The Ranch

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Muddy Ranch is a part of Young Life's Washington Family Ranch. The ranch is made up of 64,280 deeded acres that surround Young Life's two camps, Canyon and Creekside. Canyon is primarily a summer high school camp but operates year-round and hosts various guest groups. Creekside is the newest of the two camps and operates seasonally as a middle school summer camp.

Muddy Ranch is an operating cattle ranch in the middle of the high desert of Central Oregon. We grow hay to feed to our cows, and also sell surplus hay. We use guided hunting and fishing trips to share with adults the mission of Young Life camping. 


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​​Who We Are

We exist to create a place where lives are changed by Christ. At Muddy Ranch, our faith, family, and relationships with people come first. We work to have an environment that creates a healthy balance between faith, family, and work. We believe our work is not a job but a lifestyle for all who are involved. We are a reputable ranch that looks for ways to be a part of our community.  We are open minded and always looking to be more innovative.


We steward the land, livestock, wildlife, and water to the best of our abilities, pursuing and maximizing the perfect resources that God created.  We are financially sustainable through livestock, hay, restoration, and outdoor adventures.  We utilize the ranch's revenue to financially support camp operations to further impact a world of kids. We manage the rangeland to be abundant and diverse, supporting both wildlife and cattle. We practice and pass on western traditions. 


Our hope is for our legacy to be evident in everything we do so that all may have a broad understanding of why we're here and what the work is being accomplished for.

Contact Us

Washington Family Ranch
1 Muddy Rd
Antelope, OR, 97001

CALL US: (541) 489-3100
FAX: (541) 306-6639

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