310± Acres Onion Creek Ranch, Hays County
13850 RR 150
Driftwood TX 78619
Description: Onion Creek Ranch offers the rare opportunity to find a 310-acre ranch with 3,500± ft. of cypress-lined flowing live water only 30 minutes from downtown Austin. This spectacular ranch has ample paved road frontage, privacy, views, large trees, tons of wildlife, good soils and has been in the same family for almost 75 years. A property like this does not come on the market very often.
Improvements: There is an older 2-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom rock home that is in good, functional condition. While this is the single structure on the property, it is not considered of significant value. There are numerous building locations throughout with great Hill Country views, amongst large, established trees, and with convenient proximity to Onion Creek. The perimeter of the ranch is fenced on all sides except along the creek frontage, with some additional cross fencing, as well.
Water: The highlight of this property is the 3,500± ft. of flowing Onion Creek frontage. This is a spectacular stretch of creek with hundreds of towering cypress trees, deep pools, waterfalls, rapids and a dam on the far north end of the creek. Even during this terrible drought there is still significant flowing water. There are several springs on this ranch with the most significant coming from a cave that, when flowing, fills an old cistern that was built pre-1900. There is one water well on the property which services the house.
Vegetation/Terrain: There is no shortage of large, established trees and the species vary depending on the location. The creek is lined with ancient Cypress trees and the bottom land around the creek has huge pecans, cedar elms, live oaks, cottonwoods and an assortment of other hardwoods. The land further away from the creek has scattered oak trees, cedar elms and cedar trees, as well. The elevation ranges from 1,017 feet above sea level on the west side to 900+/- feet above sea level down by the creek. This change in topography offers several locations with spectacular long distance Hill Country views. There are several deep canyons and cliff faces near the creek which are home to numerous caves. There is a 20± acre field that has some regrowth cedar that could be cleaned up and planted if one desired, as well as several food plots that the current owner plants in winter crops to supplement the wildlife.
Wildlife: All the live creek frontage provides ideal habitat for a plethora of wildlife. Some of the native species present on the ranch include white-tailed deer, turkey, dove, varmints and wild hogs. There have been several free roaming exotic species seen as well such as red deer, orix, fallow and axis. The creek provides great fishing for bass, catfish and perch.
Taxes: Wildlife Exempt.
Minerals: Negotiable. Call broker for details.
Location: There are 1,400± feet of RR 150 frontage and the gate to the ranch is located 1± mile S of Driftwood, 8±miles S of Dripping Springs, 25± miles S of downtown Austin, 70± miles N of San Antonio and 185±miles W of Houston.
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