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Black Cat Timberland

Property Details

Location: Sour Lake, Hardin County, TX
Price: $2,999,999
Acres: 900
Type: Timberland


Black Cat Timberland offers over 900 acres providing an excellent ownership opportunity offering the option for an immediate return on your purchase with hundreds of acres of mature loblolly pine ready to be harvested in Sour Lake, Texas.


The Black Cat Timberland is located just a couple miles north of Sour Lake, Texas, deep in the East Texas Pineywoods Region. Sour Lake is conveniently situated between Beaumont and the Greater Houston Area, providing a rural setting not far from industrial cities.


Black Cat Road, a county-maintained gravel road, provides access to the tract. County maintenance ends at the entrance of the property, which is gated. The road then bisects through the length of the property.

Directions to the tract: From Sour Lake, Texas, take HWY 326 north, three miles to Black Cat Road. Turn west on Black Cat Rd. The county maintenance ends just before the property, which starts at the locked gate across the road.

Site Description

Black Cat Road bisects the property and is a very well-maintained internal road. The relatively flat terrain and site index of the soil types make this tract an excellent site for growing loblolly pine. According to USGS data, the average soil site index ranges from 90-98 feet at base age 50 for loblolly pine. According to soil type, the forest productivity is 130-152 cubic feet per acre per year. Data sourced from Texas AM Forest Service Map My Property Application. The owners will convey any interest they have in an additional 193 acres in a separate deed at no additional cost. These additional acres do not have clear title but have been managed as part of the property for years. These acres are identified on the maps provided.


The Black Cat Timberland tract offers 900 titled acres with an estimated 86,012 tons of merchantable pine and 7116 tons of merchantable hardwoods. More than 600 acres of the pine plantation are over 30 years old, offering immediate timber sale revenue opportunities. There are 65 acres of pre-merchantable pine plantations ranging in age from 11-14 years old. These numbers are an estimate and not guaranteed. The buyer should verify these numbers.

Parcel Map

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Chris Bartley, ACF, TAF

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Huntsville, Texas

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