Candlelight Ranch Protected

January 12, 2022
Candlelight Ranch

A special ranch located in northwestern Travis County was recently permanently protected by Colorado River Land Trust.

Situated on the shores of Lake Travis, the 124-acre Candlelight Ranch is an iconic Texas landscape featuring towering limestone bluffs along the Colorado River, a beautiful grotto, and a spring-fed creek surrounded by grasslands and oak groves. 

The owners of Candlelight Ranch partnered with Colorado River Land Trust to protect their property from future development in the rapidly growing area near Austin, Texas. Purchased in 1999, the owners founded Candlelight Ranch after recognizing the incredible beauty of the scenic Hill Country landscape. Today, Candlelight Ranch is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides nature-based outdoor experiences for at-risk youth and children with disabilities and their families.