Shumway Bar Running N Ranch
The Shumway Ranch is a one-of-a-kind ranch located in the
picturesque Burnt River Valley nestled at the base of Dooley
Mountain in northeastern Oregon. The award winning ranch
has received numerous acknowledgements for preservation and
conservation. Located 30 miles south of Baker City, OR,
the ranch provides all the components of a working cattle ranch
and is an outdoorsman’s delight with hunting and fishing.
The ranch features 7,956 deeded acres of diverse landscape,
including pristine mountain meadows, emerald green forest,
rolling into well managed grass lands, dropping into lush
irrigated fields. A contiguous track, this ranch is
beautiful, peaceful and private and has been under Shumway
ownership since 1920.
Bridgeport, Oregon - Bridgeport is an
unincorporated community in
Baker County, Oregon, United States. Bridgeport is 30
miles south of
Location of Subject Property:
- 12S 40E TL 3000
- 12S 40E TL 2700
- 12S 40E TL 2500
- 12S 40E TL 2800
- 12S 40E TL 3900
- 12S 40E TL 4100
- 13S 39E TL 100
- 13S 40E TL 400
- 13S 40E TL 900
- 13S 40E TL 1600
- 13S 40E TL 1700
- 13S 40E TL 1800
- 13S 40E TL 2100
- 13S 40E TL 2300
- 13S 41E TL 1300
- 13S 40E TL 300
- 13S 40E TL 701
- 13S 40E TL 801
Property Tax Year 2010:
Malheur County $163.64
Distances to other Cities:
Baker City, Oregon -
Pendleton, Oregon - 125.36 miles
Boise, Idaho -
Bend, Oregon -
Portland, Oregon -
Seattle, Washington - 408.29 miles
The property consists of 7957 deeded acres with well
balanced timber, open meadows, range and irrigated hay
fields. The character of the landscape is very
appealing with smooth, gently rolling terrain and deep soils
allowing the ranch to be very usable and accessible.
The current owners have tremendous pride of ownership as
they have implemented a forest management plan and have
executed it precisely over the past 50 years. The
dominate timber species includes Doug Fir, Ponderosa Pine,
Western Larch (Tamarack).
The property also provides 700 + acres of tillable soils
currently planted to grass with water rights out of the
Burnt River. In addition the ranch controls grazing
rights to over 700 + acres of internal BLM lands.
A complete ranch providing year round grazing, the Shumway
Family has historically operated 500 pairs, 200 yearlings
and numerous bulls. The condition of the grass is
excellent as the owners have intermittently planted grasses
through out the ranch providing excellent feed livestock and
wildlife. Over the years several grazing programs have
been developed and executed providing balanced pastures.
In total there are six separate pastures including the
In addition, the Shumway operation annually leases an
additional 3700 acres of area pastures of which 180 acres
are irrigated meadows. The landlords have acknowledged
their intent to continue the same leasing program to a new
Within the boundaries of the ranch in include 320 acres of
exchange use with the adjacent owner.
- A current timber cruise was completed in 2011. The
result of the timber cruise inventory is 13,605 MBF. The
total gross MBF was 14,198 MBF, but after removing chip wood
material and applying a 3% hidden defect to the timber cruise,
the result is 13,605 MBF.
There are multiple water sources including the Burnt River
flowing through the heart of the ranch. In addition, there
are numerous year around mountain creeks and over 20 developed
springs. The annual irrigation cost ($5.32 per acre) for
the 700 acres of water rights are collected through county tax
The Burnt River is a 98-mile-long tributary
feeding into the
Snake River. The river begins at Unity Reservoir at
the confluence of the north, middle, and south forks of the
river. The reservoir is slightly east of the
Whitman National Forest in the
Blue Mountains and slightly north of
Unity Lake State Recreation Site adjoins the reservoir. As
it leaves the lake, the river flows under
Oregon Route 245, then runs east along the highway past
Bridgeport and, through the Burnt River Canyon, to
Durkee. Turning generally south at Durkee, the river runs
Interstate 84 past
Lime before flowing under the Interstate and turning east
again. Shortly thereafter, it passes Huntington and reaches the
Recreation and Wildlife:
If you’re an avid outdoorsman, then look no further, as this
ranch provides the pristine mountains, canyons and
horizon-stretched sagebrush hills home to a wide variety of
species including Rocky Mountain Elk, Mule Deer, Bear, grouse
and Turkey. Located in the Sumpter unit, the ranch
qualifies for five (5) Landowner Preference Tags (LOP) under the
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife guidelines. See the
eastern Oregon unit map in the back of this package or visit
For the fisherman, popular nearby fishing opportunities
within the region include:
Malheur Reservoir was a well-known, year-round, high-desert
fishery especially popular with the
fly-angling crowd wishing to catch large
trout. Malheur Reservoir sits at an elevation of
3,350 feet, surrounded by sagebrush, hills, and very little
shade. When full, it comprises 1,300 acres with an average depth
of 40 feet and a maximum depth of 105 feet near the dam. There
are 12.5 miles of shoreline, all accessible to the angler by
either foot or
boat. The reservoir is privately owned but sits on public
lands, and access has graciously been granted for public use.
