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$1,750,000  •  418 acres
OverviewHester Lakes Ranch is an incredibly well-rounded recreational hunting ranch that offers year-round activities. The ranch is 418+/- acres and is located in Henderson County, just north of Murchison. It has excellent proximity to DFW, beings located approximately 83 Miles away from Dallas.Hester Lakes Ranch ranges from rolling topography with improved grasses and scenic lakes to mature hardwood bottomland forests. The highlight of the ranch is the 13.6+/- acre lake which offers wonderful aesthetics and a stocked fishery to chase after trophy bass. There is also a shared lake that is approximately 6.2+/- acres that is stocked and equally impressive. Both lakes are sure to provide countless hours of enjoyment for the avid angler. The ranch also offers a few different locations for excellent homesites.The ranch is very well watered. In addition to the two lakes, both Kickapoo Creek and Daniel Creek traverse through the heart of the ranch. The creek bottoms and mature hardwoods create exceptional cover and habitat for whitetail deer. There are multiple rifle and bow stand locations that are ready to be utilized for the upcoming whitetail deer season. The ranch also has over 42+/- acres of managed wetlands that provide excellent waterfowl hunting opportunities each winter.LocationHester Lakes Ranch is located just north of Murchison, approximately 83 miles southeast of Dallas and approximately 12 miles northeast of Athens. The ranch has two separate entrances with road frontage on CR 3800 and CR 3801.DirectionsFrom Dallas, take US-175 E to Athens for approximately 68.53 miles, head east on Loop 7 in Athens to take TX-31 north to Murchison, turn left to head north on FM 773 for approximately 2.98 miles, then turn left onto CR 3800, the main entrance to the ranch will be on the right after approximately .645 miles.From Athens, take TX-31 north to Murchison, turn left to head north on FM 773 for approximately 2.98 miles, then turn left onto CR 3800, the main entrance to the ranch will be on the right after approximately .645 miles.From Tyler, take TX-31 west to Athens for approximately 27.50 miles, at Murchison turn right to head north on FM 773 for approximately 2.98 miles, then turn left onto CR 3800, the main entrance to the ranch will be on the right after approximately .645 miles.Surface Water & FisheriesThe main lake is 13.6+/- acres and offers wonderful aesthetics and excellent fishing. The lake is stocked with Florida strain largemouth bass, crappie, channel catfish and coppernose bluegill. There is also a very good homesite that is located just to the east of the main lake.The second lake is approximately 6.2+/- acres in size, with 5.9+/- acres being located within the Hester Lakes Ranch boundary. The lake located just below the main lake, and is also stocked with Florida strain largemouth bass, crappie, channel catfish and coppernose bluegill.Wetland UnitsHester Lakes Ranch has two managed wetlands that total approximately 42+/- acres. The western managed wetland is lined with bald cypress trees and is very scenic. An abundance of smartweed is currently found throughout the managed wetland which offers an excellent food source for wintering waterfowl. The eastern managed wetland offers flooded green timber waterfowl hunting. The two wetlands together offer different styled hunts and a great diversity of habitat for waterfowl.A well thought out water control design has been implemented where the managed wetlands can be filled by Daniel Creek. The water control feature allows the managed wetland to stay at the desired level to create excellent habitat for wintering waterfowl. The overflow from the western unit, flows to the eastern unit which creates incredible flooded green timber. The managed wetlands have multiple duck blinds in place and are ready for the upcoming waterfowl season. The water control features also allow for water to be removed on command at the end of each hunting season.Wildlife & HuntingIn addition to waterfowl hunting, Hester Lakes Ranch has abundant whitetail deer and feral hog populations. While the ranch has been lightly hunted for whitetail deer over the last few years, numerous bow and rifle stand locations can be found throughout the ranch. Come chase after mature East Texas whitetail deer!Kickapoo Creek & Daniel CreekKickapoo Creek serves as the northwest boundary of the ranch for approximately 2,038 feet, and then continues through the upper end of the ranch running west to east, for approximately 3,406 