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300 Speaker Road, Wolf Creek, OR 97497
Located in Southern Oregon, the area is known for intense natural beauty, abundant water, great climate with four distinct seasons and mild winters, charming small-town culture, and abundant outdoor opportunities! Finding large tracks of contiguous land available for purchase in this region has become rare these days. The Sourdough Gulch ranch features 809 acres, 4 homesites, miles of trails, abundant wildlife, and a unique natural character. The land is very diverse and includes forests with a mix of majestic evergreen trees, treelined meadows, live water streams, irrigated pasture, and a stunning four-and-a-half-acre lake.
As you enter the main gate and travel past the ranch headquarters, you meander through mature conifer trees, to the main home, situated overlooking the lake. The grounds around the main home are beautiful with a large lawn and natural beauty in all directions. The main home features 2,800 square feet of living space, four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and an open concept living space that takes in incredible natural views. The main level includes a bright and open living space with a two-sided stone fireplace, great views, vaulted ceilings with wood beams, and hardwood floors. The kitchen is open to the living space and has ample storage, counter space, and breakfast bar. The dining space adjoins the living room and has more great views. The master bedroom has vaulted ceilings, two closets, a private bath, and direct access to the deck. Rounding out the main floor is a powder room for guests. Downstairs you will find a second living space, three bedrooms, and a full guest bathroom. Outside you will find expansive decks overlooking the lake.
The lake is just over four and a half surface acres and is permitted to store fifty-six acre-feet of water (+/- 18M gallons). The lake provides a great fish and wildlife habitat and an incredibly beautiful setting. The lake is filled by the ranch’s namesake, Sourdough Gulch, a beautiful meandering stream that runs for over a mile through the property. The lake is easily accessed and offers numerous opportunities for fishing, paddle boats, and more.
Just below the lake is the ranch headquarters which features a ranch house, barn, and equipment storage. The house was built in 1992 and has two bedrooms, one bathroom, a garage, a fenced dog yard, and sprawling lawns. The barn is expansive with ample hay storage, horse stalls, storage rooms, shop space, and more. There is a large covered equipment storage building attached to the barn and large enough for tractors, implements, and other necessities. In addition to the ranch headquarters, there are two additional homesites privately set on the property and currently held by older mobile homes (homes need TLC, buyer to complete due diligence on replacement dwelling application process).
The lower property includes approximately 20 acres of pasture with quality loam soils. There is an outdoor riding arena and two horse shelters in the main pasture. There is a total of three pastures created naturally by Sourdough Gulch and Wolf Creek. Year-round Wolf Creek traverses approximately three-thousand feet across the lower property. A nice bridge allows for easy access to pastures on the south side of the Creek. There is a total of 24.6 acres of primary water rights and 14.1 acres of supplemental water rights from four different water right certificates.
The upper property is mostly wooded with a mix of conifer and hardwood trees, miles of trails, diverse topography, and several tree-lined meadows. The owner of this property will find a host of wildlife including elk, deer, turkey, waterfowl, upland game birds, and more. Additionally, the property borders a substantial amount of public lands that offer more recreational opportunities as well as help to ensure long term privacy for this great property.
This property is a phenomenal opportunity for the discerning buyer to enjoy the ranch and outdoor lifestyle while preserving the essential habitat of the land. The property will be conveyed subject to a conservation easement held by the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy. The conservation easement will protect the conservation values of the property, such as the forests, streams, and riparian areas, and will keep the property intact while allowing for low-impact recreational use of the land.
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