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Reservation Ranch

MLS Number: CA456086
Price : $12,950,000
Type: Home
Features: N/A
Acreage : 1,668.00
State: California
County: Del Norte
Status: Active
Property Documents: N/A
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The Reservation Ranch is on the market for the first time in over 150 years. This 1,668-acre working dairy ranch provides a multitude of opportunities the ranch can go in. The new owners can continue to run it as a dairy ranch, run as a cattle ranch, grow pasture, plant and grow Easter Lilies, create an organic producing ranch, or even a hunting and/or fishing club, all providing excellent income opportunities. The historical ranch features three miles of river frontage of the incredible Smith River, which is known as “California’s last wild river” with trophy salmon and steelhead weighing over 20 lbs. Not only do you enjoy California’s best salmon and steelhead fishing, but the exquisite surrounding scenery of giant redwoods and diverse wildlife. There are excellent water rights and 3 wells. Abundant water, a comfortable climate, and healthy annual rainfall produce year-round vibrant green pastures.The ranch is home to an abundance of wildlife, including Roosevelt elk, deer, ducks, and geese. Several sloughs create a vibrant estuary ecosystem. This is a true sportsmen’s paradise! Reservation Ranch is truly a multi-dimensional property. Offering an established dairy operation, room to expand into a variety of interests, and in a location that’s beyond compare.The current owners have enjoyed the ranch for more than 6 generations, creating local jobs, protecting wildlife, and making memories for to last lifetimes for those lucky enough to experience it. It is time for a new steward; choose your legacy that will last for the next generations to come.PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS:Owned by the same family since the 1850sWater:Three miles of incredible Smith River frontageSmith River: known as California's "last wild river" with outstanding fishingExcellent water rights and climate for year-round green pasturesMain riparian water pump from Smith River plus three wellsGood preventative dyke system built in the 1960sIrrigation:Roughly 1/3 irrigated by wheel lines and the other 2/3 via hand linesExcellent soil: Class 5, 4, & 1Cattle/Dairy:580 Dairy (Holstein / Jersey cross) cows- contract with Rumiano Cheese Co.Plus 100 dry cows all supported by 1,300-acres of irrigated pasturePlantings:80-100 acres leased annually for the production of Easter Lily bulbsRecreation:Roosevelt elk, deer, ducks, geeseGreat duck and goose huntingIncredible Fishing on Smith RiverLarge trophy Salmon and Steelhead over 20 lbsFamous fishing hole on the mouth of the Smith RiverSeveral sloughs with a vibrant estuary ecosystemPlenty of trails in the area for coastal views, spotting wildlife, and various plant speciesImprovements:Massive metal shop / covered grain bins (features an office & mechanic pit)Four large feeding barns, a large calving barn, and a milking barn with 16 stallsBottling Plant/ DockThree homesBunkhouse for hired handsTrailer park next to Smith River currently used to house employeesThree above ground fuel tanks (gas & diesel)



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