Hunting  

Wheatland County’s abundant wildlife offers world class hunting opportunities.  Whether you are looking for a guided hunt or seeking a DIY adventure, you will find excellent numbers of whitetail deer, mule deer, elk, antelope, black bear, pheasant, turkey, and waterfowl. Wheatland County boasts wonderful access to the Lewis and Clark National Forest as well as ample amounts of block management.  Other hunts with limited opportunity in the area include moose, mountain goat, and mountain lion. For complete, up to date, hunting regulations visit: fwp.mt.gov/hunting/regulations

Fishing

The Musselshell River begins at the confluence of the North and South Forks of the Musselshell, in a broad valley that lies to the west of Harlowton. From its origin, the River twists and turns slowly through windswept, wide-open and sparsely populated prairie. While the Musselshell River will never become the next destination fishery for anglers on a Montana fly fishing trip it is a hidden gem among state fisheries, large brown trout are taken from the river in the upper stretches. Getting into the water is easy with the conveniently located Harlowton Fishing Access located just a half mile south of town.  With the Selkirk Fishing Access just 20 miles upstream you should be able to cover plenty of water.

Deadman’s Basin is a 1,954-acre irrigation reservoir that is host to numerous bird species along with trout, kokanee and more than a dozen types of warm-water fish.  Deadman's Basin fishing access site is a place where your dreams of catching a monster fish can come true.   The most recent state-record tiger muskie – a 38.75-pound, 50-incher – came from the Basin. Multiple state records have been caught here and the next is likely lurking somewhere in the murky depths. 


Hiking

The Lewis and Clark National Forest provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities for all ages and skill levels. Hiking trails are dispersed across the Musselshell Ranger District, which encompasses portions of theLittle Belt's, Crazies, Castle's and Big Snowy Mountains. There is no shortage of trails to hike or adventure to be had! For more information on trails and National Forest access contact:

Musselshell Ranger District
809 2nd Street NW
Harlowton, MT 59036
(406) 632-4391

For Maps visit:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/lcnf/maps-pubs

Shooting Range

Whether you are sighting in your rifle before your hunt, or just enjoying some target practice, the Harlowton Shooting range is available for yearly membership.  Day passes are also available from the Wheatland County Sherriff’s office.


Harlowton City Pool

Water lovers will enjoy the municipal swimming pool. Operated in the summer months, this heated facility offers shaded seating, a bathhouse, and picnic area. Certified lifeguards are on duty.

Located: 212 C Avenue NE
Phone: 632-4156


Harlo Theater

The Harlo Theater is a School-To-Work Project run by the students and supervisors who donate their time. Updated seats, and surround sound as well a new screen and digital projector make this an excellent way to spend an evening.  Reasonably priced concessions such as cotton candy, popcorn, candy, pop, water, powerade, and pizza are available to make your movie going experience complete.  Movies are usually every other weekend. Tickets are only $4.00. Make sure to stop by! 

                       Located on Central Avenue.
                       
Phone: 632-4324

Chief Joseph Park

Chief Joseph Park has a variety of amenities.  The playground is currently under renovation;  upgrades include new play equipment, improved fall protection, and new safety fence.  Other amenities include pay per night camping and RV hook-ups, bathrooms, a folf course,  fishing ponds, two pavilions for group gatherings, and numerous fire pits and picnic tables.

 Jawbone Creek Country Club

Jawbone Creek Golf Course’s claim to fame is being the only course in the world to completely surround a cemetery.  It is also known for its panoramic views and friendly people.  Two sets of tees allow the 9-hole layout to play like an 18-hole course.  It can be quite challenging battling the hills and breeze, but is ultimately an enjoyable round of golf.
 

Museums

Museums of the area tell the story Harlowton and Wheatland County in depth.   Four buildings relate the history of the Native Americans, the miners, the cattle and sheep ranchers, the early day settlers and farmers, the townspeople, and the railroad. 

The Milwaukee Depot and grounds in Harlowton

The Times Building and the Marshall Building operated by the Upper Musselshell Historical Society, located in downtown Harlowton

The Bair Family Museum located just outside Wheatland County near Martinsdale.

 

HELPFUL LINKS:

centralmontana.com
visitmt.com

 

"The river near Harlowton is home to some truly lunker brown trout..."

 

MONTANA'S TOP ATTRACTIONS WITHIN REACH!


YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK:

DISTANCE FROM HARLOWTON:  134 mi

DRIVE TIME:  2 h 11 min


GLACIER NATIONAL PARK:

DISTANCE FROM HARLOWTON: 284.7 mi

DRIVE TIME:  4 h 33 min


YELLOWSTONE RIVER

DISTANCE FROM HARLOWTON:  44 mi

DRIVE TIME:  40 min


LITTLE BIGHORN BATTLEFIELD NATIONAL MONUMENT

DISTANCE FROM HARLOWTON: 154 mi

DRIVE TIME:  2 h 26 min


MUSEUM OF THE ROCKIES

DISTANCE FROM HARLOWTON:  106 mi

DRIVE TIME:  1 h 43 min


HELENA: THE STATE CAPITOL

DISTANCE FROM HARLOWTON:  127 mi

DRIVE TIME:  2 h 13 min


Not to mention every mile will take you past some of the most beautiful real estate ever created!