Seller offering owner financing with $1M down. Please call listing agent for more details.

The Rockin’ River Ranch is a wild and scenic riverfront property that journeys through time along Oregon’s scenic highways. Along the Middle Fork of the John Day River, this property offers a unique opportunity to embrace Mother Nature’s beauty and stillness while enjoying a self-sufficient, off-the-grid lifestyle. Whether you are seeking a pathway to a more sustainable, autonomous, and environmentally-conscious way of living, this ranch provides the opportunity to reconnect with nature, reduce reliance on external resources, and forge a lifestyle that aligns with your values and aspirations.

Conveniently located, this riverfront property offers a perfect balance between seclusion and accessibility. Enjoy the solitude of your private sanctuary while still being within reach of nearby amenities, charming towns, and outdoor recreational opportunities that Oregon is renowned for. Whether you seek adventure or relaxation, this idyllic riverfront property provides a gateway to the best that Oregon has to offer.

As you cross the bridge onto the property, you will be greeted by the gentle sounds of flowing water and the lush greenery surrounding you. The expansive riverfront provides a picturesque setting, offering breathtaking views and a sense of tranquility only a river can provide.

The property boasts 0.75± miles of river frontage, allowing for many recreational activities. Whether you enjoy fishing, kayaking, or just the company of seeing a precious resource at your toes, this property invites you to create unforgettable memories with family and friends.

Beyond the river, the property offers improvements such as an established home that has been extensively remodeled, a shop, two barns, a greenhouse, a storage shed, and a guest cabin. It is all set up on an off-grid system with gravity-fed domestic spring water. It has everything you need to thrive and sustain self-sufficiency here. There is a replaceable dwelling permit to build a second home to design and build the home of your dreams from the resources around you that take full advantage of the stunning river views.

Come and experience the enchantment of this remarkable riverfront property. Let the tranquility of the river and the natural beauty of the surroundings engulf you, creating a sanctuary and legacy that will be cherished for generations to come. The possibilities are endless, and the allure is undeniable. The mountains are calling, and the Rockin’ River Ranch is on the line.


  • 238± deeded acres
  • 0.75± miles river frontage of the Middle Fork John Day River
  • Gravity fed domestic spring water with storage tank
  • 2022 remodeled 1,903-square-foot house | 2 bed | 2 bath
  • Rare riverfront home on the John Day River due to the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The house sits 300 feet from the longest free-flowing river West of the Rockies and while there’s a law that no structures are to be built a quarter of a mile from the river, the homesite is grandfathered in, making it one of the only homes to be in close proximity to the pristine river
  • Off-grid system containing hydroelectric and solar panels
  • 10’ x 20’ guest cabin on the river
  • Replacement dwelling permit for second home
  • Underground irrigation around house and entertaining areas
  • Eligible for two elk Landowner Preference (LOP) tags and two deer LOP tags
  • Adjacent to the Malheur National Forest, providing endless opportunities for blazing a trail ATV or horseback right out the gate, not to mention the Umatilla National Forest and the Whitman National Forest just to the North. Happy Trails!
  • Learn more about this property, its investment potential and information about the area in the Property Brochure.

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