direction, the following are just some of the many recreational opportunities:
- Rocky Mountain Front with access into the Bob Marshall, Scapegoat and Great Bear Wilderness.
- Fly fishing Montana’s Blue Ribbon Missouri River
- Boating at Holter
- Lake and Gates of the Mountains
- Floating the Renowned Smith River
- Access to thousands of acres of public land within the Lewis and Clark National Forest Service for horseback riding, hunting and fishing
- Follow the footsteps of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
- Downhill skiing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing on Kings Hill Pass
- Explore FORT BENTON: The Birthplace of Montana
TAXES: 2018 taxes were $163.
BROKERS COMMENTS: The Dent Bridge Road Acreage & Building Site offers great building site locations to build your dream country home offering country living, but with the amenities of town. Plenty of room for your horses, but still only minutes from Great Falls. Power and phone are situated on the property.
FOR MORE INFORMATION E-MAIL CHARLES WHITE or call 406-799-0406
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DISCLOSURE: The information contained herein has been supplied by the Owners to Holiday Realty and/or compiled by Holiday Realty from other sources believed to be reliable. All information contained herein is not guaranteed to be accurate and the reader of this brochure should independently verify all such information, i.e., the number of acres involved, classification of those acres, carrying capacity, estimates of productivity or yield, water rights, etc. Acreages are stated for information only. This property is being sold by the tract or unit and exact acreages are not warranted or guaranteed by the seller or agent.