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Iron Horse Ranch

Sold: 2021 Iron Horse Ranch Tygh Valley, Oregon

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This outstanding farming, hunting and recreation property is just Southeast of Mt. Hood and West of the Deschutes River and right in the middle of one of the most beautiful areas in Oregon, Tygh Valley.  With views of three of the largest mountains in the Cascade Range including Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson and Mount Adams, Iron Horse Ranch offers a recreational opportunity in every way.

Iron Horse Ranch has over 475 acres with 212.87 acres of water rights from Badger Creek, Pine Hollow and Round Prairie including additional supplemental rights from Pine Hollow.

The area consists of open range, cropland and oak prairie habitat.  There is a 2-acre pond that feeds the irrigation and provides waterfowl hunting, fishing for trout and bass, and draws in wildlife.  The size of the property allows two Land Owner Preference (LOP) tags for Elk and Deer and is located in the White River Basin, a tributary of the Deschutes River.

Travel here is easy. Less than two hours from Portland and the Portland International Airport, two hours from Bend, and only 1 1⁄2 hours from Redmond International airport, you will never have to go over a mountain pass to get here.  Even easier if you have a small plane, you can land two miles away at the Pine Hollow airport with its 2,400-foot runway.

Iron Horse Ranch is situated in the scenic Tygh Valley area of Central Oregon at the foothills to the Cascade Mountain range. The Tygh Valley area and Wasco County in general is a blend of agricultural farms and ranches, small towns, and high-desert recreation, being only 15 minutes from the famed Deschutes River and White River. The property is located less than two hours from downtown Portland and Bend and 1 1⁄2 hours from the Redmond Airport and Portland International Airport. The Redmond Airport has multiple daily flights from Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Salt Lake City, and Denver. Carriers include Alaska Airlines, Delta, American, and United. Bend, with a population of 90,000, is the cultural hub of Central Oregon. The FBO in Bend, Leading Edge Jet Center, is only 2 hours from Iron Horse Ranch. Pine Hollow airport, with a 2,400 ft. runway, is two miles from the property.
Wamic, Oregon with a population of 85 and part of the Tygh Valley and Maupin regional area, is located in the heart of mountain lakes, rivers, rolling farmland, and mountain peaks and is known its laid-back communities with access to world-renowned outdoor activities. Both Wamic and Tygh Valley were historically significant in Oregon’s history as the location for tying the Oregon Trail from the east side of the Cascades to the fertile Willamette Valley on the west side of the Cascades via the Barlow Trail. The Barlow Trail was constructed in 1845 and 1846 and provided safe passage for wagons over the Cascades, saving settlers from having to deal with the dangers of rafting the perilous pre-dam rapids of the Columbia River down to Fort Vancouver from The Dalles. Wamic and Tygh Valley became an area grew significantly when settlers reached this area with several trading posts, fertile ground and plenty of water coming off the flanks of the Cascades.
Five minutes away from Iron Horse Ranch is the 240 –acre Pine Hollow Reservoir that allows one to boat, water ski, wakeboard, fish, and SUP. The famed Deschutes River, known throughout the United States as an incredible tailwater trout and steelhead fishery, is located only 15 minutes from the property. White water rafting just outside the town of Maupin on the Deschutes is a popular summer pastime, and the town of Maupin has several restaurants and bars for a night out on the town.

Structures and Improvements
Improvements on the property includes a rustic 3bd/1ba 1693 square foot house with a carport, a detached garage/shop, a 40×135 shop, 32×40 barn, 62×124 hay barn, a granary, fuel shed, loafing shed and irrigation pivot and wheel lines.

Recreation and Lifestyle
The Wamic and Tygh Valley area is a recreationist’s playground. With 300 days of sunshine a year, there is a lot to do outside. The Maupin area may be one of the best locations in Oregon if you like to wet a line with a fly rod. Outside of the pond on the property, The White River and famed Lower Deschutes River, which is only 15 to 20 minutes from Iron Horse Ranch, affords one to chase wild Deschutes Redband trout, summer-run steelhead and salmon. The Lower Deschutes is known for its prolific salmon fly, golden stone and caddis hatches. It also has some of the most aggressive steelhead that readily will chase a skated fly swung on the surface. If you prefer Stillwater fisheries, there are several high mountain lakes as well as Pine Hollow Reservoir and Rock Creek Reservoir within a short drive from the property.

Hiking and Mountain Biking
There are miles of hiking and biking trails accessed just up the road in the White River Wildlife Area, in the foothills of the Cascades and up into the alpine environments.
Winter Sports – Being just east of the Cascade Mountain crest, Iron Horse Ranch is within one hour to several ski resorts including Timberline, Ski Bowl, and Mt. Hood Meadows, all within one hour from the property.

Water Sports
From whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Lower Deschutes and White Rivers, to rowing a drift boat down the famed Lower Deschutes, to Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) and boating on Pine Hollow Reservoir, there is something for everyone.

Trail Riding
Miles of trails await you in the White River Wildlife Area and Mount Hood National Forest. While the property does not currently have any equestrian improvements, this would be permitted in the Exclusive Farm Use zoning as an accessory structure.

Wamic is home to the well-respected Badger Creek Members Club and is ideally set up for hunting upland birds, waterfowl, and big game. This property is well-suited for a similar outfit for the interested buyer.
Waterfowl hunting on the property can be good. The pond draws in birds and offers a great position for goose hunting and plenty of room to spread decoys in strategic positions. Large flocks of Great Western Basin honkers spend considerable time in the area feeding on the numerous grain fields.
Hunting for California quail on the property is also excellent. Large coveys reside on the property. With irrigation and food plots, you could develop excellent upland bird habitat. The Pacific Flyway stretches 4,000 miles north-to-south and 1,000 miles east-to-west. From the Arctic to the west coast of Mexico and the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, this flyway encompasses the most varied waterfowl habitats in North America.
Located in the White River Big Game Controlled Hunt unit, the property receives two Land Owner Preference (LOP) deer tags and two elk tags each year to hunt on this property. If you draw a tag for this unit, you can also hunt the White River Wildlife Area and Mount Hood National Forest for both sexes, depending on the tags drawn. The White River unit is famous for its large mule deer and there is an exclusive late-season rut hunt that takes years to draw, but would be a hunt of a lifetime. There is also upland bird hunting in the Mount Hood National Forest. Primary species include Blue grouse, Ruffed grouse, and, depending on elevation, California quail and mountain quail.

Iron Horse Ranch is ready for the final touches by any outdoorsman, outfitter or family looking for a recreational farm opportunity in the heart of Wamic, Oregon for all their recreational dreams. Beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and vistas, easy access from Portland or Bend and just about any outdoor activity at hand.

  • 2 Hours from Portland International Airport
  • 2-Acre pond
  • Large Mountain Views
  • 212.87 acres of irrigation
  • Farm operation
  • Great waterfowl and Mule deer hunting
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Last Listed At:$1,590,000
477 Acres

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