428± Acres
New Listing
Union County, Oregon

Lower Cove Road Farm

ID: 55280
Status: New Listing
Price: $1,950,000
Acres: 428±
Price Per Acre: $4,556
Type: Farms, Hunting Land, Recreational Land
City, State: Cove, Oregon
County: Union
ZIP Code: 97824
Lat/Long: 45.3986, -117.8754
Presented By: Travis Bloomer
Taxes: $1,503


Lower Cove Farm consists of 428.56 total acres, nestled against the foothill range of Mt. Harris and the edge of the Grande Ronde Valley.    Only 13 miles from La Grande and 8 miles from Cove. Lower Cove is a desirable location to live and commute to town.  A short drive onto Mt. Harris Road highlights the view of this incredible valley, patch-worked with various crops, rivers, irrigation water and outlined by the Elkhorn Mountain in the distance.  Also, a highly sought after location for dryland farming of grain and alfalfa.  Aerial mapping of land on the north side of Lower Cove Road shows 96 +/- acres of rangeland and 140 +/- acres of farmland that currently is producing alfalfa.  Mapping on the south side of Lower Cove Road shows 196+/- acres.   The majority of the farmland soils are mapped silt loam and silty clay loam. These soils have good available water holding capacity.  The USDA soil survey vegetative productivity section of the survey indicates a yield of non-irrigated crop (Alfalfa Hay) production range from 2-4 tons/ac on these mapped soils. For additional information see Union County Soil Survey.  
Nearby is the quaint town of Cove with a small, thriving community and a well-known steakhouse! La Grande has a state college, hospital and a vibrant downtown.  The property can be a productive farm and potentially a beautiful place to live with recreational opportunities just minutes away.  

Legal: T02SR40E TL 2000- 80.72 ac, 2800- 196.08 and T02SR39E TL 5200 -151.76 ac
Acres: 428.56
Elevation: 2600’ - 3500’
Water Rights:  None per water master
Dryland Crop:  Alfalfa or Triticale, Canola, Winter Wheat
Current Crop: Winter Wheat, Alfalfa is over seeded with Frosty Clover
Production: USDA- Union County Soil Survey indicates the soils mapped on this farm have a yield of non-irrigated crop (Alfalfa Hay) production ranging from 2-4 tons/ac.  For additional detail on soils and production please refer to the Union County Soil Survey.  Tonnage depends on many factors including precipitation, pest management, species planted, method and timing of planting, both growing season and dormant season temperatures to name a few.  
Farmable Acres: Aerial mapping indicates 336 +/- ac farmable acres
Rangeland Acres: Aerial mapping indicates 96 +/- ac Rangeland
Soils: Majority of farmable soils are silt loam and silty clay loam soils.   
Zoning: Specially Assessed UC-A1 and UC-A4 Farm Use
Home site potential:   No permits for home sites have been applied for.  No Home.  Bare land.  Tax lots 5200 and 2000 are one parcel of land that cannot be further divided.  Per phone conversation with county planning the entire farm meets the acreage requirement for a dwelling.  
Proximity to La Grande: Located on the northeast edge of the valley at the base of Mt. Harris.  18 minutes (13.1 miles) from downtown La Grande, OR.   
Recreation: Located near Mt. Harris Road.  Quick access for ATV/UTV or horseback opportunities to the forest.  Harris Road overlooks Grand Ronde Valley providing unparalleled views of the Grande Ronde Valley while quickly imparting access to timberlands.  
Wildlife: Deer, Turkeys and sometimes Elk. 
Power: Nearby at neighboring properties
Property Tax: 2023 year $1,503.97
Directions: Head North from Island City on OR-82 4.4 mi, turn rt on Market Ln 5.7 mi, turn rt on Lower Cove Rd.  Property located above Lower Cove Rd on the left.  Property located below Lower Cove Rd continue .5 miles on right.  

Additional Information


  • elk
  • mule deer
  • turkey


  • atv trails
  • equestrian trails
  • hunting


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