BUCKS GARDEN
250 Acres

Agent Contact:
Jamie Smith, 304.651.9363

OVERVIEW

Hunt, hike, shoot, or bring your camper to relax at Bucks Garden.  This 250 +/- acre tract of land is a wonderful multi-use property within minutes of the Summersville Lake Recreational Area.  The property has various developable locations to build anything from your dream home to a rustic hunting camp.  This private and remote (but not secluded) property offers the convenience of Summersville, WV where shopping, restaurants, and medical facilities are just minutes away.

ATTRIBUTES AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • 250 +/- acres in the “head of a hollow” for great privacy and non-disturbed hunting.
  • Many recreational opportunities at Summersville Lake and nearby New River Gorge National Recreation Area.
  • Hiking and ATV trails abundant throughout the forest.
  • Safe, long-range shooting range on the property for sighting in your favorite rifle, sporting clay action with shotguns, handgun shooting, or archery and crossbow.
  • Various building sites for homes or sites to set up your camper.
  • Primitive camping sites scattered throughout the property.
  • Small city amenities minutes away in Summersville, WV the Nicholas County Seat.
  • Cell phone coverage can be spotty, but text messages can be received and sent.

LOCATION

Google Coordinates: 38.316188 (N), -80.912222 (W)
Address: 310 Lanagan Way Summersville, WV 26651
Elevation Range:  1,480 feet to 2,320 feet above sea level

PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY

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.

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.

Timber Inventory and the Capital Timber value have not been assigned by the owner at this time.

The forest is healthy and there are no signs of pest infestations of Gypsy Moth. The Emerald Ash Borer and the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid is present and the majority of the Ash and Hemlock trees is severely stressed and will die out over the next decade. There have been no forest fires in the recent memory.

Recreation

The mix of forest land and cleared land provides excellent balance for wildlife.  The wooded land provides great opportunity to hunt for all game West Virginia has to offer.  The cleared land provides an excellent location for a safe, long-range shooting range for rifle shooting.  This area also provides opportunities for sporting clay fun as well as handgun shooting and archery and crossbow activities.

The property is within minutes of Summersville Lake boat launch areas.  Summersville Lake is the 2nd largest rock-fill dam in the Eastern United States and the largest lake in West Virginia.  Bring your boat and jet skis to spend days of recreational fun on this 2,700 acre lake with over 60 miles of shoreline.  Fishing, boating, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, and rock climbing are just some of the recreational opportunities that can be found at the Summersville Lake Recreational Area.  Other opportunities such as whitewater rafting, zip-line activities, and tree canopy tours are located in the New River National Recreational Area which is only 30 minutes from this fantastic property.

The property has miles of internal roads and forest trails that are perfect for experiencing the property from an ATV or UTV. These exciting machines handle the wide variety of the property’s terrain.  The riders can go from down along the streams, wind through hardwood forest and climb up to the highest ridges.

Wildlife

The mixture of mature forest, cleared land, and water supply from creeks, has created a phenomenal wildlife habitat. The hardwood forest produces tons of acorns, hickory nuts beech nuts and black walnuts. White tail deer, wild turkey, black bear, coyote, squirrel, raccoon, bobcat, fox and many species of songbirds and raptors make up the resident wildlife population.  The interior trails and access road create a linear food plot stocked with blackberry, raspberry, and autumn olive bushes, native grasses and browse-ready herbaceous plants.

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.  All rights the owner has will convey with the property; however, it is believed the owner does not own the mineral rights to this property.  A mineral title search could be conducted by a title attorney at the same time when the surface title search is being conducted for verification purposes.

BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY

The property was surveyed by a Professional Land Surveyor in June 2017 and a metes and bounds description can be derived from such survey.  The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.

ACCESS/FRONTAGE

The property is accessed by a private gravel road right-of-way.  Several miles of internal roads and trails offer excellent access to the property for hiking and ATV use.

UTILITIES

Water: A public water meter is set at the western-most property boundary.
Sewer: Septic
Electricity: Available (First Energy)
Telephone: Available (Frontier or Hughes Net)
Internet: Available (Frontier or Hughes Net)
Cellphone Coverage: Spotty.  However, text messages can be received and sent.

ZONING

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.

DEED and TAX INFORMATION

Deed Information: Nicholas County, WV Deed Book 475 Page 544

Acreage: 300.59 acres by June 2017 survey.  Note:  approximately 250 acres of the total 300.59 acres will be negotiated for purchase by the seller and buyer for this transaction.

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Nicholas County, West Virginia
Summersville District
Tax Map 17 Parcels 15 & 16

2019 Real Estate Taxes: $1,141.42

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Nicholas County School District

Public Elementary School:
Zela Elementary School

Public Middle School:
Summersville Middle School

Public High School:
Nicholas County High School

Colleges:
New River Community and Technical College (Summersville campus)

Private Schools:
New Life Christian Academy (PK-12)

BENEFITS OF LIVING IN NICHOLAS COUNTY

  • 4 season climate, the fall of the year is spectacular and summers warm and breezy
  • Water sports: 2,700 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
  • 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- 90 min Clarksburg- 90 min.
  • Modern schools
  • Rich logging and mining history
  • Modern hospital at Summersville

REGIONAL INFORMATION