$2,492,505 • 134.73 acres
Canyon Creek Ranch lies in the scenic, rolling terrain of central Gillespie County, 6.3 miles northwest of Fredericksburg along the west side of US-87. Lightly hunted and grazed over the past 26 years, this property exemplifies what a well-managed, diverse Texas Hill Country ranch should be. Abundant wildlife includes White-tailed deer, Axis deer, Sika deer, Rio Grande turkey, and Mourning dove. The crown jewel of this property is an unnamed creek with live flowing water and a hard, limestone bottom, running for approximately 3,160’ or 0.57 miles east-west through the southern section of the property, set in a beautiful wooded bottom. Canyon Creek Ranch is bounded on the north, west, and south by a 577-ac properly managed, conservation-oriented ranch.
LOCATION & ACCESS
Charming Fredericksburg (great restaurants, music venues, shopping, hospital, supplies) is an easy 10-minute drive from the property gate. Central Austin is a 1-hour, 50-minute drive via US-87 and US-290 and San Antonio is 1-hour, 30-minute drive via US-87 and I-10. The property has 4,025’ or 0.76 miles of frontage along the west line of US-87 with two (2) TxDOT permitted entrances.
An unnamed creek which eventually flows into Barons Creek, runs for approximately 3,160’ or 0.57 miles east-west through the southern section of the property. With live flowing water, a hard, limestone bottom, and towering cliffs along the south side, this creek offers an opportunity to impound small or large pools of water in a picturesque creek bottom setting, dotted with native Pecan, Live oak, Spanish oak, and a diverse variety of other native tree species. True live water in such close proximity to Fredericksburg makes this a very unique offering. There is also a seasonal, secondary drainage that flows north-south into the primary creek that runs for approximately 2,385’ or 0.45 miles. This drainage offers further opportunity to develop water for aesthetic beauty, wildlife, and/or livestock.
Windmill Water Well
There is an old water well on the property, but it has not been in service during the current ownership. There is a galvanized windmill that sits over the well head in average condition. Groundwater is strong in the area (see area well data map enclosed within this package) and it is reasonable that the well could be re-worked and brought back into production.
LAND & WILDLIFE
The habitat in the upper and middle portions of the property consists of an undulating Live Oak Savannah, interspersed with Blackjack Oak, Elm, Texas Persimmon, Shinnery oak, and numerous natural openings. From these areas of the ranch there are a multitude of potential homesites with tremendous views to the south and west. The topography stair-steps down to the south towards the creek with numerous Live oak covered shelves that overlook the creek bottom. With deeper soils, the open portions of these shelves are ideal spots for wildlife food plots. The gorgeous creek bottom which runs parallel the primary creek is a bowhunter’s dream, with many varieties of towering mature trees. The elevation ranges from a low of 1,930’ along the primary creek to 2,075’ at the northern end of the ranch. This conservation-minded landowner has only lightly hunted and grazed this property since purchasing it in 1993. As a result, the property hosts robust numbers of White-tailed deer, Axis deer, Sika deer, Rio Grande turkey, and Mourning dove.
Power, Ranch Roads, & Fencing
Power provided by Central Texas Electric Co-op (CTEC) extends across a portion of the property along the northern end of the tract. Access throughout the property is good and is provided by a series of typical ranch roads. The boundary along US-87 is low fenced and in good condition. The west and south boundaries are not presently fenced. There is also an old, rustic livestock shed with pens that adds to the character of the property. This area of Gillespie county has been affected by oak wilt and the landowner has pushed and piled many of the affected trees. Once burning is permitted by the county, the landowner will burn, smooth, and re-seed those areas.
Canyon Creek Ranch is a scenic, well-managed ranch with an incredibly diverse ecosystem, an abundance of natural water, and outstanding views of the Texas Hill Country. With its natural beauty, varied topography, mix of habitat types, and nearby location relative to Fredericksburg, this property offers an authentic Hill Country land experience that anyone would enjoy.