About The Area

Wonderful attractions

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Diverse Terrain Offers a Recreational Haven

This diverse property, located in the Midwest, affords over 100 miles of trails for horseback riding, hiking and exploring the beautiful terrain, which includes caves, springs and Indian burial grounds. There are many caves on the Ranch including Ride-in Cave, Bat Cave, Honeymoon Cave, Potato Cave, Look-Out Cave, Morgan Cave, Twin Cave’s, Beaver Cave, Cathedral Cave and more. Many people over the years have explored these caves but the current owners live by the speleologist’s motto “take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but tracks.” Author Edward Close, Ph.D, who wrote Big Creek History, Folklore and Trail Guide, grew up on the ranch and spent a great deal of time exploring caves, hiking, fishing, and swimming in Big Creek, which runs through the property. Big Creek is a tributary to Current River a popular area floating and trout fishing spot. Several springs feed Big Creek on the Ranch and one of the largest is Pond Springs.

Property is Home to Abundant Wildlife and Fauna

Wildlife in the area is abundant and includes white tail deer, wild turkey, bobcat, fox, squirrel, rabbit, skunk, beaver, raccoon, opossum, quail, dove, owl, hawk, falcon, bald eagle, coyote, duck, geese, mink, and sometimes timber wolf, Ozarks panther and black bear.

Wild grape, blackberry, gooseberry, wild blueberries (huckleberries), wild strawberries, sassafras, mushrooms, dewberries, hickory nuts, walnuts, butternut, hazelnut, persimmon, witch hazel, elm, rhubarb, goldenrod, primrose, and a wide assortment of beautiful flowers as well as many edible and medicinal plants are naturally occurring throughout the property.

The region is known for its outdoor sports including fishing, hunting (deer and turkey), canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, bird watching and other outdoor activities. This part of the central United States enjoys the beauty of all four seasons.  The average temperature in the warmest month, July, is 80 to 85 degrees; in the coldest month, January, temperatures range from 20 to 25 degrees.  The average rainfall is 41 inches with an average snowfall of 15 inches.

The gem of a property, located in a rural area with overall low taxes, is located within a half day’s drive of Little Rock, Arkansas; Memphis, Tennessee; Nashville, Tennessee; St Louis, Missouri; Kansas City, Missouri; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; Witchita, Kansas; Louisville. Kentucky; Indianapolis, Indiana and more.