Marshes Flat Ranch is a spectacular 938-acre multi-parcel property in Tuolumne Co., 12-miles north of Coulterville and 18-miles south of Jamestown. This scenic ranch near Moccasin is located in the heart of the Motherlode on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada. Just 35-miles from Yosemite, this special property and its wildlife, views, and ag development versatility provides an ideal setting for your dream home, ranch or recreational retreat. Land This exceptional property is comprised of six separate and contiguous parcels. 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 stunning terrain. The land ranges from nearly flat along the “valley” portion of the property to gently rolling hills and varied topography throughout (see map). The property includes six (6) separate parcels: #14 (159.2-ac), #15 (136.6-ac), #17 (161.2-ac), #18 (160.8-ac), #19 (164-ac) and #21 (156.2-ac), totaling approx. 938-acres. The property includes numerous land patents. 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 entire 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. Fences are “Convenience” fences and do not necessarily denote property lines/boundaries, which are to be verified through title. See Recreation section for more. Improvements Portions of the property include ranch fencing with cattle guards along Marshes Flat Road. Multiple livestock water troughs are fed year round via natural sources. 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 just a 16-mile drive and Don Pedro Reservoir is a short 15-minutes away, both offering boating, water-sports and fishing for multiple species including bass, trout, panfish and more. 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 a mere 35-mile drive. Pinecrest and snow skiing at Dodge Ridge is east of Sonora up CA-108. 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 County historical points of interest are close, with the new Chicken Ranch Casino in Jamestown less than a half-hour drive. Agriculture The property is well suited for horse and cattle grazing with additional farm/ag opportunities. See Land section for more. Water/Mineral Rights & Natural Resources Hatch Creek traverses the land with natural springs in the area as well. Multiple livestock water troughs are fed year around via natural sources. General Operations Property generates income via cattle grazing leases. Region & Climate The Marshes Flat and Moccasin area offer year-round residents and visitors exceptional climate and weather. The small community of Coulterville, a 12-mile drive to the south, is a monument to another time. Yosemite travelers can opt to take Highway 132, aka the Historic John Muir Trail, through town 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 Marshes Flat Ranch is nestled along the scenic route of Marshes Flat Road connecting the communities of Moccasin and Don Pedro. The area was once the 1850s escape route of the famous outlaw Joaquin Murrieta. Murrieta and his gang of riders traveled this route to reach their hangouts in Marsh’s Flat and the now submerged Tuolumne River town of Indian Bar.* The property is roughly midway between historic Coulterville and Jamestown in Tuolumne County. The Mother Lode 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. *NAT Geo Scenic Byways **Trails & Tales of Yosemite & the Central Sierra Location The ranch is located in a private area yet convenient to many nearby communities and resources. It is located 18-miles from Jamestown on CA-108 with Sonora less than 5-miles further east. Coulterville is 12-miles south on CA-49 with Greeley Hill just 10-mins further up CA-132. Oakdale is a 45-min drive west on CA-120/108. 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.