The Cliffs Ranch is a 340 acre ranch located in the southeastern corner of Hughes County, about seven miles west of McAlester Army Ammunition Depot and seven miles southeast of Stuart, OK. The ranch has no improvements other than exterior fencing and some cross fencing but what it lacks in manmade features, it makes up for in natural beauty. True to its name, there are some big elevation changes on the ranch with the most striking being a nearly vertical 80 foot drop from the upland pasture down to Piney Creek bottom. This transition is comprised primarily of sandstone outcrops and blanketed by oaks.
About 1/3 of the property is open pasture and the rest is a mixture post oak, blackjack, pine and cedar on the high ground with larger red oak, birch, elm, and sycamores along the creeks. The growth of paper bark birch and river cane along the creeks are good indicators of year around water flows as these species require abundant water to thrive. The creeks run clear but with a attractive tannin tint to them. Caney Boggy Creek runs for 5000 feet east to west through the ranch and Piney Creek runs an additional 4500 feet north to south. The two creeks intersect in the southern portion of the ranch and has 17 acres of open sandy loam soils found in two creekside meadows. This combination of future food plots and mature timber at the junction of two watersheds that serve as wildlife corridors would be an ideal area to steward a tremendous wildlife population.
If you also want to run cattle, the upper pastures would be easy to isolate from the wildlife area in the creek bottom. The upland pastures have multiple stock ponds to provide water for the livestock. In addition, this portion of the ranch has some tremendous views looking east across the confluence of the two drainages, making it an ideal location for your dream hunting lodge or home.
For those looking for an unimproved property with great natural features to develop and manage, please contact Sean Childress at 580 320 5791.