Oak Creek Station is a fantastic 35 +/- acre tract of undeveloped land with.67 mile of Oak Creek meandering through it, tremendous access via CO State Hwy 131 and Routt Co Rd 179 only a short 20 minute drive to Steamboat Springs and an hour from the Yampa Valley Regional Airport.
Oak Creek Station has multiple potential building sites with electrical service near the property.
Recreational opportunities are endless.
LandThis 35 +/- acre tract varies from mountainous to creek bottom, covered in native grass and trees.
RecreationOak Creek Station offers endless recreational opportunities from hunting, fishing, hiking and mountain biking to skiing on the famous slopes of the Steamboat Ski Resort.
Region & ClimateThe climate in the Oak Creek area is mild with significant rainfall. Even in the driest month there is a lot of rain. This location is classified as Dfb by K ppen and Geiger. The rainfall here is around 33.4 inch per year.
HistoryOak Creek and the surrounding area's legacy is directly linked to the area's coal fields and the Denver & Salt Lake Railroad. Small mines historically supplied coal to the region but major production was not possible, nor profitable, without year-round transportation. In the early 1900S, rail was laid from Denver across the Continental Divide to towns along the Yampa River Valley.
In 1916, 1,400 men broke rock in the coal mines and from the 1920S through the 1940S Oak Creek was the largest town in Routt County.
Immigrants from around the world worked the coal mines surrounding Oak Creek from the early 1900S. The number of different ethnic groups was unusually high for its population during the 1920S to the 1940S. Today, the town embraces its diversity and heritage.
The Oak Creek and Phippsburg Historical Society keeps the region's heritage alive with the Tracks & Trails Museum. Coal mining memorabilia is featured at Bucket Park on Main Street in Oak Creek and the indoor museum exhibits tell the stories of miners, railroaders, and founding families.
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