Central Montana

Central Montana is composed of three counties: Fergus, Judith Basin, and Petroleum. These counties are very well know for its farm, ranch and recreation opportunities. Located in the northern part of central Montana is the Missouri River and Fort Peck recreation area noted for all types of hunting and fishing recreation. Central Montana also has the Snowy Mountains, Judith Mountains, and Moccasin Mountains. Lewistown lies within the center of these counties, with a population of only 6,500 residences, it is known for its local gathering spots, year round festivals, and recreational life. Lewistown is 130 miles from Billings and the Ranch is less than 100 miles from Great Falls, both have service from major airlines. The beauty and quality of life in central Montana area is unsurpassed. We invite you to explore the Central Montana small town living in the middle of a wildlife mecca.


Central Montana is known for its variety of hunting and fishing. The upland bird hunting include ruff and blue grouse, sharp-tailed and sage grouse, Hungarian partridge, and pheasants. Turkey is also abundant with both fall and spring seasons. Central Montana is known for its bird hunting as people arrive from other parts of Montana and the nation. Big game is also an attraction because of its large Elk populations in all the mountain ranges and the Missouri River Breaks. Also hunted are Black Bear, Lion, Mule Deer, White-tailed Deer, Antelope, and Big Horn Sheep (World class in the Missouri River Breaks).


Central Montana recreation is vast and unencumbered by large crowds. Big Spring Creek, Judith River, Missouri River, Crystal Lake, Warm Spring Creek, Ackley Lake, Petrolia Lake, and Fort Peck Lake are the primary water sources for fishing and recreation. Besides the water sources, five area mountain ranges provide a variety of hunting and other forms of recreation. The Central Montana area has quality agricultural land with reliable production of hay, small grains, and cattle. Seventy miles north of Lewistown is the Missouri River. Hunting and fishing opportunities are available through the BLM and Charles M. Russell Wildlife Refuge. Fort Peck is noted for having more shoreline than the state of California. Fort Peck Lake enjoys nationwide recognition as a hot spot for walleye fishing. Each year the Governor’s Cup is held at Fort Peck Lake, which attracts anglers from all over the State in search of large walleye. The lake also offers excellent fishing for sauger, smallmouth bass, lake trout, chinook salmon and northern pike.

Lewistown Airport

The Lewistown Municipal Airport, located on the southwest edge of Lewistown, Montana, at an elevation of 4,170’ is a general aviation airport and does not offer commercial air service. Commercial air service is available via the Billings and Great Falls airports. The 2,200-acre airport’s infrastructure includes runways that can accommodate regional jet series aircraft. With 45 based aircraft, the airport experiences approximately 15,348 aircraft operations annually and is self-supporting. There are three runways with the primary runway measuring 6,100 feet in length and 100 feet in width. The airports infrastructure and assets are complemented by a safe, secure, business-friendly operating environment with opportunities for growth and development. Skyline Aviation is a service provider for fuel and maintenance.

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