Bracken Lake Ranch
Tyler, TX. Smith County
The 1,069 acre Bracken Lake Ranch is a beautifully unique East Texas gem tucked away just 10 miles Northwest of Tyler, TX and only 90 miles from downtown Dallas. This one-of-a-kind ranch features an elegant home overlooking a picturesque 19-acre private lake, as well as lush pinewood forests and cattle pastures. The property has an abundance of water in addition to the 19-acre lake. Chinquapin Creek and Prairie Creek traverse through the ranch and the two tributaries eventually converge near the middle of the property. Other water features include marshes and separate beautiful lakes that vary in size. The lakes, creek bottoms, and forest provide the habitat needed to hold a diverse population of native wildlife including whitetail deer, waterfowl, hogs, and largemouth bass in the lakes. In addition to the beautiful lakeside home, there is also a hunting cabin overlooking one of the ponds, a large horse barn, an art studio, a guest house, and a ranch manager’s house. The property's convenient location, frontage on four separate roads, access to public water and potential for a timber cutting operation will appeal to investors, developers and your typical recreational ranch buyers alike.
There has been timber harvested from the property in the past, and there is potential for more harvesting in the future if desired.
With the great mixture of East Texas pines, lakes, creeks, marshes, and pasture, the Bracken Lake Ranch has abundant wildlife. Located in the Central Flyzone, this region of East Texas is known for spectacular waterfowl hunting and is one of the best areas of the state to shoot Mallards. The ranch's lakes, ponds, marshes, and creek bottoms provide great habitat that holds waterfowl throughout the migration. The ranch has all the attributes and potential needed to be an elite Texas waterfowl property. These same water features also offer great fishing opportunities, such as bass and perch fishing. Other wildlife you frequently encounter on the ranch is whitetail deer, turkey, hogs and your other typical East Texas native wildlife.
The Bracken Lake Ranch has a beautifully diverse terrain and vegetation. The East Texas rolling hills are covered in lush pine forests, cattle pastures, lakes and bottomland marshes.
There is a beautiful 3726 sq ft home overlooking the gorgeous views of the 19-acre private lake. The home has been well maintained throughout the years and features 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, a large kitchen and living room, a two car garage, and an art studio. The house also features numerous windows on the lakeside to provide unmatched views of the attractive lake. There is also a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom hunting/fishing cabin on the other side of the property overlooking one of the ponds. There is a large horse barn, as well as a large storage barn, on the property. The property also features a unique 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom private guest house/art studio that overlooks the rolling hills of the property. Adjacent to the art studio, there is an additional quaint guest house with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom.
There is a beautiful 19-acre private lake on the property that provides plenty of recreational appeal; including fishing, kayaking, small craft boating, bird watching, and waterfowl hunting. The property also has three ponds that provide additional hunting, fishing, and bird watching opportunities. There are numerous live water creeks, including Chinquapin Creek and Prairie Creek that traverses the ranch and converge near the middle of the property. There are also marshes, that provide amazing habitat for birds and wintering waterfowl.
Conveniently located just 10 miles from downtown Tyler, this property has expansive road frontage on Highway 110, CR 411, CR 45, as well as Highway 49.