Blue River Falls
NOTE - Our Blue River Springs listing is located immediately east of this property. Together, the two properties would give you an unprecedented stretch of Blue River complete with springs, waterfalls, native pecans, improved pecan orchard, barndominium, and equipment.
Blue River Falls is a 214-acre ranch located on the banks of the Blue River at Connerville, OK. This property is located about 100 miles from either DFW or OKC. With paved frontage on a quiet country highway, you are a quick drive from either metro area to this beautiful river property.
Boasting two thirds of a mile of Blue River, with a half mile of this frontage encompassing both sides, this property gives you a tremendous amount of river frontage on a relatively small amount of land. This is a truly beautiful stretch of the river where springs from the Arbuckle Simpson aquifer feed directly into the river, maintaining a continuous base flow with constant inputs of pure, cold spring water. With so much of this portion of the Blue River encompassed by large ranches, there are very few chances to own any stretch of it, much less this much of it with just 214 acres. In addition, this portion of the river has beautiful travertine waterfalls. Travertine forms naturally and slowly over time as the flowing water deposits minute amounts of calcium and other minerals in shallow areas, ultimately creating beautiful waterfalls. These waterfalls are constantly reworked as the river dissects and meanders around them creating small chains of travertine islands in the river. These areas create turbulence that in turn oxygenate the water creating a superb fishery for small mouth and black bass. Between the constant flow of highly oxygenated, pure springwater and the natural structure formed by the travertine deposits, these stretches of river are exceptional for floating, swimming and fishing. Flyfishing would be particularly enjoyable in areas where solid rock slabs line the river and offer unobstructed shoreline.
In addition to the water and fishing, the ranch has large number of mature native pecans. These trees have a pleasant, natural spacing with a strong growth of fescue and clover beneath them. This savannah type setting creates a parklike atmosphere along the north side of the river. There are also native pecans on the south side of the river and an open hay meadow/pasture near the highway. While much of the south bank of the river has a buffer of thick vegetation that offers ideal bedding for deer, there are spots near the waterfalls that offer relatively easy access. Although we did not observe any while on the property, we feel confident that wild turkey can also be found moving along this natural wildlife corridor that follows the river.
A home sits about 1/2 mile south of Blue Church Road on the north side of the river. This structure sits atop a hill near the transition where the property slopes down to the river. According to the county assessor, this 4-bedroom, 3-bath, 2768 square foot home was built in 1991. With some remodeling, this would be a fun hang out spot for the family and friends. From this spot, you can easily drive down to the flat ground along the river for easy access to the water. Native pecan trees are a general indicator of high-quality soils and that is also true in the case of Blue River Falls. Approximately 115 acres of the ranch features Class 2 soils that, in conjunction with the 40 inches of rainfall received per year would make an ideal cattle operation.
The ranch also has 2 points of access with 1300 feet of frontage on Blue Church Road and 1100 feet of frontage on Highway 99. There is also an opportunity for additional access at the corner of Oak Street. Lastly, there is electric service on the property and multiple water sources to choose from if you would like to build additional structures on the property.
If you have been searching for a property on Blue River with the fantastic water features you've always wanted, please call Kelly Hurt at 580 421 7512 to schedule a showing or discuss ideas for improving this property to create your dream getaway.