2± Acres
Lewis and Clark County, Montana

Alluring Lakeview Log Home

ID: 55486
Status: Available
Price: $1,100,000
Type: Recreational Land, Residential Property, Horse Property, Single Family
Address: 8510 Backburn Dr.
City, State: Helena, Montana
County: Lewis and Clark
ZIP Code: 59602
Presented By: Tim Holm
Taxes: $3,328
Dwelling Sq Ft: 2,450
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3


As you step inside this charming log home, you are greeted by the warm embrace of natural light streaming through the picture windows, offering breathtaking views of Upper Holter Lake. The rustic elegance of the interior is accentuated by the grand rock fireplace that stands proudly in the center of the spacious great room. With 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms all conveniently located on a single level, including a luxurious main bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and a cozy sunroom, this home is designed for both comfort and convenience.


Nestled on 2 acres of land, this unique property boasts an open floor plan that perfectly complements the stunning panoramic views that stretch as far as the eye can see. The 3-stall garage provides ample space for your vehicles, as well as your boat or jetskis, making it easy to enjoy the serene waters of the lake whenever the mood strikes. Additionally, the two private dock slips and access to a community boat ramp ensure that your waterfront adventures are always within reach.


For those with a green thumb, the garden enclosed with a protective fence offers a peaceful retreat to cultivate your favorite plants and flowers, while keeping unwanted critters at bay. Just a short thirty-minute drive away lies the state capital of Helena, where you can find all the amenities you need, including an airport for convenient access to your tranquil lakeside sanctuary.


Whether you're a fishing enthusiast looking to explore the 3 picturesque lakes that adorn the Missouri River in the Helena Valley, or an outdoor enthusiast eager to roam the nearby public lands for hunting or adventure, this Holter Lake log home offers the perfect blend of nature and relaxation. Embrace the serenity of this idyllic retreat and let the beauty of the surroundings envelop you in a sense of peace and tranquility.


Local Area


Travel back in time to 1864 when prospectors were anxiously seeking to strike it rich with the discovery of gold. Four such prospectors named the Four Georgians did just that in a gulch off Prickly Pear Creek that they named Last Chance Gulch and birthed the area we know as the state capital of Helena, Montana. That empty gulch quickly grew into a bustling city and the “Queen City of the Rockies” flourished. In 1875, Helena became the state capital and is a culturally rich city that has activities to appease every type of person. Last Chance Gulch has been transformed into Helena’s Main Street and is the foundation of a beautiful outdoor walking mall with unique boutiques and wonderful little coffee shops and restaurants. In addition, Helena has spectacular buildings that display the grand architecture of a historical time. Buildings you will surely not want to miss include the St. Helena Cathedral, an excellent example of Geometric Gothic Architecture. Another is the Moorish Revival Civic Center which towers over the downtown area. You will want to check out the Queen Anne-style Original Governor’s Mansion with its twenty rooms that have all been restored with the elegance that was of that period. The Montana State Capitol Building is breathtaking with numerous paintings of momentous Montana events. Helena offers much to do ranging from theaters, farmer’s markets, symphony concerts, the fair, and their popular Alive@Five gatherings. There are art galleries and museums to visit, tons of eclectic shopping, local microbreweries, an epic trail system, and a busy local calendar to always allow for a good time and memory-making. If you prefer outdoor activities, you can travel a few miles to where the Missouri River flows through Holter Lake, Hauser Reservoir, and Canyon Ferry Reservoir. There are opportunities for fishing, swimming, boating, water skiing, and more! With its scenic surrounding mountains and its rich history, Helena has something for everyone!


The community of East Helena grew around a large smelter that was operated from 1888 to 2001 and processed 70,000 tons of lead bullion a year. The area is inundated with recreation opportunities on Holter, Hauser, and Canyon Ferry Lakes, all of which were created by dams on the Missouri River.


Area Attractions


Holter Lake


The emerald, green waters of the spanning lake stretched out in front of the property provide the difference between country living and utterly wonderful recreation and lake living! The lake is formed by Holter Dam on the Missouri River. Holter Lake is popular for its fishing and its water recreational attributes. Many visit the lake to camp, boat (non-motor and motorized), water ski, surf, wakeboard, swim, tube, float, hike, photograph, and view wildlife and birds. With boundless recreation opportunities, the lake makes a busy spot in the summer months among locals. The lake is a moderated-sized reservoir at 3660 acres. Access to the lake is wonderful. Several boat ramps exist along the shore with several designated fishing access sites. Located in the west-central portion of the state near Helena, Montana, there are also well-maintained campgrounds available. The lake is surrounded by rugged and majestic mountains and sparsely wooded hills. This area is also rich in history as Lewis and Clark made their famous trek through this area 200 years ago. You’ll be stunned by the views of the Sleeping Giant Wilderness Study Area and the Gates of the Mountains is a beloved trip via watercraft.


