Here lies an amazing 406± acre ranch with Ochoco Creek frontage, just 15 miles east of Prineville and at the base of Ochoco National Forest. This peaceful, rare offering could be your new home, hideaway, or family retreat. This Ochoco Creek mountain ranch is over 400 acres of creek bottom, irrigated meadow, and timbered mountainside. With 82.2± acres of water rights from Ochoco Creek, LOP tags, a nice two bedroom/1 bathroom farmhouse, and a shop with guest quarters, including a full bathroom in the shop. This ranch has all the features you could want; big game hunting, fishing, grazing, privacy, and lots and lots of beauty!! All conveniently located just 15 miles from town. Per Crook County, the existing 1959 dwelling can be replaced, and it might be possible to break off a piece for another dwelling (the minimum lot size is 80 acres for a new parcel).
Per a recent survey, Gateway to the Magnificent Ochocos consists of 406.17± deeded acres. Of this acreage, approximately 87.62± acres are riparian and meadow areas with 82.2± acres of certified water rights, flood irrigated with water diverted from Ochoco Creek via a system of dirt ditches. Approximately 2± acres are utilized as the farmstead area, leaving about 316.55± acres of primarily timbered landscape, with a few open areas of native vegetation. Ochoco Creek meanders through the ranch for 1± miles.
The timbered uplands provide excellent habitat for area wildlife, providing excellent viewing and hunting opportunities. The meadow and riparian areas also provide excellent habitat for the wildlife, as well as for waterfowl.
The ranch headquarters are conveniently located near the North-Central area of the ranch. A good dirt/ gravel road leads from the headquarters South, crossing Ochoco Creek via a stout bridge, and provides access across the ranch meadows to the timbered lands, which comprise much of the Southern area of the ranch. With the exception of about 4,400 feet of a new fence that needs to be installed along the ranch’s eastern boundary, the ranch is well fenced. The meadow grazing areas are completely fenced and cross-fenced. Elevation ranges from approximately 3,500 feet near the ranch headquarters to approximately 4,060 feet at the top of one of the ranch buttes.