Welcome to Sweet Grass County
Welcome to Sweet Grass County where the prairies meet the mountains—specifically the Crazy Mountains and the Absaroka-Beartooth Ranges. The town of Big Timber sits in the valley formed by the confluence of the Boulder and Yellowstone Rivers. Sweet Grass County’s magnificent scenery and western hospitality welcome the traveler.
The county reaches into the Crazy Mountains on the North and West. Formed by igneous rock and carved by glaciers, the Crazies offer spectacular scenery and fun adventures. To the South lies the Absaroka Range. Granite Peak, located in the Absaroka Mountain Range, is the highest mountain in Montana at 12,799 ft. The Gallatin National Forest and Absoraka-Beartooth Wilderness act as a boundary between the county and Yellowstone National Park.
The West Boulder, East Boulder, and the Yellowstone River flow naturally across miles and miles of our land. The Yellowstone River runs east and west. The Boulder River flows from its source in the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness and joins the Yellowstone just east of Big Timber.
Seven creeks inhabit various sections of the county. Big Timber Creek, Otter Creek, and Sweet Grass Creek come out of the Crazies and flow into the Yellowstone from the north. Upper Deer Creek, Lower Deer Creek, Bridger Creek and Work Creek start in the Absarokas and flow into the Yellowstone from the south.
Bigger than the State of Rhode Island, the county is 1,855 square miles - 449 of which are public lands offering amazing fishing, camping, and recreation opportunities for individuals and families alike.
Come join us for an amazing experience. You will want to come back again and again.
Sweet Grass County Visitor Information Center
1350 Highway 10 West
(Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend):
Monday - Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm & Sunday Noon to 4:00 pm
Come by to say hi and get some great tips for your trip!
Business After Hours
Business After Hours is postponed until the Fall.
Business After Hours is the premiere networking event for business professionals in the Big Timber area. It is held on the second Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7:00 pm. This time frame gives you the opportunity to discuss and share ideas while learning about other local businesses. It is a relationship-building experience held in a relaxed setting that benefits you and your company through added contacts and resources. Stay for 20 minutes or enjoy the full time. Get out there! Give people the chance to get to know you so they will want to do business with you. Support Sweet Grass Area business and support your Sweet Grass County Chamber. Includes complimentary drinks, hors d'oeuvres and great conversations!
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Major Accomplishments 2015
*Hosted or sponsored: Halloween Parade, Crazy Mountain Christmas, Hometown Holiday Lighted Parade, Sweet Grass Fest and live concerts.
Developed: Two sided Big Timber/Sweet Grass County Activities Guide, professional grade Relocation to packets and sent out 57 of them, Downtown Banners and hung them up
Initiated the Love the Locals radio ads with 99.3 The Mountain
Supported the "Branding/Marketing Committee" and sponsored two live webinars with Roger Brooks--Finding your niche and Using Curb Appeal to Double or Triple your Sales
Rehabilitated the Visitor Information Center to freshen its image and emphasize the Big Timber and Sweet Grass County Experience--"Join Us"
Worked with National Forest Service to enter into a long term agreement concerning space and high quality graphic panels with info about county wide NFS assets
Wednesday August 10
Join us Noon The Grand