256 Acres

Two nice timberland tracts nestled in the heart of the New River Gorge recreation area ready to be your secluded get away with income potential

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Agent Contact:
Richard Grist, 304.646.8837 or 304.645.7674


  • 2 individual timberland tracts totaling 256 +/- acres
  • One tract contains 127 +/- acres while the other contains 129 +/- acres
  • Wooded, private, quiet places for homes or cabins
  • Investment timberland properties with immediate income potential
  • Private secluded West Virginia hunting and recreational land
  • Convenient location near the Nicholas County seat of Summersville, WV, with all city amenities
  • Modern hospital and medical facilities located in Summersville
  • City water, electric, phone and high-speed internet connection nearby
  • Real Estate taxes for the property for 2017 were around $500.00 for the whole tax parcels from which these timberland tracts will be severed
  • Easy access to Route 19, I-77 and I-79
  • Jet air service is an hour away
  • Dark skies with little or no light pollution for stargazing or planet observation
  • Exceedingly quiet & tranquil due to the protection offered by the forest, nearby farmland, and low population density
  • Cell phone coverage is good


Green Field Farm’s timber resource is composed of high quality Appalachian hardwoods. This well managed timber resource can provide a great deal of flexibility to the next ownership in terms of potential harvest revenue and can be managed to provide cash flow opportunities to offset holding cost and long-term asset appreciation.

The forest’s predominately well-drained upland terrain has led to a resource dominated by hardwood species. Overall, the species composition is highly desirable and favors Appalachian hardwood types. A recent forest wide inventory by a professional forester indicates there is valuable merchantable timber and pulpwood. Specific forest inventory information is available through the realty office.
Species composition:

The forest’s predominately well-drained upland terrain has led to a resource dominated by hardwood species. Overall, the species composition is highly desirable and favors Appalachian hardwood types, consisting primarily of:

Yellow Poplar
Red Oak
White Oak
Black Oak
Hard Maple
Red Maple
Black Birch
Black Cherry
Black Gum
Black Locust
Black Walnut
Chestnut Oak
Scarlet Oak
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Stocking, Stem Quality, and Forest Structure:

Forest-wide, most stands are fully stocked, providing the next ownership with a great deal of flexibility in shaping their own silvicultural legacy. Stem quality forest-wide can be considered excellent with the forest containing an abundant current and future sawlog source.

The forest’s timber component has been well managed over the years and generally consists of hardwood managed under uneven-aged silvicultural guidelines. The predominant timber stand contains 40-80-year-old stems ranging in size of 10”- 30” dbh. Portions of this stand were thinned over 30 years ago as prudent forest management called for. The forest is again ready for a selective thinning which could generate notable income. The forest has matured into higher-value sawtimber diameter classes with an abundant growing stock already in place for the future.

Diameters are well represented across the commercial spectrum with a notable mature size class, as well as abundant pole size timber and growing stock.

A few “Heritage Trees” are scattered throughout the forest. These ancient trees, some 100-150 years old, have withstood the test of time, weathering ice, wind, lightning strikes and fire.

The forest is healthy and there are no signs of pest infestations of Gypsy Moth. The Wooly Adelgid and The Emerald Ash Borer are present and it is anticipated that the Hemlock and Ash component will be in decline over the next decade. There have been no forest fires in the recent memory.

The forest floor is home to several types of mushrooms, medicinal plants, wild ginseng, ferns and cool green mosses. One could spend a lifetime getting to know this inviting environ.

Some of the forest was in fields prior to WWII and piles of field stone are found along the old field edges. These stone piles are a lasting testament of the backbreaking work the early mountaineers put in to create a homestead.

Beechnuts, Hickory nuts, sweet White Oak and Red Oak Acorns provide a sustainable food source for the squirrels, chipmunks, whitetail deer and wild turkey that live in abundance in the forest.


The “edge effect” created between neighboring fields and forest coupled with the abundant water supply from a neighboring blueline stream is the perfect habitat for wildlife, such as white tail deer, wild turkey, squirrel, rabbit, raccoon, fox and many species of songbirds, bald eagles, owls, woodpeckers and raptors.


Google Coordinates:
38.300715°(N), -80.901203°(W)
Address: McClung Branch Road, Summersville, WV 26651
Elevation Range: 1545 ft. to 2310 ft. +/-


Portions of the property have boundary surveys of record. Since the original property farm has been an active stock farm for several years, substantial fencing marks many boundaries. Other boundaries run along mountain tops. A boundary survey will be necessary to separate these timberland tracts from the balance of the owner’s property. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.


