The Sweatman Ranch represents an extraordinarily unique offering in a coveted region of the Texas Coastal Bend. There are few large land assemblages like this one remaining where South Texas meets the Coastal Prairie. Straddling the border of Aransas and San Patricio Counties, and located minutes from the City of Aransas Pass, this is a rare opportunity to acquire an exceptional ranch property with a diverse range of possibilities available to the land owner.
The ranch has operated successfully as a private recreational hunting/fishing paradise, as well as a working ranch for many years. The existing water wells, freshwater ponds, cattle pens and flourishing salt grass make the property ideal for grazing. The property holds strong potential for continued ranch operations, with additional potential for a corporate hunting/fishing retreat. The ranch also holds attractive investment value for future development, based on proximity to Portland/Gregory/Ingleside and Port Corpus Christi.
The ranch benefits from the conveniences of its excellent proximity to Aransas Pass, while being approximately 6.6 miles to McCampbell-Porter Airport (two 5,000’ runways), and 11.6 miles to La Quinta Terminal at Port
The majority of the ranch is high-fenced with the exception of the marsh portions of the property leading toward Port Bay, optimized by a large canal which feeds from McCampbell Slough through the tidal flats of the ranch and continuing downstream to the bay. Vegetation is typical native undergrowth; trees are predominantly mesquite with some hard wood growth. Redfish, trout and flounder are the favorite angling quarry in the marsh and along the edge of Port Bay. The existing herd of exotics will convey with the sale, including: elk, Texas dall sheep, scimitar oryx, barsingha, fallow, and axis. Feral hog, dove, quail, bobcat, alligator, a large population of resident black mallards are native to the ranch. The 26-acre+/- fresh water lake is a predominant feature across the north and middle pasture, playing host to excellent fishing and hunting.
There is currently a dirt mining operation underway on the north pasture of the ranch. The lease income from dirt operations yielded $137,000 to owner in 2019. This is a surface sale only.
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1330 FM 1069