4543± Acres Sabino Grande Ranch, Uvalde County, Utopia, TX 78884
This exceptional ranch is being offered for the first time in over 80 years. Located just south of Utopia, Tx. in Uvalde County, the ranch has 2.5± miles of road frontage on Hwy. 187. The Sabinal River traverses the ranch entering on the north boundary, and exits on the southern fence line of the property. There are very few ranches, if any, that offer the extensive river access available on the Sabino Grande Ranch, with 4.5± miles of both sides of the Sabinal River, giving a total of 9 miles of river frontage. The crystal clear waters and limestone bottom of the river is shaded by huge, century-plus old cypress trees which line both sides of the extensive river frontage. Flowing springs and deep water holes lie below towering limestone bluffs combine to make this ranch a truly exceptional water property.
Terrain: The terrain varies from fairly level fields to the west of the river to rolling and hilly terrain on the eastern portion of the ranch. The open fields have both native and improved grasses, suitable for grazing , cultivation or hay production. This field area is fenced and crossfenced with game proof fence. The eastern portion of the ranch combines rolling hills along the east side of the river rising to hilly, steep rugged terrain more typical of the Hill Country. Elevations range from 1,200 feet to 1,950 feet above sea level.
Improvements: There is a 1930s main house, guesthouse, staff cabin, vintage frame farm house, barn and equipment sheds plus cattle pens.
Water: Five water wells. 4.5+/- miles of both sides of the Sabinal River, natural springs, and Little Creek, a flowing creek except for periods of extreme drought.
Vegetation: The ranch has a wide variety of native browse for game. There are hundreds of Live Oak, Elm, Pecan, Sycamore and other hardwoods throughout the property. Most of the lower elevations have been selectively cleared of cedar, with remaining areas providing excellent cover for the abundant wildlife population.
Wildlife: Native species include whitetail deer, wild turkey, dove, some Bobwhite quail plus feral hogs and seasonal migratory birds. Additionally there is a large population of free ranging game including Blackbuck , Axis, Fallow, Sika, Aoudad, Himalayan Tahr, Zebra, Nilgai and other non-native species. The extensive variety of wild game allows for superb hunting and recreation. The edxtensive river offers a fabulous venue for flyfishing for native bass.
Schools: Utopia I.S.D.
Utilities: Bandera Electric Coop, septic, propane
Taxes: $13,601.21 Total $7,329.14 (Uvalde Co.) Agricultural exemption and $6,272.07 (Utopia ISD)
Location: The ranch is located 7 miles south of Utopia, Tx with over 2 miles of frontage on State Hwy. 187. Airport: Garner Field Airport (KUVA) is located 3 miles east of the town of Uvalde and has a 5256 foot runway.