Water: public water system is visible along the McClung Branch Road
Sewer: septic system would have to be installed for a home site
Electricity: electric lines are visible in the neighborhood
Telephone: phone lines are visible in the neighborhood
Internet: satellite internet is available or DSL should be available through the phone service
Cellphone Coverage: Very good in most areas


The eastern tract reaches to the McClung Branch Road WV RT 19/14, which is a paved road. The western tract will have a granted access easement to the McClung Branch Road.


Nicholas County has no zoning regulations in effect other than that which is enacted and enforced within the city limits of Summersville and Richwood. All prospective purchasers are encouraged to contact the Nicholas County Health Department and the Nicholas County Flood Zone Administrator regarding installation of septic systems, water wells, and flood insurance requirements.
Nicholas County ordinances and contact information can be found at the following website:


The property is currently all forestland.
(This is an estimation of current property use as determined from aerial photography. It is made subject to the estimation of property boundaries and any errors in the interpretation of land use type from the aerial photography utilized.)


Deed Information: DB 304 PG 439 and DB 351 PG 459
Nicholas County, West Virginia
Acreage: 256 acres +/- as two separate tracts of 127 +/- acres and 129 +/- acres (actual to be determined by boundary survey)
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Nicholas County, West Virginia
Summersville District (7)
Tax Map 17 part of Parcels 83 and 83.2; Class 2
Tax Map 21 Parcel 19; Class 2

2017 Real Estate Taxes: a portion of $500.13 (total for whole tax parcels)


Nicholas County School District:
Public Elementary School:
Summersville Elementary School
Public Middle School:
Summersville Middle School
Public High School:
Nicholas County High School


Summersville is the county seat of Nicholas County, West Virginia. Summersville was formed in June 1820, and was primarily a farming community. During the winter of 1864-65, both Union and Confederate armies were encamped in Summersville or nearby. It was during that winter that the town and all its buildings were burned to the ground. Although the war ended soon after, the destruction of the town was discouraging, and citizens were very slow to return and rebuild. By 1884, Summersville was again home to over 100 citizens, and slowly became the commerce center of the county.

Centrally located in the mountains of West Virginia, Summersville offers endless opportunities for fun-filled days enjoying beauty, adventure, history and relaxation. There are a host of festivals in the summer and fall and check out the event schedule at the Summersville Arena & Conference Center. Summersville is easy to navigate and offers a large selection of lodging to match any budget. Restaurants range from fast food to fine dining. Winter, spring, summer or fall, Summersville has something to offer couples, families, adventure seekers, historians, or just those seeking relaxation.  Summersville has many quaint shops that are ideal for browsing and finding the perfect gift or souvenir. There are many primitive shops, specialty shops, antiques, sporting goods, department stores, and collectibles and food items unique to the area. Summersville also offers several “big box” stores including Big Lots, Lowes, Peebles, Sears, Grand Home Furnishings, and Walmart.

Summersville also offers the Summersville Arena & Conference Center, which is a 73,000-square foot multi-use facility constructed jointly with the City of Summersville and the West Virginia Army National Guard. The facility offers a 24,000-sq. ft. arena, 2,000 seats for events such as basketball games, an additional 2,400 seats available for a “staged” event, and a 3,600-sq. ft. convention area. Summersville has a public library.

There is also a modern hospital and all attendant medical facilities. Summersville Regional Medical Center is located on Route 19 in Summersville, West Virginia. In operation since 1968, SRMC has served Nicholas County and the surrounding area for over four decades and is the second largest employer in the county.


Superb water quality and sheer sandstone cliffs make Summersville Lake a unique place to visit. West Virginia’s largest lake; Summersville Lake has over 28,000 acres of water and 60 miles of shoreline. Boating, water-skiing, swimming, fishing for large- and smallmouth bass, walleye, panfish, and catfish, (trout are stocked below the dam in the spring and fall) scuba diving, picnicking, hunting, and biking are the favorite activities enjoyed by nearly one million visitors annually. Technical rock climbing and whitewater rafting are available year-round, with scheduled whitewater releases below the dam on the world class Gauley River in September and October. Adjacent to the lake is Mountain Lake Campground, with cabins, camping & RV hookups and many other conveniences for guests. Sarge’s Dive Shop and the lake’s marina are located on the lake with grocery stores, restaurants, and service stations located nearby in Summersville.


