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The Salt Mines

121 Acres    ·    Kleberg County, Riviera, TX    ·    $1,750,000

The Salt Mines is an excellent opportunity to own significant waterfront acreage on the protected Laguna Salada Finger of Baffin Bay. With roughly 1,400 ft of Baffin Bay frontage, you have excellent wade in opportunities to fish the rocks and grass lines from home. Historically this property was referred to as the Salt Mines as it was used as a commercial salt collection facility in the 1900’s.

Location: The ranch is located on FM 771 just 8 miles east of Highway 77 in Riviera. The property is fronted on the north by FM 771 and FM 1145 S on the east. Access to the property is on 1145 S. The property faces southward overlooking the famed Kenedy Ranch.

Habitat: The habitat on the property is consistent with the sandy soils of the southern coastal plains. The waterfront portion of the property is generally open and sloping south towards the bay. In this portion you will find the brush has been cleared for wonderful views of the bay leaving scattered mesquites to be groomed as landscape around a future home site. The northern portion of the property has been left uncleared with mixed native brush and mesquites.

Within feet of the Bayfront, there is a 2 acre natural wetland that houses many species of ducks and shore birds providing great birding opportunities or a beautiful water feature for your home to overlook.

Fishery: Baffin Bay is renowned for its trophy Redfish and Trout fishing. People that understand this bay system regularly catch 25”-30” Trout throughout the year. The Laguna Salada is also protected from the south winds minimizing choppy waters during windy days, giving you the ability to fish on days you ordinarily would not.

Nearby Amenities: There are two public boat ramps. One is situated 2.5 miles west of subject property while is other is 3 miles North. The Kings Inn Restaurant is 3 Miles north subject property.

Improvements: The current owners built a 1,400’ retaining wall in April of 2017. A 3 sided high fence was also constructed around the waterfront portion to provide security and opportunity for exclusivity. There is a new Caliche Road dissecting the 56 acre waterfront pasture in an east to west line.

The corps of engineers has approved the building of a pier that can be up to 8’ wide by 300’ long with a T-head of 36’ by 8’.

Electricity: Electricity is found on the FM 771 running the length of the northern boundary and also runs through the middle of the waterfront pasture on the south side of the Caliche Rd.

Water: There is roughly 1,400’ of Baffin Bay frontage.

A pond was constructed on the northern portion of the waterfront pasture.

Municipal “City” water runs the length of the Caliche Road in the waterfront pasture.

Minerals: This is a surface only sale.

Price: $1,750,000 ($14,462.8/acre)

Potential Land Uses

  • Corporate Fishing and Wing shooting retreat
  • Private getaway for an individual
  • Rental Condos/Fishing Lodge with boat ramp and private guides
  • Private Fishing club with individual partner casitas or main lodge with exclusive fishing guides, dining and wingshooting nearby
  • Deeded Lots for private use


Agent(s): Rob Grainger - Sales Associate
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