GWINN’S LANDING ON THE GREENBRIER RIVER
11 beautiful waterfront acres on the Greenbrier River offers unlimited adventure activities in a popular recreational area
Richard Grist, 304.646.8837 or 304.645.7674
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- 11+/- acres fronting on the Greenbrier River 1500’+/-
- May be divided into 12 individual lots if so desired
- All mineral rights convey*
- Area offers unlimited soft recreational activities including rafting, camping, golfing, fishing, swimming, hiking, bird watching, nature viewing, rock climbing and snow skiing
- Unique backwater slough habitat offers exceptional wildlife and plant diversity
- Very cool river island may be enjoyed by all owners Gwinn’s Landing
- Near the Mon NF, 5 State Parks, New River Gorge NP and 2000 acre Bluestone Lake
- Trails provide access to every corner of the property
- Dark skies with little or night pollution for star and planet gazing
- Fantastic views of the river, distant mountains and valley farms
- Water loving wildlife includes sport fish, blue herons, wood ducks, mallards, raccoons, geese, turtles, bullfrogs, egrets, crayfish, muskrats, newts, and salamanders
- Abundant fur bearing species of deer, squirrel, rabbit, black bear, chipmunk
- Winged wildlife include eagles, hawks, owls, buzzards, ravens, wild turkey, and Neotropical songbirds
- Elevations run from 1507’ to 1532’
- Direct frontage on the Greenbrier River – perfect for anglers and water recreation enthusiasts
- Electric on the property and phone nearby
- Low taxes, low population density
From Alderson, West Virginia: 3.8 miles +/- (approximately 10 minutes)
From the Greenbrier County side of Alderson at the Big Wheel Resturant, cross the RT 3 South bridge over the Greenbrier River; continue left with RT 3 South; travel RT 3 South for 2.6 miles; turn right onto Creamery Road RT 3/2; travel about 300 feet and turn right onto Prison Farm Road RT 3/17; travel 7/10 mile; immediately past the farm buildings, turn left onto the access road; travel 4/10 mile (crossing the railroad, turning left, and running beside the railroad) to the access road intersection; turn right; the property begins on the left.
From Union, West Virginia: 17.4 miles +/- (approximately 20 minutes)
From Union, travel US 219 North 4 miles to Pickaway; turn left onto RT 3 North; travel RT 3 North for 12.3 miles; turn left onto Creamery Road RT 3/2; travel about 300 feet and turn right onto Prison Farm Road RT 3/17; travel 7/10 mile; immediately past the farm buildings, turn left onto the access road; travel 4/10 mile (crossing the railroad, turning left, and running beside the railroad) to the access road intersection; turn right; the property begins on the left.
Google Coordinates: 37.706634°(N), -80.667696°(W)
Address: Off RT 3/17, Alderson, WV 24910; No 911 address is assigned to property without structures.
Elevation Range: 1507 ft. to 1532 ft. +/-
THE SURROUNDING AREA
The water enthusiast will enjoy living on the Greenbrier River and the benefit from nearby New River, 2000 acre Bluestone Lake, Bluestone State Park and Pipestem Resort. The area offers unlimited soft recreational activities including white water rafting, golfing, fishing, camping, hiking, bird watching and rock climbing and snow skiing at the Winterplace Resort and Snowshoe Resort,
In 10 minutes, you can catch the Amtrak train in Alderson and ride to the Greenbrier Resort, Chicago or New York City. The Greenbrier Valley airport, with the longest runway in the state, is just 40 minutes away and has daily flights to Chicago O’Hare and Dulles-Washington DC.
Gwinn’s Landing is supported with a great community known for its friendly residents and laidback lifestyle. The largest and most popular 4th of July day parade in the state is hosted by nearby Alderson. The sleepy town of Alderson is a 10-minute drive and amenities include churches, elementary school, pharmacy, hardware/farm supply store, motel, bank, Dollar General, Family Dollar, gas/convenience stores, medical clinic and restaurants. Alderson is also home to “Camp Cupcake”, the minimum-security federal prison where Martha Stewart spent her vacation.
The 14,000 acre BSA High Adventure Camp is about an hour’s drive.
NEARBY HISTORIC GREENBRIER COUNTY
The Greenbrier Valley and surrounding area is richly blessed with a wide array of cultural events that keep life in the valley interesting and satisfying.
Lewisburg, which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in America, combining the warmth of a close community with the sophistication of more urban locations. The thriving downtown historic district offers year-round live productions presented at the State Professional Theatre of WV, Carnegie Hall, distinctive dining venues, antique shops, award-winning galleries/boutiques, and two summer-season farmer’s markets. Greenbrier Valley Medical Center is a modern hospital and all attendant medical facilities, along with the many big box stores.
The world-renowned Greenbrier Resort, with 800 rooms and 1600 employees, is located nearby in the sleepy little town of White Sulphur Springs. The 4-Star resort has a subterranean casino and is home to the PGA tour, the “Greenbrier Classic.” Several other area golf courses are available in the area. Rock climbing, ziplining, horseback riding and the 600 + mile long Hatfield-McCoy ATV trail makes for a very active recreation area.
Lewisburg is home to the WV Osteopathic Medical School (600 students) and the New River Community and Technical College. The area is a strong economic generator with a solid workforce employed in county/state government, tourism, hospitality, medical, education, retail, construction, wood products, mining and agriculture.
The Greenbrier County Airport with WV’s longest runway provides daily flights to Chicago and Washington DC. A picturesque train ride from White Sulphur Springs connects the area to DC