18971 N US Hwy 287Tennessee Colony, TX 75861Anderson CountyGet Directions
to The Woodlands
900± sqftBuilt in 2014
Water Control Structures
Internal Road System
Nestled in the serene northwest region of Anderson County along the US Highway 287 corridor, this expansive 154.01-acre recreational ranch is a perfect blend of natural beauty and modern convenience. Boasting a varied landscape of rolling terrains, improved pastures, dense woods, and numerous facilities, it offers a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, adventurers, and those seeking a peaceful retreat. Situated near the vibrant community of Cayuga and flanked by prominent wildlife management areas, this property seamlessly melds the allure of rural charm with proximity to essential landmarks, making it a prized possession for its next owner.
The landscape is characterized by rolling topography with elevations ranging from 280’ ASL to 350’ ASL. It showcases 46 acres of Coastal Bermuda improved pastures dotted with large homestead oaks. An additional eight acres of open areas associated with Hall Branch, perfect for developing food plots to augment the rich habitat. The remaining 100 acres is blanketed with thick native timber, housing a comprehensive trail network suitable for extensive trail rides and exploration. Previous landowners have invested in flood management, realigning the creek and adding levees, thus ensuring the land's longevity and usability.
The crown jewel of the property's infrastructural enhancements is the 40’ x 150’ all-steel building. Beyond its impressive façade with six overhead doors, it conceals a cozy apartment, elegantly designed and spanning approximately 875 SF of GLA. This dwelling space houses a bedroom, a living area, a fully-equipped kitchen, and storage – making it ideal for weekend stays or longer retreats. Complementing this is a sturdy all-steel equipment shed, measuring roughly 30’ x 75’. Perfect for equipment storage, this shed provides added utility and protection from the weather and western sun. Located strategically in the southeast quadrant, these structures are screened by a dense grove of pine trees, ensuring privacy and a sense of seclusion.
This property is located approximately 2.5 miles SE of Cayuga's main intersection (US Highway 287 and FM 59) and 1.3 miles NW of Cayuga High School. Entrance coordinates are 31.9361, -95.9395, and the property's location is celebrated for its proximity to Gus Engling and Richland Creek wildlife management areas. Furthermore, it's a mere 15-minute drive from the public boat ramp on the vast Richland Chambers Reservoir.
Just a stone's throw away from the ranch are some of East Texas’s most prized wildlife management areas and aquatic treasures. The Gus Engling WMA, situated approximately two miles to the east, spans around 10,958 acres, serving as a sanctuary for diverse wildlife and offering recreational enthusiasts on-site camping, permit drawn hunting, and a myriad of other outdoor activities. To the west, around 3.9 miles away, lies the Richland Creek WMA, divided into two units. The north unit, covering about 5,503 acres, is a haven for waterfowl, boasting thousands of acres of leveed waterways. In contrast, the south unit, spanning roughly 9,029 acres, remains undisturbed during deer season, acting as a genuine sanctuary, enabling the deer population to mature uniquely. Complementing these lush green areas is the Richland Chambers Reservoir, a massive 41,356-acre lake located just 15 minutes from the ranch. As one of the region's top aquatic destinations, it beckons water sport enthusiasts, fishermen, and families alike, offering stellar fishing opportunities and a vast expanse for water-based activities. Together, these nearby attractions amplify the ranch's allure, promising a myriad of recreational possibilities for its future inhabitants.
Minerals & Easements
The listing is for surface only, but the owner will convey half of any minerals owned. It is not known what, if any, the owner owns. Existing easements on the property are standard, related mainly to power and water utilities.
Note on Highway Frontage
There's a minor out-parcel along the US Highway 287 frontage. Though noticeable on aerial maps, its presence is well camouflaged on-site due to dense woods, ensuring seamless integration with the ranch's overall ambiance.
154.01-acre ranch in NW Anderson County along US Highway 287, near Cayuga
Rolling topography with elevations from 280’ ASL to 350’ ASL
46 acres of Coastal Bermuda pastures; 8 acres of bottomland associated with Hall Branch suitable for food plots
100 acres of dense native timber
28 acres in 100-year flood zone; historical creek channel realignment and levees added
40’ x 150’ all-steel insulated building with six overhead doors; 30’ x 75’ steel equipment shed
One Bedroom / One Bath apartment located inside shop building
Close to Gus Engling WMA and Richland Creek WMA; 15-minute drive to Richland Chambers Reservoir
Ag Exemption in place
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