Located about an hour north of Dallas, Valley Lake Ranch was created in 1959 as a cooling water reservoir. Now that the state of Texas no longer needs it, Hortenstine Ranch Company is accepting bids on this property through Oct. 12. At nearly 1,100 acres, the lake itself is more than 2.5 times larger than New York’s Central Park. The property also features private entrances on each side of the lake, heavily wooded oak and elm forests, native pastureland ideal for cattle grazing, clear rights of way, buildable sites, and excellent fishing and water sport opportunities. Wildlife in the area includes whitetail deer, feral hogs, bald eagles, dove, wild turkeys, and more. In addition, an existing landing strip on the property could be restored to operational use, or visitors could use the nearby regional airport.
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