Just listed, this ranch is truly a rare find. The property extends from the rugged and famed Grande Ronde River on the North, to the high timbered meadows on the South end of the ranch. The Grande Ronde is noted as one of the best remaining steelhead fisheries in the country, not to mention bass and trout. On the upper end are large meadows surrounded by mature stands of timber. The ranch lies in one contiguous ownership and is on the end of the road; no public roads through the ranch, very private. There is a grass air strip and hangar, together with an older very well kept home. The home is off the grid, but electricity just came by the ranch if you choose to get on the grid. The most significant feature of the ranch is the population of wildlife, deer, elk and everything imaginable. If you ever wanted a private ranch with production, water, wildlife and seclusion, this is it.

Priced to sell at $2,495,000.

The Area

Wallowa County is a fabulous place to live, and to invest in farm and ranch real estate. Located in the far northeast corner of Oregon, and bordered by the states of Washington and Idaho, it boasts a population of 7,000, making it a quiet, beautiful location to work and play. Home to Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, Wallowa Lake, and the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area, Wallowa County offers much in the way of recreation and adventure.

Fishing is great in the Wallowa River, which runs about 50 miles from the outlet on the north end of Wallowa Lake to its confluence with the Grande Ronde River. Rainbow trout populate the river year round, with seasonal steelhead salmon fishing being a popular added attraction. Wallowa county is well-known for its world-class bronze foundries, and for fabulous agricultural products such as hay and beef, and has a high percentage, per-capita, of small business entrepreneurs—nearly double the state average. As such, a great sense of community and inter-community loyalty makes the county an appealing area in which to move and set up shop.

Green valleys, deep gorges, winding rivers and streams—Wallowa County offers much in the way of comfort and serenity. Originally claimed by Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce as his band’s hunting and fishing grounds, due to its natural isolation, Wallowa county today is considered by many to be a “visitor’s paradise.” Traditional farm and forest industries provide opportunities for both employment and real estate purchase and sales, with many commodious homes available for purchase.

The county’s microclimate offers a refreshing break from the summer heat of the surrounding counties, and makes for excellent getaways. Noteworthy communities in Wallowa county include Joseph, Enterprise, Wallowa, Lostine, with the smaller communities of Bartless, Eden, Evans, Flora, Fruita, Grouse, Imnaha, Lewis, Maxville, Minam, Paradise, Promise, and Troy rounding out the population of the county. The town of Joseph, with a population of 1,000, lies below the towering Wallowa Mountains near beautiful Wallowa Lake. A popular tourist getaway, Joseph is trendy, quaint, friendly place, with western storefronts, which are pleasantly enjoyed from unique cobblestone sidewalks. The shops and galleries on Main Street are sure to provide any visitor with an enjoyable shopping experience, while life-size bronzes grace the walkway, inspiring and awing all who make their way from shop to shop.

Recreational activities, including fishing, hunting, boating, hiking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, and water & snow skiing, offer non-stop adventure and fun for both visitor and resident alike. Enterprise, the location of the Wallowa County seat, sets in a verdant, lush valley with incredibly vistas of the beautiful Wallowa Mountains. A good variety of fine restaurants, stores, shops, and lodging make Enterprise the hub of activity for many in the county. Events and attractions like the Hells Canyon Mule Days, Wallowa County Faith, Antique Tractor Show, and Old Time Fiddler’s contest, keep the spirit and magic of the Old West alive. As with the rest of the county, the area surrounding Enterprise is very well situated for agricultural development and farming.