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The best valued live water in Gillespie County is on this extraordinary 950 acre ranch that has been highly improved on the famous Willow City Loop with both sides of 1.5 miles of the crystal clear Coal Creek flowing through it. After driving down one of the most scenic roads in Texas, you’ll pull off the paved road straight through the rustic limestone and cedar entry with an electric gate straight onto Lake View Ranch. Right away you will notice the century old Oak trees with scattered Pecans and Elms along the banks of Coal Creek with a blanket of green grass and wildflowers galore. The ranch owns both sides of the creek with the best water location on the entire Willow City Loop. There are thousands of acres of pristine ranches up the Coal Creek Valley that all drain down into Waters Ranch. After pulling along the creek banks and weaving around the massive Oaks you will come to the 15 foot wide 180 foot long concrete crossing thats 10 feet deep tied into solid rock. Its super impressive and holds back about 2 acres of water thats absolutely gorgeous. The wildlife loves this lake including ducks almost every time I drove across it this winter, turkeys roaming its side all spring long, and whitetail deer always looking for something to eat on both sides of the creek year round. Last week a 4 pound largemouth bass hovered in the water right next to the crossing.

As you continue into the ranch, you will wind up to the top of the cliff where a custom patio sits constructed of native stone and granite gravel. There are a couple adirondack chairs around a custom made fire pit from Texas Outdoor Cookers based right in Willow City. The views from this spot looking over the lake, woods, and Willow City Loop are literally breathtaking. You can see Cedar Mountain to your right, a big ridge straight in front of you, and to the left, the Coal Creek Valley below. Back on the ranch road, you will pass a brand new Ranch King blind overlooking a deer feeder thats in the middle of about 20 acres of thick bluebonnets surrounded by hills. As you drive back on the ranch the views just get bigger and bigger of Packsaddle Mountain, Cedar Mountain and many others. You will even drive past a new lake that’s about an acre. It has enough watershed to be 3+ acres which would be great to build and is hard to find good locations for these on hill country ranches. Truly some of the best views I have seen anywhere in the hill country. It is not bare hills either. It has many Oaks throughout the ranch and thick brush in areas for plenty of deer cover.

If you continue along the creek’s bank you’ll drive through thick wildflowers of white, yellow, and blue on up through a grove of large oak trees with an old wall that has fallen that must be from the turn of the century or older. Past this you’ll see a beautiful barn that was just completed by Timber & Stone Builders out of Fredericksburg, Texas. They do extremely quality work and you’ll see that in this structure. It has a full bath, a room with air conditioning and a really large open upstairs. It was built in a way to complete into a home in a few months if someone would like to do so. It would be great to have as an apartment while a house is built and then just turn it into a guest house. The barn is running off of Central Texas Electric and has a well that is at least 30 gallons per minute.

Just down from the barn you can pull onto the second massive concrete crossing just finished up by experts that do a lot of concrete work on Lake LBJ in Horseshoe Bay. It’s a beautiful sight to see and makes access super easy in about the middle of the ranch.

As most anyone knows, it is extremely difficult to find a property on a paved road with live water surrounded by huge trees, 30 mile views, and new roads throughout. A bonus is all of the neighbors are 1,000+ acres and only 25 minutes to Fredericksburg, Llano, or Johnson City! 1.5 hours to Austin and San Antonio. This ranch has everything anyone desires with the live water, great soil, huge trees, and amazing views.

Contact me today and let me show you this extremely special ranch right in the heart of one of the most scenic parts in all of Texas.

Granite Top Ranch is one of the most unique ranches between Llano and Horseshoe Bay. It is on a well maintained, paved county road with nice homes and neighbors. One great neighbor is along an entire fence line for a mile and its 17,000 acres! Granite Top Ranch is 188 acres and has 3 different access points – two on County Road 306 and one on Highway 71. The ranch has a really unique and large granite outcropping that looks out over the pristine Llano River valley. You can see for many miles. Throughout the ranch there is also 3,000 feet of Waters Creek. You drive across the creek on a brand new concrete creek crossing that holds back water to get into the main part of the ranch. This creek runs super clear with granite lined pools and has massive oaks lining its banks. There is also an old field lined with a century old rock wall.
Throughout the ranch there are excellent views of the surrounding mountains of Llano and barely a rooftop in sight. Turkeys roost right on the ranch and there are plenty of whitetail deer and wild hogs. There are two really nice hunting setups with Ranch King box blinds and feeders. This ranch provides all kinds of opportunities for recreational fun and makes for an excellent investment as Llano continues to grow from Austin expanding right down Highway 71. Ranches of this size rarely come on the market. This ranch is available in 120 acres or the entire 188 acres.

