Sumpter Real Estate Homes for Sale

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0 0 NFS 1170, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

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Don't miss this beautiful and secluded 163 acre property east of Phillips Lake that is completely surrounded by National Forest land. Excellent deer and elk hunting, property eligible for 2 LOP tags per year. 100+/- acres fenced in good condition. Multiple year round springs. This property is the perfect getaway and base camp. Easy access to the Blue Mountain OHV trail system.
$244,500

Residential

41365 GRANITE HILL, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

2Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
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1,440Sqft
Fantastic mountain property on 47 +/- acres surrounded by national forest. With large horse barn, great log cabin and several out buildings. Spring water, solar power and much more. Get your friends and family together and make this your new get-a-way compound. Recreational activities are endless. Winter access by snowmobile. Call today to set up a time to see this beautiful property.
$350,000

Residential

358 AUSTIN, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
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1,620Sqft
Well maintained 2016 Marlette Double-Wide Manufactured home on large 75'x160' +/- lot in Sumpter. Connected to city water and sewer, this is a move in ready home with a fenced yard for children and pets. Make this your new get-a-way property this season and enjoy all that the Sumpter Valley has to offer. Call today to set up a time to view this great property.
$169,000

Residential

13467 SUMPTER STAGE, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
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2,016Sqft
A chance of a lifetime to own this amazing off grid property outside of Sumpter on 40 acres +/- ac of private beauty surrounded by National Forest Service land on 3 sides. 2000 sq ft +/-, 3 bed 2 bath log home, 2 cabin/bunk houses, machine shed with 2 diesel generators, 30'x 50' +/- shop. Two springs. Includes saw mill, tractor and bulldozer and much much more. Acres of marketable timber.
$549,000

Land

Manila, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

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Nice wooded lot with great potential for a cabin or home site. Utilities close by and available. Take advantage of all the recreational opportunities Sumpter Valley has to offer.
$40,000

Residential

100 PHOENIX, Greenhorn, OR, Oregon 97877

3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
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2,808Sqft
Located in the City of Greenhorn, the highest elevation (6500ft) of any incorporated city in Oregon. Nestled in the Blue Mountains and surrounded by National Forrest, this mountain lodge offers an array of possibilities. Vacation home, hunting lodge, B&B, or primary residence. Home offers more than 2800 sq. ft. Over sized, detached garage is 24 x 28 with an extra 5 ft.
$299,000

Land

Bonanza, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

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Nice buildable 80'x120' +/- lot in Sumpter City Limits. Utilities are close by and available. Take advantage of all the recreational opportunities that the area has to offer. Make this your new family get-a-way spot or go in with friends and share. Call today to set up an appointment to see this property.
$40,000

Residential

840 MANILA, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

2Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
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930Sqft
If you've dreamed of an Eastern Oregon getaway, this gorgeous log sided cabin can't be missed! Fully furnished and ready for you to enjoy.
$245,000

Land

39354 OLIVE CREEK, Granite, OR, Oregon 97877

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5 GOLDMINES,RED BELL CONSOLIDATED, RED BELL..RED BELL 2..RED BELL 3..BLACKBART..MANHATTEN. 88.82 +/- ACRES WITH STRUCTURES.
$375,000

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0 09s3729DC, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

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Prime Commercial Location for New Business/Residence or Rent outfor Flea Market and other events for extra income.
$69,000

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0 0, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

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Beautiful Patented Mining Claim located above Bourne. Excellent potential for recreation and mining opportunities. Hunting, fishing, hiking, ATV and Snowmobile riding, relaxing and much more awaits on this private parcel in the heart of the Elkhorn Range.
$60,000

Residential

Grant, Granite, OR, Oregon 97877

2Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
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713Sqft
Charming vintage 1930's 2 bedroom, 1 bath log cabin, with log ice house/root cellar, out house, and shop/wood shed. All on 5 city lots totaling just over a half acre. Perfect for a hunting base camp or family vacation property. Get your friends or family to pitch in and purchase this great property together.
$80,000

