Black Canyon Waterfront

Tucked away on the banks of the Black Canyon Reservoir this property lies northeast of Emmett, Idaho near the townsite of Montour.  Under an hour’s drive from Boise by Highway 52 through Emmett or from Horseshoe Bend.  Accessible by a private entrance off Montour Road, the location provides privacy, a scenic setting, and direct access to recreation. There is also access to BLM ground nearby.  The area is rich in agriculture and ranching history. Solidified when the irrigation system was put into place in 1905 with the creation of the Black Canyon Dam.


Consisting of 196± acres this property offers multiple building lots, water frontage, and hilltop views.  As you travel down the private road, the property opens up on the other side of the hills.  Providing seclusion from of all but a handful of neighbors. There are 10 parcels of varying sizes allowing the ability to build multiple homes.  Easy to follow CC&R’s have been recorded on the land. Underground power has been delivered to each lot which provides power to several locations on the property.

There are 23 acres of irrigation water rights for the property.  Currently in pasture and put on by earthen ditches.

Trees, wildlife habitat, and seasonal waterways border a large amount of Black Canyon Reservoir frontage.  During the spring, you can canoe along the waterways through the trees.  As summer arrives the waterways dry, to provide paths for horseback riding or nature walking.  Additionally, the tree canopy and waterways provide cover for birds, deer, and other wildlife.  

Furthermore, there are approximately 3,600 feet of frontage on the Black Canyon Reservoir.  Accessibility to the reservoir is enhanced by several access points for launching boats for fishing or other water sports. Which includes the Payette River, because it is the source of water for the reservoir.


Across the water is the peninsula that is part of the Montour Wildlife Management Area. The Montour WMA is a complex of cottonwood-willow river bottoms, wetlands, ponds, and fields adjacent to the Payette River. Created especially for upland and waterfowl protection, it consists of 1,350± acres. 

The sunsets from the Black Canyon Waterfront are sure to impress!  Thus the privacy and ability to share a genuine rural lifestyle with friends or family by utilizing all the parcels is unheard of.

Now offering as two separate parcels for purchase:

North Acreage: $1,900,000 for 103± acres with 4 parcels

South Acreage: $2,500,000 for 93± acres with 6 parcels