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$16,000,000  •  1,833 acres
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Property Description: 1833.536+/- acres with a HUGE PRIVATE 550+/- ACRE LAKE set amongst scenic rolling terrain heavily wooded in oak and elm forests. Clear right-of-ways, scenic elevation change and excellent building locations. Raw land with limited improvements allows for a blank canvas to with endless possibilities.Area Historical Information: McLennan County is deep seeded in history with the first Spanish exploring expedition in 1721 by Marques de San Miguel de Aguayo. Records show that during his expedition he camped near the Brazos River and a major tributary, Bosque, Spanish for woods.Multiple native Indian tribes lived and roamed the area and was occupied by three main tribes - Caddo, Tonkawa and three branches of the Wichita - Tawakoni, Towash and Waco. The Tonkawas were the most predominant in number and referred to as "Tonks" by the European settlers. They lived in skin tents and followed bison, deer and other small animals. They were considered to be roaming hunter/gatherers which provided for many conflicts by the neighboring Comanche to the west.Further settlement of the area began in 1837 when Fort Fisher, a Texas Ranger outpost, was established but abandoned a few months later. Waco Village was later built on the site of an ancient agricultural village of the Waco Indians. A two-league grant of land by Gen. Thomas J Chambers was the start of development in the area where land was sold for a dollar an acre. The Chisolm Trail later crossed at a shallow ford in the Brazos River where the town of Kimball was formed, west of Waco. In 1845, Neil McLennan moved onto land on the South Bosque River. In 1850, named after Neil McLennan, McLennan County was carved out of the Milam District and the same year Universal Immigration Company of England purchased 27,000 acres from Richard Kimball where 30 families were sent to settle the area. Bosque County was officially formed in February 1854 from McLennan County totaling 989 square miles. European settlers began to populate the area in 1854 when the State of Texas offered 320 acres to each family that would settle the new county, and Norwegians took advantage of the offer believing the area to be much like Norway. In 1856, Waco Village was incorporated as the town of Waco, and a new county courthouse was erected that year. By 1859, there were 749 people living in Waco.Location: Located in eastern McLennan County, Lake Creek Reservoir is on Manos Creek in the Brazos River basin approximately four miles west of Riesel, TX. It is located approximately 12 miles east of Waco, ~100 miles from Dallas/Fort Worth, ~110 miles from Austin & ~165 from Houston, Texas.Directions: From Waco, go East on Highway 6 toward Riesel. Prior to arriving in Riesel turn south on FM 1860 going approximately ~5 miles to the first main gate on the left. Just past this gate the lake can be partially seen on the left. FM 1860 continues around the ranch and ties back into Hwy 6 in Riesel, TX.Lake Creek Reservoir: This is a superior body of water constructed by Austin Road Company in 1953. There were no expenses spared at the time of construction. The water clarity is very good being in limestone based land. The lake is considered a magnificent recreational lake. There are 3 primary drainage basins with Manos Creek being the primary source of run-off water. The lake boasts multiple scenic coves, a magnificent tree covered island in the center of the lake, deep water shorelines and duck habitat in the backwaters of the lake making this an extremely versatile body of water in an area not known to have large lakes. Maximum depth is estimated to be ~35' at the deepest point with fourteen square miles of drainage feeding the lake. Based on aerial imagery from 2005-2015 the average water surface acreage was 442.475+/- acres with an average of 9.7+/- miles of lake frontage. Also based on aerial imagery, it is estimated that the lake fluctuated between ~343 surface acres and ~555 surface acres with only three of the last ten years being less than ~400 acres. Lake Creek is a desirable lake even at lower lake levels with some of the shorelines being gravel based and blossom with native grasses providing for a clean and scenic shoreline. Fluctuation of lake level is not believed to have any impact on the quality of the reservoir.Lake Dam History: A Water Right Permit dated May 10, 1951 was granted by the State Board of Water Engineers to Texas Power and Light for constructing the reservoir. Austin Road Company began construction on September 8, 1951 and the dam was completed May 1952. Impoundment of water began in June 1952 by runoff inflow from approximately 14 square miles. The first generating unit began commercial