Salt Creek Ranch


Contract Pending

Property Details

  • County: Montague
  • Address: Crain Rd
  • Zip: 76255
  • Type: Hunting Land, Ranches, Recreational Property
  • City: Nocona
  • Price: $606,900
  • Acres: 102
  • State/Zip: Texas 76255
  • Status: Contract Pending

TALB Member:

Beau Byars | Agent/Salesperson

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Property Description

The 102 +/- acre Salt Creek Ranch is a beautiful property in northern Montague County, TX. Located between Nocona and Belcherville on Crain Rd., it is only 1.7 miles from pavement. Covered in mature oaks, it has a live water creek, fishing pond and wonderful homesite with utilities already in place.


From the entrance on the west side to the creek bottom, the topography changes by 90 ft. (890' to 810') Approximately 5 acres of pasture around the entrance has been grubbed and cleared; the balance of the property is in tall trees, including post oak, elm, pecan, bodark and some mesquite. As you enter the property, the road winds you past a grove of oaks with views that takes your eyes across the fishing pond to the creek valley. Electricity and a water well are in place here too, making for the perfect home building site. The well is 200 ft. deep and has 60 ft. of water in it. It produces 18 gallons per minute using a 1.5 hp pump.

The ranch has a good set of interior roads that wind through the trees and give you easy access to all parts of the ranch. It is very private, with the nearest homestead a quarter mile up the road.


This property has been managed for 15 years to produce quality whitetail bucks. Only selective culls and does have been harvested, leaving the trophies to reproduce. It has been hunted by family, no commercial leases. The ranch has strong numbers of whitetails and feral hogs, and we have seen turkey in the northern food plot.

With the land's many meadows and draws, you could set up staging areas virtually anywhere. The owner has concentrated on two main food plots, which are sewn in wheat; both of these plots have blinds in them, and the northern one has a corn feeder too. An additional wooded area in the middle of the ranch has a box blind up too. The property is surrounded by other properties with either thick trees or improved coastal fields. There doesn't appear to be much hunting pressure around it.


The land has two main water features: 1) Salt Creek AND 2) a fishing pond

Salt Creek is a live water stream in Montague County, and the property has approximately 2,072 ft. of frontage on it. While it doesn't have fish in it, it is still an excellent draw to wildlife, as evidenced by the consistent game tracks going up and down its banks. The creek originates just southwest of the town of Montague and flows north until it merges with the Red River ten miles north of the ranch. The creek appears to be spring fed and runs water year around.

The pond was dug out ten years ago to an 18 ft. depth at the dam and stocked with channel cat, crappie and hybrid perch. There are some monster catfish in the tank now, which adds to the year around enjoyment of the property. The crappie are big too. It is around 0.7 surface acres large.


The land has a current agricultural tax exemption in place; the annual taxes are around $600.


$5,950/acre | $606,900 total

*Additional land is available, call for details.


For more information or to see this property in person, contact agent/owner Beau Byars at cell phone (940) 224-3183.

Crain Rd Nocona Texas 76255

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