White Oak Creek Ranch
White Oak Creek Ranch 5,195± Acre Ranch Community
OVERVIEW: We are excited to share the success of White Oak Creek Ranch (WOCR) and are now making available the final two memberships for Northeast Texas' most exclusive ranch experience. With these memberships, your focus will be on creating cherished memories, while we take care of the rest. By choosing this option, you can enjoy the benefits of ranch ownership at a fraction of the cost associated with traditional methods. WOCR has emerged as a pioneering, time-saving, and cost-effective approach to owning a ranch today. Ranch activities begin and end at the focal point of WOCR, the 128+ acre trophy bass fishing “Romal Lake”. From there, the activity list is seamless and endless, which evokes emotions of summer camp and creates time-stamped memories of today. Being a member of White Oak Creek Ranch simplifies the complexity of owning a large ranch by eliminating ranch management and day-to-day maintenance. Simply stated, this is your time to enjoy. It’s time to maximize time with family, friends and clients at White Oak Creek Ranch. Let the experiences and memories begin! Catch your personal best on one of 4 trophy bass fishing lakes totaling over 164+ acres of prime fishing water. Also, enjoy kayaking, paddle boating, picnics on the wildflower laden shoreline of Romal Lake, and peaceful morning coffee. Experience Arkansas-style green timber mallard hunting on over 650+ acres of managed wetlands and deer hunting on one of 40 established wildlife food plots, all while exploring over 5,100+ acres of pristine creek-lined hardwood bottoms. Trail riding on over 50+ miles of manicured trails and artifact hunting on the banks of White Oak Creek. Skeet shooting on a state-of-the-art voice command five stand or testing your skills on the rifle or pistol range. Utilizing 2 well-appointed guest cabins, watching kids jumping from the swimming platform, grill side dramatic sunsets, and sharing stories of local Native Americans camping along the banks of White Oak Creek next to campfires by starlit skies. These are just a few of the activities to be explored during stays at White Oak Creek Ranch!
LOCATION/LOCAL TOURING ATTRACTIONS: White Oak Creek Ranch is equidistant from both Mt. Vernon and Mt. Pleasant, TX, ~95 minutes East of Dallas, ~80 minutes North of Tyler, or a short ~15-20 minute drive if arriving by private aircraft. For the evenings when you don’t feel like cooking dinner, members have multiple options to consider. The quaint East Texas downtown of Mt. Vernon has been restored and offers vibrant and unique options for lunch and dinner. Mt. Pleasant is an excellent option if you seek more choices, including household goods, and it also provides numerous family-friendly options. Members and guests will enjoy the laid-back East Texas pace of either of these two exceptional East Texas towns.
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DIRECTIONS: From Dallas: take I-30 east to Mt. Vernon, TX; Exit Hwy 37 (turn left/north); proceed ~1.95 miles to Main Street/Hwy 67 (turn right/east); proceed ~3.9 miles to FM 1896 (turn left/ north); proceed ~8.46 miles to the entrance of White Oak Creek Ranch on your left. (Latitude 33.2921, Longitude -95.1301)
IMPROVEMENTS: The hard work has been completed with every detail considered, implemented and ready for White Oak Creek members to utilize. Strategically placed around the picturesque Romal Lake are 23 surveyed 10 acre lots that are build ready with the final 2 memberships being offered. Upon entry, an all-weather road has been constructed complete with a concrete entry and an electric piped entry gate, weather-tested concrete bridges and culverts that wrap around Romal Lake providing ease of use for any vehicle. All utilities have been thoughtfully delivered to each homesite underground to maintain unimpeded sightlines around the lake. While planning and designing your dream home, members will have access to three well-appointed guest homes to be utilized for members and guests alike on a first come, first serve basis. Alternate home construction options are available upon request if custom building is not desired. Hunting activities begin and end at the newly constructed 10,000 square foot nostalgic hunters’ headquarters. Located a short drive northeast of Romal Lake, the hunters’ headquarters sits among a towering mature hardwood canopy. No detail was overlooked. Members will appreciate the countless amenities that include a stainless steel game cleaning station, walk-in cooler, concrete/gravel apron around the headquarters, electric roll-up doors into ATV and gear storage, on demand endless HEATED hot water for power washing remnants from the field, enclosed temperature-controlled storage lockers, full coffee bar, kitchen/dining and living areas to relax and reminisce over stories from the field. The list does not end there. The ranch also boasts a 1,200 square foot covered fishing pier complete with day storage boat slips, concrete boat ramps, a 3D Archery range, a state-of-the-art voice command five stand skeet shooting range, and a covered pistol and rifle range to prepare for days in the field.
SURFACE WATER & FISHERIES: The ranch features exceptional recreational surface water, which includes a ~7, 14, 20, and 128± acre lake(s). These lakes are professionally managed and have produced some legendary East Texas Largemouth Bass. The largest bass caught at WOCR was a whopping 14.3 pounds and members routinely catch fish in the 6-10 pound range. Over ~7.8 miles of White Oak Creek runs west to east through the middle property along with ~2 miles of Cobb Jones Creek, ~1.4 miles of Campbell Creek, ~1 mile of Lick Creek, plus over ~23 miles of unnamed creeks and tributaries.
WILDLIFE & HUNTING: In terms of wildlife, the White Oak Creek Ranch has it all. The ranch has a history of healthy, low-fence whitetail genetics. The size of the ranch, topography, diversity, creek draws year-round live water, thick cover, over 40 managed food plots and feeders and upgraded box blinds all play a significant role in hunting success and deer management. Phenomenal native forbs/cover and habitat also provide a home for feral hogs and a growing population of Eastern Turkeys.
