The Big Basin Ranch will provide opportunities to engage in any number of activities on one property that would normally require multiple properties in different location and often in different states. The ranch operation can carry 200+ head of cattle providing a reason to have horses, which  the ranch has room for any number of them. There are fossil beds that have produced the jaw of a barking deer and a another bone that may be 29 million years old. The spectacular rock formations and colors are great for exploring and photography. There are miles of two track private roads for ATV’s.  A steel head river is just past the front yard and the hunting is as good as it gets in Oregon.

The home that the Kelly’s have built provides a beautiful spot to relax and enjoy the land.  A person can sit on the deck or in the pool and watch the sun set as the shadows come across the rims and the formations change colors while the evening birds sing. This is a spot where you will want to shelter in place even when this is no reason to. The next owner/manager of this almost 17,000± acres can continue the preservation and conservation of their own park during a time when privacy and self reliance is more important then ever.



  • Located just off of the John Day River | 10 miles south of Kimberly, Oregon
  • Property next to the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Privacy and uninterrupted enjoyment of wildlife and nature
  • 9,658 +/- acres deeded land | 58+/- acres irrigated out of Johnny Creek | 7194+/- acres of BLM land
  • 30,000 gallon pool | In ground unit with a negative edge
  • Shop with 3 open and one enclosed bay | Roll up door, stove and insulation
  • Two sets of corrals one at head quarters and one on the Dick Creek end
  • Mule deer, elk and pronghorn antelope, chukar, turkey, quail and many types of raptors
  • John Day river has a steelhead run in the spring | Smallmouth bass fishery in the summer
  • Hunting camp set in the pine trees at the south end of the property
  • Learn more about this property, its investment potential and information about the area in the Property Brochure.

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