Michigan State University’s Paint River Camp is a trout fishing, hunting, and outdoor recreation complex northwest of Iron River, MI, at the intersection of two major rivers, the Paint River, which is designated as both “Wild and Scenic” and a “Blue Ribbon Trout Stream”, and the Net River, which may not be designated for either but looks plenty Wild and Scenic to me and holds big brookies. Additional buildings are described below.
This is high land: 35% hardwoods; 60% aspen, spruce and softwoods, with some openings, beaver ponds and creeks. The 700+/- acres has 9,200′ on the Paint River and 1,360′ on the Net, 2 miles of frontage on large rivers.
Lodge -Main Level: 2,868 Square Feet. Basement Level: 2,868 Square Feet (fully improved last year). The tax card with full detail for this building is attached.
Caretaker/Guest Residence: 972 Square Feet
Detached Garage: 720 Square Feet (24×30
Pole Building: 1,472 Square Feet
Generator Building: 240 Square Feet (12×20) w 2 new generators
The property is 10 miles north of Iron River; 7 miles west of Hwy 141; 15 miles north of the Wisconsin border. Iron River is about 13 miles west of Crystal Falls. Paint River Camp is 110 miles from Marquette.
775 Blockhouse Road, Iron River, MI 49935.
700.91*+/- acres. NOTE that an adjoining 374.59+/- acres is also available from a different owner. That would bring it over a thousand acres.
*The Iron County Plat Book shows a total of 668 acres. The county tax bills show an acreage total of 698.16 acres in 16 separate parcel numbers. However the 04/04/200 deed, when compared against a detailed survey adds up to 700.91 acres.
The list price is $1,250,000 for the 700.91 acres with the 5,736 SF Lodge, a Caretaker/Guest residence and adjoining buildings.
Adding the adjoining 374.59 timberland parcel, which is also listed by Huey Real Estate, at $410,000, would bring the total land area to 1,075.50+/- acres, or 1.68 square miles.
Portions of both properties are enrolled in the Qualified Forest Property (QFP) program, and a half interest in a 40 is enrolled in the Commercial Forest Act (CFA).
SOME LODGE ROOM DIMENSIONS
Living Area: 20×25
Kitchen Area: 12.6×13
Dining Area: 12×15.6
3 Dbl. Bedrooms 12×13.8, all with 7×10 private bath
Enclosed Porch: 10×38
Family Room 25×38
Interior Garage 18×25
2 Bedrooms 14×24 w 3 beds
1 full bath plus 1/2 bath plus shower
FURNISHINGS AND EQUIPMENT
Most of the furnishings and equipment on the property are included. The beds on the lower level and a few personal items in the Lodge are not.
WIFI & DISHTV
These services were turned off by the former owner when he gifted the property to MSU, but they are available.
Currently running at about 800 gallons/year. The heating, stove, and both the refrigerator and the water heater run on propane.
This year eight different black bears show up on the game cameras.
There are two zoning classifications: Recreation & Forestry, and Lakes and Rivers.
Real property in the Township of Bates, County of Iron, Michigan, described as follows: The NE 1/4, and the SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4, Section 1, T44N, R35W; AND Government Lots 2, 5, 6, & 7, and the North 1/2 of the NE 1/4; the SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4; the NW 1/4; and the East ½ of the SW ¼, Section 6, T44N, R34W; AND Government Lot 3, EXCEPT the East 330 feet thereof, Section 7, T44N, R34W.
Michigan State University is exempt from real estate taxes. The taxes of the former owner the last three years are listed below.
2015= $21,794 (first year of QFP benefit)
TAX ID NO’S