operation April 2, 1953. The dam is highly engineered and well-constructed with an estimated cost in 1952 of $10.8M. On January 26, 1972 the permitted water capacity was reduced from 9,500 acre-feet to its now current level of 8,500 acre-feet at 405 ft above msl. Lake Creek previously operated as a natural gas fired power plant which has since been completely removed and remediated. It was in operation from 1953 to 2010.Water rights:Impoundment limit - 8,500 acre feetPermitted Consumptive Rights - 10,000 acre feetMaximum Make-Up Water per year from the Brazos River - 8,996 acre feetWater is pumped via through a pipeline from a pump station located on the Brazos River in close proximity to the lake.Dam Report: Freese and Nichols, Inc conducted a dam inspection on July 18, 2017 and provided a report dated November 2017 of the Lake Creek Dam (a full report can be made available to pre-qualified Buyers). The following is the "Project Description":Lake Creek Dam was completed in 1952 to provide a cooling reservoir for the operation of Lake Creek Steam Electric Station. The dam consists of a homogenous, earthen embankment with a length of 1,860 feet and a maximum height of 50 feet above the original streambed. Based on the 2003 inspection report, the dam's crest elevation varies from 409.75 to 410.25 feet-msl. The normal pool of Lake Creek Reservoir is elevation 402 feet-msl. The embankment has side slopes of 2.5 Horizontal to 1 Vertical (2.5H:1V) for both the upstream and downstream slopes. The upstream slope of the embankment is protected by a 1-foot thick layer of rock riprap underlain by a 1-foot thick gravel bedding layer extending from the crest to elevation 395 feet-msl (seven feet below normal pool elevation). A 4-inch thick layer of gravel protects the downstream slope. Lake Creek Dam originally had no internal seepage collection system; however, a toe drain system consisting of a 6-inch perforated PVC pipe placed in a gravel filter and surrounded by filter fabric was installed in 2007 along the downstream toe of the embankment.Discharge from the reservoir are controlled by two 20-foot tall by approximately 32.75-foot wide radial gates at the left (south) abutment. The service spillway transitions into a 40-foot wide concrete chute, stilling basin, and outfall channel. The top elevation of the spillway gates is 405 feet-msl in the closed position, and the crest of the ogee weir at the gates is elevation 385 feet-msl. An uncontrolled earthen emergency spillway with a crest elevation of 406 feet-msl and a width of 523 feet is located in the right (north) abutment of the dam.In Texas, the TCEQ is the regulatory agency responsible for the administration of state dam safety laws. Dams are classified according to the size of the dam and the potential for loss of human life and property damages downstream from the dam in the event of a breach of the dam. The size classification of small, intermediate, or large is based on the storage in the reservoir and the height of the dam. Intermediate size dams are those with a maximum storage between 1,000 and 50,000 acre-feet and/or a height greater than 40 ft and less than 100 ft. With a height of 50 feet and a top of the dam storage of 11,700 acre feet Lake Creek Dam is classified as an intermediate size structure.A dam's hazard classification can be low, significant, or high based on the downstream risks in the event of a failure. The area downstream of the dam consists primarily of undeveloped land in the floodplain of Manos Creek. Farm-to-Market Road 1860 crosses the spillway discharge channel downstream of the dam. The confluence of Manos Creek and the Brazos River is located approximately 0.6 miles downstream of the dam. Based on a visual review there are a few scattered homes located downstream of the dam; however, they appear to be located at an elevation which would likely not be in the inundation zone. Farm-to-Market Road 1860 would be classified as a minor highway; however, since it was observed to be as a school bus route, it would be considered a secondary highway. TCEQ criteria define a significant hazard structure as one where failure can cause appreciable economic loss to isolated homes, secondary highways, minor railroads, and public utilities or which could potentially impact one to six lives or involve two or fewer habitable structures. Lake Creek Dam is currently classified as a significant hazard dam.According to State criteria, an intermediate size, significant hazard structure is required to pass 56 percent of the Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) based on the height and storage parameters of Lake Creek Dam. As determined by an August 2013 hydraulic study performed by FNI, Lake Creek Dam passes 87 percent of the PMF event without overtopping the embankment. Therefore, the dam is