The Property

The South Fork Wilderness Ranch features a rare opportunity to own a remote, backcountry ranch near the iconic Salmon River and 2.3-million-acre Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.

The 234-acre property includes:

  • 2+ miles of river frontage along the South Fork of the Salmon River
  • Jet boat permit at Mackay Bar, 15 miles downriver on the Salmon River
  • A rustic log cabin suitable for wilderness living
  • 1-hour flight from Boise
  • 20-minute flight from McCall
  • Private airstrip
  • 2-hour drive from McCall through historic Warren, Idaho
  • Year-round access by road or air
  • McCall is a world-class resort community
  • Steelhead and salmon fishing at Mackay Bar
  • Rainbow and cutthroat trout in the legendary South Fork of the Salmon River
  • Wildlife abounds
  • Whitewater rafting and kayaking nearby
  • Hydropower for electricity
  • Several barns and outbuildings
  • Irrigated pasture
  • Property on both sides of the Salmon River
  • Road access via McCall and Warren
  • This is a true historic legacy backcountry wilderness ranch
  • Property will be protected for future generations
  • This property is a clean canvas for your vision and provides an unmatched sense of place

Year-Round Access. It’s easy to access the South Fork Wilderness Ranch from McCall, Idaho, via a scenic backcountry road to the historic mining town of Warren and then via Forest Roads #340 and #337, descending 12-plus miles and 4,200 vertical feet to the ranch property. The spectacular drive takes approximately two hours from McCall. In the winter months, the road can be used for overland travel via snowcat or snowmobile.

Easy Access by Aircraft. It’s a 20-minute flight to the South Fork Wilderness Ranch from McCall, and a 60-minute flight from the Boise Airport. The ranch has a private airstrip to accommodate aircraft access.

Colorful History. The South Fork Wilderness Ranch is steeped in history – beginning with the Native American Indians who occupied the canyon for thousands of years. And then came the original homesteaders and settlers, who were quite enterprising! The original homesteaders at the South Fork Wilderness Ranch raised food for nearby miners in the 1800s, and then a series of owners raised horses and cattle on the property.

The ranch is presently unencumbered in terms of terms of any protected easements. The seller seeks to preserve the ranch’s pastoral and wilderness qualities with input from the buyer prior to closing.

To learn more about the South Fork Wilderness Ranch, please contact Don Miller, Associate Broker, at Knipe Realty North, LLC if you are interested in speaking with the realtor handling this wonderful property.