Pine Creek Ranch is comprised of 3,467± acres of predominately grassland pastures partially adjacent to the Red River, north of Clarksville, TX. At the heart of this offering is the forage production capacity and correlating cattle ranching enterprise. While management plans are as unique as the cattlemen that formulate them, the abundant rainfall and productive soils of this region are the unmistakable production backbone of the ranch. Currently operated as a cow-calf unit, Pine Creek Ranch has the diversity and natural features to be further developed into a registered seed stock, heifer development, or even a yearling “stocker” operation.
With excellent accessibility from exterior paved and gravel county roads, Pine Creek Ranch is easy to get around. There are many miles of new or newer fencing both on the perimeter and interior cross fencing. Most consist of pipe bracing, with tube gates, and are either strung with net wire plus a barbed wire top or have six strands of barbed wire. While many of the pastures are unencumbered with tree cover, there is plenty of shade opportunity in others. The areas with sandier soils tend to be “pimpled” and have scattered elm, oak, and pecan trees. The heavier clay soils tend to be more open, and are likely to have been cultivated in past years. There is virtually no pine timber on the ranch, however, significant portions of neighboring property is heavily wooded, enhancing the edge effect for game.
Just the Facts
- 3,467± acres surveyed in 2018
- Fronts Highway 195, FM 410, and 3 RRCR
- Predominately grassland pastures
- Excellent wildlife habitat
- Fertile soils and established forage production
- Balanced ground with sandy and heavy clay pastures
- Main shipping and processing corrals located near the road
- Two additional sets of pens in the heart of the ranch
- Miles of new fencing
- Cultivated acres if desired
- Over 20 pastures
- Adjoining Three Circle Farms also available for sale
From my first visit to this ranch I was enchanted with the cattle production capabilities of the ranch, and I have contemplated many ways of successfully managing the production component. Pine Creek Ranch is a value-driven, enterprise-minded cattle ranch located in a great part of Texas.
Learn about the locale
The ranch is located approximately 20 miles north of Clarksville in Texas within the Bagwell community. Located just a few miles off of Highway 37 with access to Idabel, OK, and direct frontage on Highway 195 provides excellent access to Paris, TX. One of the pastures is located on the banks of the Red River as shown on the property maps.
Situated in Red River County, the ranch is tucked in among agricultural producing neighbors. This area is home to both enduring family agricultural holdings, as well as many recreational ranches owned by weekend type citizens of larger Texas cities such as Dallas, which is only 140 miles southwest of the ranch. The ranch is regionally located near the intersection of FM 195 and State Highway 37, making access easy from several directions. The nearest hard surface airport is McCurtain County Regional Airport located 17 miles away in Idabel, OK (FAA ID - 4O4) with fuel, hangars, and a 5,000-foot paved strip. Another option is KLBR - Clarksville/Red River County Airport, which has a 3,000-foot paved strip but no services.
It is estimated that Clarksville receives 45 inches of rain in the average year and relatively balanced average rates across most months. Temperature varies from 35°F to 94°F over the course of the year, with lows dropping to 22°F and highs peaking at 101°F.
There is a historical plaque on FM 410 marking the site on the Red River where Sam Houston originally forged into the great land that he would help form into the nation of Texas. The river corridor was long home to numerous Indians and early settlers to the region.
Learn more about the property
Acreage (Deeded & Leased)
Deeded Acres: 3,476±
Total Acres: 3,476±
There are approximately 16 ponds scattered around the ranch with the largest being 2.5± acres. Big Pine Creek is a perennial watershed that runs the length of the ranch. There are two solar wells in the heart of the ranch, and a well at the cattle pens.
Currently taxed on an “agricultural use” ad valorem valuation.
Learn about the recreational amenities
The typical game in the area are all prominent on the ranch, with whitetail and feral hogs being the most commonly hunted species. Waterfowl are certainly attracted to the ranch across many of the winter water features, specifically the small marsh on the western end of the ranch. The Red River and adjoining slough offer additional wildlife recreation.
Learn about the general operations
Pine Creek Ranch is currently operated as a cow-calf unit, with holdover calf crops weaned and preconditioned. There are abundant cross-fences in place, to establish rotational grazing at the desired intensity. The current owner is in transition from out of state and does not plan to establish a permanent operation.
The adjacent Three Circle Farm, also for sale, has historically operated in conjunction with this ranch and combines further opportunities for vertical integration or operational diversity.
Bermuda, Dallis, Bahia, and fescue are all prominent perennial forages across the ranch, with native annual rye and clover species. The heavier soils have been occasionally cultivated in years past and could be farmed for annual cereal grains or even row crops. The majority of the pastures are in excellent shape, and most of the cross fencing is in nearly new condition. There are small amounts of additional brushlands that could be cleared to supplement forage production. (90-95 percent cleared).