The George Ranch Heritage Trail meanders in a half-mile loop along one of the most serene and picturesque sections of Dry Creek. A series of beautiful, hand-illustrated interpretive panels provide insight into the lifestyle adaptations made by early Texas settlers to survive and utilize the bountiful natural resources of the prairie. Several arbors with benches provide guests the opportunity for quiet reflection and nature watching. There is abundant wildlife including many permanent and migratory birds, American alligators, red-eared sliders, and the elusive bobcat.
“I can sit on the porch before my door and see miles of the most beautiful prairie interwoven with groves of timber, surpassing, in my mind, the beauties of the sea. Think of seeing a tract of land on a slight incline covered with flowers and rich meadow grass for 12 to 20 miles” – John Brooke, an early settler in the tall grass prairies of Texas, 1849