Cow Creek Ranch
  • Sold

$ 999,950

A rare recreational ranch with majestic hilltop views overlooking Cow Creek and the surrounding classic hill country topography. There are multiple locations to build a private retreat, with the Balcones Canyonland National Wildlife Refuge sharing a common boundary on two sides of this property. Easy access to the Austin metro area with direct access off FM 1174.



S FM 1174, Bertram, Burnet County, TX

13 miles to Liberty Hill, 15 miles to Marble Falls, 19 miles to Burnet and Lago Vista, 30 miles to FM 620/Hwy 183 Interchange, 45 miles to downtown Austin, 19 miles to Burnet Municipal Airport and 53 miles to Austin- Bergstrom International Airport



The 96.35 acres is composed of two distinct habitats, the rugged hills and slopes, and the fertile bottomland along the creek. The upland area provides tremendous panoramic views over the surrounding open space. There are multiple high points that could serve as a building site for a recreational getaway home. Most of the landscape seen from the property is the Balcones Canyonland National Wildlife Refuge, which is over 27,000 acres comprised of multiple units. The Tater Hill unit of the refuge borders the property on the west and south sides. At the base of the hills adjacent to Cow Creek is a 16+ acre old pasture with deep soils. The property has tremendous plant diversity. Trees observed on the property include Live Oak, Red Oak, Ashe Juniper, Escarpment Black Cherry, Madrone, Hackberry, Sycamore, Black Walnut, Pecan, Mulberry, American Elm, Cedar Elm, Gum Bumelia, Black Willow, and Mesquite. The shrub/forb layer is comprised of Mountain Laurel, Twisted Leaf Yucca, Sacshuista, Agarita, Flame Leaf Sumac, Green Briar, Wafer Ash, American Beautyberry, Texas Persimmon, Grapevine, Texas Redbud, and Frost Weed. The grass component is very diverse as well, including Little Bluestem, Silver Bluestem, KR Bluestem, Sideoats Grama, Inland Sea Oats, Bristle Grass, Switchgrass, and Lindheimers Muhly.



There is approximately 4,100 feet adjacent to Cow Creek, which has year-round flow of crystal-clear water. The creek bottom ranges from gravelly bars, to deep pools, to sections where the water weaves through giant blocks of limestone. The creek is owned by the neighboring White Water Springs POA.

Water wells in the immediate vicinity are in the 450-650ft range and produce an average of ten gallons per minute.


The great plant diversity and year-round water make this property a haven for wildlife. Whitetail deer, Rio Grande turkey and numerous songbirds frequent the property. 245 different bird species have been documented on the surrounding Refuge tracts.



The property is accessed directly off FM 1174. There is an all-weather 4WD road leading from the entrance over multiple hilltops then back down to the creek. This road has been recently graded and sloped and a loop around the bottom pasture has been cleared as well. Electric lines are present on the property with one line terminating at a fantastic building site.



Surface sale only, no minerals are included.



The property is currently qualified under the Wildlife Management tax valuation.



Most of the needs of a landowner can be found less than 20 minutes away in Liberty Hill, Burnet or Marble Falls.

Burnet Consolidated ISD 20 miles to schools


Shown by appointment only. Do not enter property without permission.

***Buyer Agents must make first contact and be present at all showings to participate in 50% commission split. If this condition is not met, Buyer Agent split is at sole discretion of Grand Land Company. Grand Land Company is independently owned and operated***

Basic Facts

Property ID: 895 Status: Type: Post Updated: 2020-07-01 12:55:20
Area: 96.35 acres Minerals: No Property Use: Homestead, Hunting, Recreation County: Burnet
Subdivide: No Access: Paved Frontage Utilities: Electricity On Site


multiple build sites
panoramic views

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  • Properties Qty: 89
  • Company: Broker

John grew up in Victoria, TX and was involved in multiple cow-calf operations in that area as well as Bryan-College Station, TX while attending Texas A&M. He earned a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. John has over 25 years experience in commercial sales and rural property services, and he is the Broker of Record for Grand Land Company. (TREC #655090). John is an active member of the Realtors® Land Institute, has earned the prestigious Accredited Land Consultant designation, and has been recognized as a part of the 2022 APEX Producers Club by RLI. John serves on the Executive Board of the Coastal Conservation Association of Texas (CCA) and is a member of the Williamson County A&M Club. John is also actively involved in the management of several hunting operations in South Texas. He and his family are are avid outdoor enthusiasts spending most of their free time hunting, fishing, and hiking in the great outdoors. His passion for the outdoors combined with his depth of experience with all types of rural properties brings authenticity to every transaction.

This style property is located in is currently and has been listed on Grand Land Company. This property is listed at $ 999,950. It has bedrooms, bathrooms, and is 96.35 acres. The property was built in year.