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185.98 acres in Milam County, Texas

Posted on: April 29th, 2019 by John Dean

Prime ranch land with river frontage! This 185.987 acres offers the discerning rancher great opportunities for a working ranch thats ready for cattle or recreational uses.

The ranch is primarily improved pasture and has been recently sprigged with coastal bermuda in areas. Approximately 121 acres of coastal has already been fertilized. Numerous mature pecan trees reside in the areas surrounding the river and present some additional income production.

A small barn is in place near the middle of the property for equipment/feed storage. Power and a water well are also in place currently. There are several great homesites and a set of cattle-working pens near the river.

Plentiful wildlife roam the property including deer, hogs and predators and some nice bucks have been harvested in years past.

This ranch boasts over 3000 of prime San Gabriel River frontage which meanders along the southern border of the property. It also has part of a 5-acre lake as well as several season sloughs that help to provide water for cattle and wildlife alike. New fencing in place in many areas, most the eastern boundary will require fencing.

Property is accessed via a deeded easement that is in great shape and similar to your typical local county roads. This property is in a great location near a private air strip and Apache Pass event center and steak house!

River front 275.13 Acres, Milam Co., with minerals!

Posted on: October 8th, 2018 by John Dean

CONTRACT PENDING! Great opportunity for a large cattle and hunting ranch! This property offers all of the amenities that a hunter and rancher need: live water access and profitable income producing options.

Boasting over 1/2 mile of San Gabriel River frontage and over 1/2 mile of Brushy Creek frontage, these two live water features offer year-round water for cattle and wildlife. There are also 5-6 ponds scattered throughout the property. This property has good fencing and is ready for to graze cattle immediately.

The property is currently being leased for cattle grazing, pecan harvesting and hunting. There have been numerous respectable deer harvested on this property over the years, along with hogs and other predators. This property has a substantial number of large pecan trees along the river and creek areas. Being 50% open and 50% wooded, large elm, mesquite, and boise-de-arc trees make up the remaining wooded areas providing great cover for wildlife. Open areas mostly consist of coastal and common Bermuda.

The property is accessed via a deeded easement off of CR 429,(aka Sheckles Lane). All owned minerals will convey with sale. Property is located in flood prone area, so generally not conducive to residential uses. Large dike along Brushy Creek provides high ground for cattle, and is believed to be above flood plain. Current ag exemption in place.


Buyer's brokers must be identified on first contact, and must accompany buying prospect on first showing to be allowed full fee participation. If this condition is not met, fee participation will be at sole discretion of TX Rec Land, broker.

River Bend Ranch, Milam County, TX: 48.89 acres

Posted on: October 8th, 2018 by John Dean

CONTRACT PENDING! Nice, river front property, with home, barns and pecan trees.

This property features a nice, 4/3.5 home built in 1995, that is a spacious 2884 sq ft. This house was renovated in 2014 with granite counter tops, bar, appliances, and butcher block Island. It features a gas fireplace, large closets, wood floors, and enclosed back porch. It has a 3-car carport, and garage converted to an additional room. Some furniture may be available. Brand new roofed and skylights installed this year!

The back yard is irrigated, and fenced with nice landscaping and large pecan trees. There’s a concrete patio with plenty of room for entertaining the family or guests alike.

This property has approximately 3/4 of a mile of road frontage along FM 908, which is paved. Located less than 1 hour from Austin, College Station and Temple!

The San Gabriel river forms the boundary along the north side and offer about 3/4 of a mile of frontage to enjoy for recreation. This river flows year-round! There’s even an area used as a boat ramp that offer convenient access. This property offers great opportunities for hunting and fishing!

New perimeter fencing, and cross fenced into 5 pastures making it ideal for cattle and horses.

Several barns on the property to store equipment and house livestock including a 6-horse stall barn that is 60×36′, with concrete alley way and utilities. Additionally there is a 36×26 hay barn, 45×30 equipment barn, 60×40′ enclosed RV storage/garage, and a 12×20 tack room. Nice horse arena in place as well.

A small ranch hand living quarters is near the river and being sold as is.

Numerous pecan tress composes most of the trees on the property, and generates income.

Property is also near Apache Pass Event Center which is known for its steak house, yearly activities and historical landmark. In addition, it’s near a private air strip.

NOTE: Owner may owner finance for 5% interest, with +/- 30% down payment!

