Location: Boot Lake Ranch is located midway between Mount Pleasant and Mount Vernon, Texas, with close proximity to I-30 and less than 3 miles south on SW 5. The ranch is a quick one hour and forty-five-minute drive east of Dallas, Texas (~112 miles) and minutes from the highly sought-after Cypress Springs Lake. Overview: Boot Lake Ranch is a highly manicured and well-balanced 410+/- acre combination recreational and agricultural ranch with the focal point being a 42+/- acre lake positioned in the middle of the property. The water quality is best described as a quintessential "tea stained" East Texas lake. The ranch is comprised of pristine hardwood timber, towering plantation pine, abundant fishable surface water, green timber wetlands and gorgeous rolling pastures surrounding the lake. The quiet, asphalt county road frontage offers all-weather access into the property. While there are currently no permanent structures located on the property, multiple, picturesque potential homesites exist surrounding the waters' edge.
Improvements: This is a highly manicured raw land offering poised for a new owner to customize development to suit their needs. Miles of ATV trails have been maintained throughout the ranch for ease of travel and enjoyment.
Trees, grass, forbs: The ranch's fertile soils foster Coastal Bermuda pastures which are dominate to native grasses throughout the property as well as diverse stands of hardwood and plantation pine timber. Historically, the pastures have been in hay production and managed for optimum productivity. Tree cover consists of approximately 125+/- acres of mixed hardwoods and 155+/- acres of planted pines. Most of the blocks of planted pines are ready to be thinned providing income potential for the new owner. The diversity of the hardwoods is nothing short of incredible. Planted for peak production, their placement is also ideal for wildlife with contiguous corridors winding across the entire property. Species include white oak, saw tooth oak, burr oak, swamp chestnut oak, a variety of red oaks, hickory, walnut, cypress, and black gum among others. The diversity is unmatched even with some of the best stands of native timber. Native forbs and browse are also plentiful and provide robust habitat for wildlife.
Water: Lakes of this size are extremely difficult to acquire especially within a 2-hour drive time of DFW. The 42+/- Acre Boot Lake will be a legacy asset for years to come. The prized waters are teaming with aquatic life poised for an epic day of fishing. With a lake of this magnitude, it's also large enough to for summertime watersports! Topography and tree cover surrounding Boot Lake enhances the uniqueness of the lake. In addition, there are three smaller rain dependent, green timber wetlands located on the NE portion of the ranch. All water resources serve wildlife and livestock alike.
Topography: Boot Lake Ranch possesses rolling terrain that drains well and is easily accessed by ATV. With over 100 feet of elevation change, topography on the ranch is exceptional for the geographical area!
Wildlife and fisheries: The Seller has not permitted hunting for the last 35-40+ years fostering a sanctuary for various species of wildlife. There is an abundance of Whitetail deer in this part of Titus County and plenty of other wildlife species for recreational enjoyment. The lake's surface water and various wetlands provide waterfowl habitat for migratory ducks and Canada geese. Excellent fishing opportunities abound on Boot Lake!
Livestock/hay production: This ranch offers approximately 85+/- acres of improved pastures that have been previously fertilized and managed for hay production.
Minerals: Surface only
Utilities: Electricity runs along the asphalt county road SW 5 in the SE corner of the ranch. Electricity is also located on adjacent land .25 miles from the western boundary. To Broker's knowledge, there are no water wells on the property. The property is located in the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer.
Property Taxes: The majority of Boot Lake Ranch currently carries an Agriculture Exemption. Taxes are estimated to be $8,118.46 in 2021. This estimate is only an estimate due to multiple incomplete parcels being sold. Ask Broker for details.
Schools: Mount Pleasant ISD
Price: $4,920,000 ($12,000 per acre)
Cash McWhorter - Broker/Partner (469) 222-4076
Casey Berley, ALC - Broker Associate (214) 422-7253