Montana, well known as the “Treasure State,” has a little known gem in the Ruby Reservoir. Developed decades ago to supply irrigation for local farmers, this quiet 1000± acre body of water, is stocked with Rainbow trout and a few large brown trout are often caught at the mouth of the inlet (Ruby River).
12 miles west of Virginia City with Alder Junction (Chicks Bar & Restaurant, RV Park and small corner store) 9 miles to the south makes this quick off road trip well worth the drive. Rock hounds also enjoy the Ruby as sparkly red sand often turns into finds of Sapphires and Garnets.
It is rare to find an affordable private property along the Ruby Reservoir as a lot of the land is publicly owned. This 1.5± acre parcel has DEQ approval, incredible views, and water frontage with a footpath leading from the hilltop to the water’s edge. The parcel is located just off of Highway 357 with year round access.
Whether fishing or treasure hunting, the peaceful setting is the perfect place for your new getaway.