105.52± Acres
Under Contract
Umatilla County, Oregon

Hoeft Irrigated Ranch

ID: 52691
Status: Under Contract
Price: $860,000
Acres: 105.52±
Price Per Acre: $8,150
Type: Farms, Residential Property, Single Family, Business Opportunity
Address: 43564 Hoeft Rd
City, State: Pendleton, Oregon
County: Umatilla
ZIP Code: 97801
Lat/Long: 45.5367, -118.7918
Presented By: Christopher D. Stuvland
Taxes: $2,912
Dwelling Sq Ft: 2,856
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3


Hoeft Irrigated Ranch

Price: $860,000


Invest in the 105.52 +/- deeded acre homestead just north of Pilot Rock, OR, with East Birch Creek running through the middle of the Property. Impressive surface water rights and supplemental irrigation from a well provide water to the approximate 95+/- production acres to grow various forage crops yearly. This contiguous tract has been owned, developed, and operated by the same family for over 100 years. The property features include a house, multiple outbuildings, a shop, a barn, and multiple pins for a cattle operation. The hay ground is a testament to the Property's exceptional attributes, providing a profitable return on investment. Enjoy the benefits of rural living and abundant wildlife within easy reach of Pilot Rock—a small timber town offering a close-knit community, various stores, a gas station, excellent schools, and local services.

*Investor special- The owners would like to retain the house for 2-5+/- more years on a possible leaseback. Seller financing may be an option depending on how a deal is structured. The leaseback is preferred but is flexible. 

Address: 43564 Hoeft Rd, Pendleton, OR 97801

Map & Tax Lot: 


Account Number: 118054

Acres: 105.52 +/- Acres

Zoned: EFU

FEMA Flood Zone: No

2023 Taxes: $2,912.28

Jurisdiction: Umatilla County, OR 

Near By Towns: 

Pilot Rock, OR- 4+/- Miles

Pendleton, OR- 11 +/- Miles

Hermiston, OR- 38 +/- Miles

Tri-Cities, WA- 80 +/- Miles

Portland, OR- 220 +/- Miles

Boise, ID- 234 +/- Miles


Access to the Property is from Hwy 395 South, turning west onto Hoeft Road. A private lane headed South before the railroad track is how you access the Property. The Property has another access point from White Eagle Road, turning north onto a private strip. 


Main House:

1976 Gentry Double Wide- 2,856+/- Sqft 3 bed 3 bath w/ overhang & two kitchens 

The main house has been well taken care of, with multiple updates, including an updated main kitchen, living room, and family room. The owners have a catering business and have constructed a second kitchen in part of the house. 


A metal component building, approximately 1,200 sqft, complete with concrete flooring and power. 


Free stall barn, approximately 1,800- is currently being used for calving out heifers. Wood frame. Dirt floor. Has water but no electrical at this time. 

Utility Building: 

Historically used as a hog barn, this building is now vacant of livestock and is currently used as a storage building—approximately 2,400 sqft. 


Multiple panels & livestock working equipment are throughout the homesite area. The Seller has focused primarily on cattle production. 

Horse Stalls:

Sellers have horse stalls to the north of the house with water and cover. 

Local Area Utilities:

-Electrical-Pacific Power

      -3-Phase power is at the Property. Seller estimates power bill during the Irrigation months May-Sept. is usually $8k-$10k. The remaining power costs are $50-$100 in the off-season. 

-Propane- Morrow County Grain Growers

-Garbage- Eastern Oregon Waste Management

-Cell Service- Covered and available

-Wi-Fi: Pendleton Fiber Optic or Windwave- Buyer to do due diligence.


1- Creek; East Birch Creek, 

2- Wells; 1-Domestic, 1-Irrigation 

Domestic Water Source:

The domestic water is supplied from a Well drilled on the Property. The depth of the well is 325'. Static water level: 5' Gallons per minute: 75 +/- 

Irrigation well:

The supplemental irrigation well water is supplied from a Well drilled on the Property. The depth of the well is 600'. Static water level: 72' Gallons per minute: 1,000+/- Varies on depth. The irrigation well is serviced from an above-ground 75hp pump. 

Water Rights:

Certifcate                       Notes

54768- Owns 100% of certificate            

54767  Owns 100% of Certificate

51169  Does not own 100% of certificate

54119  Does not own 100% of certificate.

67906  Owns 100% of certificate

The Property has both a primary certificated water rights with a priority date of 1908' and supplemental permitted water rights with a priority date of 1979. These rights are for both surface and ground rights. Buyer to work with the Umatilla County Water Master as part of their Due Diligence on any and all water right findings associated with the Property. Seller. The Whitney Land Company or Real Estate Brokers make no representation as to the condition or ready and able use of any and all water rights related to the Property. 

Under Oregon law, all water is publicly owned. With some exceptions, cities, farmers, factory owners, and other users must obtain a permit or water right from the Water Resources Department to use water from any source— whether it is underground or from lakes or streams. Landowners with water flowing past, through, or under their Property do not automatically have the right to use that water without a permit from the Department. With some exceptions, cities, irrigators, businesses, and other water users must obtain a permit or license from the Water Resources Department to use water from any source - whether it is underground or from lakes or streams. 

