Address: 68001 N. Fork McKay Creek Rd., Pendleton OR 97801

There is no cell phone reception once you get into the hills.


  • Take exit 209 off of I-84 and take US 395 south. – Or if coming from further east – [2} Take Exit 216 on 331 South (Casino Exit) (becomes Market Rd.)

  • About 9 miles south, after Pendleton Country Club, look for a sign on the right that says “To Spring Creek Road” with a left turn arrow. Turn left. Take an immediate right onto the frontage road and then take the next left (0.2 mi) onto Spring Creek Road. After about 4 miles the road comes to a TEE and the pavement ends. Bear right. This puts you on Sumac road. [On the map, this is the intersection with Motanic Road]. Also, on the map and on Google maps there are several names for each road – These directions go by the road signs we saw along the way.

  • Take Market Rd south (becoming gravel) to Red Hawk (must turn) then over to Motanic Rd to Sumac intersection with Spring Creek Rd.

  • Sumac Road winds up and over a ridge and down into the McKay Creek valley. Keep right as you pass the road sign for Popcorn Ln. After Mile 7 off of 395 you will merge with and continue on McKay Creek Rd. Watch for merging traffic coming from Pilot Rock. [Note: When you hit this spot on the return trip, bear right on Sumac].

  • Bear left onto N. Fork McKay Creek Rd. where you cross a cattle grating at ~8.7 miles from 395. On the left will be a small sign indicating R. Martin ahead.

  • Stay on N. Fork McKay Creek Rd. Just before the Randall Martin ranch there is another ranch with buildings close to the road. Pets and children are present. BE COURTEOUS and drive slowly near any homes. Keep the dust down! We want to be good neighbors.

  • When you come to the Ranch you will see a large white sign on the right indicating “Dead End” and naming the ranch. Proceed until you are met or you come to the Ranch house with lawn on the right and stock pens on the left. (68001 Sign post)

PS. Google shows a road south from Emigrant pass into the ranch. That road is closed.
PPS. McKay is pronounced McKye (Rhymes with Sky) if you need to ask for directions.