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West Fork Fishing Retreat

$2,280,000 Darby, MT 151± Deeded Acres

Executive Summary

For those in the know, the West Fork of the Bitterroot River flowing from the tailwater of Painted Rocks Reservoir, is a floatable trout fishing stream of epic qualities. Cold, clear water rushes from the base of the dam and feeds over 20 miles of riffles, pools and deep pocket water stashed behind giant granite boulders. The West Fork Fishing Retreat owns around one-half mile of both sides of this legendary fishery. Accessed directly from the West Fork Road, the 151± acres is surrounded by United States Forest Service on seven of its eight boundaries. A primary residence and guest quarters are uniquely located directly on the banks of the West Fork in a grandfathered location no longer permitted due to land use restrictions. The sight and sound of rushing water just feet from the ample streamside decks will make any heart sing, while multiple additional prime building sites are scattered through the property. Downhill skiing is a short drive away at Lost Trail Powder Mountain and hundreds of miles of Forest Service roads serve an endless bordering backcountry. With world-class elk and deer hunting, blue ribbon quality water populated by large native cutthroat trout and a private, commercial-grade bridge over the river, this is a rare ownership opportunity in western Montana.

Just the Facts

• 151± acres

• Main home plus guest quarters 

• Grandfathered bankside location

• United States Forest Service boundaries on seven of eight sides

• Legendary fly fishing for large native trout

• World-class elk and deer hunting

• Private bridge built to handle fully loaded log trucks


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Acreage (Deeded & Leased)

Deeded Acres: 151±

Total Acres: 151±

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