MULLENS FOREST

Fantastic Multi-Use Recreational Property for Hunting, Camping, ATVing, Shooting Sports, and Timber Investment near the Hatfield-McCoy Trail


Price :
$78,000  
Acres :
136 +/-  

Agent Contact:
Richard Grist, 304.646.8837


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Large 136+/- acre parcel surrounded by woodland tracts.
  • Located in popular Wyoming County 30 minutes to Beckley and Princeton.
  • Land legacy of careful wildlife management coupled with outstanding long-term forest stewardship.
  • Boone and Crocket country with exceptional resident wildlife populations.
  • Harvest-ready hardwood timber.
  • A beautiful dashed blue line clear water seasonal stream flows for 1500’.
  • 8 seasonal branches flow during snow melts and rain events.
  • Superior access with paved state road frontage.
  • Private forest management road (graveled, ditched with culverts) winds through the property for over a mile on gentle grades suitable for future cabin or home site driveway.
  • Numerous interior trails provide access to nearly every corner of the property.
  • Renowned locally as one of the premier wildlife sanctuaries in Wyoming County.
  • Nearby is the New River, Greenbrier River and 2000 acre Bluestone Lake – perfect for anglers and water recreation enthusiasts.
  • Spectacular long range views approaching 10 miles.
  • High percentage of commercially – operable ground supporting forestry, recreation and potential for numerous future cabin sites.
  • Elevations range from 1814’ to 2354’.
  • Electric and phone on site and cell coverage is excellent.
  • Public water and sewer nearby.
  • Low taxes, low population density, little or no light pollution.
  • Hatfield and McCoy Trail is nearby for ATV enthusiasts.

LOCATION

Google Coordinates: 37.587490°(N), -81.388113°(W)
Address: Circle Drive, Mullens, WV 25882; No 911 address is assigned to property without structures.
Elevation Range: 1814 ft. to 2354 ft. +/-

FOREST/TIMBER RESOURCES

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 White Oak/Chestnut Oak, Red Oak Group, Poplar/Cucumber/Basswood, Sugar Maple/Soft Maple and a host of associate species.

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 silvicultual legacy. Stem quality forest-wide can be considered excellent with the forest containing an abundant current and future veneer source.

Diameters are well represented across the commercial spectrum with a notable mature size class, as well as abundant pole size timber and growing stock. Several “Heritage Trees” are scattered throughout the forest and field edges. These ancient trees, some 200-300 years old, have withstood the test of time, weathering ice, wind, lightning strikes and fire.

The forest is generally healthy and there are no signs of pest infestations of Gypsy Moth. The Emerald Ash Borer, which has inundated the entire Northeast US, is present and the Ash component will significantly decline over the next few years and 100% mortality is eventually expected in the Ash species statewide. There have been no forest fires in 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.

The property’s timber component has been well managed over the years. The predominant timber stand contains 40-120 year old stems ranging in size of 10”-36” dbh. Portions of this stand have been thinned over the last several decades as prudent forest management called for. Many sections of this stand are ready for a selective thinning which will generate considerable income.

Capital Timber Value of the timber and pulpwood has not been determined at this time but is considered to be substantial. Potential buyers should have an inventory done by a registered professional forester to determine the commercial value of the forest.

WILDLIFE

Mullens Forest is renowned locally as a premier wildlife sanctuary in Fayette County.

The mixture of mature forest species coupled with the abundant water supply from creeks the perfect wildlife habitat. The hardwood forest produces tons of acorns, hickory nuts beech nuts and black walnuts. White tail deer, wild turkey, squirrel, raccoon, bobcat, fox and many species of songbirds and raptors make up the resident wildlife population. It is hard to find a property that has a better mix of wildlife as there has been excellent wildlife management for many years. The mile long private access road creates a linear food plot of some 5 acres stocked with blackberry & raspberry bushes, native grasses and browse-ready herbaceous plants.

