TBD HWY 12, Kooskia, Idaho, 83539
Get away from it all! 3.68 acres overlooking the Clearwater River on the Wild and Scenic Byway. Just 2 minutes from Three Rivers Resort, in Lowell, where the Lochsa & Selway Rivers join. The land boarders the National Forest. Once upon a time there was a small cabin and a road through the property. There is a developed spring with clear cold water. The deer and turkey wander through the old rose bushes and peek around the large pine trees. This property is only 2 1/2 hours from Missoula, Montana. Rare find.
Lowell is an unincorporated community in Idaho County, Idaho, United States, located at the confluence of the Selway and Lochsa rivers, where they join to form the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River. The community lies within the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests at an elevation of 1,486 feet (453 m) above sea level, and was named after Henry Lowell, its first postmaster.
U.S. Route 12 is the only major highway to serve the community, and occupies the north bank of the Lochsa (and Clearwater). Lowell is between the three rivers, and is accessed by a bridge over the terminus of the Lochsa on Selway Road. The population of Lowell is 30, and there are several motels, resorts, and campgrounds that swell the population seasonally.
The site of the Kooskia Internment Camp (1943–45) is about 6 miles (10 km) upstream of Lowell on U.S. 12, on the north bank of the Lochsa River.
The Lochsa River is in the northwestern United States, in the mountains of north central Idaho. It is one of two primary tributaries (with the Selway to the south) of the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River in the Clearwater National Forest. Lochsa is a Nez Perce word meaning rough water. The Salish name is Ep Smɫí, "It Has Salmon."
The Lochsa (pronounced "lock-saw") was included by the U.S. Congress in 1968 as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The Lochsa and Selway rivers and their tributaries have no dams, and their flow is unregulated. In late spring (mid-May to mid-June), the Lochsa River is rated as one of the world's best for continuous whitewater.
The main stem of the Lochsa is seventy miles (110 km) in length from its headwaters near Powell Ranger Station in the Bitterroots to Lowell, where the Lochsa joins the Selway River to form the Middle Fork of the Clearwater. Over this distance, the river drops nearly two thousand feet (600 m), from 3,441 feet (1,049 m) above sea level at Powell to 1,453 feet (443 m) at Lowell.
The drainage basin for the Lochsa River system covers 1,180 square miles (3,060 km2) in Idaho County. The river is fed by the melting of the significant snowpack of the Bitterroot Range, among the highest precipitation areas in the state.
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