Diamond Oregon, Diamond, Oregon, 97722
LEGAL DESC.: T31S R33S WM Tax Lot 300
ACREAGE: 730.32 +/- acres
TAXES: $142.84 (farm deferral)
This beautiful parcel is located approximately 15 miles south of the town Diamond on the Steens Mountain in South Eastern Oregon. Steens Mountain summit elevation is 9,733 square feet. It is a single mountain spanning approximately 50 miles in length from north to south.
Special properties like this rarely come available for sale on the Steens Mountain. It is a very tranquil and peaceful setting with approximately 2 miles of McCoy Creek passing through the property. No vehicle traffic to take away your quiet enjoyment.
McCoy Creek flows well all year round and is supplemented near the center of the property by a large, cold and clear hillside spring. This spring flows strongly even at the end of very dry summers. There are lesser springs on the property that also help supplement the creek.
The topography is generally sloping, from an elevation of 5,000 to 5,500 feet at the rim. There are picturesque rock outcroppings and formations along the canyon rim. Several fairly level locations above the canyon rim and a few level areas along the creek that would make great cabin or camping sites.
The canyon slopes and surrounding area have a healthy growth of juniper, with many large cottonwoods and small willows along McCoy Creek. Wildflowers are abundant along the creek and under the canopy of the trees in the spring and early summer months. Some of the old growth juniper trees in the drainages to the creek are extremely large and majestic.
Wildlife seen on the property or in the area consist of mule deer, pronghorn, sage grouse, chukar, otter, hawks, numerous birds and the occasional elk and big horn sheep.
Vehicle access into the area is limited to landowner use only. There is a jeep road on the west side of the property that ends at the rim of the canyon where a good hiking trail takes you to McCoy Creek.