Residential

358 BONANZA, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
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2,382Sqft
Custom built, beautiful open floor plan. Chef's style galley kitchen and vaulted ceilings. Many unique details - must see to appreciate. Quite a peaceful setting. 2 great outbuildings with heated studio and shop.
$350,000

Commercial sale

640 MILL, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

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Business Opportunity in Sumpter,OR. Own Sumpter Pines RV Park with approximately 17+ spaces with full hook ups, cable TV, security cameras and tent sites. There is an office, public laundry, restrooms with showers and Blacksmith/workshop.
$649,000

Residential

242 CLIFFORD, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
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1,716Sqft
Nicely maintained 1716 Sq FT +/-, 1994 Class Double Wide Mobile home, with 480 Sq Ft +/- Detached Garage, 816 Sq Ft +/- Machine Shed. Front and back covered porches/decks. Large yard with room for RV parking, with two access points to property. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, energy efficient heat pump, and much more. Make this your new home or a fantastic vacation spot.
$205,000

Residential

654 Parkinson, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

2Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
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576Sqft
Great vacation home with 3 city lots with large trees and beautiful setting in the Historical City Sumpter. Property has a Single-Wide Manufactured home with a solid Snow Cover with a nice deck for relaxing. There is a small storage shed and another outbuilding the can hold all your toys for summer and winter activities. 3 additional RV spots, 2 with full hook ups.
$145,000

Land

0 9-35V-04DA, Granite, OR, Oregon 97877

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Nice lots in Granite with one lot already DEQ approved for septic system. The two lots together equal 200'x200' sq ft +/-. Make this your new permanent camp spot or start working on your plans for cabin or tiny home. Located in the beautiful Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon where recreational activities are abundant.
$33,000

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Main, Granite, OR, Oregon 97877

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Own A Piece of History Historic Granite Dance Hall on large 100x200+/- lot. Tongue n grove ceiling. Old plank flooring. Parts of old wagon can be sold separate or included in the sale. City water, power on property, out house. Mountain views. Year round recreational paradise.
$34,000

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Red Boy, Granite, OR, Oregon 97877

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Four Fantastic Patented Mining Claims from the old Red Boy Mine in Granite, Oregon. Several other parcels and claims also available. 82.48 Acres +/- of private and secluded land waiting for you in the heart of some of the best Elk and Deer hunting in Eastern Oregon, and many other recreational opportunities year round. Call today to make an appointment to see this beautiful property.
$112,500

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Red Boy, Granite, OR, Oregon 97877

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Fantastic pair of Patented Mining Claims from the old Red Boy Mine in Granite, Oregon. Several other parcels and claims also available. 47 Acres +/- of private and secluded land waiting for you in the heart of some of the best Elk and Deer hunting in Eastern Oregon, and many other recreational opportunities year round. Call today to make an appointment to see this beautiful property.
$47,500

Land

42760 RED BOY, Granite, OR, Oregon 97877

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Fantastic Patented Mining Claims from the old Red Boy Mine in Granite, Oregon. Several other parcels and claims also available. 63.52 Acres +/-, comes with large shop, rustic guest cabin with power and water, mining equipment and much more. Right in the heart of some of the best Elk and Deer hunting in Eastern Oregon, and many other recreational opportunities year round.
$299,500

Residential

1332 Milton, Granite, OR, Oregon 97877

1Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
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896Sqft
Located in Granite and comes furnished with most everything you need to start relaxing. A-Frame is 868 sq ft +/- with a large covered deck and great views and . a separate 350 sq ft +/- guest cabin with an attached shop, outhouse,extra storage shed and more. There are 4 additional city tax lots also included ( Call today to set up a showing of this property.
$152,000

