River Bend Ranch in Kimberly, OR

Gorgeous views and stunning backdrops of the mountains and valley are found here on this 276 acres of raw land with one half mile of the North Fork of the John Day River frontage. This diversified holding includes 44 acres of water rights and borders Big Bend State Park plus thousands of acres of BLM that is contiguous to the Umatilla National Forest. This offering also includes a BLM out the gate grazing permit for 5 AUM. This premiere property in Heppner Hunting Unit offers private access within its boundaries to public land for a variety of outdoor opportunities and recreational enjoyment. This area is a paradise for big game hunting along with some of the best steel head and bass fishing in the state of Oregon. Hiking, biking, rock hounding, stargazing and horseback riding are just a few of the pastimes enjoyed by this rural community of 150, where the wildlife outnumber the landowners.

Unique rock outcroppings provide picturesque backdrop and a blank slate to build your hunting cabin or humble castle. There are two domestic/yard irrigation wells (one 5 GPM & one 10 GPM) with a covered pump house, and another to water the garden area where there are fruit bearing peach, pear, apple, plum, cherry and towering shade trees and climbing grapevines. This property is surveyed with DEQ permit in place for new septic and has zoning approval for replacement dwelling good until April of 2018. There is a hay and/or equipment cover and a 30×45 shop with concrete and gravel floor to house supplies. There is perimeter fencing at the base property. Juniper ridgelines and sage silhouette the skyline and create breathtaking scenery for sunrises and sunsets with phenominal views of the river. This is a serene setting with good year round access and paved Highway 402 frontage.

The North Fork of the John Day River meanders through this holding along Highway 402 where there are numerous steel head fishing holes and deep bass holding areas. Catfish have also been caught in the deeper holes on the property. The 44 acres of water rights serviced from the river can be utilized to raise hay or graze cattle in fertile soils. The sale will include the irrigation pump and an above ground fuel tank located near the graveled RV parking area.

The 1900+ ft elevation assures that there will be minimal amount of snow during the winter months and offers a mild climate year round. The river offers exceptional bass in the summer months and steel head fishing opportunities in the winter months. The ridge line reaches close to 3000 feet where the silhouette of the skyline meets the BLM where you can see some amazing constellations on many a starry night. This unique offering is close to the popular Kimberly Orchards, where a variety of fruit is produced and sold throughout this six month growing season.

This area is also a destination for rafters and floaters who can publicly access the river at the confluence of where the main stem of the John Day meets the North Fork at the quaint town of Kimberly, just three miles down river. This one stop shopping center features a combined post office and general store with monthly Sunday summer markets, where friends gather to meet, greet and exchange wares. Fuel is also available here at the John Day River Trading Post where you can find anything you need to get you through the day and beyond. Build your dream home here, where the river meets the road!

Zoned EFU/MUR in farm deferral on base property. Taxes were $1166 for 2016. Power, telephone lines and limited cell service with internet available. Seller prefers all cash. Call for your private showing. Buyers agent must be present at all showings.

Mixed use residential, recreational, farmland with wildlife galore including bear, cougar, bobcat, coyote, elk, mule deer, turkey, upland game, quail, pheasant, chukar, dove, grouse, waterfowl, duck, geese, big & small game, rabbit, squirrel hunting, fishing. ATV, equestrian, hiking, biking trails, bird watching, water sports, rafting the river, bass, steelhead fishing are just a few of the amenities to enjoy!

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276 Acre River Bend Ranch in Kimberly, OR
 

 

 


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