Mesa River Ranch
Mesa River Ranch is a 505 acre property located a half mile south of Fort Cobb, OK. Approximately 70 acres of the ranch is situated north of County Road 1330 along the Washita River. The balance of the property rests south of the road. The rich alluvial soils along the river support an excellent 20 acre hay meadow that grows thick with bermuda grass in the summer. The property then terraces up about 10 feet in elevation as you move south away from the river. This level of the property offers approximately 70 acres of good pastures for cattle. The next topographic transition is the most dramatic one as you rise 220 feet from the river valley up a steep incline to the mesa that overlooks Fort Cobb. From here you have a 360 degree view of the area; to the north is Fort Cobb, to the east is a thickly timbered canyon that dramatically descends over 200 feet down and the Washita River farmland beyond it. When you look to the south you see rolling hills of pasture and timbered draws that run all the way to the Washita Mountains. The view to the west is particularly beautiful at the end of the day as the sun sets over a series of small farms on rolling grassy hills that stretch into the distance. In addition to the mesa, there are several other tall hills that offer great views and would be outstanding building sites. In between are wooded draws and grassy plateaus that provide cover and sustenance to cattle and wildlife.
Deer and turkey are present on the property. The owners report seeing large herds of deer when winter wheat was planted on the ranch in the past. This is a good indication that some simple wildlife management techniques such as food plots and feeders could make this ranch a sanctuary given the thick bedding area located in the canyon on the east side of the property. In addition, the hay meadow along the river could potentially be converted into a wetland to attract ducks and geese during waterfowl season. Fort Cobb is known as a hot spot for duck hunting and this property could provide your friends and family with a great spot to enjoy the fun of group hunting. There are several ponds that hold water during the wet season and well water is available year round.
There are additional recreational opportunities beyond just hunting. This ranch is ideal for someone who wants to ride horses or raise cattle. For those who want to also enjoy playing on a large lake, beautiful Fort Cobb lake is just five miles north of Mesa River Ranch. Your family can rent a boat and enjoy fishing and skiing for the day before heading back to the ranch. Plus, this area has the convenient advantage of only being 70 miles from the OKC metro.
Mesa River Ranch is largely a blank slate awaiting the vision of the next owner. Multiple building spots, great areas for wildlife improvement, a convenient location and an affordable price make this property ideal for those looking for a weekend getaway. Imagine sitting on top of the mesa with a campfire burning as the slowly setting sun casts its glow onto the faces of your friends and family. That's the kind of special moments that this ranch can offer you.