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Kinzua Ranch
#OR251922
Wheeler, 
32,000.00 acres
Kinzua Ranch, a reputation timberland ranch runs across 32,000± contiguous, deeded acres and is highly regarded for its privacy, careful timber management, extensive grazing resources, abundant water and diverse wildlife populations, which include elk, deer, bear, blue and ruffed grouse, waterfowl, quail, and hundreds of wild turkeys. Seeing groups of 30+ bull elk on many elk hunts last fall, this ranch offers archery and rifle hunts paramount to none. With over 95% of the landscape dominated by a highly productive mixed coniferous forest with abundant water features which include large reservoirs, year-round creeks, streams, ponds and various stock water developments. The timber alone is an investor’s dream. The ranch ranges in elevation from 3,100 feet at the lower end of Strawfork Creek to 5,100 feet atop Snow Board Ridge and encompasses a variety of landforms, from deep canyon breaks and expansive forests to rugged highlands with sweeping views of the John Day River basin and the Cascade Mountains. Improvements include a hunting cabin, corrals, reservoirs, paved road access and well-maintained perimeter and interior fencing. Easily accessed year-round via State Highway 19, the ranch is located 11 miles east of Fossil, Oregon and 1.5 hours northeast of Bend, Oregon.
$27,500,000

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Hughes Mountain Ranch
#MT427107
Judith Basin, 
11,044.00 acres
The Hughes Mountain Ranch consists of 11,044 deeded acres against the Little Belt Mountains. The ranch is 97% deeded, beautiful and private yet accessible. The ranch is a functional cattle operation with 400 +/- acres of hay, well maintained pastures, and four sets of working corrals. A great variety of recreational opportunities parallel agriculture on the ranch neighboring the Lewis and Clark National Forest and Judith River Wildlife Management Area. Landmarks located on or adjacent such as Carr Coulee, Reed Hill, Woodhurst Mountain, and Mary’s Knoll reminds one of the rich history imprinted for generations. The all-encompassing views can be had while biking, trail running, hiking, hunting, and ranching, what a great way to work, live, and play. The Ranch is bountiful with premier habitat for big game with a strong elk presence the ranch harbors two residence elk herds growing through the winter. The combination of Hunting District’s, quality and quantity insures a successful Bull Hunt. Hunting elk in Montana has never been so accessible.
$26,770,000

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Elk Mountain Cattle Ranch
#CO464817
Park, 
120,000.00 acres
The Elk Mountain Cattle Ranch consists of approximately 120,000 total acres of which approximately 30,000 are deeded and approximately 90,000 are leased. The ranch falls entirely within Colorado's three largest intermontane grassland basins. "South Park" consists of nearly 1,000 square miles and has a history rich with ranching. So much so that Congress designated it a National Heritage area in 2009- one of only fifty five in the United States of America. Ranch headquarters is at 8,800 feet above sea level in the Town of Hartsel in Park County. Within two hours of the ranch are Colorado's two most populous cities- Denver and Colorado Springs. Each feature international commercial and private airports. The ranch is cradled by 72 million year old 14,000 foot peaks and is located at the headwaters of the South Platte River. Within the borders of the ranch are over 30 miles of named rivers and creeks and over 6,000 surface acres of stored South Platte River water for front range Colorado supply in both Spinney Mountain and Elevenmile Canyon Reservoirs. The current cow calf operation consists of approximately 1,200 mother cows plus bulls and 500 pair of bison plus bulls. The ranch is run by the four generation family that began assembling it 40 years ago. They live on the ranch in it's five ranch homes each between three and five bedrooms. Unique to the operation is a water right for 81 acre feet of water out of Spinney Mountain Reservoir. The hunting and angling on the ranch is spectacular featuring Boone and Crockett pronghorn, trophy mule deer and elk hunting. Some of the six ponds on the ranch have been stocked and the Middle Fork of the South Platte River presents an opportunity to improve aquatic habitat for over 3 miles of private fly fishing. Elk Mountain Cattle Ranch has never before been offered for sale to the market and represents a significant and incredibly diverse investment offered in whole or parts. Please contact Michael Ledger at 303.596.8898 with questions and please visit the Confluence Land website for complete details on this offering including a complete brochure and ranch videos.