Oregon's water laws are based on the principle of prior appropriation. This means the first person to obtain a water right on a stream is the last to be shut off during low streamflows. In water-short times, the water right holder with the oldest date of priority can demand the water specified in their water right without regard for the needs of junior users. If there is a surplus beyond what is necessary to fulfill the senior right, the water right holder with the next oldest priority date can take what is available to satisfy needs under their right. This continues down the line until there is no surplus or until all rights are satisfied. The date of application for a permit to use water usually becomes the priority date of the right.

United States Department of Agriculture-Farm Service Agency:

Production Acres: 



According to the United States Department of Agriculture-Farm Service Agency, form 156EZ indicates the Property has 96.14 Tract Cropland Acres. Historically, the Seller has used the Property for forage production for livestock. 


Primarily used as a hay operation. 90+/- acres have been utilized to produce a variety of forage crops. Currently, the fields are planted as follows: 

1-SW Field -Pure Alfalfa- 18 +/- Acres- New crop est. 2024

2-NE Field- Pure Alfalfa- 32 +/- Acres- New Crop est. 2024

3-SE Field- Pure Alfalfa- 40 +/- Acres- Crop Age est. 2019

The average year for the farm is three cuttings for a total of 4+/- tons to the acre. The first cutting is usually after Memorial Day. Currently, the Seller is responsible for all aspects of the operation, including irrigation, spraying, fertilizer, etc. Then, the Seller has the hay custom cut and bailed by a local farmer. 


The owners have used some pasture for cow/calf pairs for meat purposes for the sellers.


The Property is primarily flat, useable ground. Most of the Property is hay with limited ground as homesites or creek beds. 

Boundary Fencing:

The Property has shared fences with all neighboring properties.

Surrounding bordering land:

Private landowners border the Property on all sides. 


The property owners have seen a variety of wildlife on the Property, including deer, coyotes, turkeys, pheasants, and grouse. The owner speaks of the wildlife activity as one of the main joys of the Property. 

Landowner Preference Tags: 

The Property is located in the Columbia Basin Unit and qualifies for two (2) Landowner Preference (LOP) tags under the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife guidelines. These tags are only eligible for antlerless Deer and antlerless Elk (Additional rules may apply-see the ODFW Big Game Hunting Regulations book or call the local Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife located in Pendleton, Oregon, at 541-276-2344 .

Nearby Recreation- (Additional Hunting and Fishing)

McKay Reservoir:

McKay Dam is located on McKay Creek, about 3+/- miles from the property in-between Pilot Rock and Pendleton. It was constructed to furnish a supplementary water supply to Stanfield and Westland Irrigation Districts. This 1,200-acre reservoir permits fishing from Mar. 1 through Sept. 30. Available species include rainbow trout, crappie, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, sunfish, and yellow perch.

Umatilla National Forest:

Not far south from Pilot Rock, OR, is the Umatilla National Forest, where you will find miles of forest roads that can be used to travel up to Ukiah, OR, and or beyond. The Umatilla National Forest is known for its wildlife and endless recreation, from wild mushroom or huckleberry picking to the many hunting spots the public uses.

Indian Lake:

Indian Lake (Lake Hiyúumptipin)is operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and is located not far southeast of the property on the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

Lake Hiyúumptipin (which translates as "grizzly bear devouring") offers a relaxing atmosphere to camp, picnic, fish, and or boat in the Blue Mountains southeast of Pilot Rock, OR. At an elevation of 4,200 feet, the Indian Lake Recreation Area lies near the crest of the Blue Mountains. Buyers must do their due diligence into licenses required by the tribe to fish and camp there.

Pilot Rock:

Welcome to the City of Pilot Rock

"The Rock," as it is known to locals, can be seen from the base of the Blue Mountains on a clear day 12 miles away.

The City of Pilot Rock was named for the prominent basalt rock formation located on the west side of the town, which was visible from the old Oregon Trail and used as an aim point by wagon trains traveling Emigrant Pass and Cabbage Hill.

Pilot Rock is located in Northeastern Oregon, approximately 15 miles south of Pendleton, in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. It is a small community of 1505. The primary industries are timber and agriculture. Pilot Rock is home to one mill: Woodgrain Lumber.

Rolling hills of grassland and grain fields depict the land at the Blue Mountains' base. 

Pilot Rock is located at the confluence of East and West Birch Creek, tributaries of the Umatilla River.

The population was 1502 at the 2010 census.

Umatilla County:

Umatilla County was created on September 27, 1862, out of a portion of Wasco County. Umatilla is an Indian term meaning "rippling water" or "water rippling over sand" and has provided the name both for the county and its major river. Lewis and Clark and pioneers traveling the Oregon Trail passed through the area. The gold rush of 1862 brought miners and stock raisers to the mountains and grasslands of Umatilla County. The county expanded after the coming of the railroad in 1881 and the area was open to the development of dry land wheat farming. The fertile land of Umatilla County gives a strongly agricultural base to the county's economy. Fruit, grain, timber, cattle, and sheep are important agricultural products. Recreation, primarily in the Blue Mountains, and tourism, most notably for the annual Pendleton Round-Up rodeo, are also important to the local economy.









Additional Information


  • dove
  • geese
  • mule deer
  • quail
  • turkey
  • waterfowl


  • bird watching
  • hunting

water access

  • creek


  • water


  • barn
  • farm house
  • fencing
  • irrigation system


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