Land

0 Fruit Creek, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

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Great opportunity to own the Columbia No. 2, Patented Hard Rock Mine in the historical mining area outside of Sumpter. Merchantable timber and potential for gold. Fruit Creek runs through the claim. Start extracting gold or just use it for a great private retreat.
$179,000

Residential

8 IRON HORSE, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
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1,927Sqft
Custom A-Frame Style with great views and the Narrow Gauge Sumpter Valley Rail Road comes through the valley below. Second lot below has pond. Beautiful deck with room for entertaining or just relaxing. Garage is converted into a family room and can easily be a garage again for parking. Make this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home yours.
$235,000

Residential

635 New, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

2Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
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938Sqft
Nicely maintained Marlette Single Wide Manufactured Home, with board and batten siding and metal snow roof and a great covered deck. Comes with a storage shed and a wood shed, with extra storage in the back, on .29 ac +/-. Connected to city water and sewer and off of paved road. Appliances included and is move in ready, make this property your this Spring and enjoy it through the Summer.
$125,000

Land

0 09S3729CD TL-202, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

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Beautiful and private 5.23 acres on the edge of Sumpter. A nice level area to park your RV and and enjoy the quiet and solitude, trees, ponds and views. The area offers hundreds of miles of snowmobile and ATV trails, skiing, hiking , fishing and much more. The Sumpter Valley is steeped in history of gold mining and narrow gauge rail roads.
$129,000

Residential

384 HIGH, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

2Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
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470Sqft
Beautiful and peaceful waterfront setting along Cracker Creek in City Limits of Sumpter on 1.09 acres.
$99,000

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Center, Granite, OR, Oregon 97877

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Great lot with easy access in Granite. Right in the heart of wonderful hunting, fishing, camping and many other recreational activities in the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon.
$35,000

Residential

1844 CENTER, Granite, OR, Oregon 97877

1Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
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3,000Sqft
Fantastic opportunity enjoy peace and quiet this remote area provides while running your own business. Great potential for a summer and winter business. Has Restaurant, Bar, Gas and more, and you could buy the lodge for sale behind this property make it a destination property for events, cooperate retreats and much more! Serious buyers call today to make an appointment today.
$595,000

Land

Golden Chariot, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

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Great off grid property with 5.98 acres +/- that comes with a 33' Prowler Travel Trails and 14'x40' +/- Snow cover. It also has a freestanding outhouse. There is plenty of room for more campers, so bring your fiends and start enjoying this get-w-way in the woods before it gets away.
$85,000

Residential

379 MILL, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

3Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
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1,776Sqft
Downtown Historic Sumpter Oregon! Prime commercial/residential property! This home has 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Commercial space could be added to living space. Newly updated/renovated. New electric furnace and air conditioner.
$155,000

Land

39956 SUMPTER VALLEY, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

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Beautiful views of mountains and ponds, and buildable with permits and approval. Easy year round access. Well, septic, power all in place, just pull in, park and plug in your RV and start enjoying the area today. 4 +/- acres outside the city limits of Sumpter, recreational opportunities are abundant; hunting, fishing, snow sports, ATV trails, gold panning and more. Don't let this one get away.
$105,000

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08S37 TL-2700, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

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Patented Hard Rock 20+/- acre Climax Mine. Located in the Cracker Creek Mining District north of Sumpter. New road built in 2010, landing and gate. Development work has been done. Exposed vein for 150+/- ft. Dry mine. Free milling Ore. No mercury. Assay run 0-40 oz +/- ton. Assay and production records available to qualified buyers. Sellers are motivated.
$950,000

Residential

40810 SPAULDING RIDGE, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
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1,800Sqft
Amazing 1800 +/- sq ft log home built in 2009 on 12 acres. This property boasts radiant heated tile floors in main room, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths fully furnished and move in ready. Includes 2009 Bobcat with snowblower and bucket and a Cargo Trailer. A covered deck and a carport cover and a 252 Sq ft +/- log bunk house with power and propane.
$800,000

