North Powder River Ranch, Oregon
Property Types: Ranches
Activities & Amenities
- Attached Garage
Welcome to the North Powder River Ranch, a rare and sought-after opportunity in beautiful Northeast Oregon. Located 8.4 miles from North Powder and 22.7 miles from Baker City, this 371.27-acre ranch includes 272.5 acres of primary water rights, approximately 1 mile of North Powder River frontage, incredible views of the Elkhorn and Eagle Cap Mountains, efficient layout, and fertile soils. Access is directly off of Miller Rd. via the Anthony Lakes Highway.
The ranch has historically been operated as a cow/calf and equine operation and more recently, leased out to a yearling operation and includes over 270 acres of irrigated pastures with excellent water rights. An irrigated ranch offering of this quality has rarely been available for purchase in Northeastern Oregon. The area is known for raising high quality crops, grass and cattle within a strong agricultural community and a charming small-town culture.
With approximately 272.5 irrigated acres, with water rights from the Powder Valley Irrigation District, the opportunities are endless for your future ranching or farming business. The current irrigation system has well maintained ditches to deliver the flood irrigated water from the Gardner Mill and Powers Company irrigation ditches. An additional 40 acre-foot of stored water from Van Patten Lake provides late season irrigation water.
The ranch boasts excellent soil quality with a vast majority of the property having Class II & III soils. These soils allow for excellent grass pasture and would also allow the option of developing part of the property into alfalfa or other crop production. Another appealing attribute is that no chemicals or fertilizers have been applied to the property for the past 35 years. The outstanding soils, water rights, and location make the property well-suited for raising livestock and other crops.
The ranch headquarters is ideally situated beneath the Elkhorn Mountains allowing for spectacular views. The main home has a total of 4,214 custom built square feet on three levels, featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, dining room, family room, office, gun room, and multiple decks for taking in the views of the ranch. The equine facility features a 60’ x 95’ riding area, nine 13’ x 13’ stalls (7 have attached 15’ x 40’ outside runs), tack room, utility room, woodshop, workshop, additional storage areas and an attached guest house. The ranch managers home is 1,446 square feet and is located southeast of the headquarters along the Anthony Lakes Highway.
North Powder is centrally located on Interstate 84 in-between Baker City and La Grande and is in a region is known for its historic farms, ranches, and productive agricultural lands. The area is known as an agricultural community with a strong small-town culture. The area is also an outdoor recreational paradise, with access to thousands of acres of public lands, excellent skiing at Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort, phenomenal hiking, great camping and RV’ing, horseback riding, and multiple reservoirs allow for summer watersports.
Northeast Oregon is home to abundant water, including the Snake River which offers phenomenal fishing, white water rafting, and many other recreational opportunities. The Powder, Grande Ronde, and Minam rivers, in addition to many other lakes and reservoirs, provide eastern Oregon residents ample options for enjoying live water adventures.