This 51-acre gem located along Rawhide Valley in Jamestown, CA is now available. From the shaded developed areas along Bear Creek to the endless vistas from the hilltop pads, this property has excellent development versatility. Endless outdoor recreation activities await you in the Gateway to the Motherlode and nearby mountains. With views of the Sierras to the Coastal Range, your dream ranch, home or recreational property is now in reach.Land This picturesque 51-acre property has level access points leading through the primary entrance to the main driveway and well-maintained ranch roads. Near the entrance on Shell Road, the property has been developed to include numerous pads and gathering areas along the spring fed year-around Bear Creek, creating a park-like setting. There are several areas ready for multiple houses and other buildings, including ranch and recreational vehicle and equipment storage at the base of the property, near the Shell Road frontage and at the hilltop areas. Cross-fencing and gates within parts of the property. Native grasses, shrubs, conifer and deciduous trees populate the land, concentrated along the creek. Abundant wildlife populates the land including deer, quail, dove, turkey and more. The topography of the property ranges from nearly flat and gently sloping areas to striking bluffs along the popular Table Mountain plateau. Contiguous to vacant Bureau of Land Management land on the northeast property line.
Recreation Located in a sportsperson's paradise, this property provides numerous activity opportunities including horseback riding, hiking, hunting, biking, wildlife viewing and more. The outdoor enthusiast will revel in the variety of adventures available in the surrounding hills, mountains, lakes, rivers and streams of the Gold Country, Valley and Sierra Nevada. The Table Mountain trailhead is 1.5-Miles down Shell Rd. providing stunning views. Fishing, boating, camping and watersports are close by with Tuttletown Recreation area at New Melones Lake a 10-minute drive, Tulloch Lake a half hour west and Lake Don Pedro 20-minutes to the south. Excellent fly fishing awaits at the nearby Stanislaus and Tuolumne Rivers. Pinecrest and snow skiing at Dodge Ridge is a 45-minute drive up Ca-108. The West's best lakes, rivers and streams of the Sierras are a cup of coffee away with the stunning scenery of Sonora Pass a short drive further. Excellent golfing can be found in Sonora and Oakdale. Spectacular wineries in Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties are nearby including Murphys. Columbia State Park and numerous other Tuolumne County historical points of interest are nearby.
Agriculture The property is well suited for horse and cattle grazing with ag opportunities subject to well production.
Water/Mineral Rights & Natural Resources Bear Creek is spring-fed and provides year-around water.
Region & Climate Jamestown, Sonora and the neighboring communities in Tuolumne and Calaveras County offer year-around residents and visitors exceptional climate and weather.
History Considered the gateway to the Mother Lode, Jamestown has both preserved and prospered long after the boom and bust years of the Gold Rush. Visitors strolling through the town will see period architecture in city buildings and homes. The railroad was one of Jamestown's primary assets from its earliest days. The town was named for Colonel George F. James, a wealthy attorney from San Francisco. The Historic National Hotel is one of a handful of continuously operating hotels since the Gold Rush. The Jamestown Hotel currently operating has been renovated and used for multiple purposes. Today the railroad continues to be a major part of life in Jamestown, as the home of the Steam Sierra Railway and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park. Railtown is a fully operational locomotive repair and maintenance facility and open for public tours, events and rides.
Sonora, the County Seat, is located just 3 miles from Jamestown on Highway 49. At an elevation of 1,825 feet, Sonora is a colorful, bustling little city and is the market center for a large area. Many relics from its flamboyant past remain, including a large collection of Victorian homes, many of which are now bed and breakfasts. The city hosts the Mother Lode Roundup every Mother's Day weekend the second largest and one of the oldest parades in California.
Columbia was one of the largest, richest, noisiest and fastest growing Gold Rush towns in the Mother Lode. The area known as the Gem of the Southern Mines, between 1850 and 1870 produced $87 million in gold over one billion dollars in today's market. Because Columbia became a state park in 1945, it was never completely deserted. Today Columbia is a town of living history with more original buildings than other Gold Rush era towns. Unlike many Gold Rush era communities, the buildings were built of brick, so the town was never destroyed by rampant fires burning the wooden structures in other towns. At its peak, Columbia was the second largest city in California. Columbia State Historic Park is located three miles north of Sonora, off Highway Ca-49.
A treasure of natural wonders and lively gold rush history, Tuolumne County offers visitors vivid scenery. A portion of Yosemite National Park lies within the county, along with giant redwood groves and impressive geological features. Both Bret Harte and Mark Twain wrote stories set in this area during the Gold Rush.
Source Excerpt Sierra Nevada Geotourism
Location Majestic Oaks at Bear Creek is located 2.3 miles from Jamestown, CA on Shell Road, just 0.3-Miles west of the Rawhide Road and Shell Road intersection. Sonora is less than 5-miles east on Ca-108/49 and Oakdale just 30-miles west. The Murphys wine region is 20-miles north. The Columbia Airport is close by and the Sacramento International Airport is a 2-hr drive to the northwest. Shopping and entertainment are available in nearby communities.
Directions to Land
From Oakdale: Head northeast on CA-108 E/E F St for 30-miles. Turn left on Rawhide Road and travel 2.0-miles. Turn left on Shell Road and travel 0.2-miles. Property is on the left side of the road and marked with a monument indicating 18555 Shell Road.
From Sonora: Head west on CA-49/108 until Jamestown. Turn right on Rawhide Road and travel 2.0-miles. Turn left on Shell Road and travel 0.2-miles. Property is on the left side of the road and marked with a monument indicating 18555 Shell Road.
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