A River Runs Through It!

Sierra City, California

$699,000 | 156.22 ± Acres | Sierra County

The North Fork of the Yuba River rushes through this incredibly rare timbered property at the base of the jagged and towering Sierra Buttes. The well built home enjoys 1/4 mile riverfront right off the huge redwood deck and on BOTH sides of the river! Every imaginable mountain recreational activity is on the property or very closely accessible.

  • The North Fork of the Yuba River rushes down out of the Tahoe National Forest, in all its magnificent wild splendor, right through this incredibly rare timbered 156 acres! It is located at the base of the jagged and towering Sierra Buttes, along the historic 49ers Gold Rush Trail, and just a little ways east of Sierra City. There is 1320' (1/4 mi) river frontage on each side with about 4 acres fairly level. Remainder is beautiful, including old growth, timber never having been logged, at least not in the past 150 years. Timber was professionally assessed ten years ago at an estimated 700,000 BF of marketable timber. All timber, mineral, and water rights come with the property.
  • Topography ranges from nearly level and gentle near the river to gentle and steep uphill. Views from the top are beyond belief!  With a little tree thinning an awesome view of the Sierra Buttes could be restored. Highway 49 intersects property offering easy year round access to the house and riverfront acreage.
  • A natural artesian well located about 600' uphill fills a 2500 gallon redwood tank at 60 GPM and 65# pressure then provides water to the house via gravity flow. Overflow fills the trout pond and proceeds to the river.
  • Sturdily built for the mountains in the late ‘70s, the well maintained house is of board and batten cedar with a newer metal roof installed in 2006. The 660 sf, redwood deck is designed for the pure enjoyment of the rushing river, the trout pond, and the incredible scenery beyond. The sunken living room boasts a great stone and quartz fireplace with an insert that heats the whole house with forced air heating. Set up for year round living the big “eat-in” kitchen overlooks the river and comes with newer appliances as well as a large walk-in pantry and utility room. There are two large bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Dual pane windows are throughout, propane accommodates the water heater as well as the range, and the home is well insulated. An additional perk is the 50” plasma TV and high-end surround sound with 22 speakers. Caltrans plows right to the front of the house so no worries for winter access!
  • Beneath the house is a full 1650 sf basement workshop/garage wired for 220 volt with a backup generator, a welder, an air compressor, and chainsaws.
  • One large "caretaker residence" and two outbuildings are permitted through a categorical exemption with no further environmental review through CEQA and there is a lovely spot for it! This will no longer be possible in any other properties within the scenic corridor.
  • While there is potential for development of this property most ideas other than its current use would require Sierra County approval.
  • Average summer temperatures are 70 to 80 degrees during the day dropping to about 45 by evening. Winter temperatures range from 20 to 40 degrees. No air conditioning is needed!
  • Built in the right place and with the river right "there" NO flooding has ever occurred in or under the house.
  • One will be hard pressed in a lifetime to enjoy all the amenities and activities that are right here or very close, as if the location itself weren’t enough! Fly fishing and gold panning are right in the backyard as are world class hiking and close-up wildlife viewing; i.e. deer, bear, mountain lion, raccoons, geese, ducks, birds, etc. Equestrian, quad, bicycle and snowmobile trails offer endless miles of absolutely amazing and definitely unsurpassed riding. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing are phenomenal. There are 37 lakes and 18 streams within 10 miles. The Pacific Crest Trail with parking area is just a mile down the road. Located in the heart of the D3 hunting zone.
  • Also down the road a couple of miles is the delightful, quaint, and charming little town of Sierra City with excellent restaurants, watering holes, grocery store, art gallery, and library………to mention a few. Certainly not to be overlooked is the Kentucky Mine with its wonderful historical museum and summer venue for wonderful “under the stars” music events.

32122 Highway 49
Sierra City, California


39.5949110N, 120W

  • Hwy 49 about 2 miles east of Sierra City both sides of the river and of the road.

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