$13,000,000 • 1,099 acres
BIG SPRINGS RANCH
In the heart of the Texas Hill Country sits the magnificent Big Springs Ranch. The beauty of this area has captured the hearts of all who pass through it. Located straddling the Edwards Plateau, the ranch offers both lush creek bottom land and spectacular hilltops with panoramic views of the Colorado River Valley.
The year-round clear running Yancey Creek with its limestone bottoms and scenic bluffs, traverses through the property for about 1.5 miles and drains into the Colorado River. The ranch also offers major springs with running water, seeps, and multiple drainages. Arrowheads and interesting mineral rock deposits are commonly found throughout the property. The ranch gets an average of 28”-30” or rain per year.
Hamilton Electric Coop. Private septic system. Water is provided by owners private well.
This ranch has an abundance of native wildlife. In addition to the whitetail deer, turkey, hogs, dove and varmints, Aoudad sheep also roam the ranch. The Large trees and ample water provide the perfect habitat for wildlife.
Details on easements found on the property are contained in Schedule B of the Title commitment, and can be viewed at TxRanchBrokers.com
The property has tremendous elevation changes, with heights ranging from 900+ Feet in the west to 1,352+ feet in the east. The property has a mix of lush creek bottoms and rugged limestone bluffs hilltops with outstanding views.
This ranch has an abundance of trees throughout, including Post Oak, Live Oak, Pecan, Black Cherry, Cedar, Elm, Hackberry, Sycamore, Spanish Oak, Walnut and Mesquite. Good native brush gives wildlife excellent cover. Consistent with this part of the state, the ranch also has Cedar, Alegria, Prickly Pear, Persimmon and much more.
Minerals are negotiable. No production and no leasing at present.
The soils on the ranch consist of mostly Eckart Rock Complex, a gravely clay soil, including association of rough area, Rock acreage complex. The gently sloping hills feature these thin soils over hard layers of limestone, the underlying layer of which are often exposed to form fantastic escarpments that produce the scenic topography typical of the area.
$9288 (2022) the ranch is taxed with agricultural 1-D-1 valuation.
This property is located 6+miles south of Lampasas. Lampasas is the county seat, and features many excellent restaurants, shopping, hotels, and medical services. Lampasas also has a municipal airport with paved runway, instrument approaches and fuel farm. The ranch is also just 68 miles northwest of Austin, 122 north of San Antonio and 55 miles west of Temple. The property fronts Lampasas County Road 1255.
RANGE & CARRY CAPACITY
The Big Springs Ranch is located on the Western edge of the Edward Plateau and Northeast occurrence of the Llano Uplift. It has consistently been a very productive ranch with mostly native grassland species of gramma grasses, curly mesquite, and thick big bluestem. Per the county ag extension agent, average carrying capacity county-wide is one animal unit per 14 acres on native pasture. The owner’s dedication to conservation management has preserved sturdy, heathy ranch conditions.
Significant improvements include a 3,032 square foot 4 bedroom, 4 bath Lodge, equipment barn and livestock working pens.
$11,926 per acre, or $13,000,000. Seller will provide their existing survey (dated 1980) and an owner’s title policy. Contact Texas Ranch Brokers, LLC for the seller’s contract form and conditions.
Contact us to schedule a showing appointment or for more information call Listing Agents Drew Colvin at 512-755-2078 or Mike Bacon at 512-940-8800. Visit our website at www.txranchbrokerscom