Elk Mountain Ranch, Washington
Property Types: Farms, Ranches, Waterfront, Home
Welcome to Elk Mountain Ranch, nestled in a peaceful valley on the Grays River with thousands of acres of undeveloped timberland as a backdrop. Driving to the ranch across the historic Grays River Covered Bridge, it feels like stepping back in time to an era when a person could live off the land, count on their neighbors and enjoy the rewards of a good day's work.
Elk Mountain Ranch offers an incomparable combination of a beautiful, natural setting, economic and recreation opportunities and good value. Currently operated as a successful wagyu, angus and hay operation, it is well-set up to continue in cattle or change to suit your needs. Surrounded by great fishing and hunting, and located in unincorporated (and unzoned) Wahkiakum County, makes this the ideal place to develop a sporting ranch or extended-family compound with multiple homes. With multiple tax lots, public water available and only a 1/2-acre minimum parcel size to build, options are endless.
The farmhouse is an expansive 2,142 square feet and has recently-updated plumbing. It is solid and is a great candidate to either restore to your tastes or replace with your dream home. Or perhaps keep as a home for ranch hand and build your residence elsewhere on property.
Outbuildings include large shop with loft office, cattle barn, poultry house, machine barn and hay storage barn on included parcel across road. Buildings are in good, useable condition and should have many years of service left in them.
While there are springs located on property, irrigation water has not been a need in past. Average temperatures are very comfortable and precipitation is historically abundant.
Elk Mountain Ranch offers fantastic sporting opportunities, both onsite and in the surrounding area. Many large elk, deer and bear have been taken on this property over the years. Elk damage prevention permits have been readily available. With the abundant water, and located within the Pacific Flyway, it may be possible to develop good waterfowl habitat on the ranch. The surrounding area is popular with many species of ducks and geese. The Grays River creates the northern ranch boundary and, with approximately 3,000' of river frontage, can offer great fishing for salmon and steelhead. There are several good holes accessible on foot. With thousands of acres of surrounding timberlands, and the nearby Columbia River and its many tributaries, there are enough hunting and fishing opportunities to satisfy all your needs.
This is a long-time working cattle ranch and presents itself as one. In preparing Elk Mountain Ranch for next owners, the current owners continue to peform clean-up and make improvements.
Cattle and equipment are negotiable. And it may be possible for owners to stay on as operators for a time.