Ash Creek Ranch is located approximately 70 miles south of downtown Dallas, near the City of Hubbard, TX. Hubbard is the second largest community in Hill County and is named after Richard B. Hubbard, who was the 16th Governor of Texas. He was on hand for the sale of the first town lots on August 11, 1881. The town was organized when the railroads were built through this section of Texas.
In 1995, this ranch was enrolled in the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP). The purpose and intent of this action was to restore, protect, manage, maintain, and enhance the functional values of wetlands. Managed by the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), their goal remains a priority, to achieve the greatest wetland functions and values, along with optimum wildlife habitat. Under a conservation plan, a large amount of the ranch had its existing cropland returned to wetlands. Approximately 0.5 mile of Ash Creek and 0.5 mile of Bynum Creek run west to east throughout the property. The conservation plan aided in the creation of other areas of water, both beneficial to the land and wildlife.
Navarro Mills Lake is located approximately 2.3 miles east of Ash Creek Ranch. This lake provides some of the best fishing, camping and boating opportunities in Texas. The lake holds the current state record for crappie, and fishermen come from all over just to try their luck at a new state record fish. Stripers are often caught below the dam when water is being released.
As stated above, a large amount of the ranch had the existing cropland put back into wetlands which was accomplished by constructing basin terraces and using ditch plugs. A mixture of Fescuegrass, Alamo Switchgrass, Maximillian Sunflower, and Illinois Bundleflower were planted for erosion control and to provide wildlife food and cover. The WRP agreement allows for one cutting of hay, every year, between May 15 and July 30. For the past 11 years, the Seller has leased this hay production for an annual fee. Currently, there is no fencing on the property.
Seller has no knowledge that they own any of the mineral estate on Ash Creek Ranch, however, should it be determined that the Seller does, in fact, own any of the minerals or have executive rights, Seller agrees to convey all of it’s rights, title, and interest in the mineral estate to the Buyer, at closing. There is no active production on the property.
The taxes in 2015 were estimated to be $500.
Ash Creek Ranch is truly a recreational paradise that is closely situated to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The partnership between the landowner and the National Resource Conservation Service has only been beneficial to the land, magnifying its natural beauty. If you are looking for that getaway to create phenomenal hunting memories while chasing deer, hogs, and duck, this is the place for you. For more information or to schedule a time to view the property please contact Brandon Azuelo today at 866-800-LAND.
All boundary lines noted in pictures, aerials or maps should be considered estimates and not relied on as legal documents or descriptions.
The above information is from sources deemed reliable, however the accuracy is not guaranteed. No Fences Land Co. assumes no liability for error, omissions or investment results.