Silvies Valley Ranch shares Eastern Oregon with a variety of great recreational and educational venues.

If you are planning a trip through the valley you will want to add some of these local sites to your travel and site seeing list:


  • John Day Fossil Beds – world famous
  • Strawberry Mountain hiking/snowmobiling – groomed trails from the ranch
  • John Day River fishing and rafting – steelhead and salmon
  • Malheur River fishing – only 45 minutes away
  • Diamond Craters – Oregon’s youngest lava flow
  • French Round Barn – historic horse breaking barn
  • Kam Wa Chung Museum – historic herbal medicine
  • Steens Mountain Wilderness Area (photography, hiking, fishing)
  • Myrtle Creek Wilderness Area hiking, camping and fishing
  • Malheur National Wildlife Refuge – waterfowl
  • Sumpter Gold Fields – dredge and railroad tours
  • 9-hole golf courses: Seneca, Burns and John Day
  • Shopping: John Day, Prairie City, Burns
  • Dining in Burns: Meathook, Pine Room, Hilander
  • Dining in John Day: Oxbow, Snaffle Bit, Out Post, Grubstake
  • Gold Hill – pan for gold; you could strike it rich


  • Frenchglen
  • Canyon City
  • Buchannan
  • Drewsy
  • Sumpter
  • Mt. Vernon
  • Old Camp Casino – Paiute reservation by Burns
  • Burns District BLM Office – Wild Horse Viewing