Secluded, yet conveniently located between Houston & Dallas the Keechi Creek Ranch offers a rare opportunity for large turnkey recreational acreage for even the most discerning outdoorsman.
Roughly 1.5 miles off the county road, you’re greeted by the custom limestone entrance to the high-fenced northern portion of the ranch. Beyond the entrance along the ranch’s main, all-weather, gravel road, you begin to get an idea of the owner’s vision for this diamond in the rough, but it’s what lies roughly 300 yards around the corner that’s arguably the property’s crown jewel. At roughly 17.5+/- acres at capacity, Lake Lucy was reportedly constructed in the 1970s or ’80s and has been developed as a fishery over the years to what now is a trophy bass fishing lake. It was reported by the previous owner that the lake is spring-fed and reaches depths of 20 – 25 feet deep in some areas. The current owner made some necessary repairs to the lake dam, removed a pipe that was reportedly leaking, and added a concrete spillway. These improvements should bring years of relatively minimal maintenance to the dam itself except for typical vegetation removal from the front and rear slopes. A lake management plan was put into place in May 2020 that has enhanced the fisheries and will continue to do so for the next owner.
Perched at the top of the hill, as you continue across the improved lake dam and a concrete spillway, you’ll notice the fully furnished 4 bed / 2 bath home with water well and underground power. Strategically positioned, the full-length covered porch overlooking Lake Lucy provides a front-row seat and breathtaking views for both sunrise and sunset. Get “dialed in” -OR- perhaps participate in some friendly competition between family and friends at the fully equipped pistol and rifle ranges with covered shooting benches.
Wildlife on the high fenced, northern portion of the ranch includes native whitetail, as well as enhanced genetics boosted in the form of multiple, does that were added two years ago to ultimately benefit the top end production of your trophy whitetail deer herd and add diversity to the genetics for years to come. Observe their growth and transformation from any of the numerous high-end blinds and feeders strategically placed throughout the approximately 550+/- acres within the high fence. Elevation on this portion of the property ranges from an approximate low of 230’ ASL to an approximate high of 370’ ASL. This 140-foot elevation change offers vista-type views in some areas where timber has been thinned so that you can appreciate the stunning topography. A significant stand of dense timber remains on the eastern and southeastern portions of the property for wildlife habitat and future timber income. This includes approximately 70 acres of what is believed to be 15-year-old planted pine timber. Miles of trails traverse this portion of the property and offer the potential for hours of trail rides with the family or hiking opportunities.
The low fenced portion of the property is predominantly wooded with numerous species of hardwoods, old-growth pines, sweetgum, holly, and others that provide excellent wildlife habitat and exceptional opportunity for future development. Topography on this portion ranges from an approximate low of 210’ ASL to an approximate high of 340’ ASL. This tremendous topography is comprised of numerous drainages, hilltops, and ridges as well as several wet weather creeks that traverse the property along with Henry’s Whiskey creek has been said to flow year-round. This portion of the ranch has extraordinary opportunities for water development projects including several locations well suited for additional lakes.
Keechi Creek Wildlife Management Area, nearly 1500 +/- acres of bottomland and hardwood forest, has been owned and managed by Texas Parks and Wildlife since 1986 and makes up the ranch’s southern border providing a sanctuary and low-pressure environment for an abundance of native wildlife. These factors, as well as the remote location, offer the potential for the development of truly unique hunting, fishing and waterfowl property that would be a family gem for generations or an ideal corporate retreat. Call today for your private tour of this diverse property that offers an ideal escape from the city.
17 +/- acre lake
Large acreage with high fence & low fence hunting options
Fully furnished 4 bed / 2 bath lodge
High end hunting blinds and feeders in place
Improved whitetail genetics
Water well and underground electricity in place
Fully functional pistol and rifle range
Excellent topography & elevation changes
Multiple options for additional lake development projects
Established road and trail system
12 miles south of Oakwood
26 miles northeast of Centerville
Roughly 90 minutes from Bryan / College Station
A little over 2 hours from Dallas and Houston
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