Leon River Ranch
- Farms, Ranches, Recreational Land, Hunting Land, Lakefront, Riverfront
- Road Frontage
- County Road
- Road Surface
- High Fence, Low Fence
- Metal, Shop, Barn
|1.5 Mi||to Belton|
|6 Mi||to Temple|
|35 Mi||to Waco|
|40 Mi||to Austin|
|120 Mi||to Dallas|
Home3BD / 3BA / 2HB 9038± sqft Built in 2020
- Small Game
- Big Game
- Upland Game
- Water Control Structures
- Trail Network
- Internal Road System
- Irrigation System
- Gated Entrance
Welcome to the magnificent Leon River Ranch! Located just minutes from Belton, Temple and I-35, this Turnkey recreational ranch is a true gem nestled in the heart of Central Texas. With approximately 2 miles of stunning, clear, live water Leon River frontage and a custom home overlooking a large private lake, this property offers endless opportunities and possibilities!
A prominent attribute of this maintained gentlemen's ranch is the expansive private lake spanning approximately 32 acres, stocked with certified Florida bass up to the 10 lb. range. Whether you're an avid angler or simply enjoy the serenity of the water, this lake will be your personal oasis. Imagine spending your days casting a line or simply unwinding by the water's edge. Moreover, this lake serves as excellent habitat and breeding grounds for numerous species of ducks, including year-round wood ducks and mandarin ducks, black-bellied whistling ducks, and greater Canadian geese. The beauty of the lake and variety of wildlife can all be viewed and enjoyed from the back porch of the well-appointed custom home.
Improvements: Built in 2020, this custom home built by Wright Builders boasts approximately 9,038+/- sf under roof and 7,082+/- sf heated and cooled with all high-end finishes and amenities. Built to last with quality materials, this house has a concrete slab poured on twenty two 16" concrete pillars with 3/4" rebar, all set 19' deep in gray shale to help ensure a solid home foundation. The tiled, covered porch wraps around the back half of the house and overlooks the lake to the west, ensuring you capture every beautiful sunset right over your private lake. There are 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 half baths, enormous walk-in closets, a larger than life walk-in pantry, sports bar, and stand-alone rock fireplace. The home is complemented by climate controlled dog kennels, a 3 car garage, designated side by side garage and so much more! Additional improvements include an insulated heated and cooled 6000 +/- sf shop with living quarters and a loft, perfect for those seeking additional space to work and relax. For additional lodging and storage, there is a charming 4-bedroom, 3-bath guest house with an insulated attached shop, providing ample space for family and friends, or to use as a rental opportunity. Additional storage is available in the two open-air storage barns on the property, offering plenty of room to store your recreational vehicles, equipment, hay or anything else you may need to store.
32 +/- Acre Private Lake: Constructed in 2016 and stocked by none other than the Tyler Fish Farm, this private lake offers endless recreation opportunities for the waterfowl hunter and angler alike. The lake was stocked with copper nose/red ear perch, thread fin shad, fat head minnows, and Certified Florida Bass. Annually, tilapia are stocked to give the bass an additional food source, and to allow the other bait species to grow, reproduce and thrive. During a 2022 electro-shock survey, a female bass was weighed at 9.15 lbs and 2 male bass were weighed at 6+ lbs. Lake management and electro-shock surveys done by Tyler Fish Farm.
Security: The Leon River Ranch has the ability to be completely self-sufficient with electricity and water in the event of a power outage or water quality issue. The main house is equipped with a full house generator hooked up to a 1000 gal propane tank, and an additional 3000 gal of propane for backup use. Additionally, you have the ability to switch from city water to well water (well water can be run on a separate generator) with the turn of a valve if needed. All improvements on the ranch can be run on well water with a separate generator if desired. The entire home is protected by a state-of-the-art security system, including security cameras that catch every angle of the house. The road frontage of the property is blocked from the public by an 8' fence with a shade cloth, so you maintain your privacy from vehicles passing by on the road.
Water: Rest assured, water is not an issue here. Three active water wells can be used to irrigate, water and use however you see fit. There is a city of Temple water meter in place that services the house, barn, and guest house. Coveted 1915 Senior water rights are an important asset and part of the ranch's operation. You'll have peace of mind knowing that your property has incredible watering ability. As mentioned above, there are approximately 2 miles of clear-flowing Leon River frontage to enjoy, explore and fish.
Land: The Leon River Ranch possesses an unparalleled diversity of coveted features, rarely found in a single property. The land features a 32 +/- acre lake, 2 +/- miles of clear-running Leon River frontage with large mouth bass, small mouth bass and catfish, 3 flood-able standing corn duck marshes (with the ability to create many more) and 8 native plant and millet duck marshes. A 50 +/- acre irrigation pivot and 25 +/- additional tillable acres ensures that you will have plenty of corn, milo, or sunflowers to attract the doves, ducks and deer year in and year out. The property, minus the river bottom acreage, is fenced with hog wire fencing to keep the hogs from damaging the land or the crops. The road frontage of the property is high fenced. If a high fence is desired for the entire property, adding another row of hog wire fence on top of the existing fence would be a simple addition. Having so much water and wildlife food attracts a variety of waterfowl annually. Due to the improved wildlife habitat, the dove, duck and deer hunting can be phenomenal.
Wildlife: Where else in Central Texas can you find all of the following species on one property? The list of wildlife includes White-tailed deer, Rio grande turkeys, hogs (in the small portion of the property outside the hog wire fence), doves (white-winged, mourning and Eurasian), nesting bald eagles, pelicans, great blue herons, and waterfowl. Waterfowl: The waterfowl that use the property include but are not limited to: Mallards - Pintails - Wood ducks - Black bellied whistling ducks - Teal (blue-winged, green-winged and cinnamon) - Gadwall - Wigeon - Greater Canadian Geese - Shovelers - Redheads - Mandarin ducks (there are only 3 established colonies of these ducks in the US!) There is an established flyway along the Leon River, and with the 32+/- acre lake, natural duck marshes and flooded standing corn marshes, the ducks literally flock to this property throughout the fall and winter! There are 48 wood duck boxes on the property that are used annually for nesting wood ducks. Mandarin ducks have been raised on the property for the last 3 years. White-tailed Deer: The deer on this property have zero pressure. They have not been hunted since the current owner acquired the property approximately 8 years ago. 12 +/- different mature bucks have been identified that use the property on a consistent basis. These are native White-tailed deer that score up to +/- 140".
Don't let this unique opportunity to acquire and live in a luxurious outdoorsman's paradise pass you by. Call today to schedule a private showing! All prospective buyer's will be required to produce a proof of funds letter or pre-qualification letter prior to scheduling a tour of the property.
9,038 +/- sf (under roof) Custom Home w/ 7,082 sf heated and cooled
Approximately 60’ x 100’ insulated barn with living quarters and loft
4 Bed 3 bath guest house with attached insulated shop and loft
Hay barn with lofted storage and an additional storage/equipment barn
2 +/- miles of Leon River Frontage (Live Water)
32 +/- acre private lake stocked w/certified Florida Bass and baitfish
10 +/- natural marshes
City of Temple Water Meter
3 Private Water Wells
1915 Adjudicated Senior Water Rights
50 +/- Acre irrigation pivot
75 +/- Acres of income producing tillable farmland
90 +/- Acres of income producing hay
Perimeter tight lock pig net wire fencing to keep hogs from damaging crops and land
2100’ +/- of 8’ fence with shade cloth across the road frontage of the property providing privacy from the road
Custom Boat Dock with electric lift
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