Land

Cracker Creek, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

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73.54 m/l acres of hunting haven! This property is gated and secluded perfect for hunting, hiking and recreational use. Leveled area perfect for trailers and about a 3 mile hike to Baldy Lake.
$110,000

Residential

178 HIGH, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

2Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
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1,176Sqft
Wonderful remodels to a sturdy home. Property features 2 bedrooms, full bath upstairs with 1/2 bath on main level, open dining/living area, oak kitchen, and great outside space. Perfect for year around residence or cabin in beautiful Sumpter, OR.
$144,900

Residential

Maple, Granite, OR, Oregon 97877

1Bedroom(s)
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1,000Acre
Great cabin on large 100' x 90" =/- lot, located in the City of Granite. Has great potential with a little TLC and your touches this will make a fantastic family get-a-way or get your hunting partners together for a hunting cabin. City water not connected but property has partial water right to spring.
$75,000

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0 09-37 TL902, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

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Known as the Mountain Belle Lode Mining Claim property. 19.7 acres of a little piece of heaven. Unlimited recreational opportunities in the summer and winter. A Miners Dream come true.
$52,500

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0 08-36 TL2400, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

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20.57 acres of Recreational property. Strike it rich with your own Mining Operation in the heart of the National Forest. Unlimited recreational opportunities in the summer and winter with this property. Known as Luxemburg Lode Mining Claim. This property has never been mined according to the seller. Beautiful views from this property. Have to see to appreciate.
$71,750

Residential

844 Cracker, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

1Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
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408Sqft
3 Sumpter lots 50' x 100' +/- each. One lot has the Glen River Park Model, one lot has old historic home (not livable) and the other is a vacant lot with trees. Located at end of street and is quiet and is easily accessible year round. Come make this your new family get-a-away and enjoy all that the area has to offer.
$95,000

Residential

47481 FS Rd 715, Granite, OR, Oregon 97877

1Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
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600Sqft
Remarkable views coupled with privacy all on a property that won't take all your time to maintain. This hard to find cabin sits on 1 acres, has spring fed water, multiple power sources, and has Forest service land access on multiple sides. Property includes small shop, separate storage building that houses 5500 watt generator, and 3rd outbuilding.
$120,000

Residential

550 Sawmill Gulch, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

1Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
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1,024Sqft
Relax your stress away with this wooded hideaway in Sumpter Oregon. Outdoor fun awaits you, whether hiking, hunting, fishing, ATV's or winter snowmobiling. This 39ft, 1993 Nomad Park with two tip outs will welcome you back from your recreation with an enclosed day room and large deck perfect for entertaining with a BBQ. Storage garage an added bonus to keep toys out of the elements.
$74,999

Residential

590 PARK, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

4Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
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1,616Sqft
Cracker Creek runs through it! Great year round residence or recreational retreat. 4 bedrooms, 1 bath. Spacious loft. Great room concept. Tile shower. Covered rear deck and fire pit. Great view and sounds of the creek Outside fire pit. Plenty of parking for RV's. Tankless hot water. Custom bar/counter in kitchen. Property includes additional building lot.
$235,000

Land

RED BOY, Granite, OR, Oregon 97877

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One Mile From Granite, OR. Heart of Recreation. High Lakes, Rivers, Streams. U.S.F.S. Land. Fishing, Hunting, Viewing Wildlife (Elk, Deer,Bear,Coyote,Cougar,Bobcat). Birds of All Species (Eagles, Hawks and Others). Great Snowmobiling. Granite and Clear Creek Run Through Property. 32 x 48 +/- Shop / Has Septic, Electric & Hand Dug Well. Phone Available. Paved Road.
$425,000

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0 Badger, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

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Great lot with water, power and sewer in place Bring your RV, park, plug in and play. Within the City Limits of Sumpter. Miles of ATV and Snowmobile trails abound throughout the area.
$45,000

