Wright Brothers Ranch & Nature Tour



The Wright Brothers Ranch is over 300 acres of land that is part of the Neches River Bottom in Southeast Texas.  The ranch is located a half mile from the intersection of FM 1005 and 1013. It is two miles from the Neches River which is part of the Big Thicket National Preserve.  Two creeks wind through the ranch which ultimately feed into the Neches River.  Those creeks are fed by three underground springs two of which run continuously even in drought years.

The ranch sits atop a vast aquifer which provides drinking water for Houston and Beaumont and for flooding rice fields downstream on farms near the Gulf of Mexico.  The Neches River is part of a network of rivers that course through East Texas. The Sabine River forms the Texas, Louisiana border. The Trinity River flows through the Dallas area to the Gulf and becomes part of the Houston Ship Channel.  The Neches and Angelina Rivers join north of the Big Thicket National Preserve and becomes the Neches River that passes a mile from the Wright Brothers Ranch.

The Big Thicket National Preserve is a 120 mile long ecosystem consisting of river bottom land that starts north of Woodville Texas and wind its way to the Gulf of Mexico through Beaumont, Texas. The Big Thicket is known worldwide for its biodiversity. There are six ecosystems that dominate in the Big Thicket.

  • Bottom Land Hardwoods
  • Bay galls
  • Cypress Sloughs
  • Slope Forest
  • Pine Uplands
  • Pine Savannahs

Four of these ecosystems exist at the Wright Brothers Ranch.  All of these ecosystems are contained within our rural south east Texas community of Mt Union where the Wright Brothers Ranch is located. On the tour you will see examples of each of these ecosystems which we maintain within an agricultural business which focuses on sensitivity to the environment through sustainable agricultural and cattle production practices.

Herman Wright Jr.
The Long Black Line.Org

Tour Information & Details

Wright Brothers Cattle Company: Texas Historic Ranch and Nature Brief [PDF]

Wright Brothers Cattle Company: Ranch Tour Stages [PDF]

The Long Black Line: Cemetery Tour Brief [PDF]


The Wright Brothers Ranch
County Road 533
Mt Union Texas

Take US-96 S (approximately 7 miles)  to FM 1005. Turn right onto FM 1005 (go approx 10.4 mi). Turn right onto FM 1013 (.2 mi) then make a left onto CR 533. Travel .7 mi to the end of the  road and you have arrived at the ‘Wright Brother’s Ranch’.

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