GOAT CREEK (GILLESPIE COUNTY)
GOAT CREEK (Gillespie County). Goat Creek rises a quarter mile west of State Highway 783 in southwestern Gillespie County (at 30°10' N, 99°11' W) and runs south for about nine miles to its mouth on the Guadalupe River, west of Kerrville in central Kerr County (at 30°04' N, 99°12' W). Goat Creek's only major tributary is West Goat Creek, which rises a mile northeast of Interstate Highway 10 in southwestern Gillespie County (at 30°10' N, 99°14' W) and runs southeast for about four miles to its mouth on Goat Creek, east of Interstate 10 in north central Kerr County (at 30°07' N, 99°12' W). Goat Creek rises in the hills of the eastern Edwards Plateau and crosses generally flat terrain broken by areas of steep slopes and limestone benches, which give a stairstep appearance to the landscape along the stream. The area's shallow loamy and clayey soils support grasses and open stands of live oak, Ashe juniper, and mesquite.