Sam Nail Ranch, Big Bend National Park

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  • There is an old, working windmill along the path along with lots of birds and colorful cactus. Be sure to pull over and walk this. It's short and a nice walk.  more »
  • If you have time for a bit of a history lesson, this completely flat easy 1 mile RT stroll leads to an old ranch site with minimal house ruins and a working windmill supplying power to a water pump...  more »
  • Hard working people made a living in the dessert, including Sam Nail. Not much remains of his ranch, but two windmills, one still pulling water out of the ground (July 2015).  more »
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  • Short 5 minute hike into a lush area with pecan and date trees. It has a small bit of the ranch house. Well worth the stop.
  • Interesting short walk with working well pump
  • Little oasis. Rained while we were there
  • Very interesting old farm. Easy hike from the parking area. Beautiful shady setting.
  • Interesting history about ranching activities in the area.

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