The Attoyac River Ranch is an exceptionally diverse wildlife habitat and working forest containing 353 acres of pine and hardwood upland forests as well as 215 acres of hardwood bottomlands on the banks of the Attoyac River. Only 2.5 to 3 hours from the Dallas and/or Houston metroplex areas, this unique recreational property offers timber-based cash flow along with a wide variety of uncommon natural areas.
Located 23 miles east of Nacogdoches, between Martinsville and Chireno with about a half mile of frontage on County Road 392 (Halls Bridge Road), the property has two existing entrance gates, electrical power and community water.
Originally a well-managed cattle operation, an ownership transition created an opportunity for establishing a distinctive wildlife habitat and working forest project, which twenty years later has now come to fruition. Commercial timber production, bottomland hardwoods, marshes, swamps and upland hardwoods offer a very diverse experience and is easily a great weekend retreat spot. Hunting, fishing, and recreational access is excellent with approximately seven miles of roads and trails on the property. The roads have some moderate improvements, with some rocked stream crossings, even in the bottomland areas.
Wildlife Habitat and Recreational Aspects – The wildlife habitat is unparalleled on a property of this size. Bottomland and upland hardwoods of all ages offer both present and future benefits. The management strategy has retained and protected a variety of flatwoods ponds, swamps, marshes and sandy creeks.
Within the managed pine forest areas, many quarter-acre to five-acre old hardwood forest pockets were retained for habitat diversity. This strategy also retained large, old red oaks, post oaks and black hickory in old brushy fence rows amongst the planted areas. Ten open maintained food plots covering a total of a dozen acres are located all around the property.
This property offers outstanding, proven opportunities for hunting whitetail deer, feral hogs and squirrels. The northern wetland habitat offers better-than-average opportunities on ducks. There is a good potential for dove and rabbit hunting, especially in longleaf and hardwood – longleaf areas. Secluded bottomlands and upland areas are very suitable for still hunting, archery. One central road offers a 500- to 1,000-yard long-range shooting opportunity, with an open area which would facilitate erecting an earthen backstop if so desired.
There is good river and pond fishing, with approximately 2.3 miles of Attoyac River frontage and a 2.5-acre pond. The dam was reworked with a siphon pipe and rocked spillway 15 years ago, and the shoreline planted with baldcypress and longleaf pine. Both the pond and the river have easy access on main woods roads. Over a mile of attractive sandy creeks with a beech-sweetbay-white oak-pine ecosystem is located along three streams, and offer recreational activities such as hiking and still hunting.
The north waterfowl area has about 30 acres of seasonally-flooded emergent marsh, young and older hardwood timber, a planer-elm swamp and a remarkable overcup oak flat.
A sixteen-acre area of sweetgum-sweetbay-red maple seepage swamp and baygall is a fairly unique feature, and adds to the wildlife habitat diversity of the land.
Approximately 100 acres of planted oak – loblolly flatwoods, with eighteen-year old loblolly pine interplanted with seven-year old oaks are located in the southeastern section. This includes 15 acres of seven-year old restoration plantings of predominately hardwoods with longleaf pine on hummocks.
There are also 10 acres total of small natural flatwoods ponds scattered in the southeastern oak-loblolly flatwoods.
Commercial Timber Resources – This property has immediately-marketable pine and hardwood timber, as well as many acres in various-aged young forests to provide future cash flow. This property has produced multiple timber sales over the last two decades of both pine and hardwood products. The young forests can easily continue to support the 1-d-1 timber land tax status as per state law. A recent timber inventory is available upon request.
The property contains approximately 88 acres of eighteen-year old Loblolly pine plantations and 45 acres of seventeen-year old Loblolly pine plantations. A prescribed burning program in these areas was started a few years ago.
In addition, the 40 acres of upland seven-year-old longleaf plantation is doing very well, and will offer excellent habitat and timber production in the future.
The 160 acres of intensely-managed native bottomland forest consists of cherrybark red oak, overcup oak, green ash, willow oak, sugarberry, sweetgum, southern red oak, water oak, American elm, Shumard oak, bitter pecan, sycamore and hickory. A 12-acre managed bottomland regeneration parcel within this area has been very successful in renewing oak species.
No minerals are available. No seller financing is available. Hunting equipment such as feeders, trail cameras and blinds are not included in the sale. A boundary survey has been ordered and will be available when completed. Property is located in the Chireno school district. The barn is included in the sale, and is offered "as-is".
All references herein to acreages, tree ages, improvements or utilities are approximations or estimates, and are offered only as a general guide, and are not guaranteed in any way, being based on existing public documents and interpretations of aerial photography. Unless specifically stated, no formal land surveying by a licensed surveyor has been used in determining acreages. Potential buyers are strongly urged to verify all pertinent facts for themselves.
To arrange a site visit, please contact agent Mark Brian at 936-590-0986.