Set along the banks of the mighty John Day River lies the historic John Day River Ranch. You will never get tired of the expansive horizons and towering vistas of this amazing landscape! You will forever marvel at the majestic cliffs which tower above the rolling plateaus and lonely canyons as they fall, sometimes gently and sometimes steeply, to bottomlands along the free-flowing John Day River. The ranch encompasses 6,397.27± deeded acres, plus BLM grazing permits covering an additional 2,663± acres. The John Day River winds along and through the ranch for approximately 4.5± miles, which includes 2± miles of deeded river frontage, with the balance of the frontage predominately along BLM lands which are grazed by the ranch. Plus, the ranch joins an additional BLM land grazed by the neighbors, which encompasses 3,741± acres and accesses an additional 4.5± miles of John Day River frontage, accessible only from the river or adjoining private lands. If you are an avid hunter or angler, this ranch is for you. It is one of the few ranches that boasts the rare combination of quality upland game bird, waterfowl, and big game hunting, plus fly fishing for steelhead and smallmouth bass!
The ranch is currently leased for cattle grazing to a reputable, neighboring cattleman. Opportunities exist for a purchase of this ranch to negotiate a continuation of the lease with the tenant, or should a purchaser wish to run their own cattle on the ranch, there are two annual opportunities to sever the lease.
John Day River Ranch is abundantly blessed with several springs, some developed and some undeveloped, which provide good stock watering distribution for the ranch. Willow Branch Creek and Cove Creek, plus several drainages provide seasonal stock water as they course toward the John Day River. There is power to a domestic well, housing, and corrals at the River Field.
John Day River Ranch is an operating cattle ranch with outstanding recreational amenities! Nevertheless, there is an opportunity here to improve on what nature has provided, both in agricultural production and recreational development!