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
The Eagle Mountain/Carrizo Mountain Ranches are actually two nearby distinct properties that are connected by an improved caliche county road and miles of a paved/concrete private easement road linking the ranches with easy access. 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.
Contact for Price  •  11 acres
For the first time in decades Far Flung Outdoor Center is listed for-sale as a turn-key complete business opportunity to own, manage, and expand on one of the leading outdoor adventure businesses in the State of Texas. The combination of Real Estate, location, cabins, conference center, pool, infrastructure, adventure equipment, vehicles, and a reputable brand known across the country creates an investment opportunity to live the dream but also to own a profitable dynamic business. Please contact Broker for financial details and asking price. Financials can be provided to qualified Buyers who sign a Non-disclosure Agreement.
$1,300,000  •  138 acres
It is a rare opportunity to own a private Preserve that is this far along on natural diversity succession. Wild Mercury Preserve, a living natural laboratory which has been carefully managed for enhancing natural habitat for decades which has resulted in a wide diversity of native wildlife. The seller looking for a new owner that can continue the legacy of restoration and study on Wild Mercury Preserve.
$625,000  •  400 acres
A true oasis kneeling at the foothills of the towering Chinati Mountains; the house at Ayers Ranch offers visitors a one-of-a-kind experience. This off-the-grid, monolithic structure made up of 3-large interconnecting concrete domes, is partially buried and nestled into the mountainside.
$3,185,850  •  9,510 acres
Cooks Creek Ranch is scenic with tremendous views down into Indian Creek and Cook Creek with rolling hills and limestone cliff canyon banks. Water on the ranch is distributed in a variety of wells, pipelines, water storage, and water troughs. Recent use and management have been focused on improving and growing both mule deer and whitetail deer populations. The population is about 50/50 for these two deer types and some of the best Blue Quail hunting in Texas.
$1,105,000  •  3,400 acres
Flying Buck Ranch is situated directly across US Highway 90 from the Terrell County Airport (6R6) creating a rare fly-in hunting experience along the transition zone of the western Hill Country into Trans-Pecos region Texas, an area rich with history and wildlife. Being 3 miles west of Dryden, Texas between Del Rio and Sanderson, the ranch is easily accessed by car from central and south Texas.
$975,000  •  3,000 acres
Riata East Ranch consists primarily of gently sloping open grassland flats divide by multiple small draws that provide a diverse habitat of larger brush and trees crucial for wildlife habitat. The old Headquarters at Riata East Ranch and existing house provide day one utility as a working ranch with the necessary infrastructure in place to expand and build your own ranch home or hunting lodge.
$12,717,950  •  17,542 acres
Matthews-Law Ranch is a combination of two historic ranches and has over 4.5 miles of the Santiago Mountain ridgeline cascading down into Santiago Flats. Rugged, wild, secluded, amazing are just a few words to describe this true mountain ranch. Santiago Peak is just off the north boundary of the ranch and is a sentinel that can be seen from all over the ranch.
$66,421,150  •  95,570 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 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.
$25,860,000  •  34,480 acres
YE Mesa is an elevated high mountain volcanic structure sitting high over Big Bend National Park's north entrance along and includes 10 miles of the Santiago Mountains that form Persimmon Gap to the south. Rugged, wild, secluded, amazing are just a few words to describe this true mountain ranch.
$92,139,660  •  120,444 acres
Dagger Flats Ranch has a variety of habitats and improvements. The headquarters is an elaborate assemblage of homes, barns, and building all looking north at the beautiful mountains on the ranch. The ranch has a live water section of San Francisco Creek that is cottonwood lined for over five miles. The ranch is a working cattle and hunting ranch with Elk, Mule deer Desert Big Horn Sheep habitats as well as the availability of permits by TPWD.
$80,131,230  •  102,078 acres
Dove Mountain Ranch is a massive contiguous cattle and hunting ranch is at the gateway to Big Bend National Park to the south and is home to a wide array of natural features. 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.
$324,360,000  •  424,000 acres
An assemblage of 7 ranches making up 424,000± acres that include some of the most amazing land features found in the Southwest, located in Brewster County, TX. The vast landscape comes a diversity of habitats and a rich population of native wildlife. Desert big horn sheep permits are given each year by Texas Parks and Wildlife to hunt the sustainable population of the Desert Big Horn Sheep.
$4,689,998  •  6,253.35 acres
Maravillas Creek Ranch has recently had a major overhaul of roads, fences, wells, water troughs, dams, tanks, and a new private building site up in the hills with electricity. The ranch terrain varies from a nice combination of overflow flats next to igneous rolling hills. The ranch is embedded in a landscape of public lands creating unlimited recreational opportunities right next door and just down the road. Big Bend National Park, Black Gap WMA and Big Bend State Park.
$15,350,000  •  2,275 acres
Dripstone Ranch is uniquely located in the geographic transition area between the rugged Hill Country Balcones Fault, the Chihuahuan Desert, and the topography of the South Texas Brush Country. Ranching and nature come together here, with areas of wildlife habitat and river, combined with agricultural areas designed into improved pastures, amazing ranch infrastructure, and the famous karst limestone caves found on the ranch.
$22,000,000  •  10,955 acres
The highly improved 4M Ranch is a world unto itself with an incredible suite of world class improvements including a 5,000 ft paved runway, crushed rock roads, headquarters complex, and set out miles away on a limestone perch sits a truly remarkable 10,000 sq/ft home with infinity pool peering down at the 4 miles of Lower Pecos River frontage below.
$13,414,350  •  14,502 acres
Comprised of some of the most well cared for acreage in Far West Texas.  Sweeping vistas, plateaus, mountains and canyons, abundant grass and water. This is Chihuahuan Desert hunting land at its best and a nature lover’s dream. This ranch has it all. 60 miles south of Marfa.
$1,936,300  •  578 acres
Located just east of Fort Davis at the end of Compromise Street you find a broad sweeping high grassland with some of the most spectacular views in the entire Davis Mountains. Chihuahua Creek cuts through this property on the west, where you can find most times of the year water creating riparian woodlands filled with wildlife.
$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.
$27,904,500  •  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.
$28,833,935  •  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.
$6,300,000  •  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.
$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.
King Land & Water

James and Tammy King
PO Box 109
Fort Davis, TX 79734

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