Golden Ranch Farms sits on 52,000 acres of pristine Louisiana grown trees, marsh waters, distinctive Louisiana swamps, and almost 1000 acres of actively producing sugar cane fields.
Arlen “Benny” Cenac Jr., owner of this privately owned refuge in Louisiana, which happens to be the oldest of its kind, has made it his mission to preserve and cultivate this property so it remains immaculate and sustainable as it has been for over 200 years. Mr. Cenac’s mission knows no bounds as he has continued to invest his time and energy into the needs of keeping the land self-sustainable and thriving with numerous species of wild life throughout the wooded areas and fresh water marshes.
The protection of Golden Ranch Farms begins with the fresh water marshland. Keeping the marshes healthy is vital to restoring and maintaining wildlife that call the farm home-alligator, deer, fish, nutria and migrating birds to name a few. Benny has invested in many flood control structures to help stop salt water intrusion, which is vital to shield the marshes and the entire property. The trees that inhabit GRF are made up of Cypress, Tupelo Gum, Willow and Oak. They are unable to survive in even the smallest amount of salt water. Between the flood control structures and the extensive levee system, the heart of the farm has been setup to be greatly protected for many years to come.
Benny Cenec, Jr. has invested in many flood control structures to help stop salt water intrusion, which is vital to shield the marshes and the entire property.
Preserving this precious acreage has become and will always be a first priority for Mr. Cenac for many generations to come.
As the sole owner and operator of Golden Ranch Farms, Mr. Arlen “Benny” Cenac Jr. has vowed to keep not only the nature alive and well but also the original structures dating back to the 1700s. Some of the buildings include the large plantation home lined with oak trees that welcome you on the drive in, an old trading post, sugar mill, and a one room school house. Preserving this precious acreage has become and will always be a first priority for Mr. Cenac for many generations to come.
Hunting, Swamp Tours, Nature and Birding Adventures
The amount of outdoor activities offered by Golden Ranch Farms is endless. Alligator, duck, deer, and quail hunting by season are offered. Swamp tours, and nature and birding adventures are also available by appointment.
GOLDEN RANCH FARMS | GHEENS, LOUISIANA