Large Acreage Property Overlooking Flathead Lake
- Ranches, Recreational Land, Timberland, Hunting Land
- Road Frontage
- County Road
- Road Surface
- Gravel, Dirt
- 2.4 mi to Lakeside
- 25 mi to Glacier International Airport
- 16 mi to Kalispell
- 32.3 mi to Whitefish
- 18.1 mi to Bigfork
- Small Game
- Big Game
- Upland Game
- Internal Road System
- Gated Entrance
- Surface Only
This is one of the last large acreage privately owned tracts in the Flathead Valley that overlooks the lake. The sun rises each morning over the Swan Mountains above Flathead Lake - radiating a colorful live show as the fog lifts above the snow-capped mountains. Many of the premier home sites on this tract feature a spectacular east-facing view – perfectly showcasing these epic Montana sunrises. See for yourself.
The property is above the town of Lakeside (pop. ~2700), with a travel distance of approximately 1.6 miles from I-93 to the main entrance. It has great private road access, no through roads, and an interior road infrastructure comprised of former logging roads spanning almost 3 miles. It borders public land to the west (Flathead National Forest) and offers tranquility, seclusion, and privacy above a small lakefront town. Glacier International Airport is a short 20-minute drive.
In terms of amenities, the local area has much to offer. Flathead Lake is 197 square miles and is the 79th largest natural freshwater lakes in the world. It features gorgeous views in every direction, endless recreational boating opportunities, and world-class fishing for lake trout, whitefish, northern pike, and perch. Glacier National Park, the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, Wild Horse Island, and Whitefish Ski Resort are part of a long list of northwest Montana destinations that make this area special. Between Whitefish, Bigfork, and Kalispell – take your pick of fine-dining restaurants, art studios, theatres, waterfront bars, or rodeo events.
The terrain on this property is very diverse and usable – currently featuring stands of ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine, and douglas fir of varying age and marketability. Generally speaking for its location, the topography is gently sloping and flat in many areas, with steep drainages and hillsides on the southwest corner, south central border, and western boundary. Although this property has the potential to be suitable for a variety of land development applications, the ideal land uses would be the development of a premier ranch, the development of multiple “mini” ranches/homesteads, or the development of large, premier home-building lots. Refer to the attached theoretical subdivision map (not an approved platt) that showcases proposed premium lots ranging in size from 17 to 86 acres – each with at least one premier home building location. This property is currently unzoned.
Depending on the buyers' standards, at least seven easily identifiable flat areas are topographically suitable for pasture/field development. Approximately 85+ acres could be converted into a fenced pasture with a mountain backdrop for ranching and equestrian applications. The flat areas could also be suitable for developing roping arenas, outbuildings, guest houses, employee cabins, etc.
Access throughout the property's interior is excellent - suitable for travel by SUV in good weather conditions. The easternmost approximately 3-acre parcel was created to maintain permanent access to the property. There is a recorded permanent easement connecting the end of this parcel to Emils Crest Road. This entrance parcel is approximately 1300’ long – about half of which is also used by the neighbor to access their home on the north side of this small parcel. The entrance to the approximately 400-acre tract is gated, fenced, and locked. There is a secondary access point and gate off Blacktail road, but this access point is not currently maintained or suitable for SUV travel.
A buried electric transformer has been constructed at the entrance to the property, but there is neighboring electricity available in many neighboring locations. With well logs available from surrounding tracts, water wells and septic installation are not anticipated as a building concern. Depending on elevation, the static water levels range from approximately 130’ – 440’. The production rates of surrounding wells range from 12 – 40 GPM based on publicly available well logs.
This property borders 480 acres of Flathead National Forest (public land) to the west that encompasses Baldy Mountain (elevation 4954’). Further to the west is a large section of the National Forest around Blacktail Mountain open to hiking, hunting, and public recreation. The habitat and terrain on the property are currently supporting a healthy population of whitetail deer, grouse, and turkey. Elk also frequent the property throughout the year and the occasional black bear and mountain lion. For the outdoorsman, there’s 365 days’ worth of enjoyment in this part of Montana. Take your pick of epic trout streams full of browns and rainbows, alpine lakes with grayling and cutthroat trout, or lake fishing for giant, hook-jawed lake trout. The whitetail, grouse, turkey, and bear hunting on this property could be excellent through good habitat management practices.
Surveys were completed for portions of the property and can be found in the attachments. A 24-hour notice is required for appointments, and all showings must be performed by a real estate professional. No one is permitted on the property without scheduling an appointment with the listing agent. Mineral rights are not owned by the seller and do not convey with the sale.
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One of the last large acreage privately owned land tracts overlooking Flathead Lake
Overlooks Flathead Lake and Swan Mountain Range
East-facing views of sunrise over Flathead Lake
Excellent Road Access: 1.6 miles to I-93 in Lakeside
Interior Road Infrastructure
Borders Public Land (Flathead National Forest)
Development Potential: 10+ Premier Large Lots (17-86 acres; reference theoretical dev attach.)
86+/- acres of flat/gently sloping acreage suitable for pasture development
Multiple premium building sites suitable for homes, outbuildings, arenas, etc.
Glacier National Park (one hour drive)
Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort (51 min drive)
Bigfork shops and fine dining (26 min drive)
Flathead Lake fishing and boating
Wild Horse Island (18 min drive)
Trophy Whitetail deer management potential
Hunting on property for whitetail deer, turkeys, grouse, elk, and black bears
Excellent public hunting opportunities
Located in Hunting District 120: General Deer and Elk Units
Is it in an HOA: No
Are there covenants and restrictions: No
Min/Max Elevation: 3,360’/4,400’
Survey: ~3-acre parcel and western boundary surveyed (1993 and 2006)
Taxes: Currently approx. $601
Water Sources: water well or spring required
Nearest Walmart: 28 minutes to Walmart Supercenter (Kalispell)
Nearest Grocery Store: Blacktail Family Foods (2.6 miles)
The information contained herein is deemed reliable but is not warranted or guaranteed by the Broker, its Agents, or the Seller. Access to property, access to utilities, or any measurements including but not limited to, acreage, square footage, frontage, and mapping boundary lines shared herein has not been independently verified and is for purposes of marketing only. If exact measurements, access to property, or access to utilities is a concern, the property should be independently measured or investigated by the prospective buyer.
Buyer’s agents must be identified on the first contact with Broker/Agents and must accompany the buyer on showings to receive full fee participation. Otherwise, the fee participation will be at the sole discretion of the Broker and Whitetail Properties Real Estate, LLC.