Overview: Little Cypress Ranch features ~2.5 miles of Little Cypress Bayou frontage and a picturesque 19.7+/- acre lake surrounded by rolling pastures. The setting is ideal for a future home site. Little Cypress Bayou, lined by towering old growth hardwoods and sporadic bald cypress covered with Spanish Moss, is one of the main feeder bayous flowing into Texas' largest natural lake, Caddo Lake. Caddo Lake is known to have been a primary home to the Caddo Indians. Adventures on Little Cypress Bayou will provide insight into past cultures and allow your imagination to flourish. This is truly a unique feature not to be overlooked.
The Harrison County 871+/- acre ranch is well-balanced and further consists of rolling, fertile pastures, managed cross fenced hay pastures, pristine hardwood timber, abundant surface water, natural wetlands, flooded green timber, multiple wet weather creeks and one spring fed creek. Opportunities abound for running cattle, hunting deer and waterfowl, bass fishing, riding the miles of trails and established ranch roads or simply relaxing in nature on a diverse East Texas ranch. Little Cypress Ranch is situated amongst other large ranch holdings and offers a unique opportunity to purchase this large, contiguous block of undeveloped land for the first time in 36 years.
Location: Little Cypress Ranch is located approximately 6.5+/- miles south of Harleton, Texas, with access from HWY 154. The ranch is also 9+/- miles north of Marshall, 21+/- miles from Longview, 42+/- miles from Shreveport and ~153 miles east of Dallas, Texas.
Improvements: This ranch poised for a new owner to customize it to their taste. The notable improvements on the property include more than 8.5+/- miles of trails, an incredible 19.7+ acre lake, perimeter and cross-fencing, and multiple deep and shallow water wells located across the property.
Trees, grass, forbs: The ranch's fertile soils foster upland Coastal Bermuda pastures and Bahia grass in the south pastures. The bottom land pastures maintain native grasses throughout the property as well as diverse stands of mixed hardwood and pine. Historically, the southern pastures have been lightly grazed or have been in hay production for optimum production. The bottom land pastures have been grazed seasonally and all are setup for rotational grazing. Tree cover consists of ~ 260 acres of bottom land hardwoods and over ~160 acres of upland mixed hardwood and pine timber. Species include a wide variety of oaks, walnut, hickory, river birch, bald cypress, pine, and black gum among others. The timber has been cruised recently (November 2018), ask Broker for details. Native forbs and browse are also plentiful and provide robust habitat for wildlife.
Water: The is an abundance of water dispersed across the ranch that includes 4 ponds, one of which is spring-fed as well as a 19.7+/- acre lake. Lawrence Creek, a spring fed sandy bottom creek, spans the property from south to north and runs most of the year. Lastly, you'll find a winding ~2.5 miles of Little Cypress Bayou frontage that seasonally floods providing water to several wetlands found on the north end of the ranch and flooded green timber along the banks. These wetlands have been historically known to produce some excellent waterfowling opportunities.
Topography: Little Cypress Ranch possesses over 90 feet of elevation change with rolling to flat terrain that is easily accessed by truck or ATV.
Wildlife and fisheries: The owners have meticulously hunted this property over the last 30+ years with Texas Parks & Wildlife having conducted deer density surveys and submitting harvest recommendations to help with over all management. There is a healthy population of Whitetail deer in this part of Harrison County and plenty of other wildlife species for recreational enjoyment. The abundance of surface water and amount wetlands provide incredible waterfowl habitat for migrating ducks and geese. An array of waterfowl species can be found wintering on the property including a variety of Teal, Mallards, Gadwalls, Wood Ducks, Pintails, Wigeon and occasionally Canada Geese. The main lake offers excellent fishing opportunities as well as additional waterfowl habitat.
Livestock production: This ranch offers over ~400 acres of grazing potential and is setup well for rotational grazing. The meadows around the lake and on the southern portion of the ranch have been previously limed, fertilized and managed for hay production/grazing. The landowner has lightly grazed the property over their years of ownership. While the ranch may carry more head they have run up to 200 AU's. There is an older set of working pens located on the ranch for convenience of managing the heard.
Minerals: Surface Only
Easements: One pipeline easement crosses the property.
Utilities: Electricity and municipal water runs to the west portion of the ranch parallel to HWY 154.
Property Taxes: $1,943.85 for 2017
Schools: Harleton ISD, Hallsville ISD, and Marshall ISD all converge on the ranch. Ask Broker for details.