Oak Lane Ranch
Oak Lane Ranch is a 284-acre ranch located in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma near the towns of Stratford and Ada, Oklahoma just 70 miles southeast of Oklahoma City and 150 miles to the Dallas Ft. Worth Metro area.
Oak Lane Ranch is a productive combination cattle and recreational ranch. The main entrance on the southwestern side of the property leads to the headquarters of the ranch where you will find a 40x50 Morton barn with electric and water, a secondary barn with feed and tack room, and newer 4 bed 2 1/2 bath modular home. This area of the ranch is also home to a working area with smaller traps that vary in size and a primitive set of working pens. The home and barns are serviced by a well approximately 100 feet deep producing 75 gallons per minute.
Speaking of water, this ranch has an abundance of it. The ranch itself sits atop the Gerty Sands Aquifer. This aquifer stretches over 109 sq miles and stores approximately 224,000 acre-feet of water. Landowners living over this aquifer will hit water at about 40 feet. If you're interested in exploring water rights above what transfers with the surface for things such as irrigation or commercial use, the process is simple, and The Land Doctors are happy to help you navigate the application. Other sources of water on this ranch include 5 ponds, with the largest being just over 2 acres in size, which service the many cross fenced pastures.
The southern 120 acres of the ranch is cross fenced into 4 primary quadrants, varying in size. They are designed to funnel back to the centrally located trap and working area by the main entrance, making moving and handling livestock simple and efficient.
From the center of the 120 acres, you can move north through an oak lined lane the emerges into an open pasture encompassed by hardwoods. The current owners have cleared much of the western perimeter creating pockets, lanes, and bedding areas for the resident whitetail deer that inhabit the ranch. It is not uncommon to jump 10-15 does when driving through this part of the ranch. There are areas of thick blackberry bush and browse that could be managed or improved, depending on your goals. This northern 65 acres is also home to the largest of the 5 ponds, and at just over 2 acres in size, we can imagine hours of enjoyment spent bass fishing or relaxing on its sandy shoreline.
Most of the soils on this ranch are sandy loam in nature but are held in place with a strong stand of Bermuda, Native and Love grasses. This ranch carries about 60 cow/calf pairs year-round in addition to a few horses. The combination of cross fencing for rotational grazing as well as a variety of established forages, and exceptional water, makes this ranch an exceptional place to run cattle.
If you need more acreage, 400 acres just one section south can also be purchased from a different seller. The listing can be found under "Serenity Valley Ranch" at Land Doctors.com. If you have questions or would like to schedule a showing, please contact Chrissy Banks at 765 220 2489.