This 5400 acre property is located in Modoc county about 3 minutes from the town of Newell, CA and approximately 30 miles from Klamath Falls, OR. This is a working commercial ranch that grows alfalfa, grass hay, raises beef and had a commercial hunting club. It has wheel lines, pivots, 3 ag wells, 3 homes, 3 barns, shop, outbuildings, 10,000 acres forest service permit and a rock pit valued at $2,500,000.
This 5400 acre property is located in Modoc County about 3 minutes from the town of Newell, CA and approximately 30 miles from Klamath Falls, OR. The closest post office and town with stores is Tule Lake, CA about 15 minutes away.
The ranch is located in the Tule Lake agricultural region of Northern California. This area is part of the Klamath basin which is bordered by the Cascade and Siskiyou mountain ranges to the west, by Mt. Shasta to the south, by Modoc National Forest to the east, and by the Central Oregon Plateau to the north. The area’s most populous city is Klamath Falls with 20,000 people.
This is a working commercial ranch that grows alfalfa, grass hay, raises beef and had a commercial hunting club. It has wheel lines, pivots, 3 ag wells, 3 homes, 3 barns, shop, outbuildings, 10,000 acres forest service permit and a rock pit valued at $2,500,000. The pivot is 135 acres in alfalfa, with an adiditional 15 +/- acres in alfalfa that is irrigated with the same well and pivot. Second cutting produces aprox 3 ton per acre
The property consists of 26 parcels for a total of 5445.64 acres.
Water is gold and this ranch has lots of it. The ranch can irrigate 419 acres with the wells at a cost of $45-$50 an acre. The power company is Pacific Corp. The ranch is also part of the Tule Lake Irrigation district. The water cost for the district is $64.00 an acre. The ranch can either use the irrigation district or the wells.
The ranch is currently running 216 mother cows. The property comes with a 10,000 acre USFS lease that usually runs May 15 – Sept 30 for 196 cows. The Forest service land is a 3 to 4 day cattle drive out the back gate of the ranch or they can be trucked in by Goose Lake. The owners feed the cows over the winter and that is usually between 300 and 500 ton.
The property has three homes. The owner lives in a nicely remodeled modular that is 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and approximately 1885 sq feet. His son lives in a stick built house and is also 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and about 1782 sq feet. The third house is a brick cabin with 3 bedrooms and 1 bath and is about 1325 sq feet.
Horse Mountain is a beautiful landmark that can be seen from miles around. This historic mountain was known for the annual pilgrimage of the Pit River Indians who would come to Horse Mountain to worship. A cave on Horse Mountain documents the Pit River Indians annual pilgrimage to the mountains through petro glyphs.
The ranch can either use the irrigation district or the wells. On a good year the ranch sells its well water to the government for $60 an acre foot. This averages between $10,000 and $30,000 of additional revenue. Each one of the three houses has their own well and all are very productive. The ranch also has two solar pumps that provide stock water to the cows.
The metal barn is five years old and can hold over 2000 tons of hay. It measures 176′ x 75′. There is also a wood barn that holds 300 tons of hay and a third barn that is used to raise pheasant and chukar that is 30′ x 30′.
The ranch has the Johnson pit on its property and has a 20 year contract with the county. The county uses the rock for road work and it varies year to year on how much they use. There is approximately 350,000 tons of material in the pit with an approximate market value of $2,500,000.
The newer shop measures 70′ x 36′ and is set up to handle farming equipment and vehicles. It has a concrete floor and metal construction. The shop has two 10′ ft rollup doors and a 14′ rollup door in the back. The ranch has two above ground fuel tanks and plenty of room for outdoor storage and equipment.
This is a sportsmen paradise. The current owners have run a commercial pheasant and chukar hunt club in the past. There are three species of big game hunting, antelope, Mule Deer and Rocky Mountain Elk. The mule deer are here year round, but come in heavy during May fawning season. The ranch comes with two X2 deer land owner tags. Out the back gate is the Modoc National Forest. If you are lucky enough to get a tag, you can ride out your back gate and get a Rocky Mountain Elk.
For the water fowler, this property is close to some of the best waterfowl staging areas in North America. Tule Lake and Lower Klamath refuges hold superior numbers of Western waterfowl starting in September, and come October, this little basin is a duck and goose hunter’s paradise.