• 191 Acre Working Ranch Estate in Lawrence, Kansas
  • Luxurious 10,000 square foot home with Meticulous Landscaping
  • Horse Barn with 5 stalls and Indoor Arena
  • Lush Pastures for Livestock
  • Additional Acreage Available for Development
  • Borders Clinton Lake State Park with Expansive Clinton Lake Views
  • Endless Recreational Opportunities for Hunting Onsite and Lake Activities Next Door
  • Tremendous Investment Property with Easement or Development Potential

Nestled amongst the lush meadows in eastern Kansas is a magnificent working ranch estate, H-Z Ranch. Located adjacent to the booming city of Lawrence, the property offers a luxurious 10,000 square foot home with beautiful landscaping, infinite recreation, pasture for livestock, and breathtaking and serene views of Clinton Lake. The ranch borders the 1,500 acre Clinton Lake State Park which is known for its clear water and good fishing. With plenty of feed and heavy timbered tree lines, whitetail deer and turkey have all the habitat they need to flourish on the property. This property is ready for your horses with an indoor arena and horse barn. A tremendous investment opportunity, the ranch has prime development and conservation easement potential. Properties of this size and features rarely come up for sale.


Conveniently located on the west edge of Lawrence off of highway 10, South Lawrence Trafficway, the property is easily accessed. The ranch is an effortless commute, just 24 miles from Topeka and 46 miles from Kansas City.

Land Overview

The H-Z Ranch is as diverse as it is rare. The property has lush meadows, timbered corridors and ponds. Historically a working cattle and horse ranch, the property is well watered with good fences and cross-fences for rotational grazing. Featuring incredible views and privacy, the brome pastures are mixed with timber and ponds.

Development Potential

The H-Z Ranch provides tremendous development potential for the investor.  The ranch is part of a 393-acre master planned residential development. The 191-acre ranch is zoned for very low density. The property lies in the perfect spot to accommodate the continued growth of Lawrence. The Clinton Farms development would be 15 minutes from the University of Kansas and less than 10 minutes from restaurants, services and shopping.

An additional 119 acres is available for purchase on the East side of the ranch. This acreage is designated for residential development. On the west side of the ranch, another 70 acres are also available that is zoned for low density residential.


According to a recent 2018 article, the city of Lawrence, Kansas recently surpassed 100,000 people living in the the metro area. Lawrence has a diverse economy spanning education, industrial, agricultural, government, finance and scientific research. Most of these are related to the University of Kansas which is the largest employer in Lawrence. The University of Kansas is the largest public university in the state with total enrollment of just more than 30,000 students. In 2010, Lawrence was named one of America’s 10 best college towns by Parents & Colleges. Lawrence also was included in lists of top college towns in 2010 by the American Institute for Economic Research, MSN and MSNBC. The perennially highly ranked Kansas Jayhawks basketball team (1922, 1923, 1952, 1988, and 2008 NCAA Champions) is closely followed by most residents during the winter. The Jayhawks also field a soccer team, baseball and softball teams, track and field teams, cross country teams, and a men’s club hockey team.

Lawrence has 54 parks which include community and neighborhood parks, trails, cemeteries and nature preserves. A new, multi-use trail system called the Lawrence Loop (“the Loop”) encircles the city and, when fully completed, will create a 22-mile paved recreational trail, a green transportation network, and multiple opportunities for environmental restoration.

The city is known for a thriving music and art scene. Rolling Stone has named Lawrence one of the “best lil’ college towns” in the country. The New York Times said Lawrence had “the most vital music scene between Chicago and Denver.” Locally owned bar and music venue, The Replay Lounge, was named one of Esquire magazine’s top 25 bars/venues in the country. {Wikipedia}

Horse/Cattle Facilities

The property is move-in ready for horses and livestock. The equestrian improvements feature a Morton built barn with 5 horse stalls and piped fence runs off the stalls. There is a wash rack with hot/cold water, a large tack room, large grain room, and an extra-large workshop and storage. The indoor arena is perfect for gentle riding and ground work. The horse runs open to paddocks and pastures allowing for efficient use and grazing. The pastures feature lush grazing on primarily brome grass. In addition to riding on the ranch, Clinton Lake State Park has an extensive trail system for horseback riding.

There is an additional Morton outbuilding that is utilized for storing large equipment, hay and recreational vehicles. The ranch also has additional barns and outbuildings for cattle management and efficient rotational grazing. The property is zoned for agriculture and farming which allows horses, cattle, goats and chickens.

