Smith Brothers Ranch, Oregon
Property Types: Vacant Land, Farms, Ranches, Waterfront, Home, Recreational
Activities & Amenities
OWN YOUR OWN PRIVATE RIVER
10 Miles of Historic and Scenic Silvies River Frontage
The Smith Brothers Ranch encompasses approximately 3,443 acres, which includes approximately 10 miles of Silvies River frontage. Where else in the west can you essentially own your own river?
The ranch begins just south of the headeaters of the Silvies River where Myrtle Creek joins the Siivies on its way through the Smith Brothers Ranch beginning with the Drinkwater dam. This represents the figurative if not the legal start of the ranch. Emerging from the dam, the river slowly meanders through the Drinkwater meadow, giving up some of its life giving nutients to sustain the meadow along the way. The Hamilton Dam then takes control, albeit temporarily, diverting portions of the Silvies both east and west. Nature assures, after the grasses of the valley have had their fill, that the remainder flows back into the river to for future benefit.
Homesteaded around the turn of the last century, the current ranch house was built in 1910 and last changed hands around 1941.. In turn, this historic operating cattle ranch, is exceptionally situated with very limited access, proximity to an incredible amount of additional public grounds, miles of water, some of the best hunting in the state of Oregon and privacy that is second to none. The multiple tax lots, old homesteads and classic ranch house setting make the Smith Brothers Ranch a marker for which other ranches strive to be compared. THE GRAZE LEASE ATTACHED TO BE DETERMINED AND NEGOTIATED AT TIME OF SALE IF SOLD SEPARATELY. Listing Brokers are also owners of Smith Brothers Ranch.