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The 643 +/- acre Baker Valley Grass Ranch lies in the heart of the Baker Valley of northeastern Oregon, an area with a rich history of strong agricultural production, particularly its cattle ranches. The ranch is one contiguous block of land and possesses a very private setting with unobstructed views of the Elkhorn Mountains to the west and the Eagle Cap Mountains to the east. Located just 3.5 miles from both downtown Baker City and I-84 allows for convenient access to both nearby amenities as well as Boise, ID to the east and Pendleton, OR to the west.
Historically, the ranch has been used as a cow/calf operation, yearling operation and most recently has run bison for the past two years. A majority of the perimeter fences have been rebuilt with 7 wire barbed wire and steel pipe. Interior fencing consists mostly of 3 wire high tensile electric fencing and a few short sections of barbed wire fencing. With the recent addition of bison to the ranch, a large investment has been made into high quality fencing. The corral system has a steel pipe perimeter with portable steel panels used to create smaller pens within the corrals. There is power available to run a hydraulic chute as well.
Plentiful irrigation rights for 534.4 acres of primary water rights from the Powder River dating to 1869 & 1870. These rights are backed by 415.3 acres of supplemental water rights of stored water from Phillips Reservoir. Water is delivered through dirt ditches and flooded into the highly productive meadows. These water resources also provide waterfowl hunting opportunities. There are two wells on the property. One is an old domestic well that is connected to two troughs in the corrals. One of those troughs also waters an outside pasture. The second well is west of the corrals and is piped to a third trough that waters a pasture on the southern end of the property.
Improvements on the ranch include a three-sided equipment shed with five bays to store machinery or other equipment. There is a small livestock barn that could be used as a calving shed or used for horses. An older scale house is on the property, the scales are not working at this time and do need some of the equipment replaced. There is an abandoned septic system from an old farmhouse and the condition is not known.
The Baker Valley Grass Ranch is a classic eastern Oregon ranch with the ability to be a self-contained year-round ranch, yearling operation, or summer grazing base. The high-quality soils and abundant water rights result in an ideal ranch property. The lack of improvements allows a future buyer the opportunity to develop the property as they see fit. This is a unique opportunity for those seeking to own a true working livestock operation.
643.44 total acres
534.4 acres of primary water rights
415.3 acres of supplemental water rights
Steel corrals with portable steel panels
Small livestock barn
High quality perimeter and interior fencing
Private setting with excellent building sites
Property Taxes: $9,593.92, includes $5,603.64 towards irrigation district costs/maintenance
Baker City, OR: 3.5 miles
Pendleton, OR: 96 miles
Boise, ID: 133 miles
Kennewick, WA: 163 miles