Potter Colorado River Ranch

Potter Colorado River Ranch | Texas
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Land for Sale,
Ranches for Sale

$1,615,218 | 489.46 ACRES | SOLD


  • Price: $1,615,218
  • Acreage: 489.46
  • ID: 417
  • Location: Ballinger, Texas
  • County: Runnels
  • Status: Sold
Property Description

Potter Colorado River Ranch
489.46 Acres
Runnels County, Texas


We are proud to have obtained an exclusive listing of the 489.46 acre Potter Colorado River Ranch. This outstanding recreational, hunting and cattle ranch is located seven miles southeast of the town of Ballinger in Runnels County, Texas. Access to the ranch is provided by a graded county road.  There are no access easements through the property, and the front gate can be locked to ensure privacy. 

The centerpiece of the ranch is the scenic Colorado River which adjoins the north boundary of the property for approximately 1.6 miles. The river is, in many places, 40-50 yards wide and sometimes 8-10 ft. deep. The river runs thousands of gallons per minute, offers great fishing, breathtaking views, and a stunning natural rock ledge waterfall. In most places, this river is wide enough and deep enough for small boats, canoes and especially great for innertube floating.

The topography on the ranch varies from fairly level to more rolling and sloping country as the ranch drains north towards the Colorado River. Elevations on the property range from 1,680 ft. on the upper southern end to 1,540 ft. on the north end of the ranch along the river.

There is a solid turf of grass throughout the ranch. The property is broken up into multiple pastures suitable for rotational grazing. The native pastures are primarily made up of grasses such as Buffalo Grass, Hairy Grama, Texas Winter Grass, Arizona Cottontop, Side-oats Grama, Curley Mesquite, and Switchgrass, to name a few. There is a scattering of brush on the ranch that includes Mesquite, Algerita and Lotebush along with some larger tree growth running along the river. There are two cultivated fields that can be planted in wheat for grazing and supplemental deer feed. These fields can be irrigated out of the river using a Water-reel water sprinkler and large river pump, both of which are included with the sale of the ranch. The Potter Colorado River Ranch has 30 acre feet of water rights out of the Colorado River with a priority date of March 31, 1950. 

The Potter Colorado River Ranch is very well improved and maintained. The headquarters improvements include the main house, which contains approximately 1,900 sq. ft. and is a very nice, well-kept, manufactured home that features three bedrooms, two baths, an open living room, kitchen and dining room. The back porch has great views of the river. Near the main house is an approximately 1,500 sq. ft. party barn. This attractive barn is metal construction with concrete floor and tongue and groove paneling on the walls. It has a TV, wood burning stove and glass garage door. Inside the party barn is a nice two bedroom, one bath apartment for extra guests. There is a large covered patio off the side of the party barn. Towards the river, northeast of the main house and party barn, there is a 1,300 sq. ft. shop of metal construction with a concrete floor.

There are two sources of water on the ranch, one being a water catchment system, and the other being the Colorado River. The ranch is set up with a very well-designed water catchment system, where rain water from the roof of the main house and the party barn is collected through a gutter system. This rain water runs underground into a large covered water storage where it then runs through a reverse osmosis filtration system furnishing household water for the headquarters improvements. As previously stated the ranch also has 30 acre feet of water rights from the Colorado River. 

Hunting on the Potter Colorado River Ranch is considered to be outstanding with game species that include dove, quail, turkey, wild hogs, and whitetail deer.

If you are looking for a great recreational/cattle ranch in Central Texas offering over 1.6 miles of the Colorado River, private access, great hunting and fishing, along with well-kept improvements, please give the Potter Colorado River Ranch your full consideration. With the substantial live water features, this property is suitable for an outstanding family retreat. With all the amenities and special features included with the Potter Colorado River Ranch, this rare offering should have great upside potential. As an added bonus, most all furniture, equipment, and other personal property is included with the sale. This is basically a turn-key offering. The Potter Colorado River Ranch is realistically priced at $3,300.00 per acre. 

For more information or to schedule a showing please give Brendan Garrison a call at (806) 763-5331 office, or (806) 790-5900 cell.

Brendan Garrison

Property Summary

Activities & Amenities
Land Details
  • Total Acres: 489.46
Building Details