$26,500,000

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Monarch Ranch
#TX301315
Val Verde, 
40,138.00 acres
NEW LOWER PRICE! A rare jewel in the desert, the Monarch Ranch is located on over 5 miles of the pristine Devils River 30 miles upstream from Lake Amistad. Stunning views of the Devils River Basin and deep canyons greet visitors to the ranch as you climb over 300’ from the river. Fantastic hunting and fishing, miles of paved roads and a 6,000’ lighted and paved airport runway make the ranch extremely accessible in this dramatic country. The purported largest volume cave in Texas and remains of Fort Hudson are just a few of the amazing sites to visit on the ranch. Location: The ranch is located on Highway 163 near Baker’s Crossing, 25 miles north of Lake Amistad and also has frontage on FM 1024 from Comstock. Habitat: The Monarch Ranch is found where multiple eco-systems meet, including elements of the Chihuahuan Desert, Edwards Plateau and Tamaulipan Thornscrub along with deep river basin soils containing towering pecan trees and majestic live oaks along the riverbank. The property contains important portions of the Devils River watershed including its recharge zone, tributaries, springs, riparian gallery woodlands, caves and karst aquifer systems. Along the lower lands of the river and canyons, live oaks, pecans and sycamores dominate the landscape. Much of the area along the river is a true riparian eco-system with reeds, tall bunch grasses and cane breaks dominating the zone. As you move away from the river, the ranches steep topography is dominated by ashe juniper, some oaks, and cacti. This is a very rugged country with breathtaking views and caves for exploring. The upper highlands have extensive native grasses, diverse brush species and some ashe juniper dominating the landscape. Wildlife: The multitude of differing environments on this ranch creates country that has an amazing biodiversity. White-tailed deer are found throughout the ranch, and the occasional mule deer can be found in the highlands. Turkey are plentiful in the bottoms along with a strong population of bob-white quail. Aoudad Sheep are found along the steep cliffs and canyons coming up from the river bottom. Blue quail are common in the highlands, along with strong populations of mourning dove. Bobcats, coyotes, badgers, and mountain lions are also very common in the area. The Devils River brings in a host of wildlife that might not be commonly found this far west, including plenty of ducks, amazing migrations of monarch butterflies and raptors such as Bald Eagles and Ospreys that hunt the fish in the river. The Monarch Ranch is managed under an MLD III plan (currently referred to as a MLD Conservation Plan), allowing for extended seasons for deer hunting and professional management of the wildlife. The fishing in the Devils River on the Monarch is truly lights out. Perhaps the best small mouth bass fishery in the State of Texas exists in the cool clear waters of the river here with many fish exceeding six pounds. Largemouth bass are also abundant along with bream and catfish. Water: The Devils River is considered the purest water in the State of Texas and is used by the State as the index for clean water. The river’s headwater springs are on the neighboring ranch up river from the Monarch. The ranch has over 5 miles of frontage on the river, including over a mile and a half of both sides of the river. There are multiple springs on the ranch, including a large spring (Phillips Spring) that feeds pristine water into the river. Further, many seeps can be found in the canyons, particularly during wet periods. Groundwater is available in this region that is of excellent quality. There are 25 water wells on the property (electric pump, solar and windmills) as well as miles of water pipelines distributing the water throughout the property. Improvements: Housing on the Monarch is modest and not too extensive. On the west side of the river there is a mobile home used for the ranch foreman and a “pilots cabin” near the airport that is relatively new and very comfortable. On the east side there are several modular homes and the main lodge that sits along the river bottom. The airport on the west side of the ranch has a newly paved 6,000’ runway with stripes and lights and includes a large hangar and fuel tanks. There are over 13 miles of paved roads on the ranch that are in excellent condition and make getting around the extensive ranch very easy. The ranch also has the only private bridge over the Devils River in existence. Electricity: There are multiple access points to electricity throughout much of the ranch. Minerals: Approximately 13,000 net mineral acres are owned by Seller on the Monarch, and there are significant State Classified Minerals on the ranch as well. Conservation Easement: The owner of the Monarch Ranch donated a conservation easement on this fabulous property to help conserve this unique part of Texas. The ecological values along the Devils River warrant stewarding and protection for future owners and heirs to enjoy the quiet solitude it offers. Thousands of acres along the Devils River have Conservation Easements which ensure that much of the area will remain in its natural state and be an oasis of nature. This working example of cooperative conservation has brought private land-owners, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and The Nature Conservancy together with a common goal to keep the wild Devils River wild and running clear for the future. As owner of the property you would be part of one of the largest “conservation neighborhoods” in Texas. Highlights of the easement include: The Monarch East Ranch and Monarch West Ranch may each be subdivided into two separate ranches. There are currently six existing home sites on the Monarch East Ranch which can be maintained and remodeled by the owner. On the Monarch West Ranch there are currently two existing homes which can also be maintained and remodeled. A total of six new “Residence Compounds” may be built on the Monarch Ranch. Each of these compounds may be up to ten acres and multiple buildings may be built in each new compound. These compounds may not be built within any of the No Development Zones with the exception that two new compounds may be built near the river on the Monarch West (there is currently an existing building compound on the Monarch East river frontage). New roads may be built to access the new Residence Compounds and all existing roads may be maintained and improved. Livestock grazing, crops, orchards and vineyards may be grown on the property outside of the No Development Zones. No restrictions on hunting and fishing, blind placements, etc. Established caliche pits are recognized on the ranch and may be used to maintain existing roads and build new roads to residence compounds. History: The Monarch Ranch is located in a historically rich section of Val Verde County. Following Texas independence from Mexico in 1836, John Coffee Hays is the first American recorded to visit Val Verde County in an effort to establish a road from San Antonio to El Paso in 1848. During his time tracking the road, he renames the San Pedro River the Devils River, to fit with the difficult terrain. Fort Hudson also known as Camp Hudson was located on the San Pedro Creek, a tributary of the Devils River. Established in June of 1857, the gravel and lime constructed fort has a state marker on the highway and gravestones of fallen soldiers on the property. Fort Hudson was one of several camps built between San Antonio and El Paso to protect and aid travelers on the San Antonio-El Paso Road, known as the Chihuahua Trail. A local post office was built at the camp along an elevated but isolated section of the creek, seeing only a few travelers in the early years. The post office closed in 1866 and by 1871 the camp was reorganized with two companies of cavalry to be used as a summer camp to protect new settlers. Fort Hudson troops fought with Indians, sometimes driving them down into Mexico. By 1877 the threat of Indian attacks no longer existed in the capacity to keep the fort open. A centennial marker was placed on the site by the Texas Historical Commission in 1936. Fern Cave is located on the western portion of Monarch Ranch and is considered the largest cave, in terms of volume, in Texas. Fern Cave is estimated at around 300,000 cubic meters. There are at least 3,000 caves and sinkholes known in Texas and are important economic, scientific and recreational resources. Fern Cave, also known as Bat Cave, houses thousands of bats in the summer. The total length of the cave is between 500’ and 1,000’ and the total depth is around 75’. A survey of the cave was completed in 1963. Bakers Crossing is located on State Highway 163, crossing the river on a bridge slightly to the west of the original crossing and site of the earlier highway bridge. Bakers Crossing was named for a pioneer who settled on the site being the ‘Second Crossing of the Devils River’ by the San Antonio-El Paso Road. Bakers Crossing lies at an elevation of 1,516’. Sources: https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qbc16 https://www.legendsofamerica.com/camp-hudson-texas/ https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rqc03 https://www.texasspeleologicalsurvey.org/PDF/TSS_Volume1/TSS%201(7)%20compressed.pdf https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Bakers%20Crossing,%20Texas
