The Stephen Family Ranch

Status: Off Market
Price: $4,518,250
Acres: 1,705 +/-
Price Per Acre: $2,650
Type: Hunting Land, Ranches, Recreational Land
Address: 7440 Hwy 16
City, State: Strawn, Texas
County: Palo Pinto
ZIP Code: 76475
Lat/Long: 32.613, -98.491
Contact: Boone Campbell
Dwelling Sq Ft: 910
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1


The Stephen Family Ranch is 1,705+/- acres of rugged, recreational land with exceptional fencing. This acreage has been owned and operated by the Stephen Family for over 90 years.  Native grasses throughout the property provide outstanding grazing and an ideal habitat for the local quail and wildlife.  Approximately 60% of the ranch burned in the 2011 fires; this portion is booming with native grasses and the owners' left the standing woods for wildlife cover. The remaining land is centrally located on the ranch with thick, mature trees and ample browse for the abundant white-tail deer in the area. The entire ranch has been fenced and cross-fenced over the past 10 years.  These fences were built to last a lifetime with close T-posts, enough wires to keep the calves in, and cedar staves to add to the durability. The cattle operation has been set up with thought and has created the ability to run cattle efficiently.

Two miles of Walnut Creek meanders through the ranch and provides towering oaks and elms for ideal turkey roosts. Walnut Creek runs seasonally and creates pools of water along the eastern portion of the ranch.  The far northwest pasture is the Mountain Pasture, which peaks at 1,460 feet above sea level.  The Mountain Pasture is 320 acres with over 280 feet of elevation change provided by the Palo Pinto Mountain Range. These mountains provide views all the way into Erath County! The mountain flattens out at the top and could be utilized as a build-site with spectacular scenery. The Stephen Family Ranch has a grand total of over 390 feet of dramatic elevation changes from mountaintops to creek bottoms.  

This area has been produced for oil and gas for many decades; several of the wells in the field have been shut-in with others still actively producing.  A gas gathering plant is located on the property and the oil and gas company provides over 4 miles of caliche road through the middle of the ranch. This "Main Road" creates all-weather access that splits off into smaller trails and continues all the way to the top of the mountain. The owners are believed to own 50% of the minerals and 100% of the executive leasing rights. These income producing minerals are negotiable with an acceptable contract.  


  • Tree Cover--Heavily wooded: live oak, post oak, elm, hackberry, mesquite, blue juniper (cedar)
  • Underbrush--Thick in unburned areas: elbow bush, winged-elm, cedar-elm, prickly pear, tasajillo, lotebush
  • Native Grasses--An owner grazes; excellent grass cover; not over-grazed


  • Deer, turkey, and hog--very little pressure
  • Dove, duck, quail, and varmint
  • Bass, catfish, and perch
  • Hunted by an owning family member


  • Over 2 miles of the Walnut Creek
  • Backed-Up portion of Walnut Creek
  • 11 ponds -- some with fish
  • Multiple unnamed, wet-weather creeks
  • Large surface water potential
  • Waterline from pond to ranch house


  • Completly fenced-excellent to good
  • Cross fenced-excellent; 7 to 9 strand barbed wire; t-posts at 10 ft centers; some  with cedar staves
  • Old Barns-beautiful wood and tin; historic artifacts; some utility
  • Pipe pens-good set of pens at Headquarters; alleys leading to pens
  • Catch pens in some pastures
  • Storage containers
  • Main roads maintained by production-caliche
  • ATV/UTV interior roads


  • 910 sq ft -- two bedroom / one full bath
  • Built-in 1940's
  • Wood frame with shiplap walls; pier & beam foundation
  • Fenced yard
  • 800-gallon poly tank for water storage


  • 8 Producing O&G Wells; 3 Injection/Disposal Wells
  • Gas gathering plant
  • 50% Royalties owned & Executive/Leasing rights owned
  • Mineral estate is negotiable


  • Hwy 16 -- 2.2 miles
  • Robinson Lane -- 1.2 miles to a dead end
  • Listing Broker must be present at all showings.


  • 4 miles north of Strawn
  • 20 miles south of Possum Kingdom Lake
  • 79 miles west of Fort Worth
  • 110 miles west of Dallas
  • 110 miles south of Wichita Falls
  • 192 miles north of Austin
  • 232 miles east of Midland

Listing Broker: Boone Campbell (940) 282-5500

No Trespassing. Please contact a Campbell Farm and Ranch team member for a showing. Campbell Farm and Ranch welcomes all cooperating agents and brokers. Cooperating agents and brokers must make first contact with the listing agent and be present at all showings to fully participate in commission split. The information contained in this advertisement is understood to be accurate and reliable but is not guaranteed. Please verify all information before using the information for decision-making purposes.

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