Box's Creek Ranch - Private Nature Preserve
Secluded among the large oak and pine trees of East Texas, the Box Creek Ranch offers your very own private nature preserve and recreational retreat. Rolling hills, dense forest, and abundant natural water supply create exceptional wildlife habit. Plus, the natural and scenic beauty of the property is forever protected for the enjoyment of generations to come.
LOCATION: 15 miles south of the City of Palestine along the east side of FM 319 in the southeastern portion of Anderson County, Texas.
BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS: 40 X 60 steel barn and camp house
LAND DESCRIPTION: Topography includes high rolling hills to level terrain with elevations generally ranging from 240 to 430 feet AMSL providing 360-degree scenic vistas from high elevation points. The land is 95 percent wooded with massive oak and pine trees and native cedar groves with dogwood trees and wildflowers scattered throughout the forest. Box Creek is a major creek that meanders through the center of the property.
The natural virtues of the property are protected by the Nature Conservancy through a conservation easement, which has the purpose to ensure that the property will be retained forever predominantly in its natural and scenic condition, to protect native plants, animals, or plant communities on the property; to prevent any use of the property that will significantly impair or interfere with the Conservation Values of the property, while allowing for traditional uses of the property such as limited residential construction, selective timber harvesting, ranching and farming of existing pastures and fields, as well as hunting.
TAXES: estimated $1,972.32 per year (Timber Exemption)
MINERALS: None available. One active oil well on the property.