LandVest is pleased to present King and Bartlett Lake Timberlands to the market. This offering represents a rare opportunity to acquire nearly 800 acres of undeveloped land encompassing 90% (23,000 feet) of shore frontage on this iconic remote wilderness lake. King and Bartlett Lake is a storied native brook trout fishery matched by few others in the northeast, hosting elite sportsman for well over a century. Historically and currently gated to provide exclusive access, this is truly a first class recreational or retreat opportunity.
Located in King and Bartlett Township in western Maine’s Somerset County, King and Bartlett Lake is situated in the upper reaches of the Kennebec River Watershed in the western mountain region. This sparsely populated, wild region is a long-standing destination for traditional and modern outdoor recreational activities. A three-hour drive from Portland, Maine, King and Bartlett Lake is easily accessible from Route 27 via well-maintained, controlled-access gravel roads.
The lake itself measures 538 acres and more than 7,000 feet in length allowing plenty of room for seaplane access. With much of the lake ranging between 60-150 feet in depth, its high placement in the watershed, excellent water quality, and cool mountain stream inlets, King and Bartlett offers a perfect environment for a cold water fishery. The only other ownerships on the lake include a 14.6-acre parcel with ~1,028 feet of shore frontage improved with sporting camp and an adjoining 25.4-acre, privately owned parcel with ~1,522 feet of shore frontage, both affiliated with the King and Bartlett Fish and Game Club. King and Bartlett Lake was first identified as a quality sporting opportunity more than 175 years ago in the 1830s by Maine’s first Governor, William King, who established the sporting camp tradition on the lake.
The ownership is positioned as a forested band surrounding the majority of the lake. The timber resource could be operated to generate periodic cash flow from harvesting. The property is enrolled in Maine’s Tree Growth Tax Law which provides an efficient tax structure for forestland owners. All harvesting and development would be subject to Maine’s Land Use Planning Commission regulations for unorganized townships.
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