Located on the great Crane Creek Plateau approximately 8 miles southeast of Midvale, this 1499 +/- acres is a large contiguous tract comprised primarily of rolling, tillable dry land farm ground with areas of level ground. Soils are predominantly deep, well-drained silty clay loams suited to producing grass-legume hay, alfalfa, pasture, wheat, barley and oats. There is one large pond and at least one spring on the property. This is spectacular country with strong populations of mule deer. Elk and antelope, song birds and varieties of such upland game birds as valley quail, sharp tail and sage grouse are common to the area.
This is beautiful, big sky country with exhilarating scenery. Hitt, Cuddy and the West Mountain ranges create scenic skylines stretching for miles above the picturesque foothills and river valleys of this expansive farming and ranching country. Within a short few miles distance of the property is Crane Creek Reservoir, a 3700 acre facility open for fishing, boating and camping. Thousands of acres of State of Idaho and BLM lands in the area are accessible for hunting, hiking, horse-back riding and exploring.
The Crane Creek Plateau is picturesque and history rich cattle and sheep country. The closest town is Midvale, long established and nestled along the Weiser River and US Hwy. 95 (Idaho’s main north/south route) with a general store, popular eatery, post-office, public library and pool, K-12 school system and a strong sense of community. Middle Valley, as many long-time residents refer to the area has a deep history of farming and ranching. Surrounding terrain is characteristically diverse with broad stretches of cultivated fields, rolling pasture land and native Idaho rangeland. Hay fields are often interrupted by meandering streams, occasional ponds and brushy draws; the rangeland is characteristically broken terrain accented by rim rock ridges, bluffs and draws. Characteristic of the area are the countless springs, creeks, rivers, lakes and reservoirs that add so much diversity.
Weiser, the Washington County Seat and Washington County’s primary service center is a thriving town of about 5,000 residents approximately 20 miles south of Midvale. Brownlee Dam on the Snake River, approximately 40 miles away, offers incredible scenery and miles of water for fishing and boating. The popular summer/winter mountain resort town of McCall, Idaho is about 60 miles north. Boise, the state capital and Boise International Airport are approximately 100 miles from the property via county, state and interstate highways.
Soils are classified as predominantly very deep, well-drained silty clay loams suited to producing grass-legume hay, alfalfa, pasture, wheat, barley and oats.
There is one large livestock and wildlife pond and at least one spring on the property. A 128 foot domestic well that produces an estimated 20 gallons per minute was drilled in 2010. A submersible pump has been installed in the well.
An enclosed 12’ X 16’ utility building with roughed in wiring, plumbing, well pressure tank and hot water heater has been constructed next to the domestic well. There is also a 34’ concrete motorhome pad that has been poured next to the utility building; a temporary power pole serves the utility building. The property is partially fenced. Power and high speed internet are also available to the property.
The climate is distinctly four season. The area is classified as semi-arid with average annual precipitation between 16 and 22 inches. Growing season and conditions are conducive to growing fruit and vegetables and to wonderful year around living.
Approximately 3300 feet.
1,499 +/- Total Deeded Acres
990.7 acres of the Subject Property are currently enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program. The contract for 257 of the 990.7 acres will expire on September 30, 2017; the contract for 733.7 of the 990.7 acres will expire on September 30, 2018. Contact listing office for further details.