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Butte Creek Ranch

Fossil, Oregon

Property ID: 193524
Luxury Ranch in Fossil, Oregon


Located 15 minutes west of Fossil, Oregon, Butte Creek Ranch encompasses 2,780 acres of creeks, springs, draws, basalt cliffs and juniper on the flanks of the John Day River. Contiguous with The Parker (also listed with Live Water Properties) and to the vast, famed Stanley Ranch, the area is known for its large 350+ class bulls and heavy-horned mule deer bucks that migrate along the ranch and adjacent private lands. With a resident area herd estimated at 600 elk, Butte Creek Ranch is situated in the middle of these private ranches and considered a hunters haven. Butte Creek Ranch is situated in two parcels separated by The Parker, with an access easement between the two parcels. The owners of the Stanley Ranch leased Butte Creek Ranch for hunting until 2016. The ranch enjoys all of the components needed to sustain and hold big game. In addition to the deer and elk, Butte Creek Ranch is home to chukar, grey partridge and California quail, as well as the occasional pheasant and wild turkey. Other big game animals that can be seen occasionally on the ranch include pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, and barbary sheep. The hunting season is one of the longest in the state at five weeks, and is entirely located in the Biggs Big Game Unit. While landowner preference tags are available (four elk and four deer tags), because there is so little public ground in this unit, over-the-counter tags are also plentiful. Butte Creek Ranch is currently leased for cattle grazing on an annual basis and can support cattle from June through October. It is completely undeveloped except for perimeter fencing. Minimum lot sizes are 160 acres and property can be divided up to three times annually. The ranch holds the headwaters of the West Fork of Butte Creek and the headwaters of Cove Creek. In addition, there are five identified springs that serve as water sources and wallows for big game and other wildlife. Butte Creek Ranch is an end-of-the-road sporting paradise with expansive views of the Cascades and east to the Strawberry Mountains, yet close to amenities. The ranch is located 15 minutes from groceries and supplies, 40 minutes to the Condon State Airport and 70 miles to the commercial airport in Redmond/Bend, Oregon. For a buyer looking for additional acreage, parcels that are already developed in the multiple adjacent lands may be available for purchase, improving the hunting, caretaking and living opportunities. Offering price is $2,000,000.


  • Creek
  • Development Potential
  • Hunting
  • Spring