This 12,385 acre property is located in Colusa County about 12 miles west of Maxwell, CA. A property of this size to be so close to the Bay Area, 79 miles to Sacramento and 135 to San Francisco, is rare. Two homes, 600 cows, excellent hunting, and miles to roam.
The 12,385 acres is fenced and cross fenced and is currently leased out to a local cattleman. The ranch has great hunting and used to be leased out to a local outfitter. The old runway is still there at approximately 1,900 feet. Being located just 12 miles west of Interstate 5 and fronting a county improved and maintained road the ranch is readily accessible.
The ranch topography ranges from flat to gently sloping to steeply sloping with grassland areas, areas with Oak trees, areas with brush, and areas with Digger Pine, Oak Trees & brush. The overall natural drainage is generally from northwest to southeast into Grapevine Creek and Antelope Creek. The ranch climbs to over 1900 ft elevation at Pence Mountain and then goes down to the beautiful valley of Grapevine Creek. Grapevine Creek Valley runs through the ranch for over 7 miles.
The property consists of 47 parcels. All the parcels are in the Williamson act and they are zoned AP 80. The taxes on the ranch are about $9,900.
The ranch has two homes with two separate addresses. The main home is single story 1914 sf with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with attached 2 car garage. The second home is a 1442 sf, single story home with 3 bedrooms and 1 bath.
Water for wildlife and grazing livestock is provided seasonally by Antelope Creek that runs through the ranch for over 3 miles and year round by several concrete water troughs with water provided by a separate pump and well system and by a domestic pump and well system located at each of the two farmsteads. Water for wildlife and grazing livestock for the western portion of the ranch is provided seasonally by Grapevine Creek which meanders through the ranch for over 7 miles and much of the year by 12 reservoirs.
The ranch has been traditionally used as a winter grazing outfit. The owner states that they can usually run 600 pairs for the season. The abundant rainfall during the winter months allows the grasses to grow and there is no need to feed hay. In mid May, the cows are trucked to summer pasture. This allows them to be on green grass all year round. Without having to put up hay, the owner can justify the cost of trucking.
This is your classic recreational ranch. Big rolling oak grassland valleys, steep hills of chaparral brush; Manzanita, buckeye, red bud, live oak, walnuts trees, fig trees, chemise, buck brush, and grey pine. Creeks, springs and reservoirs provide plenty of water for the game. Black tail deer, black bear, wild pig, turkey, quail, and predator hunting would keep you hunting all year. The ranch is located in the A zone and hunting tags can be purchased over the counter. This ranch would be a great candidate for the California Private Lands Management Program that could enhance the property for wild life and allow you to get more deer tags and a longer season.