James and Tammy King


The premier conservation and ranch real estate firm in Texas, King Land & Water draws on a team of experienced professionals with vast knowledge in all aspects of ranch real estate transactions. Led by James King‘s 35 years of experience facilitating transactions of large unique properties across the state – as co-founder of King Land & Water and in his 19 years as former Director of Land Protection for the Nature Conservancy in Texas. He brings a rare combination of skills and experience in natural resources, land planning, resource management, conservation tools, family ownership, transactions, and negotiations, combined with a vast network of buyers, investors and landowners.

King Land & Water applies unequaled expertise on behalf of motivated buyers who want to own and enjoy land in Texas and become stewards of Texas’ diverse land and water resources. If you are a landowner considering the sale of a ranch property and want to find qualified buyers willing to continue your family’s land ethic and legacy, while at the same time achieving your financial goals, King Land & Water is your best choice of brokerage firms in Texas.

If the idea of your own dream ranch has fired your imagination for longer than you can remember, King Land & Water is ready to help find that special property for you. Additionally, King Land & Water can assist with designing and negotiating terms of Conservation Easements for landowners and has sold more ranches in Texas subject to these Easements than any other firm.

Our marketing investments over the last 10 years have developed a network of buyers and real estate professionals such as appraisers, title companies, photographers, land planners, lenders, and surveyors, providing for the best platform possible to achieve the best price within any market. Since 2007 King Land & Water has closed more than 170 transactions involving more than 520,000 acres. James and Tammy King were recently featured in Lands of Texas Magazine’s Broker Spotlight.

King Land & Water has received numerous awards and were honored by The Land Report for two National 2014 Deals of the Year.

The King Land & Water Team is led by Broker Tammy King and Agent James King with decades of real estate experience and relationships all over the state. Additionally, Nakia Hambright, as office manager provides the best technical solutions, marketing programs, and general support to not only the staff but also to a growing family of clients, even years after the deal is done. A new office in Austin is managed by Harrison King, who recently graduated from McCombs School at The University of Texas. He has helped provide a presence for the growing business geographically central in Texas so King Land & Water can now respond faster and continue to grow their vast network of buyers and sellers.

$60,567,075  •  76,185 acres
King Land and Water (James King) and Chas. S. Middleton and Son (Sam Middleton) are pleased to announce that we have teamed together to exclusively offer for sale the Eagle Mountain Ranch and nearby Carrizo Mountain Ranch. Similar to the Davis Mountains and the Chisos Mountains of the Chihuahuan Desert, this mountain range functions as a sky island habitat, with intermountain ridge lines and valleys serving as corridors for wildlife migration, especially between Texas and Mexico along the Rio Grande.
$24,000,000  •  10,000 acres
Cathedral Mountain Ranch 10,000 acres only 13.5 miles south of Alpine on highway 118. Iconic ranch with 5.3 miles both sides of spring-fed Calamity Creek. The Ranch has a 3,000 sf owners Lodge set up facing south framing Cathedral Mountain, a 3-bedroom 2 bath foreman’s home, large stocked lake, trees, rock outcrops, and elevations up to 6,868 feet. Rare opportunity. Co-Listed with Carpenter Real Estate.
$1,695,000  •  92 acres
92 secluded acres and a 3,000± sf luxury home make this Texas ranch a rare find. Located ten minutes north of Fort Davis, the dramatic views of the Davis Mountains serve as the backdrop for this one-of-a-kind property in the heart of West Texas cattle country.
$2,500,000  •  68 acres
Turkey Bend Ranch is situated on the banks of Lake Tavis near the town of Spicewood in southern Burnet County. Turkey Bend Ranch is part of the Edwards Plateau of Texas commonly referred to as the “Hill Country”, one of the most biologically diverse regions in the nation with a rich assemblage of wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, trees and native wildlife.
$2,112,500  •  6,500 acres
With gently rolling limestone hills on the west end overlooking diverse habitat along small creek bottoms, and open gently sloping flats, the ranch abounds with hunting and recreation opportunities. The area is a mecca for both whitetail and mule deer hunting or just prowling the draws in search of adventure.
$1,012,500  •  675 acres
Alamito Vista Ranch is the perfect small Presidio County ranch. Located just 15 minutes south of Marfa, in Far West Texas. The ranch has been recently spiked for creosote and grubbed for mesquite and the results are already amazing. There are four water wells on the property, some shallow, making this one of the best watered ranches near Marfa. There is an excellent road system with many of the fences being new. A 3br/2 bath home. Next to the house is a large metal shop with electricity, concrete floors, and big sliding doors, surrounded by breathtaking vistas of the Davis, Chinati, San Jacinto, French, and Cienega Mountains.
$32,674,500  •  47,700 acres
Located west of Van Horn, Texas in the fifth highest mountain range in Texas, the Eagle Mountains, the ranch is easily accessed by two county roads. The ranch is a mere 1.5 hours from El Paso International Airport ad just 30 minutes from Van Horn Airport which can land jet aircraft. Large well-established landowner neighbors and excellent game management programs makes Piñon Ranch the perfect grazing, hunting and recreation property. Tucked away into an isolated part of the Eagle Mountains where you have ease of access along with extreme privacy. Ranching heritage abounds as the Overland Trail passes through this ranch where stagecoaches used to stop at Eagle Spring located on the ranch.
$8,957,300  •  9,580 acres
The Charco Largo Ranch is conveniently located a short drive south of Marfa, TX. Classic “Cattle County” of the Old West, Charco Largo Ranch is part of the Marfa Plateau, a mile-high desert grassland of basin range topography between the Davis Mountains to the north and the Chinati Mountains and the Rio Grande River to the southwest. The ranch has excellent groundwater and with a distribution of wells, pipelines and troughs, there is excellent water available throughout the ranch.
$96,091,250  •  113,650 acres
The Y-6 Ranch, near Valentine, TX, is rich in ranching history and ranching heritage. Mountains, grasslands, springs, canyons, and desert habitat creates one of the best hunting and wildlife ranches in Texas. With abundant wildlife, such as mule deer, herds of pronghorn, white-tail deer, mountain lion, occasional elk can all be found here. Smaller animal and bird species found on the ranch includes javelina, fox, ringtail cat, coyote, dove, Gamble’s quail and many, many large coveys of blue or scaled quail. The ranch can be divided and sold into two parts or sold as an entire ranch.
$319,200,000  •  420,000 acres
Brewster Ranches is around half the size of Rhode Island with over 420,000 contiguous acres. It starts just 15 miles from the Gage Hotel in Marathon heading south 31 miles all the way to Black Gap Wildlife Management Area which is a stone throws away from Big Bend National Park filled with outdoor adventures. Classic “Big Bend Country” of the Old West, Brewster Ranches has maintained much of the environment and appearance of times past, rich in history and today wildlife hunting opportunities such as desert mule deer, elk, desert big horn sheep, scaled quail and some of the most important habitat for migrations of wildlife in the Chihuahuan Desert between the borderlands of Texas and Mexico to the south.
$2,958,850  •  1,003 acres
