$780,000 / 516 Acres / Under Contract
As the Burnt River winds its way out of the Blue Mountains in Eastern Oregon, it flows along a 98-mile path, making its way into the Snake River. Just six miles from Bridgeport Oregon, and not far from the Idaho border, this beautiful tributary finds itself as the focal point of this large eastern Oregon cattle ranch. This 516-acre parcel which has the Burnt River meandering through it consists of a lush valley and sloping wooded foothills which offer magnificent views of the Upper Burnt River Valley.
A superb opportunity for farming and ranching, the land includes multiple amenities which make it ideal for supporting a large number of horses or livestock. Portions of the property border BLM (Bureau of Land Management) land and it is fully fenced. The pasture land in the river bottom offers plenty of feed for cattle or horses, while the sloping foothills provide vast space for livestock to roam. The acreage has a combined 172.90 irrigated acres from supplemental water rights provided through the Burnt River Irrigation District and stored water from the Unity Reservoir at $6.87 per share. Additional water is available from a spring located on the property which also supplies water for the residence.
Several miles of highway frontage along Highway 245 leads to a private road that provides access to the ranch. For homesteaders that wish to live in this secluded paradise, there is an approximately 1,188 square foot farm house with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom located close to the highway. The home features a wood burning stove and screened in front porch which is perfect for enjoying the surrounding rural landscape.
The property lies midway between two small eastern Oregon communities in a region known for its concentration on livestock and the ranching lifestyle. Just 6 miles east of the property lies Bridgeport, Oregon and 10 miles to the west is Hereford, Oregon. These two unincorporated towns are both within Baker County in Northeast Oregon. Recreational and hunting opportunities abound in the beautiful rugged landscape that fills Baker County. This includes the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, Malheur National Forest, and the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.
In Malheur National Forest, visitors can enjoy camping at several developed campsites and cabin areas, horseback riding on developed trails, hunting for large and small game, as well as bird hunting. More than 240 miles of hiking trails throughout the Malheur Forest provide access to the high sub-alpine mountain terrain and deep river canyons. Hiking routes vary from short family day hikes to rigorous overnight backpacking treks.
The Hells Canyon Recreation Area offers a plethora of additional outdoor recreational activities such as camping, hiking, horseback riding, hunting and more. Water sports and fishing are a major pastime in Hells Canyon, since the waters of the majestic Snake River course through the canyon. Another activity many travelers appreciate is exploring the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway which encircles the Wallowas.
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