- County: Cooke
- Address: FM1201
- Zip: 76240
- Type: Hunting Land, Ranches, Recreational Property
- City: Gainesville
- Price: $2,448,971
- Acres: 597
- State/Zip: Texas 76240
- Status: Contract Pending
Amazing 597.31 +/- surveyed acres in Cooke County, TX, just a few miles northwest of Gainesville! This property has productive grazing and excellent hunting. Once part of the headquarters for the 59,000 acre Camp Howze, an infantry training camp during WWII, the property also has significant historical merit.
The ranch has a quarter mile of frontage along FM 1201, a paved road, which provides easy, year around access. It is just five miles from I-35 and a ten minute drive from the Windstar Casino. Being off of the I-35 corridor, you could get to the ranch from downtown Dallas or Fort Worth in one hour!
Most of the land is in improved range land, with around 80 acres in trees and ravines. Multiple species of oak are here, plus hickory and some cedar. The grasses have been sprayed for weeds and mesquites over the years to keep them healthy, and they are lush and productive. The topography is rolling, with great views on all sides. It has over 100 ft. of elevation changes across it. A bluff line on the far east side has the best views available and would make an excellent building site for a ranch home. Electricity is only 1,550 ft. from this location.
The land is cross fenced into two pastures - 121 acres in the front and 476 acres in the back. A large set of pipe working pens is located between the two pastures, complete with loading chute and working pens, as well as a small fenced off area for storing round bales. A small metal loafing shed is on the ranch too. Five ponds provide adequate water for livestock; all of them are around a half acre in size. The fences are in excellent condition too, with the cross fence in the middle being new. It will carry between 60-70 cows with average rainfall (40").
Some nice whitetail bucks have been harvested in the past (see pictures). The hunting is mainly along the central draw and in the northeast corner off of the trees. The ranch is only 1.5 miles from the Red River at this point, and deer travel back and forth from the river valley up the creek ravines to graze. Only one 1600 acre ranch is between this place and the river, and there does not appear to be very much hunting on the neighbors.
As stated above, the ranch was part of Camp Howze in the 1940s. Remnants of old bunkers, housing and other military facilities are still located on the property, via the concrete foundations from the structures. In addition to training our country's fighting soldiers, it was also used to hold several thousand POWs during the war.
$4,100/acre | $2,448,971 total
For more information or to see this ranch in person, contact agent Shawn Dangelmayr at cell phone (940) 727-8978.
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