GRASS RUN WOODLAND
Neal Roth, 304-667-3794
ATTRIBUTES AND HIGHLIGHTS
- 146.98 +/- acre property with forestland and home/cabin sites
- Wildlife is very abundant with deer, turkey, bobcat, coyote, fox, rabbit, squirrel
- The 18,289-acre Stonewall Jackson Lake and 3,078- acre Stonecoal Lake Wildlife Management Areas are less than a 10 minute drive
- Sutton and Burnsville Lakes and their adjoining Wildlife Management areas are less than a 45 minute drive
- Located near Weston, WV and 35 minutes from North Central West Virginia Airport in Bridgeport
- 2.5 miles to Interstate 79
- One hour drive to Morgantown home of West Virginia University and Medical Center
- Hour and half drive to Charleston, the Capital of West Virginia and home to WV International Yeager Airport
- Snow Skiing can be found at Canaan Valley with a less than two hour drive
- This property has an existing trail network throughout the property
- Deeded access through adjoining property to Grass Run Road, WV119/19
- Surrounded by timber tracts in a nice rural neighborhood
- Superior access to state road – FedEx/UPS/USPS delivery
- Dark skies with little light pollution for star and planet gazing on property
- Native sedges, rushes, ferns, songbirds, frogs, turtles, crawdads all enjoy the creeks and their rocky edges
- Electricity and telephone nearby, good cell service
- Winged wildlife includes eagles, hawks, grouse, turkey, owls, ravens, and Neotropical songbirds
- Great adventures await you near the property: Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, Museum of American Glass, Mountaineer Military Museum, etc.
Google Coordinates: 39.023367, -80.388577
Address: Grass Run Rd, Weston, WV 26452. No 911 address is assigned to a property without structures
Elevation Range: approximately 1135’ to 1630’
West Virginia is one of the states in the US that has two separate ownership titles; those being SURFACE RIGHTS and MINERAL RIGHTS. The property is being conveyed with SURFACE RIGHTS only as the mineral rights have been reserved in prior deeds. The property has had surface mining for coal conducted in the past.
BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY
Some of the boundary is evidenced by fencing. The property is being sold by the boundary and not the acre.
The property has an approximate 1,100’ right of way providing access to Grass Run Road, WV- 119/19.
Water: Well may be drilled
Sewer: Septic system may be installed
Electricity: Nearby along Grass Run Road
Telephone: Nearby along Grass Run Road
Internet: May be available with telephone or satellite service
Cellphone Coverage: Good to excellent
Lewis County has no zoning regulations in effect other than that which is enacted and enforced within the city limits of Weston.
A permit is also required from the Lewis County Health Department for septic systems.
PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY
The property consists of various ages of timber and could provide a marketable stand in the future, while providing recreational activities.
DEED and TAX INFORMATION
Deed Information: Deed Book 545 Page 174
Acreage: 146.98 +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Lewis County, West Virginia
Hackers Creek District
Tax Map 9G Parcel 5.0
2022 Real Estate Taxes: $291.12
Lewis County School District
Public Elementary School:
Peterson-Central Elementary School
Public Middle School:
Robert L. Bland Middle School
Public High School:
Lewis County High School
West Virginia University
Glenville State College
West Virginia Wesleyan College
Davis & Elkins College
Alderson Broaddus University
RECREATION AT GRASS RUN WOODLAND
Grass Run Woodland offers great recreational opportunities. Numerous soft recreational activities are anchored by the West Fork River, Elk River, Sutton Lake and Stonewall Jackson Lake.
Water-sports enthusiasts will find these rivers and lakes make ideal for swimming, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, tubing, snorkeling, paddle boarding and windsurfing. Great fishing is found in all the rivers and lake, with small mouth bass, crappie, catfish, musky and bluegill present in good numbers. Ice skating is occasionally a fun activity during the winter months.
Nature viewing on site or at the nearby Wildlife Management Area for recreational activities. The property is not just for larger animals. A diverse number of species including neo-tropical songbirds, butterflies, turtles, frogs, rabbits, chipmunks, dragonflies, owls, eagles and hawks can be found on the property. White tail deer, black bear, red/gray fox, bobcat, wild turkey, grouse, duck, squirrel, raccoon, fox and rabbit make up the resident wildlife population. It is hard to find a property that has a better mix of wildlife.
Near total darkness can be still be found on the property, thereby affording the opportunity to view the night sky in all its brilliant wonder.
Shooting-sports devotees find all the land and privacy needed to enjoy:
- Paintball-Airsoft-Laser Tag-Archery tag
- Shotgun sport shooting including Skeet, Trap, Double Trap and Sporting Clays
- Rifle & Handgun shooting: bullseye, silhouette, western, bench rest, long-range, fast draw
- Archery and Crossbow competition shooting
- Plain ole’ plinking: Grandpa’s old 22 single shot rifle and a few tin cans make a fun day
All Terrain Motorsports
The property is perfect for experiencing the property from an ATV or UTV. Riders are welcome to ride all public roads that do not have a painted dividing line and there are miles and miles of open roads in the area. These exciting machines handle the wide variety of the forest’s terrain.