The high desert surroundings of this park offer a unique
experience to its guests. The smell of juniper lingers in the
air and thrills the senses. The cool grass of the park is a
vibrant contrast to the sagebrush and wheatgrass of the
bordering lands. The Burnt River comes to rest behind the Unity
Dam before continuing its path down the valley. Relax on the
shores or enjoy water sports. There's a boat ramp to accommodate
the water skier as well as the angler. Peacefulness will engulf
you at Unity Lake State Recreation Area, whatever you choose to
Anthony Lakes Winter Ski Area:
Anthony Lakes typically opens in November and stays open
into April and is arguably the best kept powder secret in the
country, with an average annual snowfall of 300 inches.
The ranch provides housing for three families. All the
housing is updated to modern standards and adequate for the area's
climate. A fourth home is available, however, it is not
currently being habited.
2 Wood &
2.5 Wood & Electric
3 Wood &
Other Amenities –
- Horse Barn
- Livestock/Horse working facilities
- Above ground fuel tanks
In the Baker County area, the summers are warm and winters
are cold. In the winter months, the average temperatures
are 17-24 degrees and in the summer months, the average
temperatures are 68-72 degrees. The average annual
precipitation ranges from 9 to 40 inches. The average
seasonal snowfall is 26 inches. The property elevation is
approximately 3400’ at the base of the ranch, and rises to 4200’
at the upper elevations.
The Rocky Mountains partly shield Baker County from strong
arctic winds, so winters are cold, but generally not severe.
In summer, the mountains partly block the winds off the Pacific
Ocean. The days are hot, but the nights are fairly cool.
The snow pack at high elevations supplies irrigation water for
intensive agriculture in parts of the lowlands.
The property’s driveway abuts Bridgeport Road via Dooley
Mountain Hwy, providing year-round access.
The perimeter of the ranch is fenced and provides interior
cross-fencing with 6 separate pastures.
Topography and Soils:
84D – Jett silt loam, 0 to 3 percent slopes. This
deep, well drained soil is on flood plains. It formed in
mixed alluvium that has a large content of volcanic ash.
113D – Nagle silt loam, 12 to 35 percent north slopes.
This, well drained soil is on the side slopes of dissected
176A – Wingville silt loam, 0 to 2 percent slopes. This
deep, somewhat poorly drained soil is on alluvial fans and broad
149D – Sinker and Chambeam soils, 12 to 35 percent slopes.
This map unit is on hills. Areas are irregular in
shape and are 100 to 400 acres in size. The native
vegetation is mainly bunchgrass, shrubs, and forbs. The
Sinker soils is moderately deep and well drained.
149E – Sink and Chambean soils, 35 to 50 percent slopes.
The Sinker soil is moderately deep and well drained.
89D – Klicker-Fivebit complex, 12 to 35 percent slopes.
This map unit is on mountains. The native vegetation is
mainly conifers, shrubs and grasses. Moderately deep and
166D – Top silt loam, 12 to 35 percent north slopes. This
deep, well drained soils is on mountains. The native
vegetation is mainly conifers. This unit is used mainly
for timber production. It also is used for livestock
grazing and it provides habitat for many kinds of wildlife.
Baker City Airport:
Baker City Municipal Airport is located in Baker County,
approximately 3 miles north of the Baker City Limits. The
airport, encompassing some 398 acres is owned and operated by
the City of Baker. It presently provides a full line of
aeronautical services such as fuel (Jet A and 100 LL), aircraft
rental, charter, and maintenance.
Baker County in the northeastern part of Oregon has a total
surveyed area of 1,345,100 acres. Baker City is the county
seat and has a population of about 9,500.
History Baker County:
Baker County was established from part of Wasco County and
named after Col. Edward D. Baker, a U.S. Senator from
Oregon. A Union officer and close friend of President
Lincoln, Colonel Baker was the only member of Congress to
die in the Civil War. He was killed at Balls Bluff, Auburn,
which no longer exists, was the first county seat. Baker
City, which was incorporated in 1874 and which is the
seventeenth oldest city in Oregon, became county seat in
A major boost for Baker City's fortunes occurred on August
19, 1884, when the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company
arrived in Baker City. The railroad joined the Union Pacific
at Huntington, giving Baker City direct Rail service to the
East and West.
The Powder Basin compromises more than 2 million acres,
including almost all of Baker County and a small part of
At the turn of the century, Baker City was known as the
"Queen City of the Inland Empire", and boasted a population
of approximately 6700, larger than Spokane or Boise City at
The parcel is zoned for Exclusive Farm Use (EFU). For
more information about the zoning designation, contact the Baker
County Planning Department at the county courthouse in Baker
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
Baker County: http://www.bakercounty.org/
Baker City, OR: http://www.bakercity.com/
Malheur County: http://www.malheurco.org/
Oregon Department Fish Wildlife:
BLM: http: www.blm.gov/wo/st/en.html
This property is available for showing to
qualified buyers by appointment only. Inspection of this
property must be arranged through the broker
The Whitney Land
Todd Longgood, Broker
Please contact The Whitney Land Company office
to schedule a showing. A
listing agent must be present at all times to tour the property.
All of the information within this sales package has been gathered
from State, County and City records and officials as well as others
who are deemed reliable; however, the broker and agents can not
guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information herein
contained. It is also subject to change, prior sale or withdrawal.