SOLD! RED SPRINGS FOREST – 279 ACRES +/- Summers County, WV

Multiple Use Recreational Property

Price :
ID :
Acres :

Agent Contact:
Paul Grist, (304) 645–7674


Red Springs Forest is an outstanding 279 +/- acre multiple use recreational property with easy access just off the I-64 corridor near Green Sulphur Springs, WV. A year round stream runs through the property and there are miles of trails for horseback riders, hikers or ATV enthusiasts.

The trees in the forest are very beautiful with some old growth Red Oaks and Tulip Poplars reaching nearly 10 feet in circumference. The deer, wild turkey, black bear and squirrels thrive here as the mature forest produces tons and tons of acorns, black cherries, grapes, hickory nuts and beech nuts.

Red Springs Forest offers long range mountain views with several easy to build cabin sites. This property is located in the small farming communities of Grassy Meadows and Green Sulphur Springs and is surrounded by privately own woodlands which makes for the perfect mountain retreat. This area has more cattle than people per square mile and the night sky is filled with stars and not light pollution.

Grassy Meadows and Green Sulphur Springs are an easy 10 minutes drive on state maintained roads through farming country to Interstate 64. Beckley and Lewisburg offer excellent shopping, schools, theaters, modern medical facilities and exceptional airports within a 25-30 minute drive.

Within an hour’s drive are located some of the finest recreational facilities in West Virginia. Winterplace Ski Resort, whitewater rafting / fishing on the New River and Gauley River, 2000 acre Bluestone Lake, Pipestem State Park and Resort and the 80,000 acre New River National Gorge National Park. Five other area state parks and state forests offer unlimited hiking, horseback riding, ATV riding and rock climbing opportunities.


Red Springs Forest is located in Summers County WV, just 4 miles east of the Green Sulphur Springs Interchange (#143) on I-64. The property has year round access on state maintained roads and may be accessed via the Red Springs Road at the bottom of the property or by Duncan Branch Road at the top of the property.

Elevations on the property run from 2055′ to 3020′.

The property’s coordinates are

LAT 37.8141611 N

LON 080.7499198 W


The property fronts along the state maintained Duncan Branch Road at the top of the mountain. There is also access provided by a private lane running across adjoining lands at the bottom of the property.

The property is made up of five contiguous parcels. The individual parcels were surveyed separately many years ago. The boundary has never been surveyed in its entirety. The 279 acres is thought to be accurate but all prospective buyers should consult a licensed surveyor for a determination of the property’s boundary lines and acreage.

Some of the boundaries have been recently surveyed by the adjoining property owners and those lines have been painted with blue paint. Old fences, field edges and stone walls may be found along the other property lines. There is a surveyed reciprocal right of way agreement on file in Map File B, 122C in the Summers County Courthouse that shows an easement across a portion the property that is used by adjoining landowners to access their lands.


Currently there is no electric service to the property but service is nearby on adjoining lands. Buyers should check with the power company regarding bringing power to the property.

There is a telephone line easement to the property. Due to the mountainous topography, cell phone coverage can be spotty in the hollows but is excellent on the ridge tops.

There is no cable service; however, high speed internet can be provided through HughesNet and television reception though DishNet or DirectTV.

There is no public water or sewer available at this time and potable water may be provided by drilling a well or developing a spring. Sewage treatment may be provided by installing a county approved septic system.


The high elevation, coupled with the high percentage of north and east facing slopes, is very conducive to growing extremely high quality timber. Black Walnut, White Oak, Red Oak, Sugar Maple, Hickory, Tulip Poplar, Black Cherry and Mountain Ash are the predominant species comprising the forest. There is an abundant amount of merchantable timber ready for harvest with many trees that will classify as Veneer and Overseas export logs.

The last thinning was conducted about 20 years ago under the supervision of a professional forester. That very light thinning left several thousands residual trees that have responded exceptionally well to the thinning and are growing at a rate of about 5% per year. The forest is healthy and there is no evidence of Gypsy Moth or Emerald Ash Borer infestation.


The property is taxed in the name of Brian Gwinn Eckle, Green Sulphur Springs District, Summers County WV on Tax Map 12, parcels 10, 19 and 21. Taxes for 2009 were $806.67

The deed is recorded in Summers County Courthouse in Hinton WV in Deed Book 221, Page 301.



Summers County presently has no zoning ordinances in this area of the county. However, all prospective buyers should check with the Summers County Commission and Health Department when considering developing any property in the county.

Contact Foxfire