This 180 acre ranch offers over 1,500 feet of Colorado River frontage. Many large majestic oaks scatter the property along with a park like oak thicket on the south side of the ranch. Large cottonwood trees scatter the river bottom where easy access to the water can be found. The middle and front part of the ranch is mostly open with scattered huisache. There is a 15 +/- acre old hay patch with lateral canals for irrigation. This patch has grown up in dense huisache thus making it great habitat for wildlife.
The ranch has not been over grazed allowing the native coastal prairie grasses to thrive. Native grasses include Little Bluestem , Indian Grass , Big Bluestem , Switchgrass , and Bushy Bluestem. With the right moisture levels the ranch can hold a stocking rate of one head per two acres. The average stocking rate for the area is one head per seven acres during normal rain falls.
There is a half acre tank on the property providing a water source for livestock and wildlife , makes a great place for dove hunting ! Tank is believed to be ten foot deep at its deepest end. Wildlife on the property includes whitetail deer , hogs , dove , and ducks. This area of Texas is known for its great duck and goose hunting. Bald eagles have been seen roosting in the cottonwood trees on the river. There is great fishing for catfish on the river.
There are many great building sites at the front of the property near the old house and barn. A water well is already in place near the old house. Property is located in Rice Consolidated ISD . The closest town to property is Garwood, TX . Garwood has a gas station , food store and lumber yard. Columbus , TX is the nearest big town and is 15 miles away. Eagle Lake , TX is 11 miles away from property.
From Houston head west on I-10 to Columbus , TX exit Highway 71 in Columbus . Head South on Highway 71 for 10 miles +/- until you come to the intersection of Highway 71 and Highway 90 ( Altair, TX ) . Keep heading South on Highway 71 go 1.5 miles and take a left on CR 416 . Follow CR 416 until you come to a T in the road. Turn right on to CR 16 , go 3/4 of a mile and turn left onto Loose Cow Road . Go a mile and a half +/- down Loose Cow and property entrance is at the right hand turn. You will see the old white house.
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