Live oaks, gentle rolling topography, ample game, and excellent access from Houston are the primary features of this Colorado County gem. Secluded, but with blacktop access all the way to the gate. The entry to the ranch opens into a park-like setting at the front of this property, where a functional, multi-use hunting camp with a cabin sits today. This would be a great location for your weekend dream home. Be in your hunting blind less than 85 miles from the Galleria!
Location: Approximately 10 miles from Columbus, south of I-10, and also easily accessible from the south via Rock Island/Hwy. 90-A. Approximate driving distances are 82 miles from Houston, 95 miles from Austin, and 125 miles from San Antonio.
Habitat: Located in one of the live oak thickets of the Upper Coastal Plains, the ranch ranges from an entryway with numerous mature, widespread oaks that have had forty acres of underbrush removed, to dense woods with a heavy yaupon understory, to small open meadows that would make great locations for oat patches or year round food plots. This portion of the Coastal Plain is characterized by sandy soils, which drain quickly.
The topography is gently rolling. The wet-weather East Fork of East Sandy Creek crosses the ranch, and the ranch is accentuated by several ravines/draws that feed Sandy Creek.
Live oak, post oak, bois d’arc, and black walnut are among the most prevalent hardwoods. Underbrush is predominantly yaupon, with American Beauty Berry and other browse mixed in.
With the exception of small areas along the creeks, FEMA maps indicate the area is outside the 100 year flood plain.
Wildlife: This area has long been known for its deer and hog hunting, and game is plentiful. Wild turkey are not uncommon, and dove and duck hunting can be good at the tanks.
The current owners have been long term participants in the Central Colorado County WMA, following WMA practices for buck age and buck-to-doe ratio. Deer age, antler structure, and herd sex ratios have been the top considerations in the management activities.
Improvements: Camp improvements consist of a 15’ x 30’ hunter’s cabin in good condition with electricity, water, kitchen, A/C & heat, attached bathroom with shower, and features covered porches on each end. In its current configuration, it sleeps five. The cabin has an adjacent 12’ x 30’ cantilevered roof storage area. For additional accommodations, there is a 30’ x 30’ concrete pad with electricity (120v, 30a) and water for RV parking at the end of a connected sidewalk from the cabin. Additionally, there are two metal storage buildings, one 15’ x 20’ that includes double opening doors and pre-plumbed slab, and one 10’ x 15’.
Perimeter fencing ranges from good to like new on the vast majority of the ranch.
Water: Well water is located at the camp (believed to be 140’ deep). There are two tanks, of approximately ½ acre each when full. Over the last 40 years, these tanks have not been known by the owners to go dry, providing game and livestock water in the central and west portions of the ranch.
The East Fork of East Sandy Creek bisects the eastern portion of the ranch, and is seasonal.
Minerals: A portion of the minerals are available with an acceptable offer. Approximately half of the ranch is currently leased, but there is no production or drilling activity as of the date of this writing.
Taxes: The ranch carries an ag exemption.
History: Oaklane II has been in the same family since it was acquired from in the 1930’s. It was a part of the historic A.V. Pargac Ranch, originally over 1,800 acres, and is in the fourth generation of family ownership.
Price: Asking $1,773,200 ($6,500/acre)
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