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River Ranch – Prime Whitetail Hunting Ranch


Property Details

  • County: Zavala
  • Address: FM 1025
  • Zip: 78839
  • Type: Hunting Land, Ranches, Recreational Property, Riverfront Property
  • City: Crystal City
  • Price: $5,600,000
  • Acres: 1,762
  • State/Zip: Texas 78839
  • Beds: 5
  • Status: Available
  • Baths: 4

Property Description

Located in the heart of the legendary Golden Triangle of the Texas Brush Country, River Ranch is a highly managed whitetail hunting ranch on the Nueces River . Under the guidance of the renowned wildlife biologist, Macy Ledbetter, the whitetail and quail populations are at their optimum levels and River Ranch is under a Level 3 MLD permit.

1,250 acres of the ranch is under high fence with cross-fencing dividing a 640 acre tract and a 610 acre tract. Each of these tracts has its own set of deer pens and its own Carrizo aquifer water well. The remaining 511.5 acres features 3 miles of Nueces River frontage with several improvements.

The Main Home, located on the North 610 acre tract, overlooks a 4-acre lake stocked with hybrid bass and bluegill. The home features 4 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, stone fireplace, and wraparound porch. Adjacent to the Main Home is a 75 x 40 barn with three roll-top doors. Also included on the North 610 acres is a Carrizo water well, 5 stock ponds, breeding pens and deer handling facility, 7 food plots, and dozens of strategically placed senderos.

With 511.5 acres laying outside the high fence and 3 miles of Nueces River frontage, The Tree House Ranch section includes a large house on steel piers with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large gathering room, bunk room, and gaming area, kitchen and dining area. The house features a large wood deck overlooking the river and perfectly built for entertaining. Also included on The Tree House Ranch is a deer processing barn with walk-in cooler, a large metal airplane hangar, and a 7-stall horse barn.

Located North of Crystal City on FM 1025, 2.2 miles East of HWY 83, the Ranch is unique in its combination of densely wooded bottomland, thick South Texas brush, open country, fields, and incomparable river frontage.

River Ranch has two Carizzo Aquifer water wells that supply water to over 15 lakes & ponds and several water troughs throughout the ranch.


The seller has 91% of the executive rights with complete surface control, and 7% of the mineral rights in both game fenced sections. These will be conveyed with the property.

No minerals are available on the outside (non game-fenced) 511.5 acres.

There is one old well on the North side of the property that is still producing oil and will be conveyed with the property. The mineral income is approximately $2,000 per year.

FM 1025 Crystal City Texas 78839

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