The Fitzwater Ranch private waterfowl lake is truly a rare treasure of the Smoky Hills of North Central Kansas. Located less than 30 miles West of Salina, Kansas, this 35-acre private lake situated on 320 +/- acres offers recreational opportunities for every season of the year but truly shines brightest during the heart of waterfowl season. Throughout the winter months, thousands of ducks and geese take refuge on the lake within its flooded thickets and timber on the South end, as well as within Owl Creek that runs for a full mile through the farm North to South. With multiple satellite ponds nearby on neighboring farms and several surrounding crop fields, the large body of water on this ranch is the waterfowl epicenter of this area with enough food and additional water nearby to maintain very good waterfowl populations on a regular basis. With over 35 acres of water surface, the lake is stocked with fish and is large enough to accommodate a boat. There is excellent access to the lake by way of 4 separate locked gate entrances located at the North, West, and South ends of the property and there is a blacktop road within 1 mile of the property providing good all weather access throughout the year.
The ranch offers other top notch hunting opportunities as well with excellent native grass and cedar-lined hillsides providing excellent habitat for holding multiple coveys of quail, as well as incredible trophy whitetail deer and turkey hunting habitat along Owl Creek. The timbered bottoms of the creek are hammered with deer sign with dozens of trails beat into the ground and mature buck scrapes and rubs scattered all over the place. Mature cottonwoods and elms along the creek provide an endless number of treestand setups for the archery deer hunting enthusiast, as well as great roosting trees for turkeys.
Along the West end of the ranch is an older farmstead with a home and few small outbuildings. Electricity and water well are located at the farmstead. The view of the lake from the hilltops is absolutely stunning and if the new owner chose to build a new home or cabin that encompassed this view it would be simply incredible!
The quality and beauty of this acreage featuring Owl Creek and your very own 35-acre private lake is unlike anything else around. Contact the listing agents today to schedule your very own private tour. You won’t want to leave!
Contact Land Specialists Adam Hann (785-259-2469) or Mitch Keeley (785-259-0492) for more details.