Utopia - Bandera County
429+- Acres - Duke Ranch
Hidden in the Canyons at the headwaters of Little Creek, Duke Ranch is truly one of the most beautiful and unique live water ranches available in today's market. The property offers county road access, end of road privacy, large neighbors, 5000+- feet of Little Creek, a 5+ acre lake , spring fed canyons, scenic hills, home, electric, phone and internet. The owner has spent year's selectively clearing large amounts of Cedar from the property and has constructed an excellent road system that allows easy access to nearly all areas of the ranch providing incredible 360% views of the surrounding Hill Country.
The highlight of the ranch is the incredible spring fed 5+ acre Lake situated between steep canyon walls, providing what is absolutely one of the most amazing settings anywhere in the Texas Hill Country. The Lake is just yards away from the Ranch headquarters which feature a small well done home, attached garage/shop, large covered concrete Patios, covered RV space, fenced yard, fenced garden and manicured lawn with huge Maple, Cypress and Oaks. The Lake is fully stocked with Bass, Catfish and Perch offering great fishing and unlimited water recreation including canoeing, kayaking, tubing and swimming. The owners have built a boat house and numerous concrete bulk heads and rock walls along the Lakefront to provide recreation areas. The sheer tranquility and beauty of sitting on your own patio and looking over this spring fed Lake surrounded by hardwood lined hills cannot be described.
The Ranch has never been hunted commercially and large numbers of Whitetail, Turkey, Hog and occasional exotics roam the property. Steep canyon walls are home to Aoudad sheep. Numerous feed and water stations are situated throughout the ranch. The bird population is amazing and nearly a hundred different species are common in this area of the hill country. Numerous types of waterfowl visit the creek and lake certain times of the year.
The natural beauty of the ranch is highlighted by the steep canyons, limestone bluffs, spring fed valleys with deep fertile soils and remnants of centuries old Indian Camps. The beautiful hillsides are home to thousands of Maple Trees, Red Oak, Live Oak, Post Oak, Blue Oak, Wild Cherry, American Linden, Eve's Necklace, White Oak, , Ash, Red Bud, Hackberry, Mountain Laurel, Elm, Madrona, Black Walnut, Sycamore and Sumacs. The Ranch is a nature lover's dream and one drive through the property reminds you of a Lost Maples Park tour. There are dozens of fabulous home sites scattered throughout the ranch that offer incredible views of the area. Nearly a mile of both sides of spring fed Little Creek offers the potential for numerous manmade water features including ponds or an additional small lake. Recreational potential is unlimited; hiking, 4 wheel off roading, hunting, fishing, bird watching, star gazing, camping, artifact hunting, kayaking, tubing, swimming and canoeing. This is one of the most spectacular Ranches available.
Don't miss this one, won't last $4,950,000. call Morris Killough 210-415-9850

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