Hauser Reservoir


Hauser Lake is a 3,200-acre reservoir on the Missouri River created by Hauser Dam. The lake yields rainbow and brown trout, walleye, and perch. It is an extremely popular take-off point for weekend boating, fishing, and water skiing. There are scenic public campgrounds on Hauser Lake, White Sandy (BLM), Devil's Elbow (BLM), Riverside (BOR), and a few yards further from Black Sandy State Park (MFWP).


Canyon Ferry Lake


The Canyon Ferry Valley is rich with recreational opportunities! The lake spans 25 miles leaving plenty of room to boat, fish, sport fish, sail, swim, water ski, and more. It is proudly Montana’s 3rd largest body of water and a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Twenty-four recreation sites are maintained by the Bureau of Reclamation. Fishing is phenomenal and you can reel in Trout, Salmon, Perch, and Walleye year-round. When the snow flies, the lake is dotted with ice fishing huts and is also utilized for ice skating and iceboat sailing. In addition, there is the Canyon Ferry Wildlife Management Area which encompasses 5,129 acres. The goal of this area is to maintain the existing habitat and provide a place for wildlife viewing and hunting. Archery, shotgun, muzzleloader, and traditional handguns can be used to hunt white-tailed deer and birds such as pheasants, ducks, and Canadian geese. The area is superb for viewing migratory or nesting birds such as Canada geese, double-crested cormorants, American white pelicans, Caspian tern, and ospreys. White-tailed deer, beaver, raccoon, mink, red fox, and sometimes otters and moose can be observed.




The Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks stock Holter Lake annually with a significant number of rainbow trout. To catch a sizable trout, you will need to take a boat out and sink lines deep. Spin fishing is the most popular method used on the lake because of the various depths. Large spoons or live bait are used to catch the bigger fish. In addition to rainbow trout, Holter Lake also has mountain whitefish, brook trout, brown trout, pike, walleye, and yellow perch. Fly fishing is less popular on the lake but below the dam is where the blue ribbon stretch of the Missouri River begins. There is one entity that draws thousands of visitors from all around the world to this area and that is fishing. These waters are filled with nutrients from the cold tailwaters from the bottom of Holter Dam creating a smorgasbord of feed for those finicky fish. As a result, the rainbow and brown trout population surged, averaging about 7000+ fish per mile of river. These fish are frequently greater than 10 inches in length! The river is a playground offering year-round fishing. In addition to the plethora of fishing access sites along Interstate 15, there are numerous streams and creeks in the area to tackle. Holter Lake, Hauser Lake, and Canyon Ferry Lake also provide excellent fishing and boating.


Big Game Trophy Hunting in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest


The Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest claims the title of the largest of all the national forests in Montana. It spans over 3.32 million acres and lies in eight of Montana’s counties. The forest provides timber, minerals, grazing land, and a habitat for wildlife. The area displays fantastic mountain ranges climbing toward the sky. These ranges include the Anaconda, Bitterroot, Beaverhead, Flint Creek, Gravelly, Highland, Madison, Tobacco Root, and Sapphire Mountains. The snowpack of the mountains forms the Big Hole, Beaverhead, and Ruby Rivers. These three rivers then join and flow as one in the Jefferson River. Bird watchers can find more than 260 species in various habitats. The region provides a winter range for bighorn sheep and mountain goats and is home to grizzly and black bears, mule deer, mountain lions, elk, and moose.


Great Divide


The Great Divide allows for skiing in the Montana sunshine! Only 23 miles from Helena and 95 miles from Great Falls, the lift tickets are reasonably priced and there are three main mountain lifts. There is a base lodge that offers up a cup of warm cocoa or food.


Tizer Botanic Gardens and Arboretum


Visit the Tizer Botanic Gardens & Arboretum. These Gardens are situated in the heart of the Elkhorn Mountains straddling Prickly Pear Creek. This is the official test and demonstration garden for the Denver Botanic Garden and Colorado State University’s ‘Plant Select Program.’

Additional Information


  • bear
  • elk
  • mule deer
  • small game
  • turkey
  • whitetail deer


  • atv trails
  • bike trails
  • bird watching
  • equestrian trails
  • fishing
  • hiking trails
  • hunting
  • watersports

water access

  • lake


  • boat fishing dock
  • cabin
  • shed
  • well

Ask Tim About This Property

Nearby Properties Around Lewis and Clark County

Under Contract
Lewis and Clark County, MT
Are you yearning for an escape to the turquoise waters of Holter Lake where you can bask in the warm rays radiating from the sun? This 0.345-acre lot has power close by and the potential to serve as your tranquil retreat! Only accessible by boat or w...
0.35± Acres
Cascade County, MT
Traveling along I-15 through the picturesque Dearborn Corridor, which runs alongside the majestic Missouri River, one encounters a rugged landscape characterized by rock formations seamlessly merging with serene meadows. Nestled on the banks of the M...
0.63± Acres
Price Reduced
Cascade County, MT
Car engines idling or birds singing a melodious song among the rustling leaves with the gentle breeze tickling the mountain side? The choice is an easy one! Breathe in some fresh mountain pine-infused air! This is the perfect opportunity to build you...
20.47± Acres