The 1475± acre Cow Creek Ranch is the perfect hunting retreat for sale in Central Oregon. The property consists of a large area of land covering a considerable range of elevations, terrain, and geologic formations, resulting in diverse plant and animal habitats. This sparsely populated area of Oregon is a wonderful playground for fishing, hiking, rafting, fossil hunting and more. The Middle Fork of the John Day River offers fantastic fly fishing for salmon, steelhead, rainbow trout, and some bull trout.
Wildlife roam freely throughout the Central Oregon property and there is an abundance of elk and deer throughout. It is not uncommon to have herds of elk wallowing in the springs directly above the lodge. The ranches wildlife resources include mule deer, Rocky Mountain Elk, black bear, cougar, and bobcat. The property also supports a wide variety of birds. Raptors utilizing the subject include eagles, hawks, owls and other raptors. Mountain quail are present and there is potential to reintroduce sharp-tailed grouse and sage grouse. There are also California Valley quail.
There are a variety of opportunities for anglers to fish for steelhead trout and small mouth bass. The John Day River is 5± miles away and is the largest un-dammed river in the US. The river flows over 500 miles and is the 2nd longest free flowing river in the US. It is protected and has a wild run of summer steelhead and considered one the of the last true wild runs in the lower 48.
Excellent fly fishing opportunities are just a short drive from the Central Oregon property. The Grindstone Creek, Paulina Creek, Crooked River, Merwin Reservoir, Antelope Reservoir, Magone Lake and the South Fork of the John Day River to name a few of the areas fishing creeks and rivers.
Since the late 1800’s scientists have been sifting through the unique record of ancient life preserved in the volcanic ash of the John Day Fossil Beds. The area is rich in cowboy lore and a romantic period of cattle drives and round-ups. This Oregon property was historically a portion of a larger cattle ranch.
Cow Creek Ranch is the perfect hunting lodge for Central Oregon. Blessed with a dramatically beautiful setting, a wide variety of habitat and wildlife, and a comfortable home with all the amenities. Cow Creek offers hunting, fly fishing, four wheeling, snowmobiling, exploring, and beauty that can be found no where else in the state let alone the world. There is a limitless amount of recreating on this property as well as the surrounding public lands.