Smiths Fork Fishing Property - Property Overview
Uinta County, WY
The Smith’s Fork Fishing property is the perfect place to park the RV or build that long-awaited cabin on land with abundant wildlife and private frontage to both sides of a scenic trout stream. If you've searched for riverfront properties within two hours of the Wasatch front, you know inventory is low, and prices are generally high. Tucked into the SW corner of Wyoming, this parcel is ideal for those seeking a beautiful place to fish or build a cabin, without draining the bank account. Drive time from Salt Lake to the front gate is just over two hours. The property is accessed via Uinta CO Road 279 which is maintained all year. A half-mile stretch of dirt road leading from the county road to the parcel will need to be plowed periodically during winter months.
The Smiths Fork rises off the southern tail of the 10,000-foot high Salt River Range. On its way down from the Tri-Basin Divide, the Smiths Fork pulls in water from tributaries such as Hobble Creek, becoming a modestly-sized, moderately fast river. Eventually, the Smiths Fork cuts a winding path through rolling, sage and aspen-covered hills, forming a broad ranching valley. The section that winds through the property is heavily vegetated and characterized by a mix of shallow riffles, deep bends and pockets, and smooth runs. The average size of the fish ranges from 10-16" but make no mistake, there are larger fish in this stream. Our Marketing Director and former fly-fishing guide, Lane Nygren, spent 30 minutes
Although the property is too small to be categorized as a "hunting property" there are plenty of elk and deer and the owner's family has successfully hunted the property in the past. Those needing a little more land to meet their sporting objectives will be pleased to know that a short ¾ mile drive down CO Road 279 leads to thousands of acres of BLM and National Forest. Surrounding public lands are uncrowded and epitomize the excellent hunting and fishing landscapes of Southwest Wyoming.
When you're ready to build your dream home or cabin, you don't have to worry about zoning or building in the flood plain. There is plenty of acreage for building outside of the flood zone and the parcel is zoned Residential. Phone and power are available on CO Road 279. You will need to purchase a water right/share and drill a well for culinary water.
If you're tired of fighting the crowds and prices in Utah, the Smiths Fork Fishing Property is your chance to enjoy the clean air, solitude, and tax advantages of Wyoming, all within a short drive of the Wasatch Front.