Swan Lake, Montana (Lake)
Metcalf Lake is a 20 acre, 66 foot deep, privately owned lake, known for it's trophy trout fishery. The glacial emerald green water is crystal clear and attracts all kinds of waterfowl and wildlife. Featuring incomparable privacy and seclusion, this 163 acre retreat is bordered by State Forest on 2 sides and conservation lands on the other 2 sides. There is a developed hilltop building site overlooking the lake as well as dramatic 360 degree views of the Mission and Swan Mountains as well as the entire Swan River corridor. The property features old growth diverse forest and open areas. There is underground power and telephone to the property. Interior roads, driveway and building site are all developed. There is endless adventures to be had on the property, but if you like to explore further, ride and recreate right from Metcalf Lake. The remote feel of this family legacy property is complemented by being only 2 miles of gravel road to Highway 83 with Bigfork only 30 minutes to the north and Whitefish being a little more than 1 hour to the north. The seller has undertaken the most aggressive fishery stocking plan, which is designed to quickly establish a diverse age class and species profile within Metcalf Lake. The aggressiveness of this plan will lead to the shortest time-frame in reaching the lake’s potential to establish a fishery capable of producing a high quality recreational experience that adds to the overall value of the property. This plan provided stocking of two strains of Rainbow trout as well as Westslope cutthroat trout to simultaneously provide a popular game fish and a native species in the lake. In order to quickly generate a recreational fishery, a variety of smaller (2 to 3 inch), medium sized (5 to 11 inch), and larger (13 to 18 inch) fish have been stocked.