feet. Kickapoo is a year-round creek that runs for approximately 38 miles, beginning southeast of Canton and ending at the mouth of Lake Palestine.Daniel Creek is a wet weather creek that runs through the ranch from west to east for approximately 3,527 feet, and then converges into Kickapoo Creek just outside the ranch boundary. Daniel Creek is the primary water source for the two managed wetlands on the ranch.CattleHester Lakes Ranch is currently leased for grazing to a nearby cattle rancher. The ranch conservatively runs approximately 100 AUs. A set of working pens is located near the second entrance to the ranch on the western side near County Road 3801.Structural ImprovementsNo structural improvements found on the ranch. Come build your dream ranch home! You will find two exceptional homesites, with one overlooking the big lake and the other overlooking the wetlands. There is power at both home site locations, as well as Bethel-Ash Community water at CR 3800.EasementsA transmission line traverses a small part of the ranch, running east to west, for approximately 1,404 feet.A pipeline traverses the ranch, running diagonally from the north to the southeast corner, for approximately 3,284 feet.MineralsThe seller is willing to convey a portion of the estate with an acceptable contract.TaxesHester Lakes Ranch is under an agricultural tax exemption. The approximate taxes for 2020 are $996.61 per Henderson County Appraisal District.Broker Commission Disclosure: Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC. ContactChance Turner, Agent - 972-765-7326
$3,000,000  •  293 acres
Amazingly beautiful 293 +- acres "Corner of Heaven". This unbelievable property offers rolling terrain & breathtaking scenery as you overlook the 30 acre spring fed lake. Features include lakeside pavilion with kitchen, bathroom, boathouse, swimming pier w/slide, horse stables w/tack room, living quarters, equipment barn with bay doors & much more.
$2,575,000  •  156.11 acres
THE RETREAT WHERE EAST TEXAS BEGINS - Unparalleled natural beauty nestled in the East Texas hills on 156.11 acres with wildlife, lake, ponds, creek, majestic hardwoods, open acreage and a second house located on the northwest side of the property. Built in 2007 with 2800 square feet, this house is currently being used as an income-producing retreat, but would make an outstanding hunting lodge, mother-in law or elderly parent home or a guest lodge. A stunning custom designed and created four bedroom, three bath lodge sits on a pristine lake with expansive open views and private gated entry at end of a county road. Enjoy a drive through the property on an all weather gently winding road covered by a canopy of native hardwoods that feels like strolling through a piece of art. Only a short drive to local shops and an hour to Dallas. Discover the peace and solitude of this fabulous offering.
$1,469,000  •  142.17 acres
See what makes East Texas unique on this beautiful and peaceful 142 acre ranch. With rolling terrain, several ponds, a creek, improved pasture, and wood areas, this property will surely take your breath away. Improved for both horses and cattle, this ranch provides plenty of potential for hunting, ranching, and relaxing. The property features 3 show barns, an arena, 4 loafing sheds, and more. Originally built in 1980, the approximate 3,586 square foot, 4 bed, 4 bath home was completely remodeled and improved in 2004. The house features two master suites, large walk-in closets, spacious bedrooms, open kitchen, covered patio, deck, large living room that overlooks the property, and many more wonderful features. The property also provides income potential as the owners are using the property to board and keep horses from all over the country. Come see for yourself what makes East Texas wonderful at this unique and breathtaking property.
$650,000  •  136.74 acres
Approximately 136.74 beautiful, rolling acres with modest two bedroom, two bath home with three living areas, two barns, working pens with squeeze chute, creek, pond, lake and superior coastal meadows. Property is fenced and cross-fenced. Beautiful pastoral setting with feel of working ranch with potential for country getaway or possible development.
$750,000  •  101.93 acres
101.930 ROLLING ACRES w/improved pastures, ponds, creek, pipe fencing and three bedroom, two and a half bath home.Features include stable equipment, hay barn and riding arena. Ideal for ranches and recreation. Property has direct accessto FM 753. This is a unique offering that embodies the spirit of Texas as a working ranch or a family retreat!