Dirt bikes can also be a lot of fun and they come in all sizes and horsepower to fit anyone who enjoys being on two wheels.
Mountain Biking and Hiking
The multiple trail on the land may be used for conventional and mountain biking and hiking and the area offers several wildlife management areas and state parks geared for these activities.
Grass Run Woodland is located near many recreational and cultural activities, here are a few:
- College sports at West Virginia University, WV Wesleyan University, Glenville State, all less than an hour’s drive
- Pro sports in Pittsburgh, PA: football, baseball and hockey teams, 2 hour drive
- Preforming Arts: Robinson Grand Preforming Arts Center (Clarksburg); Metropolitan Theatre (Morgantown); Clarksburg Amphitheater
- Rail Trail Network: Buckhannon River Walk Trail (Buckhannon), Bike and Hike Trail (Bridgeport), West Fork Rail Trail (Glady), North Bend Rail Trail (Pennsboro), Mon River Rail Trail (Morgantown)
- Wildlife Management Areas: Stonewall Jackson Lake, Stonecoal Lake, Elk River, Pleasant Creek and Center Branch. All within an hour’s drive
Grass Run Woodland has an abundant wildlife population, including whitetail deer, wild turkey, and bear. The whitetail deer population is particularly impressive. The mixture established forestland, emerging forest and abundant old farm fields, coupled with an abundant water supply from the several ponds, create the perfect wildlife habitat. The miles of “edge effect” benefit all the resident wildlife. In addition to those listed above, squirrel, rabbit, bobcat, fox, chipmunk, and many species of songbirds make up the resident wildlife population.
The nearby rivers and lakes are major contributors to the local ecosystem richness and diversity for both plants and animals. There are many animals that live year round in the water and around the edges of the rivers and lakes, including beavers, otters, minks, raccoons, opossums, blue herons, Canada geese, wood ducks, mallards, king fishers, minnows, native fish, turtles, salamanders, newts, crayfish, muskrats, bull frogs, eagles, owls, hawks and redwing blackbirds.
Of equal importance, there is the insect and microscopic world including butterflies, dragonflies, water skaters, water beetles, damselflies, hellgrammites, tadpoles and various insect larve.
Great fishing is found in the West Fork River, Monongahela River, Elk River, Sutton Lake, Stonecoal Lake and Stonewall Jackson Lake, with small mouth bass, crappie, catfish, musky and bluegill present in good numbers.
The area’s rivers, lakes and creeks, and their surrounding aquatic plant life, create a water a water-supported community with a wide variety of wildlife. Some of their margins are fringed by wetlands, and these wetlands support the aquatic food web, provide shelter for wildlife, and stabilize their shores. The plant life associated with the wetland includes rushes, sedges, cattails, duckweed, bee balm and algae.
The hardwood forest of the surrounding mountains provides the essential nutrient source and produces tons of hard mast including acorns, hickory nuts, beech nuts and black walnuts. Soft mast includes stag horn sumac, black cherry, tulip poplar seeds, maple seeds, autumn olive berries and blackberries.
The timber resource been managed by the owner, with a recent timber harvest in the past 5 years.
The forest’s predominately well-drained upland terrain has led to a resource dominated by hardwood species and white pine. Overall, the species composition is highly desirable and favors Appalachian hardwood types, consisting primarily of:
- White Oak/Chestnut Oak
- Red Oak Group
- A host of associate species
Grass Run Woodland’s timber component has been well managed over many decades. Diameters are well represented across the pre-commercial spectrum with some mature size class, as well as abundant pole size timber and growing stock. Average diameter with all products combined has not been determined.
The forest is healthy and there are no signs of pest infestations of Gypsy Moth. Emerald Ash Borer and the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid is present and most of the Ash and Hemlock trees are severely stressed and will continue to decline over the next decade. There have been no forest fires in the recent memory.
Stonewall Jackson Lake and Wildlife Management Area
Stonewall Jackson Lake, 2,630-acre impoundment, nestled in the rolling hills of West Virginia, is easily accessible from Interstate 79. The lake is located in Lewis County, West Virginia, an area rich in history and Appalachian tradition. These factors combined with the scenic beauty of the area provide for excellent outdoor recreational opportunities. Boating, fishing, hunting, camping and hiking are just a few of the many recreational opportunities that are available.
The remaining lands and the lake are leased to and managed by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources as a public hunting and fishing area and Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park, respectively.
The State Parks’ Stonewall Resort provides visitors with a variety of accommodations and numerous recreation opportunities. The Adirondack-style lodge includes guest rooms and suites, restaurants, fitness center and spa, swimming pool and conference facilities. An 18-hole golf course, 374-slip marina with boat launch and rentals and waters sports are some of the recreation opportunities provided at the resort. Visitors can also explore miles of beautiful hiking and biking trails meandering along the 18,000-acre Stonewall Jackson Wildlife Management Area.
