BEARWALLOW RIDGE

Agent Contact:
Neal Roth, 304.667.3794

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

ATTRIBUTES AND HIGHLIGHTS

The 138.68 acre +/- Bearwallow Ridge property heavily favors outdoor recreation, wildlife habitat and fresh air conservation.

  • Large 138.68+/- 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
  • Pope and Young whitetail deer country with exceptional resident wildlife populations
  • Harvest-ready hardwood timber
  • Premier wildlife habitat
  • Nearby is the Guyandotte River, New River, Greenbrier River and 2000 acre Bluestone Lake – perfect for anglers and water recreation enthusiasts
  • Tomblin, Big Ugly and Bluestone Wildlife Management Areas are nearby for the outdoorsmen
  • 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 1610’ to 2335’
  • Cell coverage is excellent
  • Public water and sewer nearby
  • Low taxes, low population density, little or no light pollution
  • Property lies entirely within the city limits of Mullens
  • Hatfield and McCoy Trail is nearby for off-road enthusiasts

LOCATION

Google Coordinates: 37.59297 N, -81.400367 W
Address: Parsons Drive (CR 16/2), Mullens, WV 25882 – No 911 address is assigned to property without structures.
Elevation Range:   1610’ to 2335’ +/-

RECREATION

The property offers fantastic recreational opportunities. Numerous recreational activities are anchored by the nearby Guyandotte River, New River, Greenbrier River, New River Gorge National Park and the 2000-acre Bluestone Lake, as well as the Tomblin, Big Ugly and Bluestone Wildlife Management Areas.  For the Off-Road adventurer, you have the Hatfield McCoy Trails nearby.

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 800+ mile HMTS is second only to the 2000 mile long Paiute ATV Trail in Central Utah.  This property is within 5 minutes of  two Trail Heads of the Hatfield McCoy Trails system.

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 Hatfield’s and McCoy’s, 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.

HUNTING

With acres of wide-open public lands, West Virginia makes an excellent destination for hitting the trails on a hunt. From whitetail deer and native black bear to turkey and gray squirrels, the game is as diverse as the mountain landscape behind it. West Virginia’s hunting seasons start early in the spring and transition throughout the fall months. If you’re looking to connect with nature through a hunt, this is the place for you.

Wyoming County is one of four counties that allow only archery hunting for whitetail deer. These four counties produce Pope and Young quality bucks annually.  This past year the new state record whitetail buck was harvested in Wyoming County.  This buck scored a gross of 195” and a final score of 191 2/8”!  If you are an archery hunter this is the place to be in West Virginia!  You may hunt with firearms for all other game species in these counties.

Wildlife Management Areas in West Virginia provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity to disconnect and reconnect with nature in its purest form. Discover wildlife native to the state and explore the scenic vistas that call these areas home.

There are four Wildlife Management Areas within a two hour drive: Tomblin, Bluestone Lake, Tug Fork and Big Ugly.  These areas provide over 65,000 acres of public land to enjoy.  Elk have been introduced to the Tomblin Wildlife Management area, hunting is prohibited at this time.

FISHING

An angler’s paradise, West Virginia is home to wide-open lakes, expansive rivers and babbling brooks just waiting for you to cast a line. From fly fishing our famous brook trout to trolling the river for prized smallmouth bass, there’s plenty to reel in from our network of more than 20,000 miles of streams and 100 lakes. Locally there are several rivers and lakes to wet a line in any day of the week.

Warm Water Fishing in the R.D. Bailey Lake, Horse Creek Lake, Guyandotte River, Greenbrier River and New River is some of the best in the region.  Great fishing is found on both rivers for largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, catfish, tiger musky, walleye and bluegill.

Cold Water Fishing for trout can be found throughout the eastern part of the state.  Locally there are several streams within an hour’s drive: Elkhorn Creek, Clear Fork, Pinnacle Creek, Dry Fork and Panther Creek.

WATER-SPORTS

Water-sports enthusiasts will find the nearby Guyandotte, Greenbrier, New Rivers and R.D. Bailey and Bluestone Lakes are ideal for swimming, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, tubing, snorkeling, paddle boarding and windsurfing.

WILDLIFE

The hardwood forest produces tons of acorns, hickory nuts beech nuts and black walnuts. White tail deer, wild turkey, squirrel, raccoon, bobcat, fox and a diversity of species including neo-tropical songbirds, butterflies, turtles, frogs, rabbits, chipmunks, dragonflies, owls, eagles and hawks 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.

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 silvicultural 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 100-200 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 40-90 year old stems ranging in size of 10”-36” dbh. 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.

MINERAL RESOURCES

Various minerals have been reserved and conveyed by prior deeds of record.  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.

ACCESS/FRONTAGE

From Mullens, West Virginia: Property is located on the northwestern portion of city limits; the property may be accessed from Green Street by foot travel at this time.

From the intersection of Poplar Street and RT 16 on western end of Mullens, turn onto Poplar Street; travel 100 feet maintain right turn to continue on Poplar Street; travel 400 feet turn left onto Green Street; travel 800 feet on Green Street, just past Mullens Salvage & Towing Company. Park vehicle at turn off on right.  The road is blocked at this time and may only be accessed by foot.  Walk approximately 1,000 feet to where right of way crosses Lost Branch and you are at the property line.

UTILITIES

Water: Public water nearby
Sewer: Public sewer nearby
Electricity: Nearby
Telephone: Nearby
Internet: US Cellular or HughesNet
Cellphone Coverage: Excellent

ZONING

This property lies entirely within the City of Mullens incorporated limits.  All prospective buyers should consult the City of Mullens, Wyoming 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, residential development and an excellent timber investment. ATV and shooting sport enthusiast will enjoy this property.

DEED and TAX INFORMATION

Deed Information: Will Book 10 Page 149
Acreage: 138.68 +/- acres

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Wyoming County, West Virginia

Mullens Municipality District:
Tax Map 4, Parcel 21: 2 acres – 2020 Real Estate Taxes: $9.08
Tax Map 15, Parcel 1: 10 acres– 2020 Real Estate Taxes: $25.42
Tax Map 14 Parcel 1: 126.68 acres– 2020 Real Estate Taxes: $346.78

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Wyoming County School District

Public Elementary School:
Mullens Elementary School
2107 Co Hwy 54/1, Mullens, WV 25882

Public Middle School:
Mullens Middle School
801 Moran Ave, Mullens, WV 25882

Public High School:
Wyoming County East High School
260 Warrior Way, New Richmond, WV 24867

Colleges:
Southern West Virginia Community College
West Virginia University Institute of Technology
New River Community and Technical College
Bluefield State College

REGIONAL INFORMATION

There is no regional information available.