Mineral Springs Ranch
Mineral Springs Ranch is located just north of Gerty, OK. The Gerty area is known for an aquifer that supports springs and creeks in the area. Mineral Springs Ranch has three spring fed drainages. Two 3 acre lakes are located in one of these drainages. There are no visible springs flowing into the lakes but flow is visible along a rock lined creek flowing just below the lower lake dam. In addition, a spring feeds a beautiful sandstone creek in a long, deep drainage flowing in the northwest corner of the property. Perhaps the most interesting of the springs is in the southern portion of the ranch. Here you find an outcrop where the constant flow of heavily mineralized spring water has cut a small chute into the rock face. The water then flows into a rock bottomed pool below before flowing through a deep canyon filled with cattails. The contrast between the steep rocky slopes and cattails is striking as the two don't normally go together. The animal tracks in this drainage are extremely dense and it appears that the wildlife is drawn to this water source in particular. There are at least two other small springs and three additional small ponds on the property.
Mineral Springs Ranch offers great fishing. A previous owner stocked the ponds with bass, crappie and catfish. It is not unusual to catch 30 to 40 bass on a good day. Deer hunting on the ranch is also exceptional due to the mixture of brushy bedding areas full of browse and mature oak trees supplying acorns in the fall. Multiple trophy bucks sporting 8 to 12 points and impressively wide spreads have been seen on the ranch. In addition to fishing and deer hunting, Mineral Springs Ranch also has the normal Oklahoma mix of predators, pigs and small game.
For those interested in running some cattle, the ranch also has approximately 200 acres of open, cross-fenced pasture primarily on Clearview sandy loam soils. A hay barn and basic corral are also located centrally in the pasture. Electricity and rural water are on the property. There is minimal energy production activity with a number of small oil and gas wells on the property.
Mineral Springs Ranch is a great combination hunting and cattle ranch in its current state. However, the property could truly shine with some additional work. There are multiple locations to build more lakes, one of particular interest is a potential 25 acre lake site in the northwest corner of the property on the spring fed creek. There are also some areas where small cedars could easily be managed with prescribed burning to improve both the pasture and forage base for wildlife. If you like lots of water, wildlife, nice views and naturally beautiful rock lined creeks then you really should call Kelly Hurt at (580) 421-7512 to arrange a showing today.