Aransas River Ranch, Refugio County, 1,195 Acres +/- or 945 Acres +/-
This Aransas River Ranch is part of the famous Rooke Ranch in Refugio County. What a unique opportunity to own 945 to 1,200 acres on the Aransas River. It is a great mixture of river bottom, large trees, thick brush, creeks/swales and great hunting.
Location: The ranch is located between Woodsboro and Sinton, Texas, approximately 25 miles north of Corpus Christi and approximately 18 miles west of Rockport, Texas. Access to the ranch is gained via an all-weather caliche-based easement road that extends southeast from Interstate Highway 77. Copano Bay is only a few minutes away by boat.
The ranch is separated into two portions. The uplands, approximately 850 or 600 acres, and the river pasture, approximately 345 acres. They are connected by a short, approximate 1/2 mile easement.
Habitat: The upland portion of the ranch is relatively flat, with Chocolate swale running through the north and east portions of this part of the ranch. There is an approximate one-acre pond that has been built to capture some of the water that Chocolate Swale carries. This pasture has scattered oak trees, good grass and thick brush.
The river portion is much more undulating. It starts high and gently rolls down to the Aransas River. This river pasture has approximately 2.5 miles of river frontage. The river at this point is approximately 300’ wide and 8’ deep. It also has sandy soils, large trees and good brush. In the middle of the 345 acres, is a low area or slough, that would be perfect for a duck pond project.
The majority of both pastures of the property are low fenced with good deer and the ever-present wild hogs. The ranch also sets up well to hunt dove and quail. It is located across the river from the Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Refuge. When the slough has water in it during the winter months it is a haven for waterfowl.
Fishing: Reportedly, the fishing in the river ranges from catfish and bass to redfish and trout, depending on the tide and flooding. The other benefit is the famous Copano Bay is only minutes away by boat. Hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, or vice versa, it is up to you.
Improvements: There are no structural improvements.
Water: Outside of the extensive river frontage, slough and lake, there is an electrical water well located in the approximate middle of the upland portion of the ranch.
Electricity: There are electrical drops in the middle and southeast corner of the upland portion of the ranch and in the northwest corner of the river pasture.
Minerals: The owners do not own any of the minerals. There is a good surface use agreement that transfers with the property. There is no production.
History: The Rooke Ranch was part of the old Driscoll Ranch that was founded in 1861. The ranch has been enjoyed by the same family since then.
Price: $2,950 per acre
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