Backwater areas, which provide excellent fishing opportunities, are easily accessible either by boat or by trail. Canoeists and other paddlers can explore the many inlets and backwater areas along the lake’s 82-mile shoreline. These have been designated minimum wake areas and offer visitors serenity and a place to quietly observe nature. The lake is a popular spot for largemouth bass fishing. A list of fishing species in the lake include: Crappie, Walleye, Bluegill, Yellow perch, Muskellunge, Channel catfish, Bullhead, Carp. Trout is stocked in the lake’s tailwaters.
Hunting and trapping is permitted on all project lands except State Park recreation areas and other posted areas.
Beautiful Burnsville Lake was created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to control flooding along the Little Kanawha River. In addition to flood control, the 968-acre lake provides wildlife management and recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, camping, cycling, picnicking, and nature watching.
Boating is one of the most popular activities at Burnsville Lake. You can rent a jet ski for a fast-paced ride, a pontoon boat for a leisurely cruise, and a canoe for a bit of exercise. Three public boat launches are available. Visitors to the lake who are truly looking to escape for a while love the areas two campgrounds. The Riffle Run Campground is located near the dam and marina. This campground offers 60 sites. Bulltown Campground features 204 waterfront and wooded campsites with electric hook-ups. The Bulltown Recreation Areas offer a swimming beach with restrooms, boat launch ramp, fishing access, picnic shelters, and horseshoe pits. Fishing is a favorite Burnsville Lake pastime, and the reservoir is home to bluegill, carp, channel catfish, crappie, flathead catfish, largemouth bass, long-nosed gar, muskellunge, rock bass, sauger, saugeye, smallmouth bass, trout, sunfish, and walleye.
Stonecoal Lake & Wildlife Management Area
Stonecoal Lake, 550 acres, is located in both Lewis and Upshur counties, this lake is the home to some of the best Musky fishing in the state. There are many different fish that make Stonecoal their home besides the ever-famous Musky, including Walleye, Bass, Trout, Carp, and Catfish – all furnishing fish up to trophy size. Currently holding two state records for Muskies caught within her waters, this is a MUST fishing spot for any avid fisherman. On the Lewis county side of the lake, there is a handicap accessible parking lot and fishing dock, as well as a boat ramp.
The 2,985-acre Stonecoal Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) ranges across hardwood forests, brushy fields, and old pastures. Game traditionally hunted in the management area includes deer, squirrel, turkey, and waterfowl.
Elk River Wildlife Management Area and Sutton Lake
The 19,646-acre Elk River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Braxton County is beautiful, peaceful and secluded. It has mature forests full of old growth timber, partially timbered areas and well-maintained hunting trails. With more than 19,600 acres to explore, Elk River WMA has plenty of space for hunters and game alike. When hunting season isn’t in, the Elk River Wildlife Management Area is a perfect place to hike and enjoy the scenic beauty of West Virginia.
Sutton Lake, at 1,440 acres, A beautiful lake, winding 14 miles along the Elk River, with many coves along its 40 miles of shoreline. The lake is 125 feet deep at the dam. Sutton Dam is located just above the Town of Sutton. The lake is equipped with five boat ramps with wheelchair access and accommodates fishing for trout, bass, walleye, bluegill, catfish, and muskellunge. The Sutton Lake tailwaters are stocked with trout from February through May and during Columbus Day week. More than 240 tent and trailer campsites have been developed in the management area, as well as 12 primitive campsites. A 100-yard and 175-yard shooting range are on site.
The Museum of American Glass in West Virginia
West Virginia has a rich history in glass making. In 1813, Isaac Duval built the first West Virginia glass plant at Wellsburg, where he manufactured flint glass and colored glassware. Wheeling soon took the lead in glass production, making window glass, glass bottles, pitchers, wine glasses, and tumblers. West Virginia was home to some of the most sought after glass manufactures are the Blenko, Fostoria, Fenton and Viking brands. Blenko Glass Company, started in 1921, is still in business to this day.
The Museum of American Glass in West Virginia was established in Weston, West Virginia, in 1993 as a non-profit organization with a goal to discover, publish and preserve whatever may relate to the glass industry in West Virginia, the United States of America or where ever else glass has been manufactured.
They now also are the National Marble Museum
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, constructed between 1858 and 1881, is the largest hand-cut stone masonry building in North America, and is purportedly the second largest in the world, next to the Kremlin. It was designed by the renowned architect Richard Andrews following the Kirkbride plan, which called for long rambling wings arranged in a staggered formation, assuring that each of the connecting structures received an abundance of therapeutic sunlight and fresh air. The original hospital, designed to house 250 souls, was open to patients in 1864 and reached its peak in the 1950’s with 2,400 patients in overcrowded and generally poor conditions. Changes in the treatment of mental illness and the physical deterioration of the facility forced its closure in 1994 inflicting a devastating effect on the local economy, from which it has yet to recover.
More European castle than American hospital, this former insane asylum offers historic and paranormal tours six days a week from April through October. This Gothic National Historic Landmark holds 130 years of American history’s dark side.
From the Exit 99 of I-79 travel East on US-119N/US-33E for 0.9 miles. Turn left on Old US-33, travel 300 feet, turn right on McQuire Park Rd/Old US33 for 0.5 miles. Then a slight left onto Grass Run Road, travel 1 mile to access road on left to property.
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