$26,089,700

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Citadel Ranch
#CO260528
Huerfano, 
17,520.00 acres
- 17,520 total acres (14,800+/- deeded acres) - One of the best all-around hunting ranches in the American West - 300 irrigated acres with senior water rights - Trophy elk hunting, big horn sheep, antelope, mule deer, turkey, & bear - Two 6,000 sq. ft. log lodges, 38,000 sq. ft. indoor arena, two manager’s homes, & cattle facilities One of the best all-around hunting ranches in the Rocky Mountains, Citadel Ranch in southern Colorado is 17,520 acres (14,800+/- deeded) of incredible habitat for elk, mule deer, antelope, black bear, mountain lion, turkey and even the coveted bighorn sheep. Stretching from the 6800-foot sweeping grasslands in the east to over 10,000 feet on the forested slopes of Silver Mountain in the west, this ranch encompasses numerous life zones that are perfectly suited to an abundance of wildlife that is simply amazing. What’s more, its copious water resources, mild climate, development potential, easy accessibility and proven ranching record all add up to make Citadel Ranch a rare Colorado property that truly “has it all.” Water is paramount in this part of Colorado, and the water resources at Citadel Ranch are outstanding. Approximately 300 acres are irrigated with valuable senior water rights, and windmills supply stock tanks throughout the ranch. North Abeyta Creek runs for several miles year-round through the ranch and offers irrigation water for the ranch operation. Two reservoirs supply additional water, one of which has been known to produce monster trout. Other trophy trout ponds could be developed as well. Fully equipped as a cattle operation, Citadel Ranch can support approximately 500 cow/calf pairs throughout the year. Cattle improvements include well-equipped barns, corrals and other outbuildings. The ranching facilities are second to none, including complete fencing and cross-fencing, a network of roads and even a 600-acre bison pasture. In additional to over 23 square miles of deeded acreage, Citadel Ranch also holds an exclusive grazing and recreational lease on 2,720 acres of adjacent State land. The wildlife values at Citadel Ranch are impressive enough to capture the attention of even the most seasoned big game hunter. The ranch has been managed carefully for hunting values, and bull elk over 350 inches are common and herds can number up to an incredible 500+ animals! Pronghorn antelope favor the grasslands, and animals of Boone and Crockett calibre can be found. Trophy mule deer find the pinion and juniper forest on the eastern part of the ranch to be an ideal year-round home. Landowner tags are available for both pronghorn and mule deer. The bighorn sheep hunting unit here (S-50) is considered by many to be Colorado’s best, and trophy rams can often be spotted traversing the rocky crags on the ranch. Bighorn sheep tags are acquired on a draw basis. It would be difficult to imagine a ranch better suited for the horse lover than Citadel Ranch. A 38,000 square-foot riding arena received an update in 2018 and is a showpiece on this property. Miles of riding complete with spectacular western views are available in every direction, without ever having to leave the ranch itself, ensuring privacy for as long as you’d like to ride. Four homes are included on this property, including two manager’s homes and two wonderful custom 6,000 square foot log homes. Both homes received full remodels in 2018 and boast inspiring views of the Spanish Peaks to the south. Currently completely unencumbered by conservations easements, the ranch offers many more homesites, and an already-approved 31-parcel subdivision on the east side. County-approved roads, buried utilities and water are in place, ready for this section to be fully developed if desired. Creative development possibilities include wind and solar energy as well. Only ten miles west from Interstate 25 via US Highway 160, Citadel Ranch is unusually accessible. Even Denver is only 2.5 hours away, and Pueblo is only a 45-minute drive. One of Colorado’s great small towns for art lovers, La Veta, is but five scenic miles south of the ranch. In short, Citadel Ranch is a classic southern Colorado property that contains a world of potential for big game, horses, cattle and wise development. Ranches of this size are nearly extinct in Colorado; Citadel Ranch preserves the best of southern Colorado in the form of a magnificent property that truly does “have it all.”
