In the Nez Perce language, the word 'Powwaka' has been translated as 'high, cleared ground, from where a view could be had'. There is no better way to describe the Shilo Ranch in NE Oregon. Located on Powwatka Ridge in the Blue Mtns, about an hour north of Wallowa, OR lies 9,457 acres of pristine ranch land, stretching almost 10 miles from north to south. Consisting of approximately 4,800 acres of timber, 600 acres of meadows, and 4,000 acres of canyon lands, nearly 2 miles of Grande Ronde River frontage, the Shilo Ranch truly does have it all.Over 4 decades of thoughtful land management with a focus on wildlife, water, grassland, and timber health have resulted in what can best be described as a private nature preserve. Manicured forests and lush, expansive meadows cover the upper portion of the ranch, flanked by steep canyons dropping off both sides of the ranch to the river and creeks below. A well-maintained road network provides access to all parts of the ranch.Wildlife management has been a priority and the abundance of game provides proof of this wildlife haven. An estimated 6-800 head of RM elk make their home on the Shilo Ranch. The ranch is located in the Sled Springs unit and qualifies for 5 LOP Tags each for elk and deer.The ranch has almost 6 ½ miles of live water; approx 1 & 2/3 miles of Grande Ronde River; almost 3 miles of Mud Creek; 1 ¼ miles of Wildcat Creek; and ¾ mile of Buck Creek. Many springs and ponds are located throughout the ranch, providing reliable sources for both wildlife and cattle.Numerous improvements are located throughout the ranch. Lodging includes an owner's home, two guest cabins, managers home, ranch hand home, and guest duplex. Shop, multiple barns and 2,950' paved airstrip with 2 hangars.The breathtaking scenery, abundant water, wildlife, and quality improvements perfectly complement each other to create a genuine legacy ranch property. The Shilo Ranch is an extraordinary offering that is truly one of a kind!
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