This internet auction will close Tuesday, July 25, at 10 a.m. There will be an information meeting in Medicine Lodge at 204 W Fowler Ave. on July 12 from 10 a.m. to noon for anyone to meet with a representative and learn more about the property and the auction process.
Great Western Auction and Realty and Theurer Auction and Realty are pleased to work together for the Lake family on the sale of two large and unique tracts of land in Barber County, Kansas. The Lake family has been farming this land for generations, dating back to the year 1873. This is when their ancestor Reuben Lake, whom the town of Lake City is named after, came to what would be known as Barber County to homestead. The Lakes have cared for and tended to these properties and it is an honor to be working for them on the sale. The sellers’ mineral interest is believed to be 100% intact and will convey with the surface rights.
The north tract consists of 1515+/- acres. This is one of the most unique properties in all of south-central Kansas, if not the whole state. There is one mile of the Medicine River, coming into the property at the west side, and traversing the entire width of the property to the east. Nearly ¾ mile of Sand Creek crosses the property as well, coming in from the north end and converging with the Medicine River. In addition, there is an old river bed that runs just along the south side of the Medicine River.
The farm ground is divided into two large pieces. There are approximately 122 acres of sub-irrigated farmland north of the river in section 14. Drainage for the sub-irrigation is provided by two separate ditches that flow water constantly. This farm ground is currently planted to alfalfa. The opportunity exists for the buyer to make this an outstanding waterfowl property. The balance of the property in section 14 is nearly all woods and wetlands. You will have a hard time finding a river property with as large of a concentrated woodland area as this one does. South of the river lies another 360 acres of farm ground. There is a pole shed, electricity and a water well. A rugged pasture makes up the south end of this tract. There are several small ponds and a 16ft fiberglass stock tank that is supplied water from the well located by the pole barn. From atop the highest points of this rugged hill pasture, if the conditions are clear, one can see the elevators of Lake City, Coats and even Isabel. This tract can be accessed by Lake City Road on the west side, and River Road from the north side. There is a deeded ingress/egress easement running south of the river which provides access to the east neighbor.
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The south tract is a 1153+/- acre ranch property consisting of all native grass. There are two separate creeks that traverse and converge on the property. Oak Creek enters the west side of the ranch on Lake City Road and meanders towards the east, meeting up with Little Bear Creek, which enters the property from the south. They eventually leave the property near the north east corner. The year-round creek takes the form of a series of beaver ponds in numerous parts of the ranch. There are many areas, especially near the creeks, that have timber and provide habitat for wildlife. The ranch was enrolled in a cedar tree mitigation program for a number of years and is impressively clean. The grass has been properly managed and most of the perimeter fence is new since 2016. There are stunning views from the buttes and vistas on this unique and rugged ranch property, as well as excellent grazing and hunting opportunities. Access is provided by Highway 160, which runs along the south side of the ranch, and Lake City Road, which runs along the west side.
View additional photos of the south tract.