Ever dream of owning your own ranch on a river and with a creek flowing through, fish for largemouth bass, rock bass, smallmouth bass, and rainbow trout, plus hunt for mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk, upland game birds, and waterfowl, right out your door? North Fork Ranch just might fit the bill, boasting 2.5± miles of North Fork John Day River frontage, plus Rudio Creek flows through the ranch for 1.5± miles.

North Fork Ranch has varied terrain ranging from sagebrush-covered tabletops, lava escarpments, and rimrocks giving way to sloping pastures and timbered draws culminating in the Rudio Creek and North Fork of the John Day River canyons, all providing excellent habitat for mule deer and Rocky Mountain elk. The ranch’s 2,720± deeded lands border an additional 2,820± acres of BLM lands, which are part of the Birch Creek Allotment in which the ranch has a grazing preference for 189 AUMs. The North Fork Ranch is located near Kimberly’s quaint, unincorporated community in Grant County, OR. The ranch has water rights for 23.6± acres out of the adjacent North Fork John Day River. Currently, neighbors lease the ranch for grazing, an arrangement that a new owner may wish to continue.

Kimberly and the surrounding area, known for its geological formations, is popular amongst paleontologists and archeologists. Just 22 miles away lies the world-famous John Day Fossil Beds National Monument and the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center. Just 5.5± miles or about 10 minutes from the ranch, the North Fork John Day River flows into the main stem John Day River, known for world-class smallmouth bass fishing and fishing for largemouth bass and native Steelhead Trout. This ranch has the entire Eastern Oregon package ranch buyers have been looking for! The North Fork Ranch would make a great addition to any real estate portfolio as a recreational retreat with some agricultural production.


  • 2,720.92± deeded acres
  • 23.6± Acres water rights from the North Fork John Day River
  • 2.5± miles North Fork John Day River frontage
  • 1.5± miles Rudio Creek through the ranch
  • 190± acres of timber
  • 189± AUMs BLM grazing preference
  • 2,495.29± acres of range land used for grazing
  • Elk, deer, upland game bird and waterfowl hunting
  • Bass and trout fishing in North Fork John Day River
  • Less than four hours from Portland, Bend, and Boise

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