The Evans Creek Ranch, a short distance west of the high bridge over Amistad Reservoir, is located in an area full of Texas History and the remnants of the indigenous people that once called this unique region home. The terrain offers everything from gently rolling desert hills to widespread bottoms along Evans Creek and dramatic draws leading to the Amistad Reservoir. The ranch’s diverse topography and habitat provide many opportunities for both the recreational end user and working rancher alike.
The landscape consists of a mixture of Edwards Plateau, Chihuahuan Desert, and Tamaulipan brushland providing mixed habitat and rangeland for wildlife and livestock alike. This area of Texas has historically been home to extensive sheep operations. The Evans Creek Ranch continues to support a proactive agricultural operation but also benefits from the healthy populations of wildlife.
Evans Creek traverses the west side of the ranch for about 6.5 miles providing riparian habitat with thermal cover, high nutritional native browse, and seasonal watering holes all benefitting the wildlife. The mixture of the three converging eco-regions provides the habitat with flora like sotol & ocotillo, hackberry & persimmon, black brush, white brush, and juniper, as well as mesquite woodlands representing a melting pot of habitats. To the southwest, across the Rio Grande River, the view is a stunning panorama of the Sierra Madre Oriental Mountains in Mexico. These mountain views fill your view shed as you traverse the ranch.
The native browse, grasses, forbs, and succulents provide excellent forage for the wildlife species as well as livestock. Native game species found on the ranch include white-tailed deer, blue quail, bobwhite quail, Rio Grande turkey, and dove. As for really interesting non-game species seen in the area, there are species like golden eagles, Mexican black bear, mountain lion, Texas horned lizard, grey fox, and many migratory songbirds.
The Evans Creek Ranch has an extensive water distribution system from the four water wells located across the ranch. The additional incorporation of large storage pilas, poly pipe, and numerous water troughs provides exceptional ranch-wide distribution of water resources for wildlife, livestock, and domestic use. The ranch is equipped with one electric submersible water well, one solar well, and two windmills. In addition, there are 2 ponds and 6.5 miles of wet weather Evans Creek that collect seasonal watering holes during years with average rainfall.