FAIRFIELD, Texas – Texas’ largest private lake is officially for sale and is on property that also includes a state park.
A 5,025 acre property in Freestone County is currently on the market for $ 110.5 million, which works out to $ 22,000 an acre. It’s about a 90 minute drive to Dallas.
The property includes Fairfield Lake, which is estimated to cover 2,400 acres with 21 miles of shoreline and is believed to be about 50 feet deep.
Fairfield Lake State Park was opened in 1976 and is actually within the property limits. It includes 8 miles of concrete roads, bridges and boat ramps as well as parking and underground power.
The park covers approximately 1,800 acres within the property and encompasses the southern half of the lake. Park rangers greet guests at the entrance and provide information on park activities including primitive camping, RV camping, hiking, biking, horseback riding, nature studies, l bird watching and water sports.
Park property is leased by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department so new owners can decide whether they want to continue or cancel the lease as long as TPWD receives sufficient notice.
âWe have been fortunate to sell and visit countless water resources in the great state of Texas, and Lake Fairfield is a perfect example of the exceptional beauty of Texas. With its central location and remarkable land and water assets, a property of this caliber and scale is unprecedented, âsaid Cash McWhorter, Partner / Broker of Hortenstine Ranch Company.
The recreational lake is ideal for fishing, water skiing, water sports and swimming, according to the list.
Anglers report regularly catching 8-10 pound largemouth bass in the lake and the lake record currently stands at 13.01 pounds for largemouth bass. Other fish species currently found in Fairfield Lake include catfish, bluegill, sunfish, carp, and gar alligator.
âThey say everything is bigger in Texas and that is certainly the case with this exceptional Fairfield Lake property,â said Blake Hortenstine, Partner / Broker of Hortenstine Ranch Company. âA water asset of this magnitude is virtually impossible to find in the lower 48 states, and combined with land development opportunities and amenities, it’s the only offering of its kind. “
An array of wildlife can also be found on land, such as white-tailed deer, armadillos, river otters, beavers, squirrels, foxes, bobcats, songbirds and bald eagles. Blanche live on the property. The inscription indicates that 180 species of birds, including herons, raptors, songbirds, shorebirds and waterfowl, also live within the boundaries of the property.
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