The Artesian Ranch is a 105-acre combination ranch located just one mile south of Highway 1 at Atwood, OK. This property has county road frontage on its south boundary and only requires you to drive about mile of gravel road. Other than that, its all paved roads that extend roughly 90 miles to OKC and Tulsa or 180 miles to Dallas.
This property has a combination of features that so many of our clients seek. It has a large, deep channel creek, aptly named Big Creek, on its east boundary. Twenty acres of mature hardwoods line the creek bank and provide an ideal travel corridor for wildlife. Just west of the tree line, the property transitions into a 40-acre hay meadow. Almost perfectly flat, this meadow is routinely cut for hay and typically produces 100 5 x 6 round bales.
Creek bottoms are beautiful and accordingly most people also want a nice elevated area with a big view overlooking them. In this case, most of the western side of the property is a tree lined ridge that sits about 40 feet higher than the creek bottom. There are already a few open areas along the ridge that would be ideal for food plots and a homesite. In fact, this ridge has historically been a homesite that dates to the early history of Oklahoma. Evidence of this is seen in an artesian well located on the side of a gentle hill. One can easily imagine how settlers would have treasured a constant flow of water running out of the hillside.
In addition to potential food plots in the open areas along the ridge, there is also a nice flat in the northwest corner of the property that is covered in pecan trees. We noticed an old deer feeder in this location and think that it would be a great spot to run a feeder and salt lick year-round. The seller has provided us with a nice set of trail cam photos of trophy deer from the property and they are impressive for a property this size.
There is a small pond on the property at the interface between the hill and the hay meadow. However, we noticed a nice draw that could be dammed to create about a 2-acre lake. In addition, we believe we could reroute the overflow of the artesian well to keep the lake constantly full of crystal-clear water.
We think the Artesian Ranch would be the perfect spot for someone looking to buy an ideal mixture of natural features and build their own custom improvements. As always, the Land Doctors construction team stands ready to help you get estimates, design, and build your dream home, barn, shop, or lake. If this is what youve been searching for, please call Sean Childress at 580 320 5791.