Located between the town of Angleton and the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge in Brazoria County. The ranch fronts on Farm to Market Road 2004 and County Road 213, providing easy access to the property. The ranch's location is only 45 miles south of the City of Houston and 9 miles to the northeast of Lake Jackson. This working cattle ranch and historic farmland's proximity to the Brazoria Wildlife Refuge creates incredible opportunities for waterfowl hunting for wintering ducks, geese and cranes in this area along the Texas Coast.
$149,490,000  •  196,000 acres
Dove Mountain offers a variety of habitats and improvements which start on the north at Tres Hermanos summit on the Shely Peaks at 5,210 feet down into a wide scenic valley where you find the live water section of San Francisco Creek that is cottonwood lined for over two miles. An airstrip and giant hanger. The Pine Mountains where there are some of the most majestic overlooks in the entire region. Pinion pine found on the north slope and above on the Mesa and within the canyons provide habitat for an Elk herd that can be seen regularly. If there is one thing that makes this ranch stand out is the availability of Desert Big Horn Sheep habitats as well as the availability of permits by TPWD.
$40,317,050  •  52,022 acres
YE Mesa Ranch is as beautiful and rugged as it gets in the Big Bend County with an excellent road system accessing valleys, mountains and canyons throughout. The spine of the Santiago Mountains is the western boundary on the north ranch but cuts across the south ranch creating a series of ridges and valleys and outstanding views. Connected to the west side of the Santiago Mountains is YE Mesa itself with a raised volcanic uplift and peak slopping off toward Chalk Draw just off the ranch. There are numerous commanding vistas of the entire Big Bend Region and its mountain features including El Pico in the Del Carmens and the entire Chiosos Mountain skyline.
$28,151,475  •  34,123 acres
Horse Mountain Ranch is located just a 30-minute drive from the Gage Hotel in Marathon, which serves as the gateway to Big Bend Nation Park to the south. Horse Mountain Ranch is divided into two contiguous historical ownerships with the north portion being a wide valley between the Pena Blanca Mountains, Horse Mountain and Twin Peaks creating an expanse called Lightning Flat where the headwaters of Horse Draw and Pena Blanca Draw are located. The Headquarters is located on the north unit adjacent to the Historic Reed Spring which makes a beautiful cottonwood tree lined lake.
$7,500,000  •  12,000 acres
The Farmer Ranch is one of the original farming operations developed in the Van Horn area is now a working cattle and hunting ranch set within the vast scenic landscape of far-west Texas. The majority of the ranch consists of gently rolling high-desert grasslands, draws and flats with spectacular views of the towering area mountains, providing for excellent hunting opportunities.
$4,250,000  •  202 acres
The Jenschke Lane Farm is large and diverse enough to give a sense of privacy while also providing excellent access, multiple home sites with incredible views, and a fantastic location amidst this booming region of the Hill Country. The farm primarily consists of gently rolling savanna-woodlands studded with huge Post Oaks and Spanish Oaks with areas of historic and active cultivation nestled into the picturesque Hill Country farm scenery.
$3,149,304  •  7,410.13 acres
H Bar H is predominantly within the Bear Canyon drainage with steep hills, cliffs, and drainage along with grass covered flats. A road system gets you down to the river and around the ranch making this place private and extremely accessible. Seven wells with several watering troughs provide amazing water distribution for wildlife. The headquarters is a compound with an updated 3 bedroom/2 bath main house with a custom rock fireplace, hunter’s camp, barns and outbuilding.
$47,416,500  •  31,611 acres
Ford Ranch, with over 100 years of excellent land management practices, is the magazine cover photo of Hill Country beauty with rolling grasslands painted in blue bonnets, huge century oaks and mesquites, abundant wildlife and healthy livestock.
$15,554,171  •  19,814 acres
Tesnus Ranch is a cattle and hunting recreation ranch with an amazing amount of seclusion framed between towering mountains all within diverse low, mid to high desert habitats. An excellent all-weather caliche road provides access into the ranch where near the entrance there is a very nice modern 3-bedroom 2-bath Headquarters home.
$85,995,000  •  117,000 acres
Classic “Big Bend Country” of the Old West, Rio Texico Ranch has maintained much of the environment and appearance of times past. Rio Texico Ranch's San Francisco Creek is a year-round live water with Cottonwood gallery forests on both banks and riparian vegetation are very rare in this desert and a magnet for wildlife. The ranch is a working cattle ranch with some excellent recently improved infrastructure. There are miles of new internal fences, pens, and traps as well as water and road improvements.
$3,212,140  •  6,004 acres