With over 28,000 acres of water, Summersville Lake is a fisherman’s paradise. The best fishing is during the night and early morning hours. The fish seem to be more active just before daybreak. The Lake offers up large and small mouth bass, walleye, brim, crappie, and catfish. There is also Northern Pike patrolling the banks.

There are fish attractors built by the Army Corps of Engineers at several locations throughout the Lake. They mostly serve up pan fish. Small mouth bass can be found at the tail waters of the Gauley River, Muddlety Creek and Hominy Creek. These areas are also good for large mouth in deeper water. Crank baits and Carolina rigs prove to be productive. Also, any drop offs and rocky points are good and a depth finder is a good investment.
Walleye are usually taken near the base of the dam in deeper water during the cooler months. For young and old alike, fishing from anywhere along the lake edge consistently produces brim and crappie. Just pick a spot and get a line wet.

The most popular catfish spot for fishing from the bank is near the water treatment plant located at the intersection of 19 and 39. The boat launch at Salmon Run would be the closest by boat. Fishing at the spillway on the other side of the dam is good for Trout fishing in the fall. Trout are stocked on a bi-weekly schedule.

Launch ramps for the boating enthusiasts and fishermen are located at Battle Run, Salmon Run, Long Point Area and Picnic Area. There is a $3.00 Day Use fee for boat launching. Frequent boat launchers may purchase an Annual Day Use Pass. Golden Age and Golden Access passports may be used for a 50% discount at all Federally operated areas where a fee is charged.

Camping at Summersville Lake is restricted to developed camping areas only – there is not random camping. Battle Run Campground is a class A Corps operated campground which has day use facilities, a boat launching ramp, access to fishing, showers, trailer waste disposal facilities, playground, universally accessible restrooms, parking, swimming and picnic areas. Battle Run Campground is now part of the National Recreation Reservation System. Reservations can be made by dialing 1-877-444-NRRS or on the web at For more information during recreation season call the campground at (304) 872-3459.

Universally Accessible Facilities are provided at the Project Office, Dam site and picnic area, Battle Run Area, and Long Point Area.

Foot trails (Hiking) are located at Battle Run, Salmon Run, and Long Point.

Summersville Lake Marina is located at the Long Point Area. The marina number is (304) 872-1331. Additional information can be found at Summersville Lake Marina & Sarge’s Dive Shop. There is a $3.00 Day Use fee for boat launching.

A swimming beach is located at the Battle Run Area. Lifeguards are not provided. Swim at your own risk. Swimming is prohibited on launch ramps.

A Visitor Center is located at the Information office.


  • Summersville, formed in June 1820, is the county seat
  • A modern hospital, Summersville Regional Medical Center, as well as all attendant medical facilities
  • Deep and interesting historical value
  • 4 season climate, the fall of the year is spectacular and summers warm and breezy
  • Water sports: 3000-acre Summerville Lake, Gauley River, New River
  • Outdoor recreation: Hiking, rock climbing, white water rafting, snow skiing
  • Historic Route 60 is the ancient Midland Overland Trail (buffalo, Native American, Pioneers)
  • New River Gorge Bridge is the western hemisphere longest arched bridge
  • Monongahela National Forest and New River Gorge National River Park are nearby
  • Babcock and Hawks Nest State Parks
  • Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park
  • Summersville Arena and Convention Center
  • Specialty shops, antiques, sporting goods, department stores, and collectibles and food items unique to the area
  • “Big box” stores including Big Lots, Lowes, Peebles, Sears, Grand Home Furnishings, and Walmart
  • I-79 30 min to the north
  • I-77 40 min to the south
  • I-64 45 min to the south or 50 min to the east
  • Major shopping Beckley- 40 min, Charleston- 1hr 30 min Clarksburg- 1hr 30 min
  • Modern schools
  • Rich farming, logging and mining history


From Summersville, West Virginia: 5 miles +/- (10 minutes +/-)

From the intersection of Main Street and Broad Street near the County Courthouse in Summersville; travel RT 39 South 3.8 miles to the community of Enon; turn left onto McClung Branch Road RT 19/14; travel McClung Branch Road (passing Enon Church) for 6/10 mile to the place that the eastern tract reaches to the McClung Branch Road.

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