5 hours from San Francisco, Siskiyou County is an unspoiled natural
recreation paradise, which some call "the next Tahoe." Neighboring*
Lake Shastina is lauded as one of the best retirement communities in the
USA. As an investment, the 499 Acres is a fantastic deal at this
price. As a future site for your own dream ranch, retirement or
vacation home -- even better!
Nearly a square mile of pristine natural beauty! The
perfect dream ranch, vacation or spirit-reviving retreat, big enough for an intentional
Enjoy miles of meandering trail-riding or hiking without
even leaving your own property! Dozens of potential house sites.
Awesome lava rock outcroppings punctuate terrain that is largely
volcanic sand (perks great) covered with cedar, pine, juniper, sage and
manzanita. A 200-foot ridge runs north-south through the center of
the property, crowned by massive natural lava fortresses. Build up
atop the ridge (fantastic 360-degree views for miles) or build down
below on the flat, protected from wind and storms by the ridge itself
and surrounding cedar forest.
Approximately 25-30 acres in one southern corner is already flat and
ideal for farming (grow your own hay!), with plenty of underground water
(the existing well is in this corner).
Whitney Creek from Mt. Shasta runs in summer, bringing water from
melting snow and glaciers. Whitney dead-ends on the property,
depositing mineral-rich soil across a broad area (put your organic
garden here!) and contributing to the groundwater.
recreational activities include snow skiing on Mt. Shasta, water skiing
or golf at Lake Shastina (one mile to south of property), and fishing,
hiking or camping in the nearby Eddie or Cascade mountain recreation
areas. Siskiyou County is rich in history -- native american, pioneer,
gold mining, timber, cattle ranching and farming.
Ideal for those who seek to get off
the beaten path, especially if you want to live "off the grid" (solar
or wind power). If you want privacy and self-sufficiency, surrounded
by beauty, this property is for you!
Topo map shows approximate outline of property. It was originally a
full section (over 600 acres, one square mile) but the lower left-hand
corner was sold to the strawberry farmer to the south many years ago.
The section to the East of the 499 acres is part
of the Shasta National Forest, so the boundary on that side is
undeveloped wilderness. The section to the north is part BLM and also
undeveloped wilderness. To the south is a strawberry farm, and to the
west is cattle ranch.
House sites galore! The only difficulty would be picking JUST ONE. The photos below show some of the open areas between the trees, all in just the NW corner (where the deeded access road enters the property). The 499 can be described in terms of 3 geographic areas, each representing one-third of the total acreage. The NW corner is
predominately flat and sandy, with good drainage, covered by juniper and
pine forest with outcroppings of lava rock. The existing well is in
the NW corner. A good (though unimproved) road loops through the NW
corner. All "house site" photos below were taken close to the existing road.
The below photos represent potential building areas for homes, barns,
arenas or whatever, all easily accessible to the property's entrance
road, with minimal disturbance of the natural environment (little or no
need to cut down trees, no major earth-moving required).
Views Views Views! Most of the photos above were taken
from atop the central ridge that runs north-south through the property,
in the NE and SE thirds. The elevation here is 200 feet higher than in
the NW third.
Reading left-right, the PANORAMA below starts pointing
towards the northeast, and pans "right" to the southwest.
NOTE -- the first 4 photos below were NOT taken on the 499 acres.
They were taken along the deeded access road which runs from Louis Road
south to the 499 acres. The access road runs alongside the neighboring
Montague water district irrigation canal (water source: Lake Shastina),
which also is the route used by PG&E for powerlines. Distance from
existing power lines to the 499 acres is approximately 1/8 mile.
5th photo shows where the deeded access road enters the 499 acres in
the NW corner. Remaining photos show the road ON THE PROPERTY, where it
loops around the NW third. The last photo shows where the existing
road branches off to climb the ridge towards the NE and SE thirds of the
property. The existing road takes you about 2/3 of the way up the
ridge, where it dead-ends in a drop-dead gorgeous potential house site
at the approximate "center" of the 499 acres.
499.00 (three-quarter section) raw acres in Big Springs (city of Montague - zip 96064)
APN: 019-030-040 WATER - Has Well Public Land (National Forest, BLM) on north and west boundaries Unimproved dirt road Cell Service, Electricity - Available Needs Septic