Encompassing 3,325 deeded acres in its own valley with over four miles of frontage on Upper Klamath Lake and over four miles of Denny Creek, Rock Creek Ranch is one of the premier agricultural, lifestyle, and conservation properties available in the Northwest. Owned and operated for over five decades by the same family, this best-in-class property represents the optimal combination of scenery, accessibility, privacy, water, wildlife, and agricultural productivity. The ranch is conveniently located 20 miles from Klamath Falls, the service center for the region, and an hour from the commercial airport in Medford, Oregon via State Highway 140. The propertys vibrant, irrigated meadows spread north across the valley floor to the lakeshore and are flanked by gently sloping timberlands consisting of pine, fir, and cedar. Building improvements complement the ranch and are highlighted by a tasteful and comfortable 5,500 square foot owners home remodeled in 2010. Featuring four bedrooms and four bathrooms, the residence is situated in a secluded location at the north end of the ranch and offers elevated views west across the lake to the forested slopes of the Cascades. Other improvements are clustered near the ranch entrance and include a modern log shop building, a small rock ranch house, and a historic well-maintained log barn built in the 1880s. An internal road network enables one to reach all parts of the ranch and includes a well-designed underpass below Highway 140 that provides access to the southern part of the property. Historically, Rock Creek Ranch was managed as part of a year-round cattle operation that included winter operations in northern California. The ranch is currently leased for seasonal grazing accommodating approximately 400 cows/calves and 1,600 yearling cattle for up to seven months of the year. The ranch also benefits from a private grazing lease that spreads across nearly 37,000 acres contiguous to the ranch. In addition, approximately 75 acres of the property is leased annually to Oregon State University to raise hay and potatoes. Supporting the agricultural operations are highly reliable surface and groundwater irrigation rights that cover approximately 1,000 acres. The property lies within Klamath Countys destination resort overlay zone, which offers the potential for expansive tourism development. The ranch is not covered by a conservation easement at the present time. However, because of the propertys size, location, zoning, and extensive frontage on Upper Klamath Lake, it is a prime candidate for one.
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