Blacks Creek Ranch is a 440-acre multi-parcel property in Tuolumne Co., 5.0-miles northwest of Coulterville and 16-miles south of Groveland. This scenic ranch is located in the heart of the Motherlode on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada, one hour from Yosemite. This beautiful property, near many lakes and rivers, has abundant wildlife, views and agricultural versatility. It's an ideal setting for your ranch, home or recreational retreat. Land This property is comprised of two separate and contiguous parcels in the Williamson Act. The land is forested with a variety of deciduous and conifer trees, including numerous oak and pine species. Many types of native grasses, shrubs and other under-story plants populate this picturesque property. The ranch includes well-maintained roads traveling throughout the beautiful and fertile terrain. The land ranges from nearly flat along the “valley” portion of the property to gently rolling hills and varied topography throughout (see map). Moccasin Creek and other streams provide water, along with a year-around spring. The property includes two separate parcels: 280-acres and 160-acres, totaling approx. 440-acres, nearly all surrounded by public BLM land. There are several excellent building sites on the property that could be developed for a variety of uses, including: homes, outbuildings, cabins, recreational retreat facilities, storage for off-road/ranch/recreational vehicles, equipment, livestock/horse barns, corrals and more. The property provides amazing views within and beyond the property. This scenic land, which borders public land, includes rich habitat for livestock, quail, deer, turkey and other wildlife and supplies a wide range of opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. The property is not fully fenced. Fences are “Convenience” fences and do not necessarily denote property lines/boundaries, which are to be verified through title. See Recreation section for more. Recreation Outdoor activity opportunities on the property and in the region include hiking, hunting, fishing, off-road, biking, wildlife viewing, horseback riding and more. Other activities are available in the surrounding hills, mountains, lakes, rivers and streams of the Sierra Nevada. Horseshoe Bend Recreation Area at Lake McClure is a short drive and Don Pedro Reservoir is nearby, both offering boating, water-sports and fishing. The nearby Tuolumne and Merced Rivers and tributaries/streams flow down from Yosemite and the Sierra providing excellent fly-fishing, as well on the Stanislaus and Tuolumne Rivers. Yosemite, one of the most unique and picturesque National Parks in the US, is less than an hour drive with snow skiing at Dodge Ridge east of Sonora. The West’s best lakes, rivers and streams of the foothills and Sierras surround the area, with the stunning scenery of the Gold Country, Yosemite and Sonora Pass. Excellent golfing can be found in Sonora and Oakdale, with spectacular wineries in Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties. Columbia State Park and numerous other Tuolumne and Mariposa County historical points of interest are nearby. Agriculture The property is well suited for horse and cattle grazing with additional farm/ag opportunities. See Land section for more. General Operations Property generates income via cattle grazing leases. Region & Climate The Coulterville area offers year-round residents and visitors exceptional climate and weather. Yosemite travelers can opt to take Highway 132, aka the Historic John Muir Trail, through Coulterville and along a scenic, laid back route to the Sierra wonderland, or travel the equally nearby CA-120 entrance leading you through the charming historic town of Groveland and into a sportsperson’s paradise. History The property is on the southern edge of Tuolumne County. The region has a rich history in the gold mining era and continues to provide a “Gold Country” feel in the surrounding nearby communities. The Mother Lode is a narrow belt of land in east-central California ranging in elevation between 700 and 3,000 feet. Called La Veta Madre (The Mother Vein) by Mexican miners, it snuggles along the western slope of the Sierra Nevada for about 250 miles between Mariposa and Sierra City and encompasses some of the most beautiful scenery in the state. From gently rolling, chaparral-covered foothills, alive with wildflowers in the spring and lion-colored grasses in summer, to slender river gorges and wooded valleys, the scenery offers pure visual delights. See Region & Climate section for more. Location Blacks Creek Ranch is located in a private area yet convenient to many nearby communities and resources. It is located 5-miles from Coulterville, 16-miles from Groveland on CA-120, and a 30-min drive from Jamestown and Sonora on CA-108. Oakdale is 45-miles away and the Sacramento International Airport is just over a 2-hr drive to the northwest. Shopping, entertainment and ranch and home resources and supplies are available in several nearby communities.