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Spend Spring Break at Mo-Ranch & Create Memories to Last a Lifetime

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All photos courtesy of Mo-Ranch

Situated near the headwaters of western Kerr County sits 500 acres of Texas Hill Country heaven. Mo-Ranch provides oodles of opportunity for outdoor activity and plain old-fashioned fun. Let Mo-Ranch take care of your spring break plans for a family vacation you’ll never forget.

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What Is Mo-Ranch?

A ranch rich in history, Mo-Ranch originated as a vacation destination for wealthy Houston oil and gas man Odie R. Seagraves and his family. Sadly, Seagraves lost much of the 6,500-acre property in the stock market crash of 1929. He sold the remaining property to Dan Moran of Conoco who managed to add back nearly all the land originally lost as well as an additional 300 acres. Moran, an engineer by trade, turned the property into a mini village.

Manor House pre-RieselIn addition to improving the existing manor house, Moran added guest quarters, an ice house, and a creamery. He even built a power station for the property. Ever the entertainer, he even constructed an auditorium with facilities for basketball, movie viewing, and roller skating and a river slide that guests still use today.

When Moran died in 1948, the Presbyterian Synod of Texas bought the ranch from Moran’s widow. They sold much of the land off to the state of Texas which then created the Kerr Wildlife Management Area. Today, the ranch continues to provide entertainment and hospitality to its guests the like of which would make Moran proud.

Why Spend Spring Break at Mo-Ranch?

Water 2Even the most energetic family will be longing for bed at the end of each day weary with that special kind of tired you only get when you’ve spent the day outside. Recline on the banks of the Guadalupe River fishing or simply taking in its peaceful beauty. Swim, kayak, or canoe. Test your balance on a stand-up paddleboard. Take a wild ride down the 115-foot long river water slide or plunge into the refreshing waters from the rope swing.

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