Featured | Westphal Park

There's a place for the adventurous sportsman and recreationalist that engenders all the primal and ethereal attributes of a national park in a wilderness-like setting. In Madison County, Montana the setting is surrounded by glaciated, snow-capped mountain peaks, many over 10,000 feet, and photogenic wilderness views. The region is populated with many pristine mountain lakes with abundant trout fishing opportunities.

This iconic property sits in the midst of a vast US Forest Service land mass. Entirely encompassed by Forest Service lands the Westphal Park Enclave is an enchanting combination of mountain meadows interspersed with rivulets and springs, thick stands of forest, and mountain side settings that have panoramic vistas in every direction. What's more this entirely unique and captivating property has over Westphal Park3,000 feet of the South Boulder River flowing through the southeast portion of the property. The river is typical of mountain streams in that it is bubbling and falling, over and round the rock-strew bed making for an idyllic stream-side setting.

The immediate area is designated as the Middle Mountain Management Area by the Beaverhead-Deer Lodge National Forest. You can see the management report with maps here. The area is identified on forest management maps as the Westphal Parks from which the name is adopted by the current owner. You can access the report here and here is another. The property, according to the State data sources is prolific and potential habitat for bear, Grizzly and Black, Elk, Mule Deer, Mountain Lion, the largest Mountain Goat population in southwest Montana, Moose, grouse of various species, as well as various small mammals and mountain birds. The South Fork Boulder River offers both Brook Trout and Cutthroat Trout in in its upper reaches.

The property consists of some 814 acres and is comprised of 15 parcels and you can see the property cards here. The condition of title transfer will be similar to this title report. The multiplicity of parcels may present the opportunity of restructuring the parcel layout, the layout is view able here, to one that would afford the owner of more beneficial ownership qualities by completing a boundary line adjustment without necessarily going through the process of a formal subdivision. If you have Google Earth you can download the KMZ file by clicking on the link in the earth icon to the right and view the property in Google Earth.

The Tobacco Roots are rich with early history from the Legendary Lewis and Clark Expedition who cast distant visions upon the mountains to more recent pioneers and miners. The area was a source of gold from the 1880's to the 1930's and parts of the property includes several patented mining claims.

This mesmerizing property presents the owner with the once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire, for a select few, an incredible retreat whether for summer or year round recreation, or mere seclusion from the rigors of a world gone wild opportunity. While off the grid the possibility for solar, hydro, wind and other power sources exists and water could merely be obtained from one of the many sources and treated for consumption with one of the inexpensive purification systems.

Directions from various points of origination can be obtained from our interactive map accessed by clicking on the map icon to the right and then opening the fly-out legend for specific directions. Please refer to the links to the right to see additional photos, maps, and to download other resources. If the links return to this page we do not have media uploaded yet. Of course we welcome your call to get further information.

Additional Information Resources Madison County Official Site, Wikipedia, and Here.