$25,500,000

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Broken Butt Ranch
#NM194090
Rio Arriba, 
16,309.00 acres
- 16,309 deeded acres - 112 landowner elk tags - Numerous creeks, ponds, & springs - One of the nations finest all-around hunting ranches - Located between Chama, NM & Pagosa Springs, CO Never before offered on the market, the Broken Butt Ranch in northern New Mexico easily qualifies as one of the largest remaining elk-rich mountain ranches in the state. The ranchs 16,309 deeded acres lie squarely in the path of a major elk migration route between the high San Juan Mountains and the wintering grounds of New Mexico, and guarantees a healthy population of animals during hunting season. With impressive size, superb habitat and excellent year-round access, Broken Butt Ranch has an unexaggerated potential as a big game hunting property of national significance. Named for a rifle with a broken stock found on the ranch in the early 1900s, Broken Butt Ranch has a long history of careful management as a joint cattle and hunting property. Sole family ownership has provided excellent stewardship of this special property for over 100 years. Ideally suited for summer cattle grazing, the ranch has supported up to 1500 yearling cattle, which historically has nicely complemented its big game opportunities. Broken Butt Ranch is unencumbered by any easements (but could be a candidate for a conservation easement) and includes 100% of its mineral rights.
$25,000,000

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Double AA River Ranch
#MT459249
Park, 
1,225.00 acres
The Double AA River Ranch is one of the most spectacular ranches to come to market in the esteemed Paradise Valley. While there are many beautiful recreational ranches in Montana, few inspire with such majestic beauty and tranquility as the Double AA. Graced with 1,225 ± acres and a long stretch of the Yellowstone River, the ranch offers world-class trout fishing for 2.6 ± miles, a robust wildlife habitat and scenic vistas of the Absaroka-Beartooth and Gallatin mountains. The Double AA is also a working cattle ranch with lush irrigated hay fields and abundant grazing land. A flexible conservation easement with MTLR allowing for additional residences, guest ranching, B&B and eco-tourism is being placed on the property to ensure responsibly managed private land as well as the protection of its agriculture heritage and fish & wildlife habitat. The Double AA Ranch presents a timely investment and excellent opportunity to own one of the finest river ranches in Livingston Montana.
$25,000,000

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Heart K Land & Cattle Co.
#MT411615
Park, 
1,976.00 acres
Heart K Land & Cattle Co. offers its new owner the ideal combination of privacy, cultural vibrancy and recreational pursuits, located a short five-minute drive from Livingston, Montana. Over 2,000 acres, five miles of Yellowstone River frontage, luxury equestrian event center, impeccable Owner’s compound, 150 head cattle operation and high density development/conservation easement opportunity.
$24,950,000

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Lazy TP
#MT464304
Madison, 
10,906.00 acres
The Lazy TP Ranch is the idyllic and unabridged Montana Ranch holding spanning 10,906+/- total acres of diversified landscapes in the highly desired Jefferson River Valley of Southwest Montana. Over 4+ miles of the Jefferson River flows through the ranch, that teems with wildlife and gives access to excellent private fishing along with outstanding waterfowl, upland bird, and whitetail deer hunting. The ranch has abundant live water & diverse landscapes that support healthy numbers of elk, deer, antelope and turkey. From the flourishing river bottom, the ranch transitions into 1,390+/- irrigated acres watered by 13 pivots that produce over 5,000 tons of hay annually endowed by massive senior Jefferson River surface water rights and Parrot Ditch Company shares. These hay meadows then give way to mountain foothills and climb into the Tobacco Root Mountains. The ranch has 4+ miles of National Forest boundary.The Lazy TP Ranch can support 500-800 Animal Units depending on management strategies such as intensive grazing of irrigated ground, or the choice to maximize hay production. The ranch has state of the art steel cattle handling facilities and a 1800 hd capacity feedlot. In recent years, Lazy TP Ranch has been running bison and cattle and selling excess hay annually. Conveniently located 5 minutes form Whitehall, 45 minutes to Bozeman/Yellowstone International Airport, and 60 minutes to downtown Bozeman. In many ways, Lazy TP Ranch is a multifaceted masterpiece.
