Ghost Creek Ranch
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A rare and unique opportunity to own a ranch bordering 37,000 acres of State Park! Ghost Creek Ranch is a privately owned ranch comprised of 1,895 acres in northeastern Val Verde County, Ghost Creek Ranch offers the rare opportunity to own one of the premier hunting ranches in this beautiful and rugged portion of west-central Texas. Located 45 miles south of Sonora and 45 miles north of Del Rio where the Edwards Plateau meets the Chihuahuan Desert, the ranch borders the Devil's River State Natural Area, a sprawling 37,000 acre state natural area, a place that is famous for exciting kayak trips down the Devil's River.
This low-fenced ranch is home to numerous species of native and exotic game roaming freely through the area, including huge herds of Auodad and Barbados sheep. Other species found at the ranch include Axis, Black Buck Antelope, White Tail Deer, Rio Grande Turkey, Dove, Bob White and Blue Quail, feral hogs, javelina, bobcat, mountain lion, and even black bear and elk have been caught on game cameras.
Ghost Creek's terrain features drastic elevation changes from 1,300 to 2,030 feet, creating miles of majestic views across deep canyons and over steep mountains. The flora is also diverse and beautiful, with mesquite, mountain laurel, ocotillo, yucca, sotol, and countless other varieties of native plant life. Because of the abundant water sources nearby, native Americans are known to have inhabited and hunted these areas, and the Rock Art Association has visited the ranch to document Indian mounds and cave art.
The big Texas views and skies are even more breathtaking at night. Located in one of the "dark sky" locations of Texas, the night skies are filled with spellbinding starscapes.
High quality improvements add entertainment and relaxation value to the ranch. The headquarters is a tastefully decorated 1,872 square foot home with three bedrooms and two baths. Just down the path and within the fenced and manicured yard is the cook house featuring a huge kitchen and dining area with commercial appliances for entertaining groups large and small. Outside, a fire pit and outdoor kitchen provide a spot to relax and recount the day's adventures on Ghost Creek Ranch. Two guest cabins provide additional lodging nearby, and RV pad sites with electricity and septic are available for your migratory guests.
To help maintain the ranch infrastructure and facilities, two barns are located near the main compound, including a 1,500 square foot equipment barn with walk-in cooler, and a large equipment shed and feed silo. An extensive road system provides easy travel throughout the ranch -- a rare commodity in this steep and rugged portion of the state. The roads lead to numerous hunting blinds and feeders, and ample watering stations are positioned strategically throughout the property.
Ghost Creek's fantastic views, rugged beauty, countless wildlife, and comfortable improvements make this a perfect spot to realize your dreams of owning one of the finest hunting ranches in west-central Texas. Contact Graydon Vaught with the Texas Land Men to learn more about what Ghost Creek Ranch has to offer.
The Devils River State Natural Area is a 37,000-acre (15,000 ha) section of three ecosystems, the Edwards Plateau, the Tamaulipan mezquital and the Chihuahuan Desert. It is located 66 miles (106 km) north of Del Rio, Val Verde County in the U.S. state of Texas. In 1873, Texas Ranger Captain Pat Dolan had a skirmish with Native Americans, at the falls named for him. Dolan Falls in the natural area is the highest volume waterfall in Texas. The area was once home to the Comanche, Kiowa and Kickapoo tribes. Pictographs painted with red panthers are found in the area's fifty-three rock shelters, which archeologists have dated to 3000 b.c.. The "Buffalo dancer" pictograph depicts a Native American.
Named for the whitewater Devils River that runs through it, the area was once part of a large working ranch, but purchased by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in 1988. The area is home to many varieties of flora and fauna, including the Mexican free-tailed bat as well as live oak, pecan and sycamore trees. Devils River state natural area is a remote location surrounded by private ranches. Floating on the river is a three-day trip, with no modern conveniences available. While campsites are available, campers are advised to bring all basic necessities with them. Visitors are required to remove everything they bring into the area.