Rare Live-Water Springs, 2+ Miles of Creeks, Enchanted Rock Views

$9,750,000

Property Details

  • County: Llano
  • Zip: 78643
  • Type: Hunting Land, Ranches, Recreational Property, Riverfront Property
  • City: Llano
  • Price: $9,750,000
  • Acres: 651
  • State/Zip: Texas 78643
  • Status: Available

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Dave Murray | Broker

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Property Description

Silver Springs Ranch is a highly unique live-water ranch offering in Southern Llano County. The ranch has miles of water features with incredible biodiversity throughout, from spring-fed creeks lined with ferns and other diverse vegetation, to massive hill tops with large rock outcroppings and sweeping views of Enchanted Rock, Lake Buchanan, Cedar Mountain, House Mountain, Bullhead Mountain and much more. Virtually every local landmark is visible from the ranch, as it sits at one of the highest elevations in Llano County. The ranch has miles of unique water features that include many year-round springs, the headwaters of Riley Creek, and Silver Creek. The property is encompassed by large ranches that are thousands of acres, some that have been owned by the same families since the 1800s.

The wildlife on this ranch is extremely diverse. Llano, Texas is known as the "Deer Hunting Capital of Texas" and one of the most sought after hunting areas in the entire Texas Hill Country. Wildlife frequently seen on the ranch include Whitetail Deer, Rio-Grande Turkey, Elk, Aoudad, Wild Boar, Mountain Lion, Bobcat, Red & Grey Fox, Ring-Tailed Cat, Raccoons, Armadillo, Porcupine, Bald Eagles, Red-Tailed Hawk, Owls, various snake and reptile species, and more. For the hunter or the nature enthusiast, the ranch will not disappoint.

The ranch is less than 20 minutes back to Downtown Llano, 45 minutes to Fredericksburg, 1 hr 15 mins to Austin, 35 minutes to Horseshoe Bay, and 1 hr 45 minutes back to San Antonio. With end of the road access on CR 312, it makes the ranch ultra private, though still conveniently located and not far from restaurants, wineries, gas stations, stores, shopping, etc.

Silver Springs Ranch lies within the famed Riley Mountains, once a wild and dangerous area, home to Comanche Indians and other tribes that would use this kind of terrain to launch raids on settlements in the nearby area. The Riley mountains were home to many other Native American tribes and ancient cultures over the course of history. Along the springs & creeks evidence of their long history can be visibly seen in the carvings in the rocks and by artifacts found on the ranch that date back to 10,000+ years+ old. Dozens of undisturbed Native American camps from various time periods located on the property.

WATER: There are 2+ miles of creeks on Silver Springs Ranch. The water on the ranch is abundant with 4,000+ ft of springs that flow even in the most severe of drought conditions. The springs that form Riley Creek are on the ranch. Riley creek flows for 3,000ft, and then flows into Silver Creek at a confluence point. Silver Creek starts just past the Northern Boundary of the ranch, and flows for 1.6 miles through a towering canyon that cuts through the center of the ranch. The ranch sits on top of the Hickory Aquifer.

WILDLIFE: Uniquely diverse wildlife are regularly seen in this remote part of the County range from Whitetail Deer, Rio-Grande Turkey, Elk, Aoudad, Wild Boar, Mountain Lion, Bobcat, Red & Grey Fox, Ring-Tailed Cat, Raccoons, Armadillo, Porcupine, Bald Eagle, Red-Tailed Hawk, Owls, have all been seen on the ranch. The Elk & Aoudad are not native species, and can be hunted year round. It is rare to see these two species, which provides a unique hunting, or sightseeing opportunity.

VEGETATION: The ranch has a diverse range of vegetation in the various elevations. Along the creek bottoms there are many live oaks, red oak, willow, ferns, covered in native grasses like bushy bluestem, with many of the trees covered in wild mustang grape vines. Throughout the rest of the ranch at various elevations you can also find live oak, red oak, post oak, blackjack oak, ashe juniper (cedar), prickly pear cactus, tasajillo, persimmon, bee brush (white brush), and many other grasses and trees native to the Texas Hill Country.

ELEVATION: The elevation change on the ranch varies by nearly 400 FT, with the highest elevation being 1,788 FT, making it one of the highest elevations in Llano County.

LOCATION: The ranch is located at the end of County Road 312, with paved access all the way in. Off of CR 312, there is a 2 mile long privately owned paved road that runs into the main body of the ranch. The ranch is less than 20 minutes back to Downtown Llano, 45 minutes to Fredericksburg, 1 hr 15 mins to Austin, 35 minutes to Horseshoe Bay, and 1 hr 45 minutes back to San Antonio.

ELEVATION: The elevation change on the ranch varies by nearly 400 FT, with the highest elevation being 1,788 FT, making it one of the highest elevations in Llano County.

LOCATION: The ranch is located at the end of County Road 312, with paved access all the way in. Off of CR 312, there is a 2 mile long privately owned paved road that runs into the main body of the ranch. The ranch is less than 20 minutes back to Downtown Llano, 45 minutes to Fredericksburg, 1 hr 15 mins to Austin, 35 minutes to Horseshoe Bay, and 1 hr 45 minutes back to San Antonio

For more information contact listing agent Josh Smith at 512.699.4684. The ranch must be shown by appointment only.



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