Sanders Creek Ranch
Size: 469+/- Acres
County: Lamar County , Texas
Location: Sanders Creek Ranch is located northwest of Sumner, Texas, in northwestern Lamar County. Situated approximately 2 hours from Dallas, Texas (~112 miles), and 2.5 hours from Ft. Worth, Texas, the nearest towns are Sumner, Texas, (7 miles SE) and Paris, Texas, (17 miles SE). Improved gravel road access to the ranch’s entry gate is provided by County Road 35420.
Address: 821 County Road 35420, Sumner, TX, 75486.
Overview: Located at the end of a county road, the 468.594 +/- acre Sanders Creek Ranch is a well-manicured recreational ranch rich in hunting, fishing, and water features. This multipurpose ranch has been used primarily for a family retreat and general recreation. The functional lodge, both barns, archery range and fire pit area lie in a park like setting directly above the 5 +/- acre lake, the 12.5 +/- acre, managed duck slough and 11 +/- acres of planted pines. Additionally, the ranch boasts seven (7) developed wetland units, eleven (11) established food plots and 1.64 +/- miles of the hardwood lined tributary, Little Creek. This recreational paradise is bordered by Sanders Creek for the entirety of the northern boundary, approximately 2.93 +/- miles. The property’s setting is private and peaceful, yet still offering excitement for the entire family through the stocked 5 +/- acre lake, the numerous waterfowl impoundments and an MLD managed deer herd.
Lodge & Ranch Headquarters: The Sanders Creek Ranch lodge is a well – constructed steel frame structure with an r-panel exterior covering approximately 1,500 +/- square feet. The interior of the lodge combines comfortable and functional living spaces including a spacious kitchen, dining/den/living area, storage loft, laundry room and a bunk room (sleeps 6) with attached bathroom. A porch on the north side of the lodge offers expansive views of the duck slough, planted pine and 5 +/- acre lake. WIFI, satellite TV and internet are all installed at the lodge.
Other Improvements: Near the lodge, stand two new r-panel barns, partially enclosed and partially open air, measuring ~65’x30’ and ~50’x30’ with utilities. The bigger of the two barns is ¾ open with the remaining ¼ enclosed and locked behind a garage door. The smaller barn is fully open air on the front with an attached drive-thru garage for tractor, ATV or equipment storage on the back.
At the headquarters and behind the house is a bow range to make final adjustments before the hunt, and a garden shed for tool storage.
Managed Wetland and Wetland Units: The managed wetland is a duck slough measuring 12.5 +/- acres in size. The wetland can be drained of all water each spring via a single screw-gate drain installed at the lowest point of the wetland system. This management system allows for the maximum amount of forage for waterfowl in the winter months. Additionally, within the WRP acreage are 7 other developed wetland units ranging in size from ~1-3 acres.
Topography: Topography on Sanders Creek Ranch ranges from a high point of 587’ above sea level at the southeast corner of the property, to a low of 470’ above sea level along Sanders Creek, a change in elevation of 117’. The lodge sits on one of the highest points of the ranch, overlooking some of the property’s best features.
Wildlife/Hunting: Sanders Creek Ranch boasts a strong native Whitetail deer population currently under an MLDP Level III management plan. Eleven (11) cultivated food plots attract and hold deer on the ranch.
In the winter, migrating waterfowl are found in abundant numbers on the property; Wood Ducks, Mallards, Pintails, Gadwalls, and other puddle ducks use Sanders Creek as a wintering home.
Unique and uncommon for NE Texas the ranch includes a growing population of Eastern Turkeys that were released by the National Wild Turkey Federation within 3 miles of the ranch. Other species of wildlife include wild hogs, dove, and various indigenous species of varmints, toads, lizards, birds, and insects. The ecosystem on Sanders Creek Ranch is both diverse and thriving. Fishing opportunities abound in the stocked and managed 5+/- acre fishing lake.
Water: The northern boundary of the property is formed by Sanders Creek for approx. 2.93+/- miles, and a tributary of Sanders Creek, Little Creek, traverses through the eastern side of property for approx. 1.64 +/- miles. Additionally, seven (7) waterfowl impoundments are enrolled in the intensive and perpetual WRP program to provide habitat for migratory waterfowl in the winter. A 5 +/- acre lake is stocked and primed for enjoyment by the next owner. The amount of surface water on the property is impressive, as are the dams, concrete spillway and levees constructed to hold and control that surface water.
Easements: Wetland Restoration Program (WRP) easement affects 293.8 +/- acres of the property, see map for approximate acreage encumbered by easement.
Mineral Rights: Surface only.
Utilities: Electricity is provided by Lamar Electric Cooperative. Lamar County Water Supply District is the rural water supply provider.
School District: North Lamar Independent School District.
Taxes: Property is under a Wildlife Tax exemption. Property taxes for 2018 were approx. $1,669.09.
Exclusions: Equipment, Shed, Deer Stands/Feeders and Furniture are not included in the sale of the property. A tractor, bush hog and disc could be purchased separately if desired.
Cash McWhorter-Partner/Broker, (469) 222-4076, email@example.com
Chris Wengierski-Agent, (214) 707-3474, firstname.lastname@example.org
Blake Hortenstine-Partner/Broker, (214) 616-1305, email@example.com
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 Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC.