This 1,155+- acre riverfront ranch is almost entirely surrounded by water with Mount Shasta towering as the backdrop. The Fall River forms the western boundary of the ranch for over three miles, while the Tule and the Little Tule Rivers form the east boundary for nearly four miles. The confluence of these rivers is located at the southern boundary. This is the largest spring creek system in the United States and the Fall River has a reputation for exceptional fly fishing. The river is primarily known for its rainbow and brown trout, although anglers may also find brook trout and whitefish. Fishing is most productive from May through October, although the river is open year-round.
Seasonal wetlands and lush meadows are populated with abundant migratory waterfowl, including ducks, geese, swans and pelicans. Numerous raptors populate the area including eagles, osprey, owls and even peregrine falcon. The avid bird hunter will also find sage grouse, pheasant, dove, and quail. Big game populations in the area include deer, bear and pronghorn antelope.
The ranch is located in Shasta County at an elevation of 3,000 feet. It is operated as a recreation and cattle ranch with a current cattle lease generating annual income. The improvements are comfortable and functional. Residential facilities include a three-bedroom, two-bath main home and a boathouse that has three bedrooms and three baths with two fully enclosed boat slips on the water level. There is an also 18,000 square foot historic barn.
The Fall River Valley is known for its scenic beauty, world-famous fly fishing, and farming. The ultra-rich wildlife habitat is teeming with waterfowl, deer, and more. The majestic 14,000-foot Mount Shasta dominates the northern skyline and punctuates the grandeur of this remarkable valley.
The Fall River Valley has unparalleled water features. Numerous and immense freshwater springs well-up crystal clear via large underground lava tubes. These truly remarkable springs are responsible for creating some of the largest spring creeks and rivers in the United States.
Along with the blue-ribbon fishing found in these streams, the area attracts birders and hunters for the upland birds and waterfowl that migrate through the area.
The town of Fall River Mills is located between two mountains: Mount Shasta and Mount Lassen. The small town is tucked in the valley, along with an 18-hole golf course and a jet-capable airport. The valley has a reputation as the home of California's wild rice industry.
The entire Fall River winds for 16 miles through mostly private agricultural land with very few public access points that are open to fishing. Agricultural crops include wild rice, alfalfa, lavender, strawberries, and mint.
From old-fashioned family diners to trendy cheese and wine stores, Fall River Mill's small town appeal is quintessentially quaint.
Shasta County maintains its seat in the city of Redding, where almost half of the county's 182,155 residents live. The county stretches from the upper Sacramento valley to the southern reaches of the Cascade Mountain Range. Shasta County is heavily forested and is an extremely popular region for recreation..
- Shasta County
- 3,314 feet
|Oct 9, 2023