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$1,113,750   •   297 Acres
2 br / 2 ba /

SOLD Location Olive Farm is located on the Texas Gulf Coast in Calhoun County with waterfrontage along Guadalupe Bay and the Victoria Barge Canal. Situated only 6 miles northeast of Seadrift, 30 miles from Victoria, 75 miles from Corpus Christi, and about 140 miles from Houston and San Antonio, the Olive Farm fronts on two paved county roads just off State Highway 185. The waterfront of the ranch has an accessible private boat ramp for easy access to the bay and surrounding coastal waters. Acreage 297± Acres in Calhoun County Description Olive Farm is remarkably diverse with dense stands of coastal live oak and anaqua trees, scattered motts of native brush, intact wetlands, coastal prairies, and a range of fishery habitats. The combination of these natural habitats has provided for a huge diversity of wildlife and a rich recreation opportunity. Decades of proper range management such as prescribed burning, disking, brush management, contouring, and water control structures has created a turn-key recreation property. The ranch layout is ideal for private use and enjoyment, with two large freshwater lakes, a great set of barns, accommodations, and private access to the coastal marshes and bay. There are about 80± acres of irrigated farmland in the northern part of the ranch with access to a local system of capture and storage of surface and well water. This area previously served as an Olive tree farm but could be repurposed as a food plot or other farming operation. Through a series of roads, mowed lanes, and adjoining public roads there is great access to much of the ranch. Habitat Olive Farm lies within the Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes Ecoregion and is part of the Ingleside barrier-strand plain geologic system, a unique Pleistocene coastal system limited to a narrow band stretching from Calhoun County to Kleberg County, much of which has been impacted with development. Many say the habitats at Olive Farm are very similar to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge and with the network of similar protected areas in the immediate vicinity, a wildlife mecca. This system is characterized by a diverse complex of soils, and habitat associations, including live oak mottes, tallgrass prairie, sand barrens, freshwater marshes, and freshwater pothole ponds. Tidal bayous, brackish emergent marshes, and creeks further enhance the ranches’ biological diversity. This broad soil diversity supports a unique assemblage of native grasses, forbs, brush, and trees. Wildlife Hunting, fishing, birding, and just enjoying the array of wildlife is easy to do within this diverse assemblage of habitats. Fresh and Coastal waters are home to a wide array of wintering waterfowl, shorebirds, and waterbirds such as ducks, geese, cranes, stilts, plovers, egrets, bitterns, and herons. Sandy soils, prairies and oak mott woodlands provide for bobwhite quail, native whitetail deer, and turkey hunting. Fishing on the ranch and in adjacent waters is world class. Redfish, trout, flounder, and drum are all part of the fishery that makes this area a fishing destination. Improvements The ranch has an idyllic headquarters area located on a bluff overlooking the coastal frontage of the ranch and the delta of the Guadalupe River in the distance. A 2 bed/2 bath barndominium with a large second-story porch is perfect for day-one use of the ranch, other infrastructure includes a large equipment barn, well and irrigation shed and working/shipping pens. An 80-acre high fence pasture around the farmland creates the ability to manage a wildlife operation. Water Two large deep freshwater lakes capture rainwater as well as supply from two wells, these lakes offer a great recreation resource for fishing, duck hunting as well as adequate water for wildlife and the headquarters. 3/4 of a mile of coastal frontage with potholes, tidal pool and creeks make excellent redfish and speckled trout habitat along with migratory waterfowl. Conservation and Management The ranch was placed under a Conservation Easements as part of a comprehensive plan to implement a wildlife and landscape Conservation Strategy while simultaneously preserving and providing for future recreation development. The easements allows for the ability to improve the ranch tremendously with homes and recreational infrastructure including the ability to repair and improve the private boat ramp onsite. Hand in hand with the conservation strategies on the ranch, significant improvement has been made in habitat management, infrastructure, and wildlife management. Prescribed burning has been an ideal tool for coastal prairie management and regular use of it has had significant impact on the health of the native range. Contact: Harrison King, Listing Agent at 432-386-7102

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Water Wells: 2-5
Construction Status: - None -
King Land & Water
King Land & Water
James and Tammy King
James and Tammy King

Office: 4324262024