The Drummond South Ranch, with over 11,690 acres in total under fence with a mix of 6,850± deeded acres and the balance of land leased from various neighbors, is now offered for sale after being owned by the same family for nearly 100 years. Frederick Drummond operated the ranch for nearly 50 years, eventually passing it along to his children. This scenic working cattle ranch is located nearly 20 miles northwest of Tulsa on a direct line, sits right above Keystone Lake, and is around three miles southwest of Skiatook Lake. One can see downtown Tulsa from several of the high points on the ranch.
This ranch is made up of the rolling hills covered with the typical species of native tall grasses, in addition to the abundant stands of trees that dominate this sector of the Cross Timbers ecoregion. Numerous draws run throughout the ranch. Several of those draws at times can have water backed up in them from Keystone Lake during periods of high flows from the Arkansas River that feeds Keystone Lake.
The ranch has been operated over the last 100 years by the same family as a working cattle ranch, typically running around 600 head of mother cows and calves annually. However, the general location of this Drummond South Ranch, with its proximity to Keystone and Skiatook Lakes, and the short drive to the Tulsa Metroplex, it’s become obvious that this land is moving in a transitional path that looks to be headed way beyond cattle ranching. This large landholding is nearly impossible to duplicate because of its unmatched location. The incredible proximity to Tulsa, Keystone Lake, and Skiatook Lake are just a few of the high points. The rolling hills of tall grass, the timbered areas full of blackjack and post oak trees, and the deep draws are home to an assorted wildlife population. The views from various high points on the ranch are stunning.
Just the Facts
- 11,693.26 acres in total
- 6,850.26 acres deeded land
- 4,488± acres leased (multiple landowners)
- 355± acres in joint ownership
- 30-minute drive northwest of Tulsa, Oklahoma
- Owned and operated by the same family over 100 years
- Stunning scenery with rolling hills and deep draws with ponds fed by flowing creeks
- Native tallgrass species interspersed with numerous hardwood tree stands
- Excellent whitetail deer hunting, along with turkey, wild hogs, quail, and waterfowl
- Very good fishing with over 45 ponds on the deeded land
- Overlooks Keystone Lake and is just three miles southwest of Skiatook Lake
- Located in Osage County, Oklahoma, the largest by area county in Oklahoma
- Nearby communities of Hominy, six miles to the north and Cleveland three miles to the west
- Osage County is home to the Osage Indian Tribe
- Typically operated with around 600 cow/calf pairs annually
- Average annual precipitation is 44 inches
- Average number of days of sunshine is 234
- Elevations run from around 730 feet up to 1,010 feet
- Average growing season will last up to 210 days
With the wide-open grass meadows coupled with an estimated 50 percent or so cover of brush and trees, this tract of land is a good working ranch and has a very strong recreational component. Whether you’re heading out to the ranch for a day of hunting, to try your luck at fishing at any of the numerous spring-fed ponds, or to go exploring the hills and draws on your UTV or ATV, the ranch is just 30 minutes from Tulsa. Or you may want to spend the day out on the water on one of the two large nearby reservoirs just minutes from the ranch.
This is a unique opportunity to own such a large tract of land situated so close to the Tulsa metroplex that will produce a net positive return while at the same time providing nearly unlimited recreational opportunities. With little infrastructure to maintain and a practical tax status, the carrying requirements to own this property are very manageable. This amazingly setting is limited only by the next owner’s imagination and creativity. It’s been over 100 years since anyone else has had an opportunity to own this property.
The county is often referred to as the hub of traditional ranching as it is renowned for its countless cattle herds on the bountiful grazing lands. With many large historical ranching operations still going on today, it’s simply a way of life here on a daily basis to see cowboys in their pickups pulling trailers loaded with their ranch horses going down the road or stopped at a local café for lunch. The beautiful grass and tree-covered hills go on for miles, interspersed by draws with seeping springs along with seasonal and year-round streams. The Kansas state line forms the county’s northern boundary, and the Arkansas River, the 6th longest river in America, is the southern boundary.
Acreage (Deeded & Leased)
BIA Leased Land: 1,612± Acres
Zink Lease: 2,876± Acres
Miscellaneous Leases: 355± Acres
Total Acres: 11,693.26± Acres
Elevation on the ranch ranges from 730 feet along the draws feeding into Keystone Lake, all the way up to 1,010 feet on the highest hills.
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The ranch is generously watered on the deeded land with over 45 spring-fed and run-off ponds, in addition to another 28 or more ponds on the lease land.
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