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Heaven's Gate on the John Day River

Oregon Grant County - Prairie City
$32,000,000 Total Acres 30,200.00+/-
Deeded Acres 10,200.00+/-
Leased Acres 20,000+/- Forest Service
Status Active

Property Summary

Property Summary


Laying within the stunning scenery of Grant County, Oregon, this expansive property encompasses 10,200± deeded acres, augmented by an extra 20,000± in forest lease permits. Boasting 17± miles of live water, including the esteemed 5.5± miles of the Middle Fork of the John Day, renowned for its rich steelhead and salmon fishery, and offering some of the finest trout fishing in the western region. The John Day River, the second longest free-flowing river in the Lower 48, graces the land, providing exceptional fishing opportunities with numerous creeks harboring native trout. You can spend months fishing and not touch all the fishing this Ranch offers.

This ranch is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a diverse range of activities from fishing, hunting, and rafting to ATV adventures, all against the backdrop of stunning natural beauty. Elk enthusiasts will revel in the sight of vast resident herds, as we encountered six elk herds and numerous bachelor groups of bull elk during our visit. The ranch is a thriving habitat for game, including antelope and mule deer commonly seen grazing on the abundant prairie grasses.

Maintained with care, the property boasts over 50 miles of roads for year-round easy access. The charming 2000± square foot on-grid cabin nestled within provides a comfortable retreat. For avid hunters, the ranch offers 8 landowner bull tags and 8 buck tags, presenting the potential for legitimate 200" bucks. The hunting legacy is evident, with 280 to 370 bulls harvested.

In addition to recreational pursuits, the property supports cattle operations, benefitting from 7± miles of National Forest border and a 20k±-acre forest permit for seasonal cattle grazing from May to October. The lush Blue Mountains grasses are coveted by cattlemen, and the Ranch is efficiently fenced and cross-fenced with functional working pens. Experience the true essence of the west – call today to explore this exceptional property.