Fly Creek Retreat is a 974.98-acre off-grid timber and recreational haven near Starkey, Oregon. The rolling and sloped acreage of this expansive mountain property features a pond and frontage along Fly Creek. The outbuilding has a 1 bedroom and a loft that would make a great future off-grid cabin. The property already has a well installed, propane gas, a holding tank, and off-grid power making it comfortable for long visits.The complete eastern and southern borders of this natural sanctuary are adjacent to the Umatilla National Forest, adding an extra sense of privacy for its owners. It is also suitable for grazing livestock or hunting with its abundant wildlife. The land is located in Oregon's Starkey 52 hunting unit and big game such as elk, deer, and black bear commonly frequent the area. About the AreaThe Starkey community is an old logging townsite near the Umatilla National Forest. Camp Elkanah is only 2.5 miles from this unincorporated town. This long-running camp is a popular summer camp for youth and adult retreats.Northwest of Starkey approximately 17 miles is the waterfront Indian Lake Campground. This campsite sits on an 80-acre lake and showcases views of the Blue Mountains. It accommodates both RV and tent camping and a popular fishing and boating destination. La Grande is a mere 25 miles from the property, and it offers opportunities for shopping and entertainment. La Grande is known for its museums and history, particularly the Oregon Trail Interpretive Park and the Elgin Opera House. Besides the historical hot spots, visitors also enjoy Hot Lake Springs which is a lodge that contains a movie theater, restaurants, and soaking hot spring pools.For those that have a passion for winter sports a popular Northwest ski destination, known as Anthony Lakes Ski Resort, is approximately an hour away. This winter playground offers premier Nordic skiing, downhill skiing, and snowboarding with lift access to over 1000 acres of terrain. Besides winter sports, the resort also hosts special events and concerts throughout the year. The unspoiled forest lands of the Umatilla National Forest offer a plethora of recreational opportunities to the public. These include but are not limited to hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, atving, snowmobiling, fishing, and hunting.