Nestled in the serene embrace of Oregon’s natural splendor, the Four J Ranch presents a unique blend of ecological richness and agricultural vitality. Spanning an impressive 571.48± deeded acres, this property is a testament to the harmonious balance between productive land use and environmental stewardship.
At the heart of the ranch are 110± acres of lush, irrigated pasture and a well-maintained corral area, currently leased for summer cattle grazing. This section of the ranch not only supports agricultural activities but also contributes to the scenic beauty of the landscape.
Bordering the meandering Sprague River, the ranch boasts an extensive 3.2± miles of river frontage. This natural asset enhances the property’s appeal, offering exceptional opportunities for duck and goose hunting and fishing. Anglers will find the waters teeming with largemouth bass and brown and rainbow trout, providing both a sporting challenge and a tranquil retreat.
A significant portion of the ranch, 362.09± acres, is under a Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) Conservation Easement. This area, thoughtfully designed by Ducks Unlimited and the Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS), features several ponds with blinds optimized for waterfowl hunting. The WRP lands, which can be seasonally flooded, serve as a haven for diverse wildlife species, enhancing the ranch’s ecological value.
Adjacent to the riverbanks, 90.37± acres are enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), contributing to the protection of wildlife habitats and generating annual income. The CRP lands, coupled with the ranch’s historic 1864 priority water rights, underscore the property’s commitment to sustainable land management.
The Four J Ranch is not just a piece of land; it’s a legacy of conscientious land stewardship, offering a private, exclusive retreat where recreational opportunities abound. With its strategic location, stunning vistas of Oregon’s Cascade Range, and a rich tapestry of ecological and agricultural elements, this ranch is more than an investment—it’s a sanctuary for those who value the land and the life it sustains.