Apache Creek Ranch is situated in southeastern Grimes County between Plantersville and Dobbin on State Highway 105. The ranch is set up for a combination of hunting and recreational use, as well as a modest cow/calf operation. The ranch is approximately 60 percent pasture and 40 percent wooded with an excellent mix of mature pine and hardwood timber, including pecan and oaks species, as well as some younger pine timber. With the hayfield located in the rich soils of Caney Creek bottom, the upland pastures are predominately Bahiagrass and common Bermuda, providing excellent grazing for livestock. The meadows are spaced and surrounded to maximize serenity and edge habitat over much of the ranch.
Elevations range from a low of 220 feet in the creek bottom to over 300 feet on the prominent hill. Caney Creek meanders through the northeast corner for approximately 2,600 feet and is a wildlife haven offering plenty of refuge. The creek is a major seasonal waterway and usually dotted with deep holes even in the driest of summers. Additionally, there is a 2.75± acre surface reservoir and a one acre newer pond. The perimeter and cross fencing of the ranch is in excellent condition, with most of it constructed in the last few years. The improvements to the ranch are minimal and include a large hay barn and two equipment sheds, as well as a nicely located three bedroom, two bath modular home overlooking the larger pond.
Apache Creek Ranch is an excellent opportunity to own a special ranch in the path of progress. Just minutes from Blue Jack National Golf Course and the Aggie Freeway/249 expansion, this offering is an exceptional opportunity for the 1031 investor, the weekend cattle rancher, or someone wanting to build a new home overlooking one of the prettiest valleys in Grimes County!
Just the Facts
- 315± acres more or less
- Located east of Plantersville, TX near Dobbin
- Scattered upland pastures plus large hay meadow along Caney Creek
- Approximately 815 feet of frontage on State Highway 105
- Caney Creek traverses the northeast corner for approximately 6/10th of a mile
- Three bedroom, two bath modular home recently placed on hill over lake
- Fenced and cross fenced
- Two barns
- Multiple homesites overlooking large pond
- 80 feet of elevation change
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