The West Grape Creek Ranch is located approximately twenty minutes northwest of San Angelo. Access to the ranch is provided by March Road, which is a well maintained asphalt and caliche road that terminates at the entrance of the ranch.
The West Grape Creek Ranch represents a rare offering of a large ranch in an area where very few large ranches become available.
The property represents part of the March Ranch was founded in 1899 and has remained in the same family since that time. At one time, the March Ranch encompassed over 46,000 acres. This parcel represents the northwest portion of the ranch.
The terrain on the ranch is very diverse and includes rolling hills, creek bottoms and draws, rugged hills, level divide country and open grasslands.
The ranch is entirely native pasture and brush species include pecan trees along the West Fork of Grape Creek, hackberry trees, mesquite, cedar, agarita, lote bush and prickly pear among other brush species native to the region.
The West Fork of Grape Creek traverses through the central portion of the ranch. For the most part, this is a wet weather creek; however, there are intermittent holes of water in areas of the ranch.
There are several pecan trees and other hardwoods along the creek.
An aggressive brush control program has been implemented the last several years and a portion of the ranch has been cleared of invasive brush species. Brush density on the ranch varies from light to moderate to heavy.
The ranch is watered by five water wells that vary in depth and strength, but are estimated to range from 120 - 150 feet deep.
Three of the wells are equipped with windmills, one is equipped with a solar pump and one is equipped with an electric pump.
A well located at the headquarters complex pumps into a dirt tank.
Improvements on the ranch are modest and include two small houses, a cinderblock barn, a set of steel livestock pens and various other outbuildings.
There is a wood frame house consisting of two bedrooms and two bathrooms that has historically been used to house ranch hands.
Additionally, there is a two bedroom and one bath house that has been used to house hunters. This house has had some updating.
Perimeter fencing is good to excellent with the east perimeter fence being new and the north fence currently being replaced.
A conveyance of minerals is negotiable with an acceptable offer.
The final acreage is subject to a survey.
Photos provided by Steven Short (sshortphoto.com)
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