Residential

1075 Maple, Granite, OR, Oregon 97877

2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
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1,311Sqft
Private Getaway for hunters or destination seekers!! This frame constructed home features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, propane heat, garage w/ door for ATV. Separate shop w/ loft sleeping space.
$159,900

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Center, Granite, OR, Oregon 97877

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3 tax lots in Granite, 2 cabins, 5 +/- septic hook ups.
$90,000

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09S36 -303, 304, 305, Granite, OR, Oregon 97877

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Fantastic get-a-way with plenty of room to roam on 47.18 acres. Three patented mining claims, good timber, a nice little cabin, a creek running through, and even wood fired sauna! This is a great piece of property for recreation during all seasons. Get your friends and family to go in together to purchase this one of a kind parcel.
$199,500

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Sumpter Stage, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

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Formerly used as a rock and cement plant, no longer in operation. Could be developed into a RV Park, Miniature Golf, or bring your ideas and make this great opportunity a reality today.
$750,000

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11S3917 TL 1900, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

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Great 4.91 acre +/- of get-a-way land on Black Mountain, approximately 7 miles from Phillips Lake. Parcel has many trees and potential for a nice cabin or just bring up your RV and park and enjoy all that the area has to offer in every season.
$52,000

Residential

1027 MILTON, Granite, OR, Oregon 97877

2Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
Off streetParking(s)
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1,680Sqft
Comfortable2 bdr, 1 level home. Has large loft area, enclosed porch, nice garage and RV parking. 2-lots! Trustee has priced for quick sale.
$169,900

Land

0 08S36 TL 1900, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

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Timbered 89.94 acres =/-. McCully Fork creek flows on claims. There are five claims; the Whitehall, Kenton Quartz, Fair-View Quartz, East Fair-View Quartz and the Kitch claims. Priced to sell. Get your gear set up and start extracting Gold this this season.
$150,000

Residential

1575 McCANN, Granite, OR, Oregon 97877

9Bedroom(s)
9Bathroom(s)
Off streetParking(s)
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6,500Sqft
Fantastic opportunity! Health of Seller forces sale. 6500 sq.ft. 9-bd, 9-bth. Lodge style building, commonly known as 'The Lodge at Granite' This can be an outstanding residential home for a large family, a wilderness getaway, or bed & breakfast.
$435,000

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0 Tabor, Granite, OR, Oregon 97877

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10-building lots! Located in the small wilderness community of Granite. (45-minutes from Baker City). Remote, beautiful area. Near the entrance to the North fork of the John Day Wilderness. Fishing, hunting, gold mining, wither ski fun. (Estate sale; all priced to sell! Don't miss this rare opportunity.
$70,000

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554 Bonanza, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

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Nice clean lot ready to build or just park you RV and hop on your ATV and go exploring. Just a few blocks from downtown Sumpter with great views of the mountains and area.Sumpter offers a wide array of outdoor activities for everyone including; hiking, biking, skiing, gold panning, ATV and snowmobile trail riding, fishing, hunting and more. Claim your personal piece of paradise today.
$35,000

Residential

194 HIGH, Sumpter, OR, Oregon 97877

2Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
DrivewayParking(s)
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1,200Sqft
Great cabin in City Limits of Sumpter. All utilities in in place. Large trees and a garage/shop for projects and all on almost a half acre. Excellent opportunity for a weekend get-a-way or make this your new home in the woods.
$89,000

Residential

1402 Grant, Granite, OR, Oregon 97877

2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
DrivewayParking(s)
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3,200Sqft
Clean 2800 sq ft +/- three level home with tongue and groove paneling, deck, beautiful views from the living room and much more. 2 full bathrooms and 2 half baths, 2 bedroom with more room for sleeping in the basement and loft areas. Make this your new family get-a-way or live in Beautiful Granite year round.
$144,250

