The ranch is improved with a barndominium and two casitas that overlook one of the ponds. There is an overarching wooden bridge and dock on the pond that family and friends can enjoy. Just outside the headquarters fence line is a carport/equipment storage area where one can store ranch vehicles, tractors, etc.
Throughout the ranch lies about 2.5 miles of Cedar Creek. The creek holds water year-round and is mostly considered a “live” creek, and the ranch owns both sides of the creek as it runs through the property, creating some of the tremendous topography on the ranch.
There are five ponds and lakes on the property. The biggest lake on the ranch is approximately 4.7 acres, nestled in a canyon above Cedar Creek, and has fingers that reach way back into the woods with a large island in the middle, which allows for great adventures kayaking and fishing back in the fingers of the lake. This lake has a water well to keep it full. The second lake is over 2 acres and is a beautiful small lake with a water line run to keep it full. The pond up front by the improvements is over one acre and has a well that runs water through a rock creek into the pond to keep it full and has a fountain in the middle of the pond. The other two ponds on the ranch are also over one acre and stocked with fish.
The habitat on this ranch is excellent for deer, turkey, dove, and hogs. The ranch has just been high-fenced to allow for the opportunity to further manage the deer herd and/or bring in exotics should a client choose to. The deer herd has been carefully managed over the years with minimal hunting by the family only. There are multiple blinds and feeders strategically located throughout the property. Turkeys on the ranch are abundant. Miles of the creek, the multiple ponds, and the old-growth trees for roosting have created the correct habitat to have excellent numbers of these majestic birds. All of the ponds and lakes are stocked with bass and bluegill and provide excellent fishing.
Additionally, a small herd of longhorn cattle is run on the ranch. There are ample native grasses to run more cattle should an owner wish to.
The El Chaparral Ranch is located within the Post Oak Savannah ecological region in Texas but is on the edge of the famous Lost Pines region. This has created a unique forest on the ranch that is dominated by huge post oaks, live oaks, loblolly pines, various elms, and junipers. Rare for this part of Texas, the ranch has unique bluffs that overlook the water of the usually flowing Cedar Creek, which tower 60-80 feet from the ground below and provide spectacular vistas of the property. There are over 100 feet of elevation changes on this ranch.