R & J River Ranch

Posted on: October 8th, 2018 by John Dean

PRICE REDUCED! One-of-a-kind property with live water access and large lake! This 327.29 acre property located off of FM 437, offering multi-use, income-producing capabilities that include: wedding venue, business retreat, cattle ranching, hay production, pecan harvesting and recreational activities. Conveniently located for Austin & Temple areas!

-Over 1.3 miles of Little River Frontage, providing year-round water
+/- 13 acre lake, stocked with Largemouth Bass, Channel catfish, Bluegill, Crappie, with bridges to islands
+/- 1.5 acre pond
-Gravel deposits in areas
-Approximately 1200+ mature pecan trees covering 75 acres
-Numerous large live oak trees
-Plentiful wildlife: ducks, deer, feral hogs

-Large 4,372 sq foot rock home, 3BR, 4.5 Bath, with large living area, large rear porch, game room, large walk-in closets
-1488 sq foot mobile home, 2BR, 2 Bath, central A/C with added rooms
-4,320 sq foot cabins, divided into 12 separate rooms, each with own full bathroom
-70×40 chapel, 2 bathrooms, multiple rows of pews
-100×40 reception hall with 2 multi-stall Bathrooms, full kitchen
-40×24, 3 Br, 1 bath cabin by the lake, patio and sidewalk to dock
-75×50 barn with cattle working pens, office, bathroom
-250×75 equipment/commodity barn (with 60×50 add-on)
-170×100 commodity barn
-20×30 storm shelter
-Grain silo with auger system
-7 permitted water wells, one being solar powered
-Covered BBQ area with concrete slab
-52×8 Dock, with nearby artificial waterfall
-+/- 1 acre of parking lot, parking for 100+ cars
-8 RV power hookups
-Approximately 1 Mile of paved FM 437 Road frontage
-(3) 30×25 animal barns
-High fence and low fenced pens for livestock or exotics
7 high fenced pens, 8 low fenced pens
-Good fencing, both pipe and barb wire
-5 acres zoned commercial retail for venue area
-separate septic and electric meters for each structure

-Current ability to run 80+/- head of cattle
-800-1000, 6ft round bales of hay cut per year
-all minerals and water rights owned by seller will convey
– thriving venue/retreat income
-Yearly harvest of pecans

169.126 acres: Sportman’s Dream Ranch

Posted on: October 8th, 2018 by John Dean

Phenomenal hunting, fishing and recreational tract right in the heart of Central Texas! This 169.126 acre tract boast great potential for the discerning sportsman.

A +/-50 acre lake greets you at the front of the property. This lake has been professionally stocked and managed for years to produce big bass. Plentiful cover and unique lake topography allow for big bass to thrive. This lake is surveyed professionally each year and employs numerous high-protein supplemental fish feeders in order to maximize the bluegill population. A brood pond is also utilized to supplement the lake's bream population, leading to bigger bass. Numerous 8+ pound bass have been caught!

In the rear of the property, a wetland area has been established to create a haven for waterfowl. In all, there is approximately 25 additional acres that can be flooded. Thanks to it's plentiful water, the property is hosts numerous migratory doves, ducks, bald eagles, seasonal cranes, and geese. Bird, and duck boxes are placed around the property to make it even more habitable for songbirds and ducks alike.

Bird creek traverses the rear of the property as well, providing year round, clear water for fish, ducks and a thriving white-tailed deer population. Approximately 40 large pecan trees are rooted and thrive in this area as well. Several feeder and hunting blinds are in place.

Areas of the ranch have been cultivated to in order to grow sunflowers, oats, millet and other wildlife-preferred crops. A center-pivot irrigation system encircles the center of the property to help supplement water to crops as needed.

Several shops are in place, and provide a great area to store equipment and tools in. This property also boasts several quality water wells.

Access to the property comes via Shallow Ford Road to the west and a deeded access strip on the east side. This property is in an ideal location, outside of the city limits, but just minutes from the I-35 corridor and Scott & White hospital, while also being 1 hour from the Austin, and less than 2 hours from Dallas!

14.7 acres is located on the west side of Shallow Ford road, and offers prime Leon river frontage, and the potential for a residential homesite, or development opportunities.

This tract offers great opportunities for serious hunters, fisherman, and waterfowl hunters. Additionally it may be set up to lease commercially or as a hunting club.

NOTE: Seller may also consider a 50/50 partnership.