considered hydraulically adequate.Inspection Summary Report: A full Freese & Nichols, Inc. report, dated November 2017, containing specific details in connection with minor repair recommendations can be made available to prequalified Buyers upon request.Terrain: Terrain is scenic with ~120' of elevation change. Property is mostly treed with sporadic native pastureland desirable for grazing cattle. The landscape lends itself to be considered recreational land. There are highly desirable scenic views/building sites from the southernmost hilltops overlooking Lake Creek Reservoir.Water Wells: There are two known water wells on the property. One water well is believed to be ~685 feet producing approximately 248 gallons per minute (gpm). The second well is believed to be approximately ~700 feet producing approximately 245 gallons per minute (gpm). Neither of the wells are believed to operational currently but there is no reason to believe they could not be put back into use.Other Surface Water: Several small ancillary stock tanks exist as well as one small lake being approximately 3.5+/- surface acres that is partially shared with a neighbor.Wildlife: Wildlife is an untouched and untapped resource. There are whitetail deer, abundant dove, feral hogs, squirrels, bobcats, coyotes, and a variety of songbirds. Migratory waterfowl have been seen in large numbers, have never been hunted and use the lake as a wintering ground during peak migration being located just off the banks of the Brazos River, being a major flyway in the Central Flyway.Fisheries: While Lake Creek has never officially been stocked there seems to be an abundance and wide variety of fish species that have naturally been stocked and reproduced in the lake. The fish that were caught and observed while filming were largemouth bass, catfish and bluegill. The fish habitat and lake appear to be prime for fish management and additional stocking/management.Fencing: The perimeter is fenced and there is no functional cross fencing. Condition of the fencing is fair to good. A 6' chain-link fence was constructed below the dam and has been well maintained and presently in very good condition.Access: There are ten (10) gated access points into the ranch, all are secure and the lake is virtually unused. There are multiple heavy duty pipe entrances into the ranch. Manos Creek can be crossed on the east end of the ranch via a well-constructed concrete three culvert crossing.Airports: There are two airports in close proximity Lake Creek Ranch. Waco Regional Airport (ACT) is a full service airport located 5+/- miles NW of Waco and 22+/- miles from the ranch. It is a Class 1 Airport averaging 98 aircraft per day with two (2) runways measuring 6,596' and 5,896'. Additionally, TSTC Waco Airport (CNW) is located 8+/- miles NE of Waco and 15+/- from the ranch. The airport averages 131 aircraft per day with two (2) runways measuring 8,600' and 6,291'. Former President George W. Bush landed Air Force One at TSTC when visiting their family ranch during his presidency.Hospitals: There are three full service hospitals located in close proximity to the ranch. Hill Regional Hospital, Providence Health Center, Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center all located in and around Waco, Texas.School District: Riesel ISDElectricity: Oncor Electric, and Navasota Valley Co-opMinerals: Minerals are negotiable. Owner is believed to own a majority of the minerals on the ranch, but no warranties or guarantees will be made.Grazing Leases: The ranch is currently leased for grazing and hay production. Fishing and hunting have been prohibited during the current ownership.Taxes: Annual property taxes for 2015 were approximately $17,851.73 and the property is agricultural exemptLegal Description: Estimated ~1833.536+/- acres in which a plat map and legal description of the property resulting from a boundary survey conducted in 2013 can be made available to prequalified Buyers.Buyers & Brokers: Buyer's brokers must be present for all initial showings. Buyers should notify Listing Broker that they are represented prior to touring the property. We welcome the opportunity to work with other Brokers/ Agents, but expect their full participation in any transaction.Comments: Rare opportunity to own a massive private lake in the heart of Central Texas close to Waco, TX and three major metropolitan areas.Contact:Cash McWhorter - Partner/Broker, 469-222-4076 MobileBlake Hortenstine - Partner/Broker, 214-616-1305 Mobile
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Prime Arkansas Farmland! Consisting Of: 164.05 Total Acres Of Which 158.65 Is Tillable, Irrigated Row Crop. This Farmland Has Produced Recent Yields Of Corn, Soybean & Cotton. Other Features Include An Irrigation Well And Bakers Bayou Runs Along The Southern Border Of The Farm.
