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Phillips Reservoir Property
Baker City, Oregon
Price $ 295,000.00
Located approximately 21 miles from Baker City, the Phillips Reservoir property offers a beautiful timbered estate with gorgeous views and year round recreation opportunities nearby. This property has a little over 2 acres in a secluded area bordering the National Forest.
The property is directly across from Phillips Reservoir and is located 21 miles from Baker City, 10 miles from Sumpter, and 149 miles from Boise, Idaho.
The property consists of 2.1 acres including Deer Creek flowing through the property and timber with beautiful views.
2016 - $1,439.68
The elevation of the property is approximately 4,200 feet.
The main home was built in 1978 providing 1,350 square feet of modern home space. The home consists of a master bedroom, 2 additional bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, and kitchen. The home’s amenities include: updated hard wood floors, updated kitchen, propane heat stove, and radiant ceiling heat to keep warm throughout the months. Current appliances come with the purchase.
The property consists of two smaller out buildings. There is also a 4-bay open carport approximately 30’x12’ with a little outbuilding attached. Garage/Shop: A detached garage measuring approximately 20’x30’ has a electric garage door, a work bench, a wood stove with storage space and electricity running to it.
The property also has a fully renovated self-contained rustic cabin that is currently a source of revenue for the property. The cabin has a studio layout with a bathroom and a fireplace. Offer your guests a night’s stay on AirBNB.com in a cozy and quiet atmosphere close to some of Oregon’s oldest and richest historical mining attractions.
Recreation and Wildlife
The diversity of the property’s location provides excellent opportunities for horseback riding, hiking, biking, ATV trails, and snowmobiling in the winter months. It is right at the start of the US National Forest and gives a diverse opportunity to hunt on public lands.
Phillips reservoir offers a variety of recreation including boating, fishing, camping, and other water activities, which is only a quarter mile away from the property. Anglers will find largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, black crappie, yellow perch, and coho salmon. Many waterfowl rest at the reservoir during migration, especially Canada geese.
A diverse habitat enables a variety of wildlife to utilize the property. Wildlife viewing opportunities abound, with Deer Creek running water year-round through the property, and open meadows that attract a lot of elk, deer and turkeys on the estate.
History of Baker County
Baker County was established from part of Wasco County and named after Col. Edward D. Baker, a U.S. Senator from Oregon. A Union officer and close friend of President Lincoln, Colonel Baker was the only member of Congress to die in the Civil War. He was killed at Balls Bluff, Auburn, which no longer exists. Baker City, which was incorporated in 1874, and which is the seventeenth oldest city in Oregon, became county seat in 1868.
A major boost for Baker City’s fortunes occurred on August 19, 1884, when the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company arrived in Baker City. The railroad joined the Union Pacific at Huntington, giving Baker City direct rail service to the east and west.
The first mineable mineral was discovered October 23, 1861, by Henry Griffin. That material was a gold nugget and the place was alter named “Griffin Gulch” in honor of the discoverer.
In the early spring of 1926 a young man named Lloyd Carter who was working on a highway crew from Haines, saw “smoke” smoke rising from a nearby field. Investigating he found two ill-fated sanatoriums. On July 4, 1926, the geothermally heated pool officially became a popular recreation area, with camping facilities available for some time.
Baker County’s first school was formed in 1865 and held in the kitchen of a local house.
In the early 1970’s, the Crossroads Creative and Permoring Arts Center was created when The American Association of University Woman outgrew the small art group’s capacity because it became so successful.
One night in the year 1862, the miners on Rock Creek and vicinity were awakened by a terrible rumbling sound. Thinking it was an earthquake they returned to bed, but upon rising the next morning they discovered the peak of Hunt Mountain had slid into Rock Creek. This is known as the Rock Creek Slide. The massive scar is still visible today.
A major boost for Baker City’s fortunes occurred on August 19,1884, when the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company arrived in Baker City. The railroad joined the Union Pacific at Huntington, giving Baker City direct Rail service to the East and West.
The cannon presently in the east lawn of the county courthouse courtyard was believed to be from the Imperial Japanese Army. After a Halloween prank in which the cannon was used to fire buckets of nails, chains and other assorted metal junk into the roof of a nearby church, county authorities sealed the barrel and firing pin to prevent future use of the cannon.
The Powder Basin compromises more than 2 million acres, including almost all of Baker County and a small part of Union County.
Baker County retains memories of the Chinese who were active here in the gold mining days. The Chinese Association headquarters remained in Baker City until the early 1950’s.
At the turn of the century, Baker City was known as the “Queen City of the Inland Empire”, and boasted a population of approximately 6700, larger than Spokane or Boise City at the time.
Please contact The Whitney Land Company office to schedule a showing. A listing agent must be present at all times to tour the property.