$24,900,000

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Valley Lake Ranch
#TX227227
Fannin, 
2,245.00 acres
Property Description: Valley Lake Ranch consists of 2,245+/- acres including a MASSIVE, PRIVATE LAKE yielding approximately 1,080+/- surface acres (at max capacity) of pristine water at normal elevation including 15,000 acre feet of adjudicated impoundment rights. Set amongst scenic rolling terrain immediately south of the Red River Basin, this very unique property combines heavily wooded oak and elm forests, clear rights of way, notable elevation change, excellent build sites, a proven fishery with desirable lake level consistency and amazing water clarity. Raw land and expansive water combine to form a recreational oasis and blank canvas that is virtually impossible to duplicate. Purchase Offer Criterion: Seller has requested that all offers for purchase of the property: (a) be submitted by no later than 5:00 p.m. (CST) on October 12, 2018; (b) be submitted on the form of Purchase Contract that is included in this property information packet; (c) state that the offer remains in effect until 5:00 p.m. (CST) on October 19, 2018; and (d) be accompanied by either: (i) a letter of financial capabilities from a banking institution on bank letter head verifying that the Purchaser has available cash and/or a line of credit in an amount in excess of the offer amount; or (ii) a copy of a bank statement confirming that the Purchaser has available cash in an amount in excess of the offer amount. Location: Valley Lake Ranch is located on the county line between Fannin & Grayson Counties ~15 miles east of Sherman, Texas, 10 miles east of Bonham, TX, and 70 miles north of Dallas, Texas. Paved road frontage in two locations insure reliable access. Fannin & Grayson County Information: Fannin and Grayson Counties are located in Northeast Texas adjacent to the Oklahoma border. Bonham and Sherman, the respective county seats, are located a convenient fifty to sixty miles north/northeast of Dallas. . The topography is variable including with ranges of moderately rolling hills, creek drainages and pinch points throughout the area. General elevations in Fannin and Grayson Counties range from ~500 to ~700 feet above sea level. The average annual rainfall is approximately forty-three inches. The predominate water drainage basins are the Red River and Bois D Arc Creek. Natural tree cover consists primarily of oak, hickory, ash, walnut, pecan, cottonwood, elm, cedar and Bois D Arc trees. Airports: There are multiple airports with convenient proximity to Valley Lake Ranch, including an airstrip on the property. The landing strip on the ranch is found on a peninsula abutting the lake, measuring approximately 2,771 long and 30 wide. The airstrip is not currently registered with the FAA and would require updates to make it operational. Located 22 miles West of the Valley Lake Ranch gate, North Texas Regional Airport / Perrin Field (KGYI) is a full service, city-owned airport located east of Sherman and Denison. Grayson Countys airport has four (4) runways, measuring up to approximately 9000 long by 150 wide. Jones Field Airport in Bonham, Texas is a public airport located ~12 miles east of the Valley Lake Ranch gate. Two airstrips are located there, measuring up to approximately 4000 long by 75 wide. Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is a full service, international airport located 76 miles SW of Valley Lake Ranch. Hospitals: Red River Regional Hospital is located in Bonham, Texas, ~14 miles east of the Valley Lake Ranch gate. Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Sherman, Texas is located a convenient ~14 miles west of the ranch via Highway 82. School District: Bells ISD (Grayson County) and Savoy ISD (Fannin County) Valley Dam and Valley Lake Reservoir: An expansive and impressive body of water, Valley Lake (also known as Brushy Creek Reservoir) is an off-channel reservoir. The lake has a storage capacity of 15,000 acre-feet at normal (Conservation) pool with a maximum storage capacity being 26,500 at the top of the dam. The lake encompasses a surface area capacity of 1,080+/- acres at the normal elevation of 611 feet above mean sea level. A drainage basin consisting of approximately 8 square miles of land contributes water to feed Valley Lake. Maximum depth located thus far is estimated to be 38 feet using standard consumer boat mounted depth finders. Based on aerial imagery from February 1995 through March 2014, the average water surface acreage was 992.6 +/- acres with an average of ~22.35 miles of lake frontage. Based on the same aerial imagery, it is estimated that the lake fluctuated