Portland filmmaker Matt McCormick has discovered a real estate offer too good to exist: The owners of the
defunct roadside attraction North Fork Survivors Gift Shop—which memorializes the 1980 explosion of Mount St. Helens and the subsequent death of Bigfoot—are selling their property.
The cost to own the gift shop, a 28-foot concrete Bigfoot statue, and a buried A-frame house swamped in flowing Mount St. Helens ash?
Just $270,000, and they'll throw in nine acres, a 1,120-square-foot house, restrooms, and a helicopter landing pad.
The tourist site, which honored the possible demise of Sasquatch by erecting the giant grinning statue, is located along Spirit Lake Highway in Toutle, Wash.—less than 60 miles from Portland.
Here's the real estate listing:
Big foot country! Commercial potential. Let us share how: approx 9.36 beautiful acres w/an 1120 sf home, building lot, North Folk Survivors gift shop, theater w/new roof, Big Foot, buried A frame, rest rooms & outbuildings w/many possibilities, RV park, helicopter landing, food stand, coffee shop, fishing/hunting camp. Across the street from North Folk Toutle River, mils post 19 on way to volcano viewing. Make your plans, make your offer. Cash or conventional financing.McCormick, who has made several films on abandoned Pacific Northwest highway stops, says on Facebook that if somebody buys him the North Fork Survivors Gift Shop, "I promise I'll turn it in to an awesome art/film summer camp."