Commercial sale

1575 McCANN, Granite, OR, Oregon 97877

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Only about 45 min from Baker city, past Phillips Reservoir at the entrance of the John Day Wilderness is this 6500 sqft 9bdr, 9bath, 15-bed log Lodge. Situated in the center of the small community of Granite, offers a hunting, fishing, trail hiking or RV riding & snow fun.
$435,000

Sumpter Real Estate.  Find homes for sale in Sumpter Oregon, tucked away in the trees and nestled in Oregon’s Elkhorn Mountain Range, lies the historic gold mining town of Sumpter, Oregon.   Sumpter has an active commercial district that offers shopping and a good number of restaurants.  Sumpter offers some great snowmobiling opportunities in the winter.

Sumpter’ is 4,424 feet above sea level. The year-round population of Sumpter is approximately 191, consisting of 190 very nice people and one ‘old grouch’. 

Sumpter Oregon is on the Elkhorn Scenic Byway and is surrounded by mountains, rivers, streams, and lakes and offers virtually everyone the opportunity to enjoy many of Nature’s amenities; great fishing, swimming, boating (nearby), camping, gold panning, hunting, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, backpacking, 4-wheeling, ATV’ing, hiking and exploring.

The surrounding mountains of Sumpter climb to over 9,000 feet, where The ‘Elkhorn Crest Trail’ straddles the rugged rocky ridge of The Elkhorn Mountains. The Elkhorn Crest Trail is a scenic 25 mile trail which begins near Sumpter and ends at Anthony Lakes, home of the best Winter Downhill “Powder” Skiing available. If you are the adventurous type, this moderately strenuous high country trail is a ‘must do’. There are several day hikes along the route. The scenery and wildlife you will witness are absolutely AWESOME!

The post office was established in 1883, with the spelling of the town’s name as Sumter ; in 1885 the spelling was changed officially to Sumpter. With the invention of the pneumatic drill, stamp mills for crushing ore and new methods to chemically extract the gold from its alloys in the 1890s. By 1897 the Sumpter Valley Railway was extended into Sumpter proper. By the US Census of 1903 the official count was more 3500 registered voters, not including women, who hadn’t yet received the right to vote. The Chinese, who had been brought to the area to work, weren’t allowed to vote either.Find homes for sale in Sumpter Oregon.  Sumpter, Oregon is almost due west of the Baker City real estate market. It’s tucked away in the trees of the Elkhorn range. Sumpter was founded as a result of the gold rush in the 1860s. In 1862, Hugh Asbury, John Reel, Fletch Henderson, Bill Flanagan, and Dick Johnson were traveling to the California gold fields when they camped at what’s now called Cracker Creek. To their surprise, they found gold in the creek and decided to stay rather than continue to California. They named the area Sumpter after the famous fort in South Carolina. Remnants of their fist cabin, located between McCully Creek and Cracker Creek can still be seen today.

By 1899 brick buildings were appearing in Sumpter and two blocks of Granite Street were paved with planks. Sumter became known as The Queen City. At the height of the gold boom, as many as six railroad carloads of mining machinery were delivered every day, and six hundred car loads of timber were hauled to lumber mills in Sumpter and Baker City. The stage coach arrived seven times each day and millions of dollars of gold were mined. At the peak, in 1900 three was an output of $8,943,486 from thirty-five mines.

The first of three dredges to mine the gravels of the Powder River began in 1913. What is left of Dredge #1 can be seen near the Sumpter Valley Railway depot in McEwen, where its last bucket turned up the rich farmland of the Sumpter Valley. Mining continued until 1953 when the clatter of the noise of line huge trommel were silenced forever.

On August 13, 1917 the fire bell throughout Sumpter because fire of an unknown origin had erupted in the cooks quarters of the Capital Hotel. The fire quickly spread to other buildings, and much of the town was destroyed.

Looking for properties for sale in Sumpter Oregon, contact our office at 541-523-7390.