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Martha's Ridge is a premier, meticulously maintained, turnkey, multi-purpose recreational tract for sale located in the heart of the Mississippi Delta region of Eastern Arkansas. Located in the heart of Crowley's Ridge in St. Francis County, AR, Martha's Ridge is located 45 miles West of Memphis, TN and 95 miles East of Little Rock, AR.
As you enter either of the gated entrances at Martha's Ridge you will see that the tract is over 616+ acres of diverse terrain including 400+ acres of mature hardwood timber, multiple fenced horse and hay pastures, established interior road systems, a highly managed 20-acre trophy bass lake, two hill-top estate homes, workshop, barn and many other high-end amenities and improvements.
The 20+ acre trophy bass lake was completely re-built in 2018 and was professionally stocked and has been under the management of American Sportfish (www.americansportfish.com) since 2018. The lake serves as the centerpiece of this premier property as both homes sit high above the ridge overlooking the lake. This water feature will provide ample opportunities for friends and family to catch tiger bass, bream, and crappie year-round while spending time on Martha's Ridge.
Fishing is just the beginning of recreational opportunities that Martha's Ridge provides. The property has multiple deer stands, food plots and feeders in place for the whitetail enthusiasts. This tract sets up perfect for whitetails as the tract provides a diverse habitat of hardwood timber that abuts the rich soils of the Mississippi Delta which allows solid development of trophy whitetails. The same habitat provides ample opportunity for sportsman to chase other game including eastern turkey, squirrels and other small game.
In addition to the hunting and fishing opportunities, Martha's Ridge is also set up as a beautiful horse property. Just below the bass lake, is a traditional 4-stall horse barn with tack room, horse wash and hay loft already in place. Connected to the barn is brand new Priefert fencing which establishes two highly maintained horse and hay pastures. The highly maintained interior road/trail system provides miles and miles of horse trails for trail-riding.
Martha's Ridge has two hill-top estate homes that overlook the bass lake. First, the main house at over 3000+ square feet is a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with an outdoor cooking area and multiple porches (screened and open) overlooking the bass lake. Next, the Guest House, is also 3000+ square feet comprised of 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with a screened in outdoor cooking area and screened in porch also overlooking the bass lake. Both homes have covered parking and additional storage/work facilities at each home. The hilltop homes are within 100 yards of each other on a shared driveway which provides perfect proximity where multiple friends and family can be close enough to each other for large gatherings or far enough away to provide privacy to each respective home.
Not every recreational tract provides income opportunities, but Martha's Ridge has multiple. A recent timber cruise has determined that there is currently $600,000 worth of timber on the property. It has been estimated that a moderate thinning would bring over $320,000 to the property. In addition to the timber value, Martha's Ridge has a large gravel vein running through the heart of the property, that could provide additional income for the future owner. A high-end recreational tract with significant income opportunities is hard to come by, don't let this one pass you by.
In conclusion, Martha's Ridge has every opportunity, improvement and asset in place for a premier recreational property. In addition to all of the opportunities listed above, a few other opportunities that this property could be used for are:
Multi-Family Estate or Hobby Farm
Headquarters for a Mississippi Delta Hunting Operation
Church or Summer camp
The opportunities are endless. Martha's Ridge is available by private showings only whereby the Listing agent, selling party and/or selling party representative shall be present for all showings. If you are looking for a legacy property that will provide memories for you and your family for years to come, Martha's Ridge is the property for you.