BLUE CREEK WOODLAND

Agent Contact:
Neal Roth, 304.667.3794

OVERVIEW

Blue Creek Woodland is a wonderful recreational property near the Elk River.  ATV riding, hiking and big & small game hunting on your own property.  Great gated access off County Route 57 – Blue Creek Road.  Have a mountain cabin/home only a 20 minute drive from Charleston and be within a couple hours of the best public recreational areas West Virginia has to offer!

ATTRIBUTES AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • 130 +/- acre recreational property with forestland and open areas
  • Over 3000 feet of road frontage on Blue Creek Road (CR57)
  • Great gated access off County Route 57 – Blue Creek Road going through the property
  • 10 minute drive to Interstate 79
  • New River Gorge National Park is about a 1.5 hour drive, this is America’s newest National Park
  • The Elk River are just a 4 mile drive with multiple river access points for a fish or float trip
  • Morris Creek Wildlife Management area is almost 10,000 acres of hunting opportunity that is about a 30 minute drive
  • The Wallback Wildlife Management are encompasses over 11,750 acres and is only a 45 minutes away
  • Stonewall Jackson Lake and Wildlife Management area only 1.5 hours away
  • This property several trails allowing the owner recreational riding
  • Superior access adjoining state road – FedEx/UPS/USPS delivery
  • Near to Charleston with jet service airports, interstates, hospitals, shopping, city amenities
  • Located in Kanawha County, less than 20 minutes from downtown Charleston
  • Surface rights will convey, mineral rights do not
  • Electricity onsite with excellent cellular coverage
  • Gas line right-a-ways create habitat for deer, turkey and song birds.
  • Wildlife is very abundant with deer, turkey, bobcat, coyote, fox, rabbit, squirrel
  • Winged wildlife includes eagles, hawks, turkey, owls, ravens, and songbirds

LOCATION

Google Coordinates: N 38.415212, W -81.422566
Address: 343 Blue Creek Road, Elkview, WV 25071
Elevation Range:   680 FT+/- to 1230 FT +/-

RECREATION

The property offers access to fantastic recreational opportunities. Numerous recreational activities are anchored by the nearby Elk, Kanawha, Gauley, Ohio and New Rivers, New River Gorge National Park, almost 6,000 acre Summersville Lake and the 2000-acre Bluestone Lake, as well as the Wallback, Morris Creek, Tomblin, Big Ugly, Stonewall Jackson 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 800+ 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 1.5 hour drive of the Bearwallow Trail Head 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

Not only will you have the ability to hunt on your own property, but 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 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.

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 six Wildlife Management Areas within a two hour drive: Wallback, Morris Creek, Tomblin, Big Ugly, Stonewall Jackson and Bluestone.  These areas provide almost 90,000 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 Elk River, Kanawha River, Gauley River and New River is some of the best in the region.  Great fishing is found on these rivers for largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, catfish, 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 a couple hour’s drive.  The upper Gauley River and its tributaries offer excellent fishing.  One of the best is the Cranberry Back-Country area hosts 16 miles of secluded trout fishing and may only be accessed by non-motorized transportation.

WATER-SPORTS

Water-sports enthusiasts will find the nearby Elk, Kanawha, Gauley, Ohio and New Rivers and Stonewall Jackson and Bluestone Lakes are ideal for swimming, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, tubing, snorkeling, paddle boarding and windsurfing.

The New and Gauley Rivers provide world class white water experiences for the novice to the expert.  Both river systems are less than an hour away.

WILDLIFE

The hardwood forest produces tons of acorns, hickory nuts and beech nuts. 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.

The gas line right-of-way offers areas to develop multiple food plots for not only game species but all wildlife that inhabit the property.

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, Sugar Maple/Soft Maple and a host of associate species.

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, ferns and cool green mosses. One could spend a lifetime getting to know this inviting environ.

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

MINERAL RESOURCES

West Virginia is one of the states in the US that has two separate ownership titles; those being SURFACE RIGHTS and MINERAL RIGHTS. The surface rights are believed to be intact and all rights the owner has will convey with the property. A mineral title search could be conducted by a title attorney at the same time when the surface title search is being conducted.

BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY

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

ACCESS/FRONTAGE

The property has over 3000 feet of road frontage on County Route 57 – Blue Creek Road. Gated access to property and adjoining landowner to the interior of tract is on CR 57.  Just over 4 miles from the town of Blue Creek on US 119.

UTILITIES

Water: Well could be drilled
Sewer: A private residential septic system could be installed
Electricity: On-site
Telephone: Available along CR- 57
Internet: Available through telephone provider, US Cellular or HughesNet
Cellphone Coverage: Excellent with 4G

ZONING

Kanawha 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

The property is largely forestland with a gas line right-of-way

DEED and TAX INFORMATION

Deed Information: DB 2722 – Page 540
Acreage: 130.87 +/-

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Kanawha County, West Virginia
Elk District
Tax Map: 31 Parcel No.: 2.1

2020 Real Estate Taxes: $553.30

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Kanawha County School District
Public Elementary School:
Clendenin Elementary School

Public Middle School:
Elkview Middle School

Public High School:
Herbert Hoover High School

Colleges:
Marshall University South Charleston Campus
West Virginia State University
University of Charleston
West Virginia Junior College
Community and Technical College System of West Virginia

Private Schools:
Elk Valley Christian School (K-12)

SURROUNDING AREA

Blue Creek Woodland is an easy drive to higher population areas of Charleston, Huntington and Morgantown.

Nearby Elkview offer grocery stores, restaurants, banks, auto parts stores, hardware, doctors, dentists and most other small town amenities.

Charleston is West Virginia’s state capitol (20 min). Charleston is West Virginia’s largest city with a population of some 50,000 and a metro area of 225,000. It is the center of government, commerce, culture and industry. There is a commercial airport with daily flights to most major hubs. Early industries important to Charleston included salt and the first natural gas well. Later, coal became central to economic prosperity in the city and the surrounding area. Today, trade, utilities, government, medicine, and education play central roles in the city’s economy.  The first permanent settlement, Fort Lee, was built in 1788. In 1791, Daniel Boone was a member of the Kanawha County Assembly.

Huntington, home of Marshall University, is just over an hour away. Huntington is in Cabell and Wayne Counties with a population of over 45,000 and a three state metro area of over 365,000. It is the county seat of Cabell County, and the largest city in the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, sometimes referred to as the Tri-State Area. A historic and bustling city of commerce and heavy industry, Huntington has benefited from its location on the Ohio River at the mouth of the Guyandotte River. It is home to the Port of Huntington Tri-State, the second-busiest inland port in the United States.

Morgantown is the county seat of Monongalia County situated along the Monongahela River almost 2.5 hours north on I-79. West Virginia University is located in the city. The population was 29,660, making Morgantown the largest city in North-Central West Virginia. The Morgantown metropolitan area has a population of 138,176.

The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve (1.5 hour drive) is the newest unit of the United States National Park Service (NPS) designed to protect and maintain the New River Gorge in southern West Virginia in the Appalachian Mountains. Established in 1978 as a national river, the NPS-protected area stretches for 53 miles (85 km) from just downstream of Hinton to Hawks Nest State Park near Ansted. The park was officially named America’s 63rd national park, the U.S. government’s highest form of protection.

The surrounding area offers unlimited recreational activities including white water rafting, golfing, fishing, camping, hiking, bird watching and rock climbing and snow skiing.

Highlights:

  • 20 min to Charleston and Kanawha River,
  • Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort is only 3 hours away
  • A picturesque Amtrak train ride connects the area to DC, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and many other locations
  • Washington, DC is 6 hours – Charlotte, NC is 5 hours – Louisville, KY is 4 hours
  • Charleston and Huntington airports offer jet service to major hubs
  • Charleston, the state capitol, is a 20 minute drive and offers all large city amenities
  • Easy access to I-64, I-77, I-79
  • The Bechtel Summit Reserve, the12,000-acre Boy Scouts of America’s high adventure camp (1.5 hour)
  • The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve (1.5 hour drive) is the newest unit of the United States National Park Service is 1.5 hours
  • The 47,815-acre Cranberry Wilderness in the Monongahela National Forest is 2 hours

REGIONAL INFORMATION