JK Ranch 1483.540 Acres, Stephenville, Erath County, Texas…located an easy hour’s drive from Fort Worth.
This ranch is located in a highly desirable and stunning region of Erath County with rolling hills and long vistas. The main difference between the JK Ranch and other properties in this area is the productivity of this ranch. With 58% or better in improved grasses this ranch can carry a lot of livestock AND produce an abundance of hay. All the pastures have ample water and there is wooded and scenic country for wildlife. A huge factor is the location which is within an hour of Fort Worth!
JK Ranch Details:
Main Headquarters – Main home, built in 1953, was remodeled after the current owners purchased. This home is constructed of native ledgestone of the area and is a true traditional Texas style ranch home. Other features include a living room and a den, as well as 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. The master bathroom has been updated with new fixtures and granite counter tops. Wooden shutters throughout the house enhance the charm of this home. The kitchen features a large work island, top of the line appliances, a laundry area off to the back and a mud room as you walk in the back door. Front and back porches offer outdoor enjoyment and great views of the ranch. Ample covered parking is located adjacent to the home. Barton Creek Water Supply furnishes water to the headquarters.
At the headquarters is the main barn, complete with office, tack room, storage and feed room. A set of working pens with chute and loading ramp. A shop and an equipment shed are nearby. There are 2 other sets of pens on the ranch for ease of gathering and operating, the largest set of pens having a set of scales and a loading chute.
A family lodge is nearby. This lodge was built for family fun with a great room for entertaining, a fully equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms and sleeping accommodations. An indoor, heated pool and sauna room add to the enjoyment and nearby a large fireplace can be lit for those chilly evenings. The lodge overlooks a stocked lake. A patio under the giant Live Oaks is a great spot for enjoying the scenery and relaxation.
The ranch is fenced and cross-fenced into pastures and/or traps. The main gate is off of CR 318 and the ranch has an additional gate and frontage along CR 134.
The ranch has a paved 3500′ airstrip with an open-ended hangar. The airstrip is situated north and south.
The pastures consist of coastal grass, kleingrass, and native grasses with 3 hay lots. This first cutting this summer produced approximately 800 round bales.
Numerous stock tanks dot the ranch, two creeks provide seasonal water and 3 water wells are on the ranch, one is solar powered. A large lake locate hillside has a stunning turqoise color and appears to be spring-fed.
JK Ranch is lightly stocked now with 75 mama cows and could easily handle twice that number. The average annual rainfall for Erath County is approximately 33 inches, January temperature average is 31 with an average temperature in July of 91. There are some days of frigid temps and temperatures over 100. The growing season is 232 days.
The JK Ranch is very diversified from productive pastures to rocky and scenic hilltops, Sunday Creek and Turkey Creek run through the ranch, all creeks are seasonal. Nice tree cover that includes Live Oaks and a variety of hardwoods. PLUS the wildlife! This ranch has exceptional wildlife habitat for whitetail deer, wild turkey, dove, a huge variety of birds that include bluebirds and painted buntings. Other animals you will see often are bobcats and foxes. Not to mention the fishing in the lakes..largemouth bass, perch, catfish. And all the recreational opportunities that include 4-wheeling, jeep rides, hunting, photography, hiking, canoeing, campfires, watching sunsets, etc. The ranch is extremely picturesque due to the lay of the land with the pastures upfront with a backdrop of rolling hills, numerous draws, woods, and meadows to explore. The JK Angus Ranch…a true Texas working cattle ranch!
Nearby towns include Fort Worth, Stephenville, Granbury, Mineral Wells and Glen Rose.