Dos Lomas Ranch is located between Ft. Stockton and Ozona fronting for over 5 miles on the north side of Interstate 10 and its frontage road at Exit 314 just 10 miles as the crow flies south west of Iraan. San Antonio is just 3.5 hours to the east making this an excellent weekend recreation ranch. Acreage 6,004 +/- Acres in Pecos County The name of the ranch comes from two high limestone mountain tops that dominate the views from around the ranch. Broad tops with big valleys creates a combination of easy accessible gentle land with deeper soil and the limestone bluffs, rim country, steep hills, and canyon heads creating a diversity of habitats and landforms. This is a working ranch with exceptional hunting. It’s also loaded with canyons, mountains, caves, and excellent vegetation cover making this a hiker and explorers dream. It has been well managed for decades and is known for its combination of native grass, shrubs, and trees. A combination of three large pastures and two traps with pens and extensive water infrastructure complete this working ranch. Some call this “divide country” as the ranch has tremendous topography with a road infrastructure that allows easy access up on top and across the entire ranch. Flay grassy mesa tops with a natural Playa Lake or “Buffalo Wallow” contrast with the rim rock canyons, broad valleys, wooded steep limestone bluffs. This is Western Edwards Plateau transitioning into the Chihuahuan Deseret a convergence of two biologically-distinct eco-regions in Texas. Dos Lomas is the perfect combination of topography, vegetation, accessibility, scenery, history and romance. The Headquarters is simple but functional with a foreman’s house and owner/hunter camp house. The old historic house burned many years ago but there is an excellent location to build a new owners lodge. There are some outbuildings, barns and pens located at the Headquarters. The owners have worked for decades with the NRCS in cost share programs to improve rangeland and building new fences within the ranch. From yucca and sotol, to hackberry and mesquite woodlands, to persimmon and juniper, the ranch represents a crossroads of diverse habitats. The property’s browse and grasslands are in great condition, a result of responsible grazing methods. Native grasses, forbs, browse, brush, cacti and trees not only provide excellent habitat for gamespecies such as deer, turkey, quail, and dove, but also for non-game species such as Texas horned lizard, neotropical songbirds, fox, ringtail cat, and many other animals.Mule deer, and whitetail deer populations on the Ranch are great. The population is about 50/50 for the two deer types and, within the steep terrain along the canyons, one can also find Aoudad sheep. Wing shooting opportunities for blue quail and mourning dove are tremendous. The ranch has a MLD Level II permit and has been carefully managed over the decades by responsible hunters. The ranch is divided into upper mesa land and lower valley/canyon land. There are 3 wells below the rim with one being a windmill and the other two being submersible with electricity. The submersible in West Pasture is pumped up the rim and supplies water on top. There is also a Windmill on top in the East Pasture. The water is shallow, accessible, prolific, and is high quality, being part of the Edwards-Trinity or Plateau Aquifer. The three wells below the rim are 300 feet in depth with water at 120 feet and the one windmill on top is 600 feet deep. Storage tanks and troughs distribute water around each pasture and at the Headquarters. One water through on top near the pens is supplied by a neighbor’s well. This ranch is adjacent to the Yates Field one of the most prolific Oil Fields in the World which has produced over one Billion Barrels of Oil. There are no active wells or leases on the Dos Lomas Ranch. There are three Mineral Classified Sections and the Sellers will convey 10% of fee minerals owned. The fee minerals conveyed will allow any future surface owner to provide for Surface Protection provisions in any new Lease. There is a 137 KV Transmission Line across the west end of the ranch from the Interstate up and out the top of the ranch. The owners have had interest from both Solar and Wind developers in the past. They will convey all Solar and Wind rights.
$3,648,000  •  7,296 acres
Situated at the convergence of three biologically-distinct eco-regions in Texas; the Texas Hill Country to the east, the Chihuahuan Desert to the west, and the subtropical Tamaulipan Brushland to the south, creating one of the most unique wildlife habitats in the state.
$7,695,620  •  22,972 acres
The ranch is situated at the convergence of three biologically-distinct eco-regions in Texas; the Texas Hill Country to the east, the Chihuahuan Desert to the west, and the subtropical Tamaulipan Brushland to the south, creating one of the most unique wildlife habitats in the state.
$5,709,951  •  8,459 acres
The 8,459+/- acre Pecos Canyon Ranch is dominated by the river and the canyonlands that drain into it. It is really two ranches, split by the county road, with excellent new fences and entrance gates for privacy and security.
$2,518,550  •  2,963 acres
Eagle Piñon Ranch sits on the southeast shoulder of the Eagle Mountains and was a pasture at one time in a much larger ownership named Piñon Pasture after the extensive Mexican Piñons found on this ranch. Just nine miles west of Van Horn is the Allamoore exit on I-10
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James and Tammy King
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Fort Davis, TX 79734

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