Wise Prairie Ranch - Wise County, Chico, TX

Wise Prairie Ranch is the ideal place to build your dream home or retreat on acreage within an hour’s drive of the DFW metroplex. The property offers all the benefits of country living with all the necessary amenities within a short drive of the ranch. It is located in the desirable area of fast-growing Wise County where development and population numbers are booming. This tract of land provides a unique opportunity to own property with large amounts of paved road frontage. With over 4,000’ of frontage on County Road 1475 this tract allows investors to develop this ranch into multiple homesites or ranchettes.


The ranch is located in northwest Wise County on County Road 1480 and County Road 1475 between Chico and Alvord. The ranch is located less than 10 minutes from Chico or Alvord. It is 11 miles north east of Decatur, and about 50 miles from Denton and Fort Worth.

Topography, Rangeland & Habitat

The ranch is composed largely of native pasture land with small sections of wooded area. Heavy tree cover is found on the southern end of the property around Mudhole Branch Creek providing excellent wildlife habitat.


There is an abundance of deer and turkey found on this ranch with little to no hunting pressure on the property. It is common to see many deer roaming the pastures in the early morning hours and at last light in the evening. Feral hogs, coyotes, bobcats and other predators are also found on the ranch. With the ranch’s proximity to Lake Bridgeport, it is normal to see waterfowl utilizing the stock tanks when the weather turns cold. The most common ducks found on the property are gadwall, widgeon, teal, pintail, mallards, and ringnecks. The dove hunting is good, with consistent birds each year.


The ranch has great perimeter fencing and a 1982 built 3,052 square foot house. The house has 4 bedrooms and 4 1⁄2 baths. In addition, there is also a two-story rock barn presence on the property.


The ranch has 5 ponds on it, with the largest being roughly half acre in size. They have held water consistently and are used for livestock. Mudhole Branch Creek runs the southern end of the property.

The ranch sits over the Trinity Aquifer where most well depths are around 200 feet and produce an ample amount of water. The ranch has a well for the house, with the rate of this well unknown. It is very common in this area to have wells exceed 10 GPM.


There is electricity available to the property.


Minerals are not included.


The ranch is ag exempt.


There is an active oil well on the northern portion of the ranch owned by Devon Energy Production. There are also buried natural gas pipelines owned by Targa Midstream Services and Atmos present on the property.

Wise Prairie Ranch

Wise County, Chico, TX

126± Acres