$1,195,000  •  98.3 acres
RARE FIND in East Texas! 98 acres of luscious rolling land, 18 acre stocked lake, & the acreage is gamed fenced. Come fish & hunt or grow your own deer! Gated entrance, new iron ore road that leads to a house pad & underground electricity. This beautiful property has an ideal home site overlooking the lake. It has a 790’deep Wilcox well. The lake is stocked with crappie, brim, channel cat & large mouth bass & a large duck population. 2,830 Loblolly pines & Bald Cypress trees have been planted along with $100,000 of game fencing. This property will bring you & your family years of pleasure! The adjoining 7.52 acres and farmhouse and roping pen is for sale.
$552,500  •  85 acres
$689,500  •  78.89 acres
Wonderful retreat located East of Athens on 78.89 acres with a 1,280 sf charming 2 bedroom, 1 bath rustic cabin constructed of materials from the 1880's such as hand hewed beams, authentic siding and screen porch. Rolling meadows with wooded areas, one 3/4 acre pond, 2 lakes totaling 5 acres of water, spring creek, loads of wildlife & superb fishing, 800 sf metal barn & pens. Property is fenced & cross fenced with great vistas. Sale includes tractor & implements. This is truly a classic offering!
$589,575  •  78.61 acres
DISCOVER "MONA LAKE" AND 78.61 GORGEOUS ACRES located on CR 4704 between the community of Baxter and Lake Athens. This East Texas treasure provides an approximate 8.7 acre lake fed in part by natural springs originating on the property. The property is partially open/wooded and has scattered trees and natural habitat for wildlife. An additional feature of the property is a pavilion with fireplace.
$1,200,000  •  72 acres
USDA certified organic blueberry farm just 2.8 miles south of LaRue Texas and 1.5 hours from downtown Dallas. Berry Best Farm is a working, self-pick retail and wholesale farm that produces for several grocery stores in the Dallas area, as well as local farmers markets. Established in 1985 and committed to the environment by organic practices, the farm maintains the USDA organic certification. No herbicides or pesticides are used in farming, harvesting, or processing the over 30 acres of established blueberry bushes. Sun-ripened, and hand-picked and processed makes Best Berry Farm products good for the earth, and good for you. The soil and water are naturally pH balanced to produce signature organic blueberries. Water supplied by five water wells and ponds. The property is fenced and includes one picker, packaging and sorting equipment. Improvements include a small farmhouse, workshop, sheds, a storefront with picnic area, and storage facilities. Attractive weekend destination to enjoy the great outdoors. East Texas Organic Blueberry Farm for Sale Henderson County.
$569,000  •  64.37 acres
$302,910  •  63.77 acres
Great road frontage on FM 2588 and CR 4402 with lush hay meadows, native hardwoods, great neighbors and easy access. Property is fenced. Property has a flexible hay lease at present time.
Contact for Price  •  50 acres
Located an hour and a half from Dallas and within a quick drive of Athens and Tyler, a rare large acreage Lake Palestine offering. 3385 total feet of Lake frontage leased from the Upper Neches River Authority. The property’s soft sand shores and mature hardwoods provide for multiple building sites atop the commanding high ground views. The land creates a private cove overlooking an island which gives this land one of the most sought after views on Lake Palestine. A true four seasons lake retreat.
$577,500  •  40 acres
COUNTRY HOME WITH BEAUTIFUL LAKE VIEW - Escape to the country! Beautifully updated home featuring views of your own private lake and green pastures. Graze livestock or make your own hay, this 40 acre property can do both. The approximate 2,600 square foot brick home was recently renovated throughout with amenities found only in high-end homes. The large oversized shop features a complete living quarters for guests, family members or rental. Utilizing the 14 foot doors in the shop, you have easily park your RV or equipment. Features of the property include, (a) 2 water wells for yard and pasture irrigation, (b) solar panels providing free electricity for house and shop (see Broker for details), (c) 2 electric on-demand hot water systems for house, (d) high speed broad band provided by CenturyLink, (e) high quality community water sytem, (f) propane gas for central heating, cooktop and outdoor grill, and (g) Ashley fireplace with insert with blower. This property features a beautiful 3.5 acre lake stocked with bass and catfish. Water fowl and other wildlife provide your own nature sanctuary. An option 27 acres adjoining the property are available. This property has a pond for water and working pens for livestock. Also included are community water meter, electrical power access and a small enclosed shed.
