WEHMEYER RANCH - 1,047.85 +/- ACS.

1301 FM 480 Center Point TX 78010  |  Kerr County, TX
  • $12,574,200
  • 1,047.85 acres

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Listing Status: Active
Listing Type: Sale
Property Type(s):
Irrigated: No
Residence: Yes
Property ID: 8928207
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Property Description

LOCATION/OVERVIEW: Located in the Camp Verde area, one of the most desirable areas in all of the Texas Hill Country, Wehmeyer Ranch features a total of 1,047.85 +/- acres, being an excellent mix of cypress-lined rock-bottom creek, native and improved range with deep, fertile soils, and 360-degree-view hilltops. Approximately 10 miles south/southeast of Kerrville (Wal-Mart, Lowes, HEB, Home Depot, and numerous restaurants and medical services) and around an hours-drive northwest of San Antonio, Wehmeyer Ranch is secluded, yet close enough to all of the modern conveniences to satisfy any potential owner. Additionally, the ranch is less than two miles east of the popular Camp Verde General Store (dining and shopping). Featuring a cumulative total of nearly 6,000 feet of frontage along asphalt-paved FM 480, Wehmeyer Ranch features numerous existing and potential ingress/egress points.

WATER: Featuring approximately 1.6 miles of crystal-clear, limestone-bottom, cypress-lined Verde Creek, Wehmeyer Ranch possesses some of the most desirable live water in the Hill Country. The creek frontage is comprised of 5,900 +/- non-contiguous feet of both sides and 2,650 +/- feet to the centerline. The diverse creek frontage consists of a combination of shallow (one foot or less) areas where water beautifully cascades over rock outcrops, to holes of water as deep as 12 +/- feet (per the Seller). Every foot of frontage can currently be walked, and there are several potential dam sites for water impoundment. The ranchs creek frontage features an attractive mix of manicured, park-like areas, as well as areas that have been responsibly left in their native state. Verde Creek is currently passable by vehicle in two areas: the main crossing on the western side of the property, which features a concrete bridge and a secondary, natural crossing on the eastern side of the property.

The stretch of Verde Creek located on Wehmeyer Ranch has never been known to go completely dry, even during the recent historic drought.

In addition to Verde Creek, a named wet-weather draw known as Happy Hollow traverses the ranch in roughly a northwest to southeast direction. There are several fingers that feed from the canyons on the northern portion of the ranch into Happy Hollow, with some natural spring flow along this drainage during wet times. A dam has been constructed along Happy Hollow in the west central portion of the ranch, creating an approximately 3-acre lake (when full). Just upstream from the lake is a small waterfall which is active during and for a period of time after rain events.

The ranch features one well with electric submersible pump that serves the headquarters. Additionally, there are between 6 and 7 hand-dug wells scattered across the ranch and groundwater in the area is generally strong.

IMPROVEMENTS: Wehmeyer Ranchs headquarters feature the original home and hunting cabin. There is one water well with electric submersible pump that serves the two dwellings, as well as a smokehouse, equipment barn, hay shed, and small set of working pens nearby. A short distance from the headquarters is an old laborers home. The attractiveness in the existing improvements is that they are modest. While offering adequate living accommodations, the dwellings are not overbuilt/do not feature the abundance of obsolescence that is exhibited by so many high-end Hill Country ranch improvements in todays market.

Fencing consists primarily of standard-height perimeter and cross fencing, with some segments of the west and north property lines being game-proof fencing. Areas of fence have been replaced in the last 3-25 years, with certain sections being much older. The quality of the fencing ranges from good to fair/poor. The road infrastructure is comprised primarily of typical dirt pasture roads, with certain areas featuring caliche base material.

TERRAIN/VEGETATION: Wehmeyer Ranch is classic Camp Verde-area Hill Country terrain at its finest. Deep, fertile soils with a variety of native grasses and trees are present across the majority of the acreage, primarily in the areas along Verde Creek and Happy Hollow, with caliche hills making up the balance of the acreage, primarily along the north property line and the northernmost portion of the west property line. There has been a significant amount of Ashe juniper removed from areas of the property. The current owners, always mindful of being good land stewards, have been careful to leave a fair amount of juniper in areas, in order to provide adequate wildlife habitat.

The ranch features a low point elevation above MSL along Verde Creek of approximately 1,540, with a high point of around 1,820, providing approximately 280 in topographic relief. There are several potential home sites atop three distinct hills.

Native trees along Verde Creek include sycamore, pecan, and potentially some of the largest cypress trees in the area. The remaining bottom country features various oak species, including live oak, Spanish oak, and post oak, and cedar elm, with Ashe juniper present in various locations.

There are several fields/cleared areas scattered throughout the ranch, with the largest being at the southeast quadrant. This field encompasses 45 +/- acres, with approximately 27 being planted in Coastal bermudagrass. There is an additional field encompassing approximately 10 acres in the northwest quadrant which is also planted in Coastal bermudagrass.

WILDLIFE: Wehmeyer Ranch supports a strong population of whitetail deer, axis deer, and turkey. Wild hogs have also periodically been noted on the property, along with typical Hill Country varmints. As noted previously, the current owners have been mindful of wildlife in their range management practices, making sure to leave portions of the ranch in native habitat.

MINERALS: Seller will convey one-half of owned mineral estate. The exact amount of the owned mineral estate is not known by the Seller. Prospective buyers are advised to independently investigate the mineral title of the property to satisfy any questions/concerns they have pertaining to the mineral estate.

SUMMARY: The original portion of the ranch will have been in the same family 100 years as of early 2019, with small portions being added during the 1920s and 1930s to arrive at the present configuration. It is rare that a ranch of this size, with the amount and quality of creek frontage, comes available for sale in this area. It would be ideal for an individual desiring to own one of the larger contiguous tracts featuring some of the best live water on the market, in one of the most desirable areas of Texas. The extensive Verde Creek and FM 480 frontage would also be conducive to subdivision of the tract into several smaller ranches, all of which could enjoy attractive terrain and unspoiled live water. Wehmeyer Ranch offers an extremely unique opportunity to purchase an unspoiled, picturesque, blank canvas.

FINANCIAL/TITLE: Listing Price is $12,000/acre, and Seller will provide current survey and basic title insurance. As stated, Seller will convey one-half of owned mineral estate. It should be noted that a transmission line easement traverses the southeast quadrant of the ranch in roughly a southwest to northeast direction. There are no other known utility easements encumbering the tract, aside from typical electric service line easements. The ranch is located in Center Point ISD and 2018 1-D-1 agricultural-exempt taxes were approximately $4,159.09.

SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - DO NOT TRESPASS.

Disclaimer: The information contained herein is deemed reliable, but is not warranted by Broker or Seller, and is subject to change, prior sale, errors/omissions and withdrawal from market. Buyers must verify accuracy of representations on their own.

Buyers brokers must be identified on first contact, and must accompany buying prospect on first showing to be allowed full fee participation. If this condition is not met, fee participation will be at sole discretion of Sullivan Commercial Realty, Broker.

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Driving Directions

From San Antonio - Take IH-10 to Comfort. Follow SH 27 from Comfort to FM 480 in Center Point. Take FM 480 from Center Point approximately 4.6 miles to property on right.

From Kerrville - Take SH 173 south from Kerrville to FM 480. Head east/northeast on FM 480 approximately 1.9 miles to property on left.


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