between ~933 surface acres and ~1,016 surface acres. Valley Lake Dam History: Valley Dam, which forms Valley Lake, was authorized by the State of Texas in 1959. Construction of the dam was completed in 1961 to provide a cooling water reservoir for the operation of the Valley Steam Electric Station. A Certificate of Adjudication authorized an impoundment of up to 15,000 acre feet of water. The plant has been decommissioned and deconstructed. Valley Dam is a 2,770 long homogeneous earth fill embankment with a maximum height of 55 feet above the original streambed. The impressive and well-engineered dam looks west at sunset, providing amazing views off of Valley Lake. Dam Report: Freese and Nichols, Inc. conducted a dam inspection on September 26, 2017, and provided an updated report in December, 2017 for Valley Lake Dam. Dam Project Description- Valley Dam was authorized by the State of Texas, Permit No. 1939 in 1959. A Certificate of Adjudication authorized an impoundment of up to 15,000 acre-feet of water for industrial purposes. Construction of the dam was completed in 1961 to provide a cooling water reservoir for operation of the Valley Steam Electric Station. The power plant has been decommissioned and demolished. Valley Dam is a 2,770-foot long homogeneous earth fill embankment with a maximum height of 55 feet above the original streambed. The crest of the dam is at elevation 617.5 feet. The upstream slope is 3H:1V with an 8-foot-wide berm at elevation 600 feet. The upstream slope is protected by 24-inch rock riprap from the berm to the crest. The downstream slope is 2.5H:1V with grass slope protection and a 12-foot-wide berm at elevation 590 feet. Seepage control within the embankment is provided by an 18-inch thick sand blanket drain that intersects the toe of the embankment on the downstream slope. The downstream slope has a longitudinal concrete- lined flume (v-ditch) on the berm to collect surface runoff from the upper portion of the slope. Flow in the longitudinal flume is conveyed to the toe of the embankment via four transverse concrete-lined flumes. No instrumentation or survey monitoring programs exist for Valley Dam. The low flow outlet, made operational as of May 2018, consists of an 18-inch diameter gate valve controlled concrete pipe with an upstream invert elevation of 605.75 feet and is located at Station 21+00, near the right abutment of the embankment. The discharge area is protected with a concrete V- shaped channel. The service spillway is a 200-foot wide, concrete-lined channel located in the right abutment with a crest elevation of 611 feet. Two lines of baffle blocks provide energy dissipation at the end of the concrete-lined channel, approximately 50 feet downstream from the crest. The service spillway is separated at its left side by natural topography from the right abutment of the main embankment. There is no emergency spillway at Valley Dam. In Texas, the TCEQ is the regulatory agency responsible for the administration of State dam safety laws. Dams are classified according to the size of the dam and the potential for loss of human life and property damage downstream from the dam in the event of a breach of the dam. The size classification of small, intermediate, or large is based on the storage in the reservoir and the height of the embankment. Intermediate size dams are those with maximum storage between 1,000 and 50,000 acre-feet and/or a maximum height between 40 and 100 feet. Valley Dam, which has a maximum height of 55 feet and maximum storage of 26,500 acre-feet at the top of the dam, is an intermediate size dam. The hazard classification can be low, significant or high. A high hazard dam is usually located where failure can cause serious damage to agricultural, industrial, and commercial facilities, important public utilities, main highways, and railroads. TCEQ criteria define a high hazard structure as one which could potentially impact three or more residential structures, or result in probable loss of seven or more lives. The area downstream of Valley Dam is primarily agricultural land in the floodplain of Brushy Creek and the Red River. There are, however, more than three homes located along Farm to Market (FM) Road 1753 near Brushy Creek about 3.6 miles downstream of the dam, and numerous houses further downstream in the Red River floodplain. The FM 1752 and FM 1753 bridges over Brushy Creek would also be overtopped in the event of a breach of the dam. Valley Dam is therefore classified as a high hazard dam. According to State criteria, as an intermediate size, high hazard dam Valley Dam is required to pass 88 percent of the Probable Maximum Flood (PMF). As