3166 MT Hwy. 83
Seeley Lake, MT 59868
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Seeley Lake, MT Real Estate
The Seeley-Swan Valley is located in the southern portion of "The Crown of the Continent" referred to by the Blackfeet people as the "backbone of the world, this narrow valley is bounded on the east and west by two wilderness areas, The Mission Mountains and the Bob Marshall Wilderness. A chain of Glacial formed lakes connected by the Clearwater River begins at Salmon Lake to the south and continues through the valley to the Flathead.
The rich diversity of habitat and wildlife species has placed this area in a high global conservation status. There are currently 7309 acres of land in the area under conservation easement. Land ownership is approximately 55% public, primarily United States Forest Service and Lolo National Forest and 35% is owned by the Plum Creek Timber Company. The remaining 9% are privately owned.
The Seeley Lake area is known as a snow belt. With elevations varying from 4,000 to 9,000+ feet snowfall can vary from 120 to 240 inches. Summer temperatures can reach 100 and winter to -40.
Public camp grounds, beaches and boat launches, wilderness areas and access to plum Creek and public land offers a wide variety of recreational experiences to the general public. There are 300+ miles of groomed trails for snowmobiling, quiet lakes for canoeing and larger lakes for swimming, boating and water skiing. The hiking trails are limitless from day hikes to wilderness hiking the length of the Bob Marshall.
The small full service community of Seeley Lake is home to about 2200 year round residents, the number swells in summer by another 1800. On the 4th of July, we don,t even count . . . the parade, fireworks over the lake and many other activities are popular with local residents and tourists alike.
The nearby Blackfoot River valley connects the city of Missoula with the ranching communities of Potomac, Ovando and Helmville. You can fish, raft, float, watch a rodeo or just take the back roads and explore.
No one even blinks at seeing a deer unless it is coming through the windshield at 70 mph. We live with the deer, elk, moose, bear, lynx, fox, wolf, rocky mountain sheep . . . and listen at night to the sound of a coyote.
We are a small Montana town that lives big - you will love it here!