Located in the tightly held Blackfoot Valley and available for the first time in generations, the Pocha River Ranch consists of 933± deeded acres and includes a 5,829± acre Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lease. The storied upper Blackfoot River runs through the ranch for over 2.5 miles. The diverse land makeup of river-bottom habitat combined with irrigated grounds and significant water resources creates an excellent balance of recreation and production opportunities.

The ranch is divided into two units, located a short distance from each other along a gravel road. The first unit encompasses 320± acres and features a ranch home and operational improvements, pasture and hay ground, river frontage, and stunning views into the Bob Marshall Wilderness. The second unit, to the east, features more river frontage and is equally scenic. It includes two pivots irrigating approximately 220 acres and additional flood-irrigated acreage for hay production and grazing.

The ranch headquarters is in a private location overlooking a wetland system and includes all necessary improvements for a cow-calf operation, including corrals, a calving shed, a shop, various outbuildings, and enclosed fuel storage. The interior and exterior fencing allows for stock rotation throughout the ranch, and excellent water resources are available for nearly every acre.

The ranch is teeming with wildlife and offers excellent hunting, fishing, and viewing opportunities onsite. It is home to deer, elk, bears, and numerous species of birds, including waterfowl, shorebirds, and raptors. The Blackfoot River flows through the ranch and is home to wild and native trout species, offering onsite fishing. The ranch is contiguous to thousands of acres of state and BLM land for additional hunting, fishing, and recreation.

Situated in a tranquil and picturesque valley reminiscent of old Montana, the Pocha River Ranch presents a new owner with the opportunity to script the next chapter of this historic ranch.


  • 933.49± deeded acres with and additional 5,894± acre BLM grazing lease
  • 2.5± miles of both sides of the Blackfoot River
  • Prime location in the upper Blackfoot Valley
  • Borders over 1,180± acres of state lands and additional borders with BLM
  • Outstanding sporting opportunities onsite, including big game and waterfowl hunting, as well as fly fishing
  • Excellent water resources, including 2 pivots irrigating approximately 220 acres. Much of the remaining acreage is flood or sub-irrigated
  • Improvements include 2,989± square foot 3-bedroom, 2-bath ranch home, calving shed, corrals, various outbuildings, two pivots, and fencing for stock rotation
  • Picturesque mountain backdrop with views into the Bob Marshall Wilderness
  • Simple conservation easement with USFWS protects the wildlife resources
  • 70± miles to Helena, 80± miles to Missoula, and only a few miles from Ovando and Helmville
  • Learn more about this property, its investment potential and information about the area in the Property Brochure.

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