6,245± Acres
Red River County, Texas

Sulphur River Ranch

ID: 50723
Status: Sold
Acres: 6,245±
Type: Hunting Land, Ranches, Recreational Land
City, State: Avery, Texas
County: Red River
ZIP Code: 75554
Presented By: Asher Watkins


Listed for $19,375,000


Located just two hours northeast of Dallas, and close to Mount Pleasant, this amazing ranch sits between the Sulphur River basin and the Red River basin and is home to the Darkhorse Cattle Company. This sprawling 6,245 acres +/-  property in NE Texas provides a unique opportunity to own both a hunting and profitable cattle ranch along with an income producing hay and timber harvest. Sulphur River Ranch boasts 1,100 head of high-end genetic Brahman, Brangus, and Braford cattle, and while the property is not currently hunted, has trophy quality whitetail deer, turkey, ducks, geese, dove, and hogs. Sulphur River Ranch is one of the largest contiguous tracts in Northeast Texas and consist of 4,650 acres of cattle pasture and grazing with 350 acres being under irrigation pivot, 1,600 acres of hardwood timber, 25- acre Florida Bass fishing lake, a 17- acre lake, 12 lakes ranging from 2-7 acres, and over 35 additional pasture tanks and ponds. Three creeks also meander through the ranch allowing for ample year-round water sources. A 2500 ft private airstrip on the north side of the property allows for easy travel to and from the ranch. 50% of all owned Oil & Gas and other Minerals will convey to buyer.


Hunting-Fishing-Wildlife Habitat

Located just north of the Sulphur River Bottoms, a known wildlife mecca, Sulphur River Ranch is a sportsman’s paradise.  While not currently hunted, the area has trophy genetics and the ranch has become a sanctuary for big bucks, consistently producing very high-quality whitetail deer.  In addition, there are turkey, hogs, and some of the finest duck hunting lakes and wetlands in Texas. The Sulphur River flyway continues to winter a high concentration of Mallards, and during the rainy months of winter the ranch can provide flooded green timber hunting that rivals Arkansas. Many species of waterfowl winter on the lakes and ponds throughout the ranch. Furthermore, the various lakes and ponds on the property are filled with, but not limited to, Bass, Catfish, Crappie and Brim.


Hay Production and Grazing

·         Ranch Cattle carrying capacity: 1 unit per 3 acres +/-

·         Primary grasses- Coastal Bermudagrass, Ryegrass, Bluestems Native, Eastern Gamagrass, and other small grains.

·         Hay Production- 4-6 cuts annual

·         3,000 to 3,500 bales without fertilization


Soil and Timber

The property’s extensive acreage is comprised of gentle rolling terrain, rich pastures, and heavily timbered pockets.

Soil types include: Woodtell fine sandy loam, Ashford silty clay, Crockett loam, and Wrightsville-rodessa.

Furniture grade timber with an approximate value $2,700 +/- per acre that includes:  Post Oak, Blackjack Oak, Southern Red Oak, Water Oak, Black Oak, Pecan, Black Hickory, Red Maple, White oak, Green Ash, Pine and a few River Birch and Bald cypress.


Key Information:


·         Total- 6,245+/- acres

·         4,650 +/- acres Cattle pasture and Grazing

·         1,600 +/- Wildlife Habitat and hardwood timber

·         350 +/- acres under Pivot irrigation



·         Large Headquarters House

·         Large Ranch Managers House

·         Large Secluded Cabin

·         7- Equipment and Hay Barns (Ranging from 7,000 sf to 13,000 sf)

·         2,500 Foot Private Airstrip

·         All-Weather roads throughout most of the Ranch

·         3 Irrigation Pivots

·         New- Cross and perimeter Fencing

·         Working Pens and Corrals

·         Grain Bins



Water Resources

·         Rural Water Supply- Available

·         6- Water wells

·         Two Large 25-acre and 17-acre lakes

·         Twelve smaller lakes ranging from 2-acres to 7-acres

·         Aproximately-35 additional ponds and stock tanks

·         Ranch is bordered by Shawnee creek on the West

·         Cottonwood Creek and Elm Creek meander through the center of the ranch

·         Red River County receives on average 53+/- inches of rainfall per year which is well above the national average.


*Cattle and ranch equipment will be offered separately from the sale of the ranch*

Additional Information


  • dove
  • geese
  • hog
  • small game
  • turkey
  • waterfowl
  • whitetail deer


  • atv trails
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • other

water access

  • creek
  • lake


  • mineral

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