West Pole Land & Ranch

Walker Ranch

A Barton Creek Preserve

Walker Ranch

The Walker Ranch – A Barton Creek Preserve is a rare opportunity to own a gorgeous slice of preserved nature. The natural beauty and setting of this ranch are unmatched, and it is completely surrounded by 1,000 acres that will never be developed. You couldn’t ask for a more ideal setting for a luxury ranch close to urban amenities!

Where else can you find substantial acreage with both sides of Barton Creek, forever hilltop views, abundant oaks, dream home building sites, excellent deep soils, improved pastures, premium equestrian facilities, and wildlife galore, all in one of the most desired areas just minutes outside of Dripping Springs and Austin? This ranch sets the standard for premium land properties in the Hill Country!

In 2000, the Walkers purchased the storied 1300-acre Bleakley ranch in Dripping Springs and donated a conservation easement on the entire parcel to the Nature Conservancy and now stewarded by the Hill Country Conservancy, one of the most prevalent land trusts in the area. Now the heart of the ranch is completely surrounded by minimum 100-acre conservation-restricted property, is available in two parcels:

  • 1520 McGregor Ln: A stunning, 100-acre Class A equestrian facility with fenced pastures, open fields, a 22,000 square-foot covered arena, deluxe observation room / living quarters, and a half mile of both sides of Barton Creek
  • +/- 1780 McGregor Ln: A 207-acre hilltop parcel with forever views and massive live oaks.

There is literally nothing like it.

The epitome of seclusion and privacy, future owners can have complete confidence that they will never have a subdivision as a neighbor.  Each Parcel awaits your custom-built home!

While the easement forever protects this jewel of nature, it does not prohibit the owner from building and enjoying the land. There are abundant building allowances with up to two residences of 10,000sf and more for barns and outbuildings. With generous allowances and building envelopes, the owner can build a sizable home/compound and barns, outbuildings etc. It’s too much to unpack in this brief description so for specific details please refer to the attached Conservation Easement.

Walker Ranch is being offered in two buyer options. Buyers may choose between the +/- 100 acres (including the equestrian improvements and home), or the +/- 208 acres. See attached
map for divisions.

The 100-acre tract has abundant paved road frontage along McGregor Lane with an easement lane entry from McGregor. Near its headwaters, the famous Barton Creek traverses this tract with approximately ½ mile of both sides. There are five concrete dams providing large deep pools when the water is flowing. Only during rare and extreme drought will this creek not flow. There are approximately 10 acres of fenced pastures with HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) Equestrian fencing. Additionally, there are approximately 12 acres of lush, unfenced pasture. These pastures are along the creek bottom and have very deep soils. Little Bluestem and other native grasses flourish in these fields. The keynote to the 100ac parcel is the +/- 22,000sf covered arena with observation room / luxurious living quarters! The arena   has Geo- tech footing by Atwood Equestrian Surfaces, containment fence, lighting, and sprinkler system. The 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom observation room and living quarters are first class, with an open floor plan perfect for entertaining, featuring Sub-zero, Wolf, CeasarStone, custom cabinetry and a large soapstone island in the kitchen.  An inch of rain on this roof generates 13,000 gallons of water; all is collected and stored in a 40,000-gallon rainwater collection system.

The 208-acre tract is highlighted by friendly topography with high lookouts and forever views. The building envelope has a home site that will offer 360-degree views. This acreage has beautiful rolling terrain with wonderful live oaks covering and canyons with springs during wet weather. Wildlife is abundant with whitetail and turkey in numbers; quail, fox, armadillo, porcupine, coyote, kestrel, red-tail hawk, great horned owl, badger, squirrel, painted bunting, dove, and even the occasional bobcat can be seen here. Nature’s best display is on this property! The property is accessed from McGregor and has an easement access from Bell Springs Road. There is a trap shooting range and established roads to get around the property. Minutes from Austin, this gorgeous acreage provides a remarkably secluded setting to build your dream home. 

Walker Ranch – A Barton Creek Preserve is offered exclusively by West Pole Land and Ranch Team, Keller Williams Realty. All showings must be accompanied by Broker scheduled with advance appointment only. Please do not enter the property unaccompanied.  For appointment or additional info please directly contact Sonny Allen, Broker Associate at 512-762-2563   

100 Acres - $11,500,000
208 Acres - $13,900,000

Conservation Easement Information


100-Acre Tract

  • Over ½ Mile of Barton Creek
  • Excellent location close to Dripping Springs
  • Premium Equestrian Facilities
  • Luxury Home built into the arena
  • 40,000-gallon rainwater collection system
  • Surrounded by Preserved Land
  • Wildlife/Ag exempt
  • Amazing home site with forever views
  • A very unique and natural setting
  • Ultimate Privacy

207-Acre Tract

  • Surrounded by Preserved Land
  • Wildlife/Ag exempt
  • Amazing home site with forever views
  • A very unique and natural setting
  • Ultimate Privacy