Sand Springs Ranch
Sand Springs Ranch is a beautiful 159 acre property located in Hughes County, Oklahoma. A deceptively complex property, the Ranch is located approximately an hour and forty minutes from either Oklahoma City or Tulsa or just a shade under three hours if traveling to or from Dallas.
At first blush, Sand Springs appears to be a beautiful but somewhat typical Oklahoma pasture property aside from the slight but noticeable elevation changes you'll see on the southern end of the property. There are a mixture of soils on the ranch, including Kamie and Stidham soils which are great multiuse soils for both farming as well as grazing depending on your preference.
As you enter the property on the north of a well-maintained gravel road, you're greeted by a small house facing the beautiful fields to the south. This mobile home could be used as temporary quarters while you await the construction of a new house on the property, a guest house or farmhand's quarters. As you head south of the home, you enter the lower acreage of the property which is divided by a thick line of trees. As you begin to explore at what appears at first glance to be just an ordinary creek, you'll find that instead a winding passages that reveal this property's hidden gem: A natural spring bubbling through the property, providing a constant flow of fresh, clean, natural water.
Fresh springs are truly a treasured commodity on any piece of land nowadays and with the crystal clear water constantly flowing through this area at approximately 50 gallons per minute or as much as 25,000,000 gallons per year it's easy to see the possibilities that this feature presents. If the next owner wanted, a dam could be built across the draw creating a lake or large river-like area on the property filled with a everlasting supply of fresh water from below. Others might decide to keep the natural beauty of this area intact and selectively dam or just the leave it as it's been for hundreds of years.
This area surprised us when we first explored it---from the beauty of the creek walls to the running water, it almost seemed like we were on another property altogether. These grounds could be an absolute hunting paradise with the clear signs of deer movement in the area and the constant water source that begs in wildlife living not only on this property but the adjacent properties to the west and south. This area presents a dream scenario for an outdoorsman, with great spots for stands literally every ten feet.
Once you come up and out of the creekbed on the south, you're greeted by two large clearings that are split by a line of trees. These areas are mainly grassy but would be a great area for planting forage or grazing and would also be ideal for hunting usage as wildlife enters and exits from the treeline of the springs below. As the property lies, it's clear that as a functional ranch, Sand Springs would be most productive in the upper pastures that make up the 159 acres' L-shape.
With nearby access to I-75, Sand Springs Ranch offers that rare opportunity to purchase a ranch that's ready to work, complete with a home and fantastic possibilities for agricultural production but also offers the unique and rare feature of your own personal supply of clean, fresh spring water. Combine that with the bucks that Hughes County has been known to produce and you've got the whole package. For more information, contact Eric Lynch at 405 664 6491.