Crooked River Ranch, Oregon

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Crooked River Ranch
Crooked River Ranch (Jefferson County, Oregon scenic images) (jefDA0083).jpg
Crooked River Ranch is located in Oregon
Crooked River Ranch
Crooked River Ranch
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 44°25′28″N 121°14′18″W / 44.4245638°N 121.2383729°W / 44.4245638; -121.2383729Coordinates: 44°25′28″N 121°14′18″W / 44.4245638°N 121.2383729°W / 44.4245638; -121.2383729
Country United States
State Oregon
County Jefferson
Elevation 2,600 ft (800 m)
 • Total 5,000
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97760

Crooked River Ranch is an unincorporated community private resort community in southern Jefferson County, Oregon, United States.[1] A small portion of the ranch is also in north Deschutes County.[2] It is located between the Deschutes River and the Crooked River near the south end of Lake Billy Chinook.[3] It is west of U.S. Route 97 between Culver and Terrebonne. Amenities in the community include a golf course.[4] The 12,000-acre (49 km2) ranch has a population of approximately 5,000.[2] It is the largest homeowner association in Oregon.[4] Crooked River Ranch has a Terrebonne mailing address, but the postal service also allows mail addressed to Crooked River, Oregon or Crooked River Ranch, Oregon.[5] The ZIP code is 97760.[5]


In 1910,[4] Hillsboro politician Harry V. Gates[6] bought the Crooked River Ranch property from local homesteaders and named it "Gates Ranch".[4] The main ranch house was built in 1916 and is currently in use as a senior center.[4] The property was named "Crooked River Ranch" as early as 1934.[6] In 1961 the ranch was sold to the Thomas Bell family, who operated it as the Z-Z Cattle Co. for the next 10 years.[4] In 1972 Crooked River Ranch was sold and developed as a recreational site.[4] In 1980, the ranch's zoning changed from recreational to rural/residential.[4] In 1992, the site was rezoned as a residential subdivision.[4]


Primary and secondary school students in Crooked River Ranch are served by the Culver School District and the Redmond School District.[2]

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Crooked River Ranch
  2. ^ a b c "Ranch Info". Crooked River Realty. Retrieved 2009-12-03. 
  3. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 43. ISBN 0-89933-347-8. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Crooked River Ranch Club and Maintenance Organization". Retrieved 2009-12-03. 
  5. ^ a b "United States Postal Service ZIP Code Lookup". Retrieved 2009-12-03. 
  6. ^ a b Fourteenth annual report of the Federal Power Commission, fiscal year ended June 30, 1934, with additional activities to December 1, 1934. Serial Set Vol. No. 9968, Session Vol. No.56; Report: H.Doc. 26. 1935-01-03. pp. 216–217. 

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