These 530 acres that make up the Pennington River Ranch are full of an incredible variety and amount of wildlife that Ive not seen as much of on any other piece of land within an hour of Austin. The abundance must be a result of the untamed, crystal clear Llano River that the ranch borders for nearly a mile with 4,000 feet of frontage. The list of unique wildlife includes many quail, badgers, beavers, porcupines, an assortment of hawks and owls and weve even spotted Canadian geese and Bald Eagles down on the river. The way the river lays out currently gives an additional 51 acres of land up to the rivers bank. Each spring brings a blanket of wildflowers for a few months across the entire ranch including Lantana, Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush, and literally hundreds of others. Most of the ranch has fantastic large tree cover including trophy live oaks, pecans, post oaks, and elms. In fact, one of the live oaks is the largest Ive ever seen. You will see it as you drive into the ranch through the new entry made of raw steel and large stacked rock.

You enter the ranch through a brand new stacked stone and iron entry in the middle of the owned 2,390 feet of Highway 29 frontage. As you wind down past the massive Oak tree, you see the pecan, oak and elm trees that tower over 3,300′ feet of Pennington Creek which runs water most of the year and is lined with a granite bottom. To my amazement, this creek is even home to beavers. Neighbors have said that in the 1800s there was even a gun battle along its banks between Indians and the US military. Past this creek if you look off through the brush to the right youll see Pennington Creek Cemetery which was established in 1885 – a year before Llano County was even established. There is lots of history here. The road will then take you over a historic railroad that has not been used in decades, but was really important in the late 1800s and early 1900s to ship cattle and granite. On the east side of the ranch is a railroad truss bridge high above Pennington Creek thats really unique. As you continue across the ranch toward the Llano River there are views of many different Llano mountains from all around the ranch including Little Murray Mountain next door, Packsaddle Mountain, Long Mountain, and the Riley Mountains. You feel so remote yet there are so many conveniences within a short drive of the ranch. After passing a massive granite outcropping, a reliable livestock pond, and a good seasonal creek youll come to the 1.5 acre lake for good fishing and duck hunting. Past that youll wind around and come to a cleared hill top where the views of the mountains and Llano River valley are incredible. Going down off this hilltop toward the river youll pass through a new 5 acre oat field which would also be great for sunflowers or milo. This helps to bring in the whitetail deer, whitewing & mourning dove, quail, and turkey – all of which Ive seen many times on the ranch. You can drive west and cross over a great seasonal creek thats lined with huge live oak trees and pecans. This creek drains into the Llano River and would make a great location for a big lake. Weve built a mile long trail around it for some fun hiking around the granite boulders that line it. After rains, this creek has a gorgeous 4 foot tall granite waterfall. If you follow the creek down to the river this is where the wild fishing action happens. There are Largemouth Bass over 8 pounds that have been sighted, the unique Guadalupe Bass, massive Catfish the river is know for, huge groups of Carp and the really cool Spotted Longnose Gar. It’s a really relaxing and enjoyable place to flyfish for sure.

If you are wanting seclusion, but would like to be close to many activities, stores, and restaurants then you will find this a great location:

2.5 miles to Tamale King
5 miles to boat ramp on Lake Buchanan
8.5 miles to boat ramp on Lake LBJ
11.5 miles to boat ramp on Inks Lake
8 miles to HEB
11 miles to Lyssy & Eckel Feed Store in Llano
11.5 miles to Badu House for quality dining in Llano
12.5 miles to Coopers BBQ
17.5 miles to Burnet
20 miles to Marble Falls
55 miles to Bee Cave in Austin
98 miles to Alamo Heights in San Antonio
206 miels to Katy in Houston
220 miles to Dallas
253 miles to Midland

Come and visit this truly unique ranch today and start enjoying one of the few river ranches that exists between Llano and Austin on the Llano River. This property has it all from a recreational or investment standpoint – wildlife, waterfowl, lakes, river, creeks, big trees, mountain views, and highway frontage.