V Bar C Ranch

Historic Montana cattle ranch

Located just northwest of the OW Ranch, the V Bar C Ranch includes approximately five miles on both sides of the Tongue River. Once the original headquarters of the Brown Cattle Company, the V Bar C consists of 17,774 total acres. This historic ranch has had only two owners in 120 years and is located in an area full of history and legend. Improvements include the Edmund Randolph cabin, cookhouse, guest cabins, and the Salverson homestead. Along with Prairie Dog Creek and Canyon Creek, the ranch has in excess of 1,000 acre feet of water storage in the Tongue River Reservoir with territorial diversion rights out of the Tongue River. An extensive network of ditches and diversion structures, along with two sprinklers, irrigate approximately 600 acres that can yield an annual production of up to 2,500 tons of grass/alfalfa hay. The ranch operates as a 500 pair ranch that includes an additional 100 pair permit in the Custer National Forest. With control of both sides of the Tongue River, irrigated meadows, and tree covered hillsides, the V Bar C is a wildlife rich ranch with elk, deer, antelope, pheasants, turkey and numerous ducks and geese.

V Bar C Ranch is part of the Historic Montana Ranches