Why consider Kamiah in the Clearwater River Valley of Idaho? Freedom from building codes and zoning regulations is a good start. (Build what you want where you want. Two homes? No problem.) Having a Sheriff that will show up if you are having a problem with a government agency, believes that everyone should be armed and puts on firearms training classes is another good thing. Of course, not everyone IS armed but, it makes for a safer community when the bad guys know that anyone might be. Also, having milder weather than most of the rest of the Redoubt makes survival less challenging. On top of that, having a community of largely independent, freedom minded and generous people provides another crucial ingredient for sustainable living.

 

The Clearwater River Valley is known as “the banana belt of Idaho” having a climate that is much milder than the surrounding prairies and mountains, with relatively little snow in winter, long autumns and early springs. Lots of sunshine in the summer and protected from the harsh winds. Average Annual Precipitation: 28″. Last Average Killing Frost: April 30. First Average Killing Frost: Oct. 12. Average Growing Season: 165 Days. Average Temperature: January, 29 Degrees. July: 73 Degrees.

The Clearwater and its tributaries are considered some of the finest fishing streams in the country. The magnificent steelhead trout, measuring up to 45 inches in length, and the chinook salmon travel up the Clearwater to spawn. Elk, deer, bear, game birds, wild turkeys, steelhead and Rainbow trout, bass, kokanee, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling and skiing are nearby for the hunter, fisherman and those who enjoy the great outdoors.

Osprey soar and swoop over the Clearwater River from their nests high on the great yellow pine. Bald Eagles wait on the winter ice flows to snag a steelhead for dinner. Many small birds flit through the riverside greenery and high in the surrounding mountains. Birders delight in a visit here. In a recent May excursion, 56 species were sited on a one-day bird count in the Clearwater River area.
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The Properties: We have three vacant parcels adjacent to our 20 acre homestead for sale. We are across the river and about a 2 mile drive from Kamiah, Idaho, a town of about 1,200 people. We are 1 hr. 15 min. east of Lewiston/Clarkston, Idaho and 3 hours west of Missoula, Montana.

Property #1: Size: 5 acres

Price: $55,000. cash only. (Sellers have credit union land loan on it that has to be paid off.)

View: Clearwater river, Kamiah town and Clearwater Valley.

Elevation: Approximately 1,400 to 1,500 feet

Lay of Land: South facing, sloping

Vegetation: Grazing land with a few Ponderosa Pine trees.

Fencing: New fencing 2 sides. New fencing needed 2 sides.

Access: Deeded access via Summerland Lane (which just had $25,000. in upgrading) from Woodland Road with Road Maintenance Agreement (costs shared 20% each by the 5 properties using the roadway).

Power: Underground power on Sellers property, which can be tapped into, or go off grid.

Water: Mark Nail, well-driller, recently witched the property and found two crossing underground channels, where he prefers to drill. Seller's nearby well is 295 feet deep, with static level @230 feet. Nail estimated well cost to be between $10,000. and $15,000.

Property #2: Size: 7.02 acres

Price: $45,000. cash or $50,000. with 25% down & owner financing on balance for 5-10 years.

View: Clearwater Valley from existing house pad area. Clearwater river, Kamiah town and Clearwater Valley views from some areas on the property.

Elevation: Approximately 1,400 to 1,500 feet.

Lay of Land: West facing, sloping to steep.

Vegetation: Grazing land with Ponderosa Pine and plum trees.

Surface Water: Property has a seasonal spring/creek that fills stock tank. (Potential for pond.)

Features: Driveway and shop/house pad roughed in. Other good home site. Great soil with good orchard, garden and pond sites.

Fencing: New fencing 1 side. New fencing needed on remaining sides.

Access: Deeded access via Summerland Lane (which just had $25,000. in upgrading) from Woodland Road with Road Maintenance Agreement (costs shared 20% each by the 5 properties using the roadway).

Power: Underground power on Sellers property, which can be tapped into, or go off grid.

Water: Mark Nail, well-driller, recently witched the property and found two crossing underground channels, where he prefers to drill. Seller's nearby well is 295 feet deep, with static level @230 feet. Home-site/well area is about 50 or more feet lower than Seller's well site.

Property #3: Size: 9.08 acres

Price: $80,000. with min. 25% down and owner financing on balance for 5 to 10 years.

View: Clearwater Valley & pond from proposed home-site area. River & Town views from alternative homesite..

Elevation: Approximately 1,400 feet

Lay of Land: South and West facing, sloping.

Vegetation: Grazing land with lots of Ponderosa Pine trees.

Access: Fronts on Woodland Road. Driveway in (which just had $25,000. in upgrading) and shared via access easement and Road Maintenance Agreement (costs shared 20% each by the 5 properties using the roadway).

Entry: Road aprons have been built for access into both halves of property.

Power: Underground power on property, which can be tapped into. High-speed DSL fronts prop.

Water: Mark Nail, well-driller, recently witched the property and found two crossing underground channels right in the home-site area. Neighboring well, which is about 50 feet lower, is 175 feet deep. Well cost estimated to be about $10,000., according to Nail.
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Survival Features
Security
End of the Road
Sustainability
Fenced Pasture, Fields
Power
Off-Grid, Solar/Hydro/Wind
Communication
Cell, Internet, Phone, Satellite
Access
Year Round Road
Surroundings
Undeveloped Land
Home Features
Additional Features

Property Features

  • County maintained road to within 1/2 of property
  • New gravel driveway
  • Owner Finance
  • rural Property

Location

Listing Information

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