River Camp Ranch
River Camp Ranch is a very secluded 206-acre hunting property located at the end of a dead end road near Allen, OK. Just a short drive on a county-maintained gravel road from Highway 1, this property is about 100 miles from OKC and Tulsa and 160 miles from Dallas. Although not that far from the major metro areas, it feels like an entirely different world.
As you enter the property, the county road ends, and the owners' private roads and trails begin. The first thing you notice is that the road splits with one leg going to a high cube storage container sitting on a raised bed of gravel and surrounded by a gravel parking area. This storage building has been improved and wired for plugins and lights and would be ideal for storing your ATVs and equipment. If you continue past this location, the road turns into multiple wooded trails that split, converge, circle back and wander around the hills and hollows of the southern end of the property. This area was previously used for oil production and there are still some remnants of old structures and equipment scattered in the woods. For example, an old tin shed located next to a small pond was once used as a cabin and has some old metal beds and a wood stove in it.
As you follow the trails, you will discover multiple small openings that have been or could be used as food plots. There are several stands and feeders on the property, and they will be left behind for the next owner. The interesting thing about this part of the ranch are the extreme elevation changes with some areas having 30, 40 and even 50 ft elevation changes over short distances. Because of this, you can simply sneak along from spot to spot and merely step a few feet off the trail to overlook a big hollow. Stand hunting is very effective but for those who still like to stalk deer with the winter sun at their back and the north breeze on their face, this place would be ideal with each of its many trails giving you a great way to quietly move through the property.
As you start down the hill, you will see another road that splits off. As you follow it around, this path reveals a new barndominium style hunting cabin sitting in a small opening in the woods. If you've ever wondered how a master carpenter who also loves to hunt would build his dream escape home, just take a peek inside. The first thing you will notice is a unique tin ceiling. This isn't the typical tin ceiling that everyone has, this one was created in a checkerboard grid with alternating rib orientations to give a very cool look. Great quartz countertops, quality plumbing fixtures, modern appliances, tongue and groove walls, and beautiful cabinetry create an inviting yet very functional farmhouse interior. This two bed, two bath home also has a large extra entertainment room that would be ideal for a bunkroom to catch your overflow crowds. If the weather gets rough, there is also a built-in storm shelter. This low maintenance yet highly attractive home would be perfect for your weekend getaway. Comfortable and appealing but not requiring you to spend your time working on it.
Just outside the back door of the cabin is a hunting blind and feeder so that you can enjoy seeing wildlife every day in your back yard. If you wind up having more company that the house can hold, there is also a RV hookup site just down the hill. This area of the ranch offers a big transition from the steep hills to the flat river bottom fields. These fields can be used to plant crops, have some livestock or create large food plots. Surrounded by woods, they would provide both forage and seclusion for wildlife. A strip of woods lies at the northern end of the second meadow and just beyond it is the South Canadian River. The ranch boasts 1000 feet of river frontage and would be a great place to spend the day playing in the water during the hot summer or hunting along its banks in the winter. In addition, this part of the property would be ideal for an engineered wetland for those who want to take advantage of this waterfowl flyway. Both shallow groundwater or river water could be used to flood a super duck hole of your own design.
Lastly, River Camp Ranch also comes complete with a 1/2 working interest in three oil wells. Although not currently producing, they offer an opportunity to participate in energy production rarely seen with most properties. If you are looking for a great secluded place to hunt deer, turkey, ducks and hogs that also offers a great place for you family to stay and a cool river to enjoy year round, please call Chrissy Banks at765 220 2489 to discuss or to set up a showing.