determined by the probable maximum flood study and breach analysis completed by Freese and Nichols, Inc. in 2005, Valley Dam passes 100 percent of the PMF event, and is thus hydraulically adequate in its current condition. A full Freese & Nichols, Inc. report, dated December 2017, containing specific details concerning maintenance and repair recommendations can be made available to prequalified Buyers upon request. Terrain: Topography at Valley Lake Ranch is impressive with over 100 feet of elevation change. The high point of ~671feet above mean sea level is found in the southeast corner of the property, and a low point of ~566 feet is found in the northeast corner. The property is mostly treed with sporadic native pastureland desirable for grazing cattle. The landscape lends itself well to recreational land. Highly desirable building sites exist around much of the lake as sunsets and sunrises are truly remarkable from many points overlooking this impressive body of water. Additional Water Sources: There are 3 earthen water wells located on the property. The Neches River Basin aquifer is found below Valley Lake Ranch. A rural water line runs into the approximate center of the ranch from County Road 1752. Brushy creek flows from the northeast corner of the property into Valley Lake. Wildlife: Valley Lake Ranch is home to Whitetail deer, feral hogs, Bald Eagles, dove, Rio Grande Turkey, bobcats, coyotes and of course, waterfowl. Since its inception in 1961, migratory waterfowl have utilized Valley Lake as a wintering ground during peak migration. Features including a major body of water in the central flyway, coupled with natural wetlands in close proximity to the Red River, attract migratory waterfowl populations during peak migration. Fisheries: Valley Lake has proven to be a prolific fishery. Our team fished Valley Lake for 3 days and 6 fishermen caught over 300 Largemouth Bass. Notable fish caught included seven fish over 8 lbs., 4 fish over 7 lbs and 40+ fish between 5-7 lbs. This natural fishery will serve as a solid foundation primed for the next owner to introduce a fish management program capable of contending with the list of renowned and legendary North Texas Bass Fisheries. Additional species of fish caught by the HRC team include Sand Bass, Crappie, Drum and Channel Catfish. Recreation: Water depths at Valley Lake range from highs up to approximately 38 feet and all depths in between that and the shoreline. Multiple coves, inlets, and creek channels compliment open water to create a spectacular, broad recreational offering. In addition to sport fishing and hunting, Valley Lake lends well to jet skiing, water skiing, sail boating, scuba diving, and general motor boating. Kayaking and float fishing can be excellent in the coves and inlets on the lake. Noted Whitetail deer populations, tree cover, topography and natural forbs provide ample opportunity for bow hunting. Fertile soils and sub soils on the property may yield high quality improved wildlife food plots to supplement natural forage components and/or cultivated crops to benefit migratory bird hunting. Fencing: The perimeter of Valley Lake Ranch is fenced. Fencing is in fair to good condition Electricity: Residential electricity runs into the property and is available at multiple points on or near the boundary of the ranch. Minerals: Surface only. Leases: The property is currently leased for grazing. Taxes: Annual property taxes for 2019 were $38,521.74. Buyers & Brokers: Buyers Broker must be present for all showings. Buyers should notify Listing Broker at first contact that they are represented by a cooperating real estate Broker prior to touring the property. We welcome the opportunity to work with other real estate Brokers and their Agents, who are active and currently licensed in the state of Texas. Comments: Exemplifying the real estate term relative scarcity, Valley Lake Ranch is an unprecedented opportunity to own an expansive, private lake in the heart of North Texas. Proximity to the two major metropolitan areas encompassing Dallas and Fort Worth, prove this ranch a fantastic investment and recreational ranch owning opportunity, while the natural fishery represents a phenomenal experience for the angler at heart! *Please also note our listing entitled Lake Creek Ranch for an additional large water offering. Seller to consider joint offers submitted for both Valley Lake Ranch and Lake Creek Ranch.* Price: $24,500,000 Contact: Cash McWhorter- Broker/Partner 469.222.4076 mobile cash@hrcranch.com Casey Berley- Broker- ALC 214.422.7253 mobile casey@hrcranch.com Blake Hortenstine- Broker/Partner 214.616.1305 mobile blake@hrcranch.com
$24,500,000