Riverland Ranch – Texas
Situated less than three (‘crow’) miles south of the Red River, these +/-164 acres of Clay County high- ground are ready for its next owner/land steward. Inspiring, 360-degree views from the ranch’s peak elevation of 950’ give the feeling of being on top of the world. Slowly sloping terrain of native pasture grasses leads to a pond of approximately 2.8 surface acres (at capacity) where ducks and geese are known to frequent, seasonally, and all other manners and species of local wildlife convene to water.
Notable improvements to the property within the last two years include a new water well producing approximately 6-7 gpm at a depth of 160’. New electrical service was brought to the “future homesite” via a buried line (~2600 linear feet) in conduit to preserve aesthetic sightlines. A 200 amp service at ground level was also installed capable of accommodating virtually any future, residential need. New five-strand, barbed-wire fencing was completed in 2021 covering approximately 70 percent of the perimeter while the remaining 30 percent or so is in good repair and capable of turning stock. A custom 2021 built steel-pipe gate and entrance welcomes friends and family to the ranch and is located about 1.5 miles south of CR 2332 on well maintained, all-weather Riverland Road. The property is currently held as ag-exempt by way of a one year paid-up grazing lease with an adjacent landowner.
In the northwest corner of the property stands evidence of a time-gone-by on the prairie. Remnants of a small wood frame home with a hand dug and rocked cistern still stand on the northern (summer-shaded) side of the home. Traces of a small root cellar are still visible just steps off the back porch.
Vegetation is typical of the Cross Timbers Region composed mainly of grasses such as blue-stem, little blue-stem, dropseed grasses, gramma grasses and bunchgrasses. Smaller trees prevail on the prairie and include mesquite, elm, gum and chittum with thick bunches of yeopon providing excellent cover and passage for wildlife. Whitetailed Deer, feral hogs, bobcats, coyotes and are among the resident wildlife. Soils are moderate to deep depending on the degree of slope and are well drained loams of the Stoneburg-Kirkland type. A portion of the property was terraced in the past for preserving moisture while growing cash crops in the early 1900’s.