Location: Pin Oaks Ranch is located in a desirable area of Northwest Van Zandt County, less than a 1 hour drive from Dallas. The nearest town is Wills Point, TX (7 miles SE). County Road access to the ranch’s entry gate is provided by Van Zandt County Road 3815 and is located along the ranch’s Eastern boundary.
From Dallas: Take I-20 East ~32 miles to Terrell, TX. In Terrell, exit north on Hwy 34 and drive ~2.5 miles north to Hwy 80. Turn east on Hwy 80 and travel for ~1.13 miles to FM 429. Turn north onto FM 429 and drive ~15 miles to FM 751. Turn southeast on FM 751 and drive ~2.75 mile to Van Zandt County Road 3815; turn South and drive ~1.23 miles on CR 3815 to the ranch’s gated entry on the right (West) side of CR 3815.
Overview: Pin Oaks Ranch has been developed and enjoyed by an avid outdoorsman who sought an excellent family hunting and fishing weekend getaway within an hour of The Metroplex. This primarily wooded recreational ranch is highly scenic and manicured; the combination of topographic relief, untouched hardwood trees, food plot development and a recently constructed private lake make it an extremely rare offering to the marketplace, regardless of distance.
Private Lake: Near the center of the ranch, elevations and land contours fuse, creating a remarkable watershed for the ranch’s 14+/- acre private lake. The lake was recently impounded and the owner has placed brush piles and built structure in various locations of the lake basin to enhance the fishery from the bottom of the food chain to the top. The dam is nearly 600 feet in length and the owner has cleared and groomed the immediate area creating a park-like setting. Over 1 acre of standing timber was retained in the shallow end of the lake and will have an average depth of 4 feet. The body of the lake features nearly a mile and a half of shoreline and is surrounded with giant hardwood trees. Along the eastern side of the lake the owner has created a home or pavilion site with careful mulching and planting; the sunsets overlooking the lake from this location are outstanding. The lake hasn’t been stocked, creating a fresh opportunity for a new owner to stock the fishery at their own desired intensity. The owner has consulted with fisheries managers and will be happy to share his thoughts with a new owner. This area of Van Zandt County averages over 43 inches of rainfall annually and the lake’s capture basin is over 300 acres providing over 20 acres of runoff per surface acre which should maximize the lake’s level in low rainfall years.
Hunting / Food Plots / Hay Meadows: Pin Oaks Ranch has excellent free range whitetail deer hunting. The past few seasons have yielded several outstanding mature bucks. Three food plots (1.65, 2.15 and .8 acres) each have private locations with easy access from the ranch’s main road. The soils are primarily Edge and Woodtell sandy loams which are productive and well drained. The owner has farmed and maintained these wildlife plots as an additional food source for the ranch’s native deer herd. Each food plot has corn feeders with hog paneling and deer blinds are located strategically nearby. There are three productive hay meadows that are shaded with large trees and planted with Rye and Bermuda grass for hay production or light grazing. In addition to deer hunting, the ranch has feral hogs, varmints and the largest food plot could be planted in sunflowers for dove hunting. The duck hunting on the ranch’s lake should be excellent due to planned shallow water areas and various varieties of Oak trees that surround the lake and reside in within the drainages that fill the lake.
Being the rectangular half (320 acres) of one section of land, the ranch’s symmetrical shape, overall percentage of tree cover and lack of low-lying floodplain areas within the boundaries make it ideal for someone interested in high fencing their property.
Topography: Rolling elevation changes of over 60 feet give the ranch desirable “relief” that is highly unique for this area. At ~557’, the southwest corner of the ranch is the high point on the property. Elevations dip near the center of the ranch and into the ranch’s private lake. The Eastern portion of the property features gradual roll, providing several excellent home or cabin sites that overlook the ranch centralized topographic draw.
Trees: Mature oak varieties and other hardwood tree types make up the primary tree canopy on the ranch. Approximately 75% of the ranch is sheltered with mature timber, creating remarkable wildlife habitat.
Ranch Roads / Drainage Crossings: The ranch’s road system is wide enough for automobile use. Road base has been added to the entry and areas where water runs off of the ranch during a rain. The roads through the ranch’s lake site drainages have been fortified with culverts and packed with road base material to ensure water flows through and off of the property, enhancing vehicle access year-round. Each hay meadow, the food plots, the home site and the ranch lake are easily reached and connected along the ranch’s road system.
Taxes: The ranch is Ag Exemption through a timber exemption. The taxes are estimated to be ~$568 for 2017.
Minerals: The owner will consider conveying an interest of the owned mineral estate with a fair offer. There are no active leases or production on the ranch.
Utilities: Co-op water (McBee Water Supply) and electricity are readily available at CR 3815 for an easy connection.
Aqueduct – Irrigation Water Tap: An underground raw water line bisects the SW corner of the ranch. The ranch has its own tap and when the aqueduct is in use the landowner has the deeded right to use the water for irrigation and ranching purposes. Per the deed, the cost is 25 cents per 1000 gallons.
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Wills Point, Texas 75169, United States