A number of bald eagles have been spotted up and down the Greenbrier and New Rivers and are a thrill to see with wingspans of 6-7 feet.

There is an intermittent stream that runs inside the property for about ¼ mile that would be active during periods of rainfall or snow melt.

MINERAL RESOURCES

Certain minerals have been reserved for a large portion of the property. A title search for actual mineral ownership rights is recommend. All rights the owner has will convey with the property.

BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY

The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.

UTILITIES

Water: Public water nearby
Sewer: Public sewer nearby
Electricity: on the property
Telephone: on the property
Internet: unknown
Cellphone Coverage: Excellent

ACCESS/FRONTAGE

The property has about 1.25 miles of internal access road that connects to Circle Drive at the edge of the town of Mullens, providing direct access to the public road system. Internal access is considered excellent. A mile of private forest management road (graveled, ditched with culverts) winds through the property on gentle grades suitable as a residential driveway. Several miles of forest trails provide access to nearly all corners for recreational opportunities including nature viewing, hiking, horseback riding and ATV riding, shooting sports and access to nice stands of timber.

ZONING

Wyoming County is subject to some zoning and subdivision regulations. All prospective buyers should consult the County Commission and also the Health Department for details regarding zoning, building codes and installation of septic systems.

PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY

This is a multiple use forestland property suitable for hunting, hiking, camping, residental development and an excellent timber investment. ATV and shooting sport enthusiast will enjoy this property.

DEED and TAX INFORMATION

Deed Information: DB 485 Pg. 263
Wyoming County, West Virginia

Acreage: 136 acres +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:

Wyoming County (55), West Virginia

Mullens Corp (6), Tax Map 16 Parcel 1; PARCEL D 36.85 MULLENS (S); Class 4; 2017 Real Estate Taxes: $99.86

Slab Fork District (10), Tax Map 137 Parcel 12; 100 AC BILLS BRANCH; Class 3; 2017 Real Estate Taxes: $245.82

2017 Real Estate Taxes: $345.68

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Wyoming County School District
Public Elementary School:
Mullens Elementary School

Public Middle School:
Mullens Middle School

Public High School:
Wyoming County East High School

HATFIELD-McCOY TRAILS

The Hatfield-McCoy Trails System (HMTS) is made up of over 600+ miles of trails and located in the rich mountains of southern West Virginia. The 600+ mile HMTS is second only to the 2000 mile long Paiute ATV Trail in Central Utah.

As one of the largest off-highway vehicle trail systems in the world, HMTS is open 365 days a year and offers something for every skill level. The trail system caters to ATV, UATV, and motorbikes (dirt bikes), but hikers, mountain bikers, and horse riders can also use the trails. The trail system is a multi-county project, including West Virginia counties Logan, Kanawha, Wyoming, McDowell, Mercer, Wayne, Lincoln, Mingo, and Boone.

The name of the trail system is derived from the names of two families, the Hatfields and McCoys, who famously feuded near the West Virginia and Kentucky border after the Civil War.

Law enforcement officers patrol the trail to assure compliance with safety regulations. Motorized users of the trail system must wear a DOT-approved helmet and are prohibited from “doubling” (having a passenger), unless their vehicle is designed for two people. These rules, and a host of others, have allowed the trail system to enjoy a quality safety record, despite an increase in ATV-related injuries around the country.

Directions

From Mullens, West Virginia: Property is located on the edge of town; less than a mile from downtown area

From the intersection of RT 54 and RT 16 that leads into the main business area of Mullens, turn onto RT 16; travel a very short distance; turn right onto Moran Avenue; travel 2/10 mile going past the Post Office and Rite Aid and crossing the bridge over Slab Fork, turn left onto Lusk Avenue; travel 2/10 mile; turn right onto Highland Avenue; travel 2/10 mile; turn right onto Circle Drive; travel 2/10 mile, travel onto the dirt/gravel road, continue making the sharp left turn, and travel 2/10 mile to enter the main portion of the property.

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