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Rhea Creek Ranch
The Rhea Ranch, in Eastern Oregon, is located approximately 12.4 miles southwest of Heppner, in Morrow County. Based on the Morrow County Assessor’s maps, the ranch contains 1,258 acres.
1,258 Irrigated Acres – 31
Identification of Subject Property:
4S 26 TL 1900 – 666.79 acres
Distances to Other Cities:
Heppner, OR – 12.4 miles
The 3,400-square-foot custom log home was built in 2006 and contains a fireplace, furnace and gas appliances. The home also possesses in-ground landscape irrigation, satellite TV and computer dishes, and a hot tub on the banks of Rhea Creek.
The second home is a double-wide Fleetwood mobile home, which is currently used as a bunkhouse.
3-bay barn with corrals and loading ramp
4 bay Garage
The ranch can support 100± AUM, with springs, ponds and year-round creeks for watering.
Water is highlighted as both Rhea Creek and Thorn Creek run through the property. Irrigation water is diverted with a dam and gravity flowed (piped underground) from Thorn Creek (free, no power bill). Water delivery system includes wheel lines and hand lines. Water Right Certificate has a priority date of 1904 and includes 31± acres.
The ranch is completely fenced and cross-fenced providing adequate pastures for 100± AUM. Balanced with water, the ranch includes springs, ponds and year-round creeks for convenient livestock watering.
Recreation and Wildlife:
Located in the Heppner Unit, the ranch qualifies for Landowner Preference Tags (LOP) under the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife guidelines. The ranch sees both elk and deer, and offers excellent bird hunting. Rhea Creek and Thorn Creek running through the ranch provide great trout fishing.
Zoned for Agriculture, EFU
The owner does not warrant that there are any mineral rights available. However, any mineral or geothermal rights owned by the seller are included as part of the property being offered for sale.
Year-round provided by Highway 207 and Upper Rhea Creek Road (County - with gravel surface).
In Heppner, Oregon, summers are warm and winters are cold. In the summer months, the average temperatures are 78-86 degrees and in the winter months, the average temperatures are 25-29 degrees. The average annual precipitation is about 14.2 inches.
Morrow County is made up of 2,000 square miles and is situated between the Columbia River to the north and the Umatilla National Forest to the south. The area consists of deserts, hills, flat-lands and rivers. With a population of 9,000, the county is made up of five main communities: Boardman, Irrigon, Ione, Lexington, and Heppner, the county seat. The county’s major industries include timber, energy, food processing and agriculture.
The Morrow County School District offers education from kindergarten through high school (K-12).
Oregon Department Fish Wildlife:
Please contact The Whitney Land Company office to schedule a showing. A listing agent must be present at all times to tour the property.