Red Cut Slough on Cypress Bayou
"Ducks, deer, turkeys".... you hear that phrase thrown around a lot in the real estate sales business. When describing many recreational properties, this phrase can be less than entirely accurate. However, these are absolutely the best three words to describe THIS 400 acre tract!
Red Cut Slough on Cypress Bayou consists of 400 acres of premium wildlife habitat made up of roughly 320 acres of bottomland, hardwood timber and 80 acres of tillable fields. The tillable acreage to the north has 1,980 feet of highway frontage on AR 267/Cypress Lake Road. Approximately 25 acres of this highway frontage is completely out of the (FEMA) Cypress Bayou flood plain map. With an elevated view of the property, fenced along the highway, a gorgeous gated entrance, city water, three phase electric, brand new highway blacktop, AT&T fiber optics with tremendous internet and cellular service and massive oak shade trees, this area is ideal for a beautiful hunting lodge or simply a year round home. Certainly given the fact that all of this is only three (3) miles from the quaint, historic downtown of Beebe, AR. Oakley's feed mill, Walmart, Homer's Ace Hardware, Arkansas State University- Beebe and countless other shops and restaurants are literally moments away.
The property is partially water-controlled employing the power of 2,790 feet of an engineered, dirt pan constructed levee system and four water control structures providing roughly 70 acres of flooded fields and 40 acres of flooded green timber. No pumping necessary. All gravity feed. Simply drop the metal boards into the slip board riser boxes. One rainy late October night and your "work" is done! The balance of the green timber floods naturally (and easily) multiple times each winter from the overflow of Cypress Bayou.
This farm sits squarely in the middle of 4,000 to 5,000 acres of unbroken, unspoiled bottomland hardwood green timber that is all contained in the Cypress Bayou flood plain. The Cypress Bayou flood plain as well as the Des Arc Bayou flood plain are widely recognized as being age-old attractions for wintering waterfowl in Arkansas.
The immediate adjoining land neighbors to the west, south, and east collectively own 2,500 acres of highly managed whitetail and turkey habitat with decades of self-imposed regulations that have allowed the deer herd and the turkey flocks in this area to reach their full potential. From Cypress Bayou Hunting Club, LLC and AGFC's Cypress Bayou WMA 1.5 miles to the west to the famous Quackers Hunt Club, LLC 1.5 miles to the east, thousands of impounded acres of water attract ducks on a dry year. The current owner of this farm works in concert with his neighbor to the west to impound over 320 contiguous acres of millet fields, moist soil grasses, mature hardwood green timber and buck brush deadenings. This incredibly diverse waterfowl habitat extends over 1.5 miles east and west and has proven to be highly productive for many years. These flooded acres grow 10-fold when Cypress Bayou and Des Arc Bayou are out of their banks.
This tract also possesses the unique feature of being situated in two Arkansas counties: White County and Lonoke County. The property is split (in the timbered portion) east and west by over one mile of the meandering Cypress Bayou channel which serves as the county line. Cypress Bayou, within the property boundaries, can easily be navigated and fished from a sizable fishing boat during most of the year.
All of these recreational acres are traversable by wheeled vehicles from corner to corner via miles of manicured roads, trails, bridges, and other crossings. When flooded, it is equally navigable by boat. Multiple Japanese millet lined duck holes have been crafted on this property over many years. Deer and turkey food plots scattered with 150 year old white oak trees are around every corner. One nice duck blind in the field, countless deer stands, deer feeders, and other feeding/mineral locations have all been established.
Would you like to hunt ducks, mature deer, and a turkey flock that is thriving like no other in Arkansas? Would you like to fish each spring on your own cypress tree lined bayou for more than a mile? Would you like to unlock your gate while wearing house shoes and driving a two wheel drive (2WD) car or truck? Would you like to sit on the back porch of your future cabin watching the ducks land out back while enjoying your three phase electric, city water, and lightning fast internet and cellular service? Would you like to hunt a truly WILD, beautiful, and unspoiled property (that joins equally impressive properties on all sides) with the conveniences of "town" just moments up the road? If you answered "YES" to any or all of these questions you may just fall in LOVE with Red Cut Slough on Cypress Bayou.