Diamond Rock Ranch
The 800 acre Diamond Rock Ranch is located 10 miles south of I-40 at Okemah, 75 miles south of Tulsa, 85 miles east of Oklahoma City and 200 miles north of Dallas. Although it is 800 acres, the ranch extends two miles east to west and 1 1/4 miles north and south. With contiguous parcels in three different sections, this is a big property that feels huge. In addition to an impressive spread, it has a wide range of settings and attractive features.
The main entry of the ranch has an extremely well-built steel gate and pipe fence constructed by the Land Doctors best fence builder. The paved driveway leads from the Highway 27 frontage up to the headquarters located on a small hill. Centrally located along the highway frontage, the entry and headquarters area give you convenient access to the rest of the ranch. A small older ranch home, shop, equipment and hay sheds along with cattle pens round out the headquarters. Although the improvements are very functional, we think that the next owner will want to clear the slate and build a modern home and barn here to make the improvements match the beauty of the location.
A great combination of fences, pens and lots give you plenty of options to rotate cattle all across the property. In addition, there are good ponds in each pasture livestock and wildlife. The pastures are primarily supported by fertile Class 2 and 3 soils. Great fences, strong grass and good water are great for ranching but most of our clients also want to enjoy some recreation as well.
The ponds are full of clear water, ringed with an ample amount of aquatic vegetation and are stocked with largemouth bass. The family has had large gatherings at the ranch that including fishing tournaments as part of the fun. In addition, the ranch is known for producing trophy whitetails. Located in the heart of Oklahoma's big buck territory, Hughes County continues to produce massive whitetails on a yearly basis. That fact, in combination with the layout of this ranch makes it ideal for hunting. The extreme western portion of the ranch has a wooded hillside that functions as a bedding area for deer that sits roughly at the center four sections, meaning this area is at least one mile from a road in any direction. This seclusion allows bucks to grow old and massive.
Lastly, the ranch name is derived from the deep draw that exists on the southeast corner of the property. The slopes of this 100 ft deep draw are lined with flat stone ideal for construction. Many of these moss-covered stones have an unusual, naturally angular shape that make them ideal for landscaping applications also. In fact, the name of the ranch is taken from a large almost perfectly diamond shaped boulder on the ranch. This resource could be monetized to produce an additional and unique stream of income for the ranch. Also, once the rock is harvested the draw would be an ideal spot for the construction of a large lake as an estimated 500-acre feet of clear water flow through it annually. This amount of flow combined with the natural topography make this a great lake site for a large, deep, clear water lake.
If you are looking for a ranch with lots of great features, options and opportunities located on a quiet stretch of country highway just 10 miles from Interstate 40, please give Kelly Hurt at call at 580 421 7512.