Catherine Creek Property, Oregon
Property Types: Recreational, Timber Land
Activities & Amenities
As you enter the 1,209+/- acre Catherine Creek Property you are surrounded by a well managed and healthy timber stand consisting of Ponderosa Pine, Tamarack, as well as Douglas and White Fir. The upper reaches of the property provide excellent views of the Eagle Cap Wilderness to the east, while the Elkhorn Mountains, with the farms and ranches of the Baker Valley below can be seen to the west. The topography is a mix of level, rolling, and steep timber covered hillsides giving the many different species of wildlife ample cover. Multiple developed springs complement the bountiful grass and feed to provide both livestock and wildlife everything they need.
Eastern Oregon is well known for its year round outdoor recreational opportunities. From fishing the Grande Ronde and Snake Rivers, hunting trophy class Deer and Elk, to skiing some of the best powder snow you can find in the Western US, there is something for everyone. Located in the foothills of the Wallowa Mountains and within minutes of the Eagle Cap Wilderness, the Catherine Creek Property puts you on the doorstep of some of the best recreational opportunities that Eastern Oregon has to offer. The property is located approximately 29 miles from La Grande, OR and approximately 38 miles from Baker City, OR. Both cities provide municipal airports with asphalt runways over 5,000’ in length.
The property includes 1,209.63 +/- acres made up of 6 tax lots, all behind locked gates. The locked gates provide privacy and seclusion for you to relax and unwind with friends and family. Located approximately 5 miles from Hwy. 203 via NFS Rd. 2034. A small, one room agricultural building with a wood stove provides an ideal base camp for the property throughout all 4 seasons. Located in the Catherine Creek hunting unit, Rocky Mountain Elk, Mule Deer, Black Bear, Turkey, Grouse, Cougar and other species all call this property home. There are 3 Landowner Preference Tag applications available (buyer to confirm with ODFW) for both buck and bull seasons.
Several decades of responsible timber management have resulted in a healthy stand of merchantable timber. A timber cruise from 2014 is available upon request. The cruise identified the following species; Douglas Fire, White Fir, Sub-Alpine Fir, Western Larch, Spruce, Ponderosa Pine, and Lodgepole Pine. Well maintained and established logging roads provide easy access to all parts of the property via 4x4 pickup, Side by Side’s, and ATV’s.
The Catherine Creek Property qualifies for up to 3 different fully permitted residences using the Union County, OR planning department code. The purpose of the Timber-Grazing Zone (A-4) is to protect and maintain forest lands for agriculture, grazing, and forest use, consistent with existing and future needs for agricultural and forest products. Union County Planning Dept. Code Section 5.05 section 1A states The tract is at least 240 contiguous acres or 320 acres in one ownership that are not contiguous but are in the same county or adjacent counties and zoned for forest use. A deed restriction shall be filed pursuant to paragraph 5.05.1.C for all tracts that are used to meet the acreage requirements of this subsection. Buyer to verify building plans with Union County, OR Planning Department.
This property offers a buyer the very unique opportunity to own over 1,200 acres with the potential to build up to 3 permanent dwellings. Home to a multitude of big game and bird species this property offers a very unique and easily accessible hunting retreat. The marketable timber provides an income stream that complements everything this property has to offer.