$549,000  •  39.36 acres
Heavily wooded, but close to town, this approximate 39.36 acre property is perfect for weekend or extended getaways. Tucked in the middle of woods, the approximate 3,960 square foot duplex offers seclusion & relaxation at its finest with its open floor plan & spacious living areas. With two RV sites, underground utilities, approximate 500 square foot barndominium, wildlife abound, & other unique features, you'll see how this property offers the ultimate recreational & relaxing experience. One half of the duplex is complete but has metal beams and floor plan laid out to be completed by Buyer.
$755,000  •  35.11 acres
THE PLACE in East Texas on 35.11 rolling acres with lake near the Edom Community. Updated four bedroom, three and a half bath home with two living areas, formal dining area, updated kitchen, covered patio, pool, workshop and two bedroom, two bath guest house. Mixture of native foliage and beautiful tree-lined lake in a magnificent setting. Very unique and picturesque! *Note - Some interior rooms of the main home have been digitally staged. These rooms include family room, formal living room, kitchen, dining room, recreation room, second bedroom and third bedroom.
$1,400,000  •  27.19 acres
AWAIT NO MORE-OWN YOUR VERY OWN EAST TEXAS RESORT! Nestled on 27+ acres & cov'd w/native oaks, this majestic property offers a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath main home w/appx 5,928 sq. ft as well as a second living quarters/pool house w/1 bedroom, 2 baths & full bar. Other features of this unbelievable offering include your very own 3.5 acre private lake, a 16+ acre shared lake (both w/docks), a full-size tennis court w/wind break screens & basketball goal (on north end), a 3-lane lap pool w/diving board & Jacuzzi and a gazebo w/built-in BBQ equipment. Charming & secluded w/quality amenities!
$275,480  •  27 acres
APPROXIMATELY 27.548 ACRES, LOOP 7, ATHENS - Mostly wooded with gently rolling terrain which provides fabulous sunsets and wildlife habitat. Tremendous residential building sites and approximately 1,447' of frontage on Loop 7.
$137,450  •  18.96 acres
18.957 ACRES WITH TWO PONDS - Located near Cedar Creek Lake and the Payne Springs Community on CR 2531. Mostly open with gently rolling terrain, great building sites, a pipe corral, loafing shed and coastal Bermuda pastures. Good quality restrictions. Utilities are available. Additional adjacent acreage is available - See Broker for details.
$785,000  •  17.81 acres
7047 BLYTHE VIEW ROAD - Extraordinary three bedroom, three and a half bath custom home with split bedroom arrangement on 17.81 acres with 6-stall horse barn, pipe perimeter fencing and utility barn with office - all located in the gated Windward East Addition on Lake Athens. Features of the home include tall ceilings, exquisite crown molding and great attention to detail as well as spacious living area with wood-burning fireplace, office and Saltillo tile and parquet flooring.
$128,410  •  16.57 acres
16.569 ACRES WITH TWO PONDS - Located on CR 2531 (aka Clear Creek Road). Mostly open with gently rolling terrain and quality restrictions. Great building sites in picturesque setting. Additional adjacent acreage is available - See Broker for details.
$524,999  •  15.81 acres
15+  acre turnkey horse property in Malakoff. 2,730 sqft (appraiser), 2 bed, 2.1 bath custom home with detached game room. Open concept with high-end finishes throughout; perfect for entertaining. Master bath is one of a kind with jetted tub, over-sized shower with body sprayers & rainfall shower head. Chef's kitchen features gas stove & custom tile counter tops. Detached game room comes fully furnished with a Brunswick pool table. 6-stall barn has dual tack room, wash rack & hay & feed storage. 150X250 foot roping arena & covered boxes & automatic roping chute. Professionally installed arena footing ensures safety year round. Fenced & x-fenced into multiple pastures. Attention to detail & pride in ownership shows top to bottom. DIRECTIONS: USE GPS
$106,200  •  14.65 acres
14.648 ACRES - Located on CR 2531 (aka Clear Creek Road). Clear Creek runs through this property. Diverse tract offering direct access to the main waters of Cedar Creek Lake. Approximately 80% open in improved grass and 20% in native hardwoods supporting a wildlife habitat. Additional adjacent acreage is available - See Broker for details.