$1,100,000  •  80 acres
Pine Ridge in Lost CanyonEnjoy the quiet seclusion of Pine Ridge Ranch located on Lost Canyon Rd just north of Gunnison, Colorado! This beautiful custom two bedroom, two bathroom, 2,400 sq. ft. home sits on 80 beautifully forested acres, complete with Aspen, Ponderosa, and other evergreens! The house is situated to enjoy the beautiful views of the Gunnison National Forest and the Gunnison Valley. The HomeEven though this home comes with 80 acres, the house is situated in the middle of 160 acres where no homes can be built in any view from the house. The home is two stories with a basement and garage.The kitchen has ample tile counters and hickory cabinets with beautiful tiled flooring, a convenient center island, gas range and oven, microwave, an energy-efficient refrigerator and freezer and great views from the kitchen window! The main level has the open floor plan that affords itself to great entertaining! From the kitchen to the dining/living room, there are ample windows and a glass door to the deck and pretty view of the forest and other outbuildings. There is one guest bedroom and bathroom just off of the kitchen, with the laundry area, with washer and gas dryer, conveniently situated off of the kitchen as well.The living and dining rooms are carpeted as well as the staircase leading up to the master suite! The master bathroom has tiled floor and oversized shower. The oversized soaking bathtub is slightly elevated and encased in tile too. The master bedroom is just off of the sitting area that adds extra space for your TV or office. The views from the master bedroom are breathtaking, as you can see all the way across the big valley below! Both bedrooms are decorated with custom New England Pine doors on all closets. Downstairs you will find the family room, utility room, and small work area. The family room has a walk-out door to a beautiful covered porch. Just off of the family room you enter the garage which is big enough for a pickup and ATV. There is also a small workbench in the garage.Oh, and don't forget the awesome Backyard fire pit. You can enjoy a fire in the evening with friends and family while enjoying the peaceful evening sky. You can see the stars from here! PowerThis property is off the grid and has a complete solar system along with a backup propane generator.OutbuildingsThere is a great sauna house, a woodshed (aka-BioFuel), a four-bay storage shed, an outhouse, (aka- the "Library"), complete with its own septic, and an amazing log barn constructed with 8-12 inch logs. The barn is a great place for your "Man Cave." It's complete with a stained concrete floor, work-bench, and wood stove. The "Library" is conveniently located near the Barn/Man Cave too!The LandThis is 80 beautiful, usable acres. Plenty of trees to build yourself a second home if you so desire! About 20 acres of the property is fenced with a small corral. A beautiful place to keep your horses or to fatten a few steers for the freezer. AND the national forest is just a walk away!WellsThere is a well on both 40 acre tracts.
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$1,799,000  •  60 acres
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Norton Ranch is for sale. At 60 acres this ranchito is full of history and nostalgia from the early days of Llano, Texas. The ranch is located just outside the city limits Llano, Texas. A 30-minute drive will take you to Lake LBJ and Marble Falls, and Austin is less than an hour away. This remarkable hill country mansion is also known as the house on the hill. Built in 1883 by Frank R. Malone, a mineral wildcatter. He came to Llano from Iowa in hopes of getting rich fast. He became known as the most outstanding new citizen because of the new lavish new hotel and other businesses he was investing in around town. He poured all of his money in building the mansion that his enormous ideas for the house became bigger than his wallet. He had everything imported from England and hand-crafted to make this mansion truly a one of a kind. Unfortunately, Frank R. Malone never got to finish the house he had big dreams for due to poor management went bust. Several years went by a new owner bought the mansion with big dreams like Malone but would, unfortunately, fall short. Once again, the mansion would sit waiting for new owners. Thomas W. Norton, born in Boston Massachusetts in 1886, his wife Mary Seggerson came to Llano in 1900. Here they established Llano Granite Works alongside the railroad just east of town. He owned a gray granite quarry just 6 miles south of Llano. In 1915, Tom and Mary Norton purchased the Malone Mansion and began the repairs to finish what Mary stated would be her dream home. By the end of 1916, construction on the house was complete and the Nortons moved into the home where they raised their five daughters Polly, Cordelia, Eleanor, Margaruite, and Catherine. Years went by and several of the family members Passed, Cordelia and Catherine would be the only two left to have the mansion. Cordelia and Catherine would still be respected women in Llano for their investments in new business ventures and philanthropic work for various causes (local schools, hospitals, city parks, etc) during their in Llano. Due to a pack by all daughters made to their father, none of the girls married and had children. Once Cordelia and Catherine passed away, there was no one to inherit the mansion. The 3,760 sq/ft three-bedroom and three-bathroom home has incredible Hill Country views everywhere you turn. The home features a 180-degree porch with rock patio and outdoor fireplace, an observation room on the second floor can be used as a third bedroom. You can see the Llano courthouse, Llano River bend, Hwy 16, and the Llano airport from this ranch. One well supplies water to the home, a second well is in the east pasture. Two ponds provide water to abundant wildlife such as whitetail and dove. The entire ranch is covered in Live Oak, Post Oak, Elms, and Juniper trees. If you are looking for a true piece of Texas History, the Norton Ranch could be the perfect place for you. The possibilities for a historic home or bed and breakfast are endless. Shown by appointment only with Texas Ranch Sales LLC. Buyers 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 the sole discretion of Texas Ranch Sales, LLC.