67.85± Acres

Turkey Peak Ranch

ID: 49745
Status: Sold 2024
Acres: 67.85±
Address: Ward Mountain Road
City, State: Santo, Texas
County: Palo Pinto
ZIP Code: 76472
Lat/Long: 32.6582, -98.2418
Presented By: Blake Hortenstine
Taxes: $7,980
Dwelling Sq Ft: 2,784
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2


Overview: Turkey Peak Ranch is an exceptional, high-fenced Palo Pinto County property in a great location with a private lane leading to an impressive entrance before winding through meticulously sculpted trees to the first-class home and barns. There are large sandstone rock outcroppings, 2/3 wooded & 1/3 open pastures, sandy soils, and nice water features. Located atop the Ward Mountain range north of Santo, Texas, the property is an easy hour's drive west of Fort Worth. Turkey Peak Ranch is perfect for a permanent residence or weekend getaway.   

Location: Approximately 8.5 miles south of Palo Pinto and 4.5 miles north of Santo. Located on Ward Mountain Road in a quality area near Lone Camp, Texas, drive times from the metroplex are approximately 1 1/2 hours from Dallas and 1 hour west of Fort Worth via Interstate 20. 

Directions: From Santo, go north on FM 4, approximately 1.96 miles to Ward Mountain Road. Turn right (or north) on Ward Mountain Road and travel 2.6 miles to the top of the mountain. Stay to the left following Ward Mountain Road until the entrance on the right. The views are exceptional on this road, and the area is very scenic. 

Entrance: The ranch's private entrance features an impressive sandstone archway with an electric gate and keypad. An all-weather rock road lined with beautifully manicured post oaks leads back to the family home and barns in a private location. 

House: Beautiful 2784 square foot residence with three bedrooms/two bathrooms. The home is in excellent condition and equipped with all the modern amenities. The back room of the house has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a bi-level rock terraced yard and a 3+/- acre private lake with a small dock. The home is on rural water and co-op electricity. A propane tank is in place for the stove and oven. Otherwise, everything is electric. 

Barns: The property has two (2) enclosed metal barns with concrete floors and roll-up doors. Barn #1 measures 1500 square feet (30x50) for vehicle storage. Barn #2 is 1500 square feet (50x30) and fully insulated with a side addition measuring 396 square feet (33x12). This side addition contains the water well pump system and a sizeable poly water holding tank. Each barn features three (3) large roll-up doors along the front with multiple windows and entrance doors on the back and sides. These barns are ideal for large equipment, trucks, additional storage, and UTVs. There is a small living quarters with a kitchen and bathroom inside Barn #2. 

Loafing Sheds: Two (2) 15x35 foot loafing sheds and two (2) water troughs sit in the middle portion of the property. Previously set up for horses, this area has sandy soils and scattered trees. 

Terrain: Diverse terrain with large sandstone outcroppings and hardwoods typify the east and west sides of the ranch. The topography is level to rolling with a deep draw on the eastern side, allowing Rock Creek to enter the property from south to north. Positioned between the wooded areas is approximately 20 acres of open sandy land.

Vegetation: The ratio of tree cover to open land is 2/3 hardwoods to 1/3 pastureland. Tree cover consists primarily of mature post oaks, elm, cedar, pecans, live oaks, mesquite, and a mix of other trees native to this area. Forbs and browse species provide exceptional wildlife habitat. Native grasses and some improved coastal Bermuda can benefit both livestock and cattle. Wildlife habitat and pastureland are above average and in excellent condition.   

Soils: Soils are sandy loam, and the center portion of the property is perfect for horses and future equestrian facilities. 

Surface Water: On the eastern side of the ranch, Rock Creek is the water source for the 3+/- acre lake below the house. Fully stocked with bass, bluegill, and other baitfish, the lake attracts an abundance of ducks and a few geese in the fall and winter months. There is one (1) covered boat dock located on the lake with a small pontoon boat that conveys with the sale. Two (2) additional ponds sit on the west side of the property, one shared with the neighboring property. The full-size pond is approximately ½-1 acre, and the second along the west fence line is half the size.

Groundwater & Water Holding Tank: Underground water is good with two (2) functional water wells in place. Located along the main entrance road, a rock-lined, concrete water-holding tank with a windmill has excellent potential to be utilized as a swimming hole to cool off on a hot summer day. Stone steps are already in place, but sealing is needed to hold water. 

Wildlife:  This high fence game ranch is stocked with thirteen (13) Axis deer (5 bucks/ 5 does/ 3 fawn). There are five (5) whitetail does, two (2) bucks and (6) fawn. The older buck is approximately three years old and in the 180 B&C size class. Whitetail deer genetics are high-quality and come from Cotton Mesa Ranch. Other wildlife species on the property include Rio Grande turkey, dove, lots of ducks, and a variety of songbirds. A great horned owl nest near the house where she raises her young. There are no feral hogs or coyotes on the property.  

Fencing: A high-game fence was built in 2021 and surrounds the property's perimeter. A driving lane has been cleared around the perimeter to allow regular fence inspections. Culverts have steel panels to prevent hogs and coyotes from entering. 

Internal Roads & Access: A sound system of roads through the property and around the perimeter fence gives the property a much larger feel. Access off Ward Mountain Road is an owned, all-weather fenced lane. The rocked lane runs directly to the entrance gate and continues back to the ranch home, allowing easy access to the property and home complex in all weather conditions. 

Surface Leases: No surface leases are currently active. 

Easement: A natural gas pipeline barely crosses the northeast corner of the property. 

Utilities: United Co-op provides electricity to this property, and Santo Special Utility District provides rural water service. Sierra Communications provides Internet service, and Dish Network provides television services. 

Turkey Peak Reservoir:  Projected to open in 2027, the Palo Pinto Municipal Water District is developing an additional water supply for the rural water districts in this area. Expected to be a beautiful lake with scenic cliffs, the Turkey Peak Reservoir will encompass 648 acres with an average depth of 35 feet, nearly doubling water availability for Palo Pinto County residents. The reservoir will cover FM 4 North of Santo, resulting in Ward Mountain Road being developed as the primary access road from Lone Camp to Santo. View project details @

Minerals:  Mineral ownership is unknown. There is no current oil and gas production. 

School District: Santo ISD. 

Taxes: Taxes for 2022 are believed to be $7980. Property is agriculturally exempt. 

Broker & Commission Disclosure: Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Listing Broker. 

Price:  $2,000,000 


Blake Hortenstine
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Jack Fauntleroy
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