ABOUT MILLIGAN SPRINGS
he East Gallatin River Preserve, located just north of Bozeman, Montana, off of Spain Bridge Road is a beautiful and serene river front property conveniently situated in the Gallatin Valley. There’s 2/3 of a mile stretch of the East Gallatin River frontage on the property providing excellent fly fishing for trout along with a pond, home to rainbow trout up to 18 inches.
As you walk through the 86-acre property, you will enjoy the natural setting along the riparian area of the river as well as the crop fields and food plots which create an ideal habitat for wildlife. On any given day you could see pheasants, turkeys, ducks, geese, whitetail deer and even the occasional moose, all with the Bridger Mountains providing a backdrop.
Watching the seasons change on the East Gallatin River Preserve is mesmerizing from the first green of spring to the swollen rivers of runoff in May and June, to the lush haying season in mid-summer and then into autumn with its deep yellow and orange leaves as turkey and pheasants are flying and vegetation is maturing, getting ready to settle into winter. Montana winters are also beautiful on this property. As the sun sets to the west, it highlights the Bridger Mountains with the classic Montana Alpenglow. Cozy up in front of the large, picturesque windows and fireplace in the home to witness the natural landscape that surrounds you.
The one acre pond was built by Pond and Stream Consulting out of Bozeman and appears as if it’s been there for hundreds of years. Cattails, a dock, and well-placed casting areas allow for an evening of fly fishing for the hungry rainbow trout that live there.
The entire property has been highly curated with hay and grain fields, food plots for wildlife and naturally landscaped lawns and trails, connecting all the buildings. There are two recirculating streams passing through the property, as well as a seasonal extension of Cottonwood Creek. Multiple large trees were situated around the property in addition to the 250+ mature blue spruce trees that create a visual barrier along the three fence lines surrounding the property.