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100 acres in Baker County, Oregon

$899,000 100 Acres
Property ID 1179137


The South Fork Ranch offering is an exceptional opportunity for the discriminate Buyer looking for quality living, the beauty of Northeastern Oregon and value. This unique property was purchased by the current Owners for its picturesque beauty and site for their mountain retreat home. The additional features of water, approximately 100 acres of irrigated hay and pasture land, were also major factors in the original purchase.

The crowning feature of the South Fork Ranch, as it exists today, is the distinctive home the Owners built in 2003. This custom built home contains 4400 SF of living space on 3 floors. The main floor has 2045 SF, the second floor 1181 SF, and the ground floor has 1037 SF along with a 2 car garage. It has 4 full bathrooms and 1 half bathroom. The Owners have taken extraordinary pride when building the home and have all rooms well designed and decorated. The exterior of the home was built and designed for minimum maintenance.

The home provides unsurpassed comfort, and stunning views overlooking Whited Reservoir, lush hay meadows and scenic views of the Blue Mountains. One has to see this exceptional property and experience the interior of the home to fully appreciate the quality and value of this offering.


The South Fork Ranch can be reached by traveling west of Unity on paved road for 2 miles. The small town of Unity provides schools, K through 12, a fuel/convenience store and a cafe/bar. Baker City, the county seat, is approximately 50 miles north, Ontario is about 75 miles south east, and John Day is 35 miles to the west. Boise, Idaho, the largest city to the ranch, is 95 miles.

Irrigation & Water Rights

Irrigation water for the South Fork Ranch is from the South Fork Burnt River. The water right is for approximately 122 acres. At the present time there are about 100 acres of hay meadows and pasture land being irrigated. The water is delivered to the ranch via the Laporte and Charles-Shanklin ditches. The fields are gravity flood irrigated from dirt ditches. The irrigation assessment for 2012 was $195.00.

Note: The South Fork of the Burnt River runs through the property and feeds into the Whited Reservoir. The Whited Reservoir is not part of the South Fork Ranches deeded land. What you will view on maps, as the surface area of this reservoir, is deeded land belonging to local property owners who have irrigation water storage rights from the Whited Reservoir.

Current Operation

The Owners live in Hillsboro, Oregon while spending as much time as possible at the ranch. They presently lease the grazing and irrigated land to a neighboring Rancher. This is a year to year lease. The lessee would be interested in continuing the lease if the Buyer does not wish to operate the ranch. They have a local part time care taker for the upkeep of the home.

Hunting & Recreation

This area abounds in hunting and fishing opportunities. Deer and elk are the main large game found in the area. Unity Reservoir, just a few miles north of the ranch is a very popular spot for year round fishing.

The area has excellent snowmobiling and other winter recreation resources. The South Fork Ranch qualifies for 2 Land Owner Preference Tags two for elk and two for deer.

Real Estate Taxes: $6,936.53 Burnt River Irrigation District O&M: $195.20 State Fire: $427.20

Listed Price & Terms: $899,000.00 All Cash at Closing

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