The Big Horn River Nature Retreat - Location
- On MT State Highway 47 which runs between I-94 and I-90
- 13 +/- miles southwest of Custer and Interstate 94
- 16 +/- miles north of Hardin
- 60 +/- miles east of Billings, MT
- 16 mi. south of the Bighorn’s joining with the Yellowstone River
- 60 miles north of Fort Smith and the Yellowtail Dam
- 60 miles north of Bighorn Lake
- 150 miles north of Sheridan, Wyoming
Custer, MT: small agriculturally-based community
Hardin, MT population: roughly 5,000., Big Horn County seat
Billings, MT population: around 100,000., Montana’s largest city
All-weather paved highway access
On the western bank of the Big Horn River
The Big Horn River Nature Retreat is approximately 60 miles east of Billings, Montana, 13 miles south of Custer on the west side of the Big Horn River. Driving time from Billings Airport (with a full roster of commercial and private air service) is just over one hour away on all paved highways. Billings is also a major distribution center and home to Montana's major banks, law firms, livestock markets, equipment dealers, and the largest medical community.
The "Horn" part of the Big Horn River originates some 125 miles away in Wyoming and passes through the rugged Big Horn Mountains in a deep spectacular gorge. The Big Horn River, as it leaves the mountains, is controlled by Yellowtail Dam just above Ft. Smith, which is some 60 miles upriver from the property.
The Big Horn River, with its channels and meanders, form the south and eastern boundaries of the Big Horn Nature Retreat for over two miles. The river bottom land is covered with dense stands of cottonwoods, willows and various woody shrubs interspersed with open grassy areas, providing seasonal grazing and shelter for livestock and some of the finest wildlife habitat found in Montana. Adjoining to the west and north of the river is the irrigated cropland.
The Ranch is Best Described as Follows:
T3N R33E PMM; Big Horn County MT.
Section 36: Lots 2 and 3. N1/2NE1/4. Except that part conveyed to the State of Montana for the benefit and use of its State Highway Commission by Bargain and Sale Deed recorded August 4, 1953, in Book 42, Page 190, under Document #159548, records of Big Horn County, Montana.
T3N R34E PMM; Big Horn County MT.
Section 31: Lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 and 10. E1/2NW1/4.
Some survey work has recently been conducted; however, the ranch will likely be sold by legal land description. Evidence of Title may provide a more exact description. Acreages and distances given are estimates only but are from the best available sources. This property is subject to accretion and avulsion by the Bighorn River.