Looking for stunning natural beauty? How about not a neighbor in sight? How about a well-functioning cattle ranch with two year-round creeks and tons of well developed springs, and over 22 separate pastures? How about hunting as good as it gets in Oregon? And a beautiful architect-designed home that was featured on the cover of a design magazine? A negative-edge swimming pool? Fossil beds that have produced the skull of a thirty-million-year-old saber-tooth tiger?

The Big Basin Ranch has all that and much more. The ranch can easily carry 200+ head of cattle. Ride horseback and never see a soul. Miles of private roads for ATVs.  A hunting cabin in the pines. And the ranch adjoins the John Day River, famous for bass and steel head.  Enjoy “sheltering in place” as the shadows lengthen over the irrigated fields and spectacular rock formations. The next owner/manager of this almost 17,000 acres can continue the conservation and preservation of their own park – at a time when privacy and self-reliance are more important than 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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Fay Ranches is headquartered in Bozeman, Montana with offices from coast to coast. For over two decades we have specialized in helping investors locate and acquire the finest land assets in the country, including farms, ranches, timberland, plantations, and vineyards.  When it comes time to sell your land, we use an extensive marketing platform and unrivaled reach to attract an exclusive pool of qualified investors.

Contact Ken Bentz

Principal Broker
Licensed in: OR, NV

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Special properties deserve an exceptional land brokerage company like Fay Ranches. Our team has the knowledge, proven record of success, and a deep appreciation for the land and its traditions. We know how to market your unique property to the right audience. We invite you to learn more about our approach. Please call us at 800-238-8616 or click on the link below for more information.

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