The Stough Barn was built in 1905 and has been kept up and is still utilized today! The barn is a great place to work cattle and the pens flow directly into the working chute making it ideal for a 1 man operation if needed. Two water district lines are flown into 2 stock tanks with electricity for water warmers and lights.

The House

The sprawling 10,000 square foot ranch style home was built in 1984. The home features a beautiful gated courtyard entrance and is meticulously landscaped with a lily & fish pond in the backyard. The house has a very open floor plan with large rooms and a lot of windows looking out on expansive views of the property. The master suite has its own fireplace, dressing room, a hobby room, huge bath with heated floors, large walk-in closet and leads to a private flower garden. The house also has two offices, one with a fireplace, a large screened in porch with tremendous views including Clinton Lake, and beautiful woodwork with a built in credenza, shelves and closets.

The lower level is finished with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, family room, study and wine cellar. The bedrooms are very large with a jack ‘n jill bathroom between each two. Each pair of bedrooms are on the opposite sides of the house. A fabulous family room with library and wet bar is between the bedrooms. Windows in every room brings in the view and lots of natural light. The family room walks out to a huge covered patio. There are lots of storage areas and a wine cellar that can hold over 2,000 bottles of wine with perfect temperature control and shelving.


On average, Lawrence gets 39.9” of rainfall per year and 13” of snow. There are 211 sunny days per year. The July high is around 89 degrees and the January low is 20.

Clinton Lake State Park

Modern facilities and an extensive hiking/biking trail system make this park and adjacent 9,200-acre wildlife area an attractive destination for the outdoor enthusiasts. Popular activities include picnicking, swimming, or camping on one of the nearly 500 campsites, including 240 water/electric utility sites and 220 primitive sites. Nearby restrooms and showers add a touch of comfort and convenience for park visitors.

Visitors to the park can enjoy viewing white-tailed deer, wild turkey, waterfowl, bald eagles in spring and fall, and numerous species of songbirds in the carefully managed habitats that make Clinton a distinctive outdoor destination.

Clinton offers 16 boat ramps, eight courtesy docks, separate launching areas for windsurfers and personal watercraft, a beach with shower house, six picnic shelter areas, a separate day-use picnic area, four playgrounds, a sand volleyball area, an archery range, six shower buildings, two dump stations, and more.

Well-known for its extensive trails system, Clinton Lake State Park is an outdoor mecca for hikers, nature photographers, mountain bicyclists, wildflower enthusiasts, wildlife observers, even cross-country snow skiers. Park staff work closely with Lawrence and University of Kansas individuals and organizations to present several concerts and other special events each year.


The ranch is located in deer management unit 19 and turkey management unit number 3. Deer and Turkey tags are available over the counter. Two landowner tags are available to deeded owners of the property, resident or non-resident. Each licensee can shoot 1 buck and 5 does per license. Turkey hunters can shoot 2 tom turkeys each spring!

The timbered areas on the ranch provide great habitat for wild turkeys and whitetail deer. The diversity of meadows, water sources and significant cover truly provide everything that wildlife needs to flourish on the property. The current owners have not regularly hunted the property except for the occasional youth guests. As a result, the wildlife have developed a sanctuary of sorts on the property. For the ambitious outdoorsman, the property offers great potential to further enhance the habitat, food sources and water sources to attract and hold more animals.


Fishing on Clinton Lake is very popular. The lake offers walleye, bass, crappie, trout, wiper and catfish. Located within an agricultural setting, Clinton Lake is an environmental jewel with clear water and a wooded shoreline. Stocking of walleye and largemouth bass sustains this quality fishery and abundant crappie and white bass provide plenty of action.

The Clinton Lake Marina offers boat slips, fishing and boating supplies, equipment rental, and a floating restaurant. Anglers are attracted to Clinton Reservoir for its good channel catfish, walleye, and crappie fishing.

Ranch Operations

The current owner has wintered in excess of 100 cows on the property and calved them out but believes you could easily winter 150 cows. The wooded areas provide great windbreak protection to keep cows and calves warm. They currently summer about 40 cows. The owner puts up some brome hay for feeding cows and horses each year.

Mineral Rights

The owner has all of the mineral rights and they will transfer with the sale.

Conservation Value

The property is currently unencumbered by an easement. Due to its proximity to Lawrence and wildlife habitat, the ranch would be a prime candidate for a conservation easement.


2017 – $13,900

H-Z Ranch

191 +/- deeded acres
Douglas County, Lawrence


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