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Central Oregon is known for its limitless beauty. The varied geography alludes to a rich volcanic history, with gently flowing creeks and bubbling springs providing a sense of calm for wildlife and outdoorsmen alike.Nestled between the Cascade Range and the Ochoco Mountains, the Gooseberry Ranch boasts 3,793.40-acres of premiere recreation ground. The entrance to this expansive property is 34 miles from the town of Madras, and has 8 miles of interior roads for easy all-season access. Those looking for their own secluded paradise can find it 150 miles from Portland and 77 miles from downtown Bend. It is rare to find a property that offers such immense privacy and freedom, and even more rare to find one that allows the exceptional opportunity to establish your own legacy ranch in the heart of Oregon.After crossing through Trout Creek, a gated entry to a true multi-use property awaits. From light grazing to hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation activities, the limits of this property are left only to one's imagination. The ranch spans 7 miles as the crow flies and is comprised of 6 parcels. Three contiguous parcels to the north, and 2 contiguous parcels to the south straddle BLM Ground running east to west. An additional non-contiguous parcel serves as the property's eastern most boundary. Variations in topography create a range of elevations from 2800ft to 4600ft. The moderate climate supports mild winters and enjoyable summers with precipitation averaging 11 inches per year. The ranch is complete with the Gooseberry Cabin, a charming and comfortable home set beneath rock outcroppings overlooking the valley below. Features include central heating, gas fireplace, gravity fed spring water, and a gas generator which supplies electricity. With enough room to host friends and family, the cabin offers a base for all excursions on the ranch.The main road ends at the cabin, but adventure takes you from there. Multiple trails and roads guide you to the corners of the property. Views from the surrounding buttes illuminate an ever-changing landscape with breathtaking surroundings. Inspiring rockfaces jut into the sky, spring-fed meadows rest in the cool draws, and the rolling hilltops cast shadows far off into the distance.Various hunting opportunities abound on the property. Located in the Grizzly Hunting unit, Land Owner Preference tags are available for Rocky Mountain Elk and Mule Deer. Turkeys, predators, and upland bird species are also prevalent in the area and add variety to a hunter's quarry with plentiful over the counter tags.Photographing the sweeping views becomes its own pastime, and rockhounding leads to petrified wood, obsidian, quartz, and jasper in various colorations. From hiking and biking the property, to fantastic big game hunting opportunities and catch and release fishing in Trout Creek, Gooseberry Ranch provides you with the key to your outdoor dreams.