WATERFOWL: Flooded GREEN TIMBER!!! There are many unique amenities to WOCR, but the sheer size and quality of the managed flooded green timber is a site to see. Literally, thousands of mallards and other puddle ducks converge on WOCR each year, where numerous television shows have been filmed. Watching mallards fall into tight timber holes is only a dream for most waterfowlers but not at WOCR. The precision leveled wetlands consist of 8 units total over 580+ acres of managed flooded green hardwood timber, 70+ acres of managed planted wetlands, 60+ acres of natural/managed wetlands on the far west end of the ranch, and numerous oxbows along White Oak Creek. The property’s water assets provide an unmatched duck hunting experience that rivals the best anywhere across Texas. Often compared to the legendary timber of Arkansas, there’s a reason the folks at Mojo Outdoors describe White Oak Creek Ranch as their top hunting destination for mallards. The managed wetlands feature over 5 miles of levees and flood control structures that are designed to flood both wetlands and green timber on demand. The majority of the managed wetlands and timber are fed water by the 128-acre Romal Lake. No matter the rainfall, these managed wetlands can be flooded on demand. WOCR has obtained a rare and valuable permit enabling them to provide members/guests with an indescribable waterfowl experience. Perched at the center of one of the managed wetlands is the “Ultimate Duck Blind”. Accessible via UTVs on a submerged graveled trail, the ultimate duck blind is something guests, kids, clients and members won’t soon forget. The nostalgic duck blind was constructed to accommodate all types of waterfowl enthusiasts. With a wraparound covered, gravel-lined “porch”, enclosed sitting area to get out of the weather, green lights for predawn visibility, propane cooking stove, and covered UTV parking all combine to make the ultimate waterfowl hunting experience in any hunting condition.
RANCH MANAGEMENT/HOME CARE: WOCR has been managed by the same onsite ranch manager for over 35 years. At WOCR, we are focused on maximizing your time enjoying family and friends. With that approach in mind, the ranch management staff will continually maintain and oversee all ranch projects, upkeep and management. WOCR understands the daunting task of cleaning your home when you arrive for the weekend and then cleaning again when you leave. We have you covered. A professional cleaning staff is in place for stays in guest homes. If desired, the cleaning staff are available for personal home cleaning as well on an actual cost basis.
KID/GRANDKID SECTION: What do you look forward to most in the summer months? Family trips? Summer Camp? Time with family and friends? What if you could have that every weekend at White Oak Creek Ranch? Well, you can! It’s time to play in the mud, jump from the swimming platform or catch your first MONSTER BASS! Find your freedom, learn to shoot a bow, and test your skills at skeet. Kayaking on the lakes, paddle boating with your brother/sister, or mooing at the cows are a rite of passage to growing up. Sitting in a deer stand, going with Dad to the duck blind, and exploring miles of ATV trails are a perfect day in the woods to view wildlife. Along the way, catch crawfish on the creek and learn to drink coffee?! End with starting a campfire to roast marshmallows, find the Big Dipper in the sky and go to bed late just to get up early to do it all over again. This is also your time to grow, learn, bond, and have a blast!
TOPOGRAPHY: The topography is rolling throughout much of the ranch with elevation changes surrounding the creeks and ridges on the property. The ranch has a high point of ~360 feet above sea level and a low of ~300 feet above sea level.
AIRPORTS: Franklin County Municipal (F53) 3,900’ x 60’ Runway – 20 minutes from WOCR; Mount Pleasant Regional (OSA) 6,004’ x 100’ Runway – Jet A Fuel Available – 20 minutes from WOCR; Passenger Full Service Airports – Shreveport Regional (DTN) ~2 hour drive E of WOCR; Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) ~2 hour drive W of WOCR
HOSPITALS: East Texas Medical Center – Mt. Vernon (15 min); Titus Regional Medical Center – Mt. Pleasant (15 min); East Texas Medical Center – Pittsburg (25 min)
EASEMENTS: Other than electric and water, none exist to the Owner’s knowledge.
UTILITIES: Other than individual homesites, all utilities for the ranch are included in the yearly dues. Each homesite is serviced with underground water and electric.
TAXES: Other than individual homes all taxes for the ranch are included in the yearly dues. The ranch and 10-acre homesites are Ag/Wildlife Exempt.
TIMBER: WOCR has established a timber management plan that emphasizes thinning of undersized timber and nurturing mature hardwood timber to maintain aesthetics/wildlife habitat. Any timber income will be utilized to offset ranch expenses.
MINERALS: It is believed that the ranch owns a controlling interest in the mineral estate. To the Owner’s knowledge, no drilling has ever been completed on the ranch. Although exploration is not intended, if explored, any mineral exploration income will be shared with ranch members on a pro-rata basis.
PRICE: The last remaining Double Membership can be obtained for $3,000,000. Each membership includes your choice of a surveyed 10-acre homesite around Romal Lake. There are currently 12 members occupying 18 of the 20 total memberships due to some members purchasing double/triple memberships. A partial financing option may be available. Ask Broker for details.
COMMENTS: We invite you to visit and experience all that White Oak Creek Ranch has to offer. Once you see it, we know you will agree that it is an extraordinary place to relax, enjoy nature, entertain friends, and most importantly – build a family legacy for generations to come. You focus on the memories, and we’ll handle the rest.
BROKER & COMMISSION DISCLOSURE: The Buyer’s Agent/Broker must be identified upon first contact with the Listing Broker/Listing Agent, and the 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 Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC.