Devils River Ranch


The Devils River Ranch is one of the best water ranches available on the market today.  The Devils River is simply spectacular!  The ranch is well improved, but not overly so.  It is secluded and has its own landing strip.  It has an abundance of wildlife, fish and panoramic views from the hilltops.  It is a sportsman’s paradise and truly a unique offering.

The Devils River Ranch is a sportsman’s paradise with over 2 miles of frontage on the Devils River. It is approximately 40 air miles north of Del Rio in north-central Val Verde County.  It consists of 2 tracts. The first tract is 546 acres and has 2.3 miles of frontage on FM 163.  It is approximately 19 miles north of Comstock (just south of Bakers Crossing).  The second tract is located approximately three miles east of Tract One on a private road.   The driving time to Del Rio is approximately one hour from the ranch.  Del Rio offers healthcare, airport, shopping, dining, higher education, services, and groceries.



  • Boasts of excellent water features having approximately 2 miles of frontage along the west side of the Devils River
  • The river frontage varies from large wide/deep holes along with small rapids and some shallow “backwater,” various springs, etc.  The river is very scenic with a blue/green tint and very clear water.
  • The river features good fly-fishing as well as typical bait fishing
  • The large, clear water holes are ideal for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, lounging, etc.
  • The Devils River is a permanent flowing stream, which historically has little traffic
  • The ranch has two electric powered water wells near the residences.
  • Boasts a flat valley of approximately 350 acres along the western edge of the Devils River providing easy access to the river at almost any point. Terrain ranges from gently rolling to rugged terrain away from the river valley
  • Elevations range from approximately 1,410 feet along the Devils River at the southeast corner of the property to a high elevation of approximately 1,827 feet along the western boundary
  • Panoramic 360-degree views are available from the hilltops away from the river valley
  • Large native Pecan and Live Oak trees are found along the river. The ranch also has mesquite, Mountain Laurel, and Huisache, as well as other species of native trees and brush.
  • Well improved with a main house, nearby barn, hangar, grass airstrip, horse barn, guesthouse, game processing building, barn near the guesthouse, etc.
  • Significant improvements made to the property recently including renovation of the main house, clearing and repairing the grass airstrip (GPS coordinates for airstrip are:  Latitude: 29.926244 and Longitude: -101.09073), addition of the two-bay hangar with helipad, game fence area surrounding the airstrip and main house, extensive landscaping and road work associated with the main house and barn, renovation of the barn near the main house, addition of the horse barn and riding pens, guest house and barn.  There are also 3 deer blinds, corn and protein feeders.
  • Forage, browse, cover and water exist on the ranch which provides for an excellent habitat for the population of native game that exists on the ranch.
  • Game consists of West Texas mule deer, whitetail deer, turkey, dove, quail, a few javelinas, bobcats, and a number of other varmints
  • There are also a few Aoudad and wild sheep (Corsican/Barbados)
  • The river bottom area offers good wildlife habitat and holds a substantial amount of game.

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