The Clearwater Meadows Ranch subdivision is located off Highway 200 - sixteen miles from Seeley Lake and 36 miles from Missoula. Touching the Clearwater State Forest is in the backyard of two prestigious wilderness areas and world-class trout streams. With preliminary approval already acquired, twenty lots ranging from 3 to 20 acres can be subdivided and developed throughout this former ranch upon final approval. This investment offers developers wholesale property in a high barrier-to-entry county for subdivisions. With over 1800’ of road frontage on Highway 200 and an AADT of 3,524 - this roadway experienced 25% growth in 2021, according to the Montana Department of Transportation. Over 130 acres of this ranch is gently sloping, sparsely timbered, high-quality pasture land with mountain views - offering buyers ranching and homesteading opportunities in a premier location. Less than an hour from an international airport - enjoy living adjacent to wild western Montana wildlife while maintaining access to amenities.
Although this property has potential for a variety of land development applications, the ideal land uses would be the development of a premier ranch, the growth of multiple “mini” ranches/homesteads, or the development of large, premier home-building lots. Final approval is in process for the current subdivision plan, but many boundary modifications are still possible. Health Department approval has been obtained for septic systems on the property. Nearby well logs indicate static water levels between approximately 30’ - 45’, with some yields averaging around 30 GPM. The property is “unzoned.”
Old ranching/farming buildings, homes, and trailers are located on the northeast side of the property along Vannoy Lane. Blanchard Creek runs through the property and flows steadily year-round - branching into the Clearwater River. To the north and west, within walking distance of the property, is the Clearwater State Forest. The Clearwater River is located on the other side of Highway 200. The sale of the property’s water rights is subject to negotiation. The status and details of the water rights currently attached to the property are unconfirmed, and buyers should perform their due diligence. There are records of flood irrigation rights out of Blanchard Creek via a headgate.
The local area features some of the most expansive wildernesses in the lower 48 between the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, Mission Mountain Wilderness, Clearwater State Forest, and Flathead National Forest. This part of western Montana is home to healthy and abundant herds of elk, whitetail deer, mule deer, bears, moose, bighorn sheep, grouse, and waterfowl. Most well known for its trophy whitetails, hunting district 285 is a general elk and deer unit which provides regular hunting opportunities for both residents and non-residents. The Clearwater River, Clark Fork River, Blackfoot River, and Flathead River are some of Montana's most well-known and pristine rivers for fishing, rafting, kayaking, and recreation. Between cutthroat and grayling in the remote alpine lakes of the Scapegoat wilderness and the pike, bull trout, and kokanee salmon in Salmon and Seeley Lakes - a fisherman could spend a lifetime trying to explore the local waters.
Between hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, and rafting in the summertime and snowmobiling, skiing/snowboarding, and snowshoeing in the winter - there are 365 days of outdoor recreation available here. Three ski resorts are located between 1 and 3 hours from this property, including the Snowbowl (Missoula), Discovery (Phillipsburg), and Whitefish Mountain Resort (Whitefish).
Individual parcels are available by RESERVATION only until the final plat is complete. The aerial images and pictures that display property lines are only approximations and should be verified via survey markers during due diligence or showings. The buyer is responsible for performing their due diligence. 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 a real estate agent.
Preliminary Subdivision APPROVED
High quality terrain with gently sloping pasture
Across Highway 200 from Clearwater River
Touches Clearwater State Forest (public land) to the north
16 miles from Seeley Lake, MT
42 miles to Missoula International Airport
50 miles to Snowbowl (ski resort in Missoula)
95 miles to Discovery (ski resort in Phillipsburg)
122 miles to Whitefish Mountain Resort
Close to Clearwater and Blackfoot Rivers
Close to Seeley Lake, Salmon Lake, Swan Lake, Flathead Lake
Close to Scapegoat Wilderness (Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex)
Close to Mission Mountain Wilderness
Located in Hunting District 285: General Elk and Deer Units
Nearest Walmart: 42 miles in Missoula
Excellent road access
Cell reception on property
Fiber Optic Internet available
Blanchard Creek Frontage along eastern boundary (1,900 +/- feet)
Highway 200 frontage (AADT of 3,524)
Multiple wells and outbuildings on property
Taxes: Currently $1,400 (approx.)
WATER RIGHTS NEGOTIABLE
Water Sources: Water wells on site, Blanchard Creek
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.