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South Skookumchuck Creek Ranch

$2,295,000 White Bird, ID 838± Deeded Acres

Executive Summary

Located midway between the charming river community of Riggins and the regional service center of Grangeville, these 838± undeveloped acres capture the splendor of north-central Idaho. At the center of the property is an extensive plateaued area known as Bouffard Flat that sits 1,500 feet above the nearby Salmon River and offers sweeping views of the surrounding mountain ranges and ridgelines. With its gently sloping topography and year-round accessibility, the “Flat” provides an ideal setting to develop an owner’s home or ranch compound. The north side of the property descends sharply from Bouffard Flat into the South Fork Skookumchuck Creek canyon several hundred feet below. The South Fork joins the main stem of Skookumchuck Creek at the west end of the ranch, and, together, the creeks flow for almost two miles along the north boundary of the property. The forested canyonside and brushy creek bottom provide secluded habitat for a variety of big game and upland birds. Running along the south side of the ranch is a heavily timbered hillside that extends several hundred feet above the Flat. This area is home to stands of fir and pine that the owner has carefully managed to complement wildlife and maintain old-growth trees and forest health. The property has traditionally been used for seasonal livestock grazing, and several live springs on Bouffard Flat provide a reliable water source for cattle and horses. Dairy Mountain Road runs the length of the property and offers easy access to the four million-acre Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest located just a half-mile east of the ranch. Access to the Salmon River at the Bureau of Land Management’s Skookumchuck Recreation Site is just ten minutes west of the property.

Just the Facts

  • 838± deeded, contiguous acres 
  • Year-round, county road access from US Highway 95 
  • Ten minutes from White Bird midway between Riggins and Grangeville
  • Multiple potential sites with electrical power available one-eighth of a mile east of the ranch
  • Native grasses and stock water support seasonal grazing 
  • Wildlife includes elk, deer, quail, and grouse 
  • Located in hunt unit 14 and the Elk City elk management zone.
  • Fishing, rafting, and jet boating on the nearby Salmon River
  • Zoned Multiple Use 
  • Idaho County property taxes are approximately $550

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