A Sportsman/Naturalist’s dream situated in Merced County a ½ hr north of Merced & 2 miles from the foothills of the Sierras. Enjoy unexpected privacy & seclusion behind a barrier of rocks on 44 acres of land along an extraordinary stretch of the Merced River! In Addition to the parcel’s launch ramp & 600 ft of river frontage, a recorded easement goes w/ the property, guaranteeing recreational access to an additional 35 acres of riparian, oak-woodlands w/ a combined ½ mile of river frontage. The vast majority of the remaining shoreline property along this stretch of the river is held by MID, thereby giving you continued privacy. An automatic gate at the county road unlocks a ½ mile graveled driveway to the river & 2 home sites situated 200 feet from & 25 feet above the shoreline. The primary residence is a 25 +/- year old, 1600 sqft, 2BR/2BA energy efficient home w/ 6 inch walls, on a slab foundation, stucco exterior w/ carports and a 2-car detached garage. The 2nd home is a double wide 2BR/2BA mobile. A ditch with riparian water rights also provides gravity water to maintain 7 acres of privately-controlled fishing ponds, stocked with & Bass & Bluegill. 4 acres of this parcel along the road can potentially be subdivided that would make a great home site.