Welcome to Bridlewood Ranches

County Burn Ban depends on conditions

Please call the Hays County Fire Marshall for the current status


Check the burn ban sign

South Hays Fire Department 512-754-7963

Hays County Fire Marshal 512-393-7339

Station Number TX-HYS-21 Rainfall Reports


Bridlewood Ranches

Bridlewood Ranches is located in Hays County, Texas between Wimberley and San Marcos. The community of 55 properties was created out of an historic ranch of about 1600 acres. 

The land is rugged, rolling hills of mixed grassland and oak tree/juniper cover.  Cattle graze most of the land on an open range basis giving the land a distinct ranch character.

Bridlewood Ranches is a Firewise Community 


 Edwards Aquifer

The Edwards Aquifer is a unique groundwater system and one of the most prolific artesian aquifers in the world. It is one of the greatest natural resources on Earth, serving the diverse agricultural, industrial, recreational, and domestic needs of almost two million users in south central Texas. Within this region and poised on the edge of the vast Chihuahuan desert lies San Antonio, America's 7th largest city. The city has a semi-arid climate, and water from the Edwards is the reason that 18th century Spanish missionaries were able to establish footholds like the Alamo here on the New World frontier. For over two centuries, San Antonio and many other cities in the surrounding region were able to grow and prosper without developing surface water or other water resources because of the Edwards Aquifer.

One of the greatest outflows from the Edwards Aquifer is the San Marcos Springs. More than 200 springs burst forth from three large fissures and many smaller openings. Early travelers and settlers described the large ones as fountains, gushing water several feet above the surface of the stream they created. Today, the Springs lie at the bottom of Spring Lake and are viewed through the floor of glass-bottomed boats. The Springs and the short 3.8 mile San Marcos River below them have been designated as critical habitat for five endangered species, including the Fountain Darter, the Texas Blind Salamander, the San Marcos Salamander, the San Marcos gambusia, and Texas Wild Rice.

San Marcos, Texas

San Marcos, Texas welcomes visitors to our beautiful community. Located at the gateway to the Texas Hill Country, San Marcos has wonderful places to visit, great places to stay, and the best shopping in Texas! Our springfed San Marcos River provides a refreshing playground for swimming, canoeing, tubing—and even riding a glass bottom boat at Aquarena Center.

Hays County

Located in the heart of central Texas and the Balcones Canyonlands region of the Edwards Plateau, Hays County is home to a diverse native wildlife and plant community. Dense woodlands and open savannas of live oak, Ashe juniper, and honey mesquite in the limestone hills and valleys of the area provide habitat for federally endangered golden-cheeked warblers (Dendroica chrysoparia) and black-capped vireos (Vireo atricapilla). rainwater-fed waterways dissect the hills helping recharge the Edwards Aquifer. A wide variety of aquatic species depend on the water quality and quantity these drainages collect.

Bridlewood Ranches POA

1000 Bridlewood Ranches Drive

San Marcos, TX 78666