The 4LJ3 Ranch is a beautiful ranch with a bit of everything one could ask for on a ranch for entertaining family and friends. This unique property is less than an hour and a half from Houston and just an hour and a half from Austin just south of Columbus, Texas. The ranch includes 0.75± miles of frontage on the Colorado River, three fabulous homes in a compound area dominated by huge live oaks, a 213± acre lake for skiing and fishing, and great duck and deer hunting. The 4LJ3 ranch is a very diverse property with several different ecological areas that offer a variety of habitats.
The housing compound area is on the part of the property that is all out of the floodplain and primarily consists of manicured yards with historical live oaks throughout approximately 90± acres. This area is a sandy loam soil type ideal for growing grasses and huge trees with good drainage. The area includes over 100± live oaks and a mix of pecans and other oaks to compliment the fauna. This entire area is fenced off from any livestock and kept immaculate.
About 330± acres of river bottomland is a mix of pecan bottoms, hayfields, and thicker hackberry and cedar elm forest that provide excellent cover for wildlife. This area has a mix of alluvial soils and is very rich in nutrients from river flooding, creating the ideal environment for the large pecans that dominate here. The middle acreage of the property is mostly the huge lake with rolling hay fields around it. The ground around the lake has been overlayed with sandy loam soils to create excellent and beautiful hay fields that are meticulously maintained.
The ranch has a fantastic population of white-tailed deer and being in a river bottom, opportunities for some very nice deer for Colorado County. The thickets in the river bottom have good roads that have been built through them for accessing blinds and feeders. There is an extremely good waterfowl habitat on this property making it a premier duck hunting property. The 200± acre lake holds large numbers of ducks all winter and there are many nooks and crannies with shallow water and aquatic vegetation that make ideal spots for laying out decoys. There is also an eight-acre wetland unit overlooking the lake that can be manipulated to create an ideal habitat for waterfowl. The Colorado River can be lights out duck hunting when the river is down in the winter by hunting along the banks or out on sandbars. There are also several opportunities to create more wetland units along the lake that would have access to water to manipulate habitat to further expand the hunting opportunities. There is good dove hunting along the hay fields next to the lake and could be enhanced with planting fields to further develop. Fishing is excellent in the lake which holds bass, catfish, crappie and bream.
Cattle are run in the river bottom and there are multiple hay fields throughout the property.