Bar J Ranch
This world class elk hunting ranch totals 6,234 deeded acres, and is an inholding in the Fish Lake National Forest located 10 miles southeast of Salina, Utah. Complete with an owners home, barn, shop, and historic homestead. Paved year-round county maintained access to front gate, 6 miles south of I-70, with the Richfield Municipal Airport located only 30 minutes from the ranch gate.
Starting at 6,680 ft elevation and topping out at 9,200 ft in southeast corner, the ranch involves an incredible mix of ecosystems ranging from cottonwood lined river-bottoms up to alpine basins of aspen & pine. Over 8.0 miles of private trout streams run year-round the the Bar J Ranch, and Browns and Cutthroat Trout can grow to over 18 inches in Lost Creek, the largest of the three fisheries on the ranch. Countless small creeks, springs, natural ponds, and a small private reservoir add to the water found across the ranch. The ranch has over 235 acres sprinkler irrigated farmland or flood irrigated pasture, which are supported by some of the most senior water rights in the region. Three large lakes or reservoirs nearby, including Rex and Johnson Valley Reservoirs, and Fish Lake. The defining feature of the Bar J Ranch is its world-class elk hunting. The ranch is a private single-owner CWMU (Bar J CWMU) which gets 9 Bull Elk tags, and over 12 Buck Deer tags annually. The bull elk harvested on the Bar J Ranch have one, if not the highest B&C average scores in the entire State of Utah. Premium hunting for Mule Deer, Bear, Mountain Lion, Turkeys, and Waterfowl is also characteristic of the ranch. The ranch is alos an excellent summer unit for a sizable cattle operation, and comfortably supports 300 to 400 cow/calf pairs. Zoning under Sevier County is GRF-20S (Grazing/Recreation/Forestry/Seasonal).
Approximately 5,776 acres of the ranch is preserved by a conservation easement. The Bar J Ranch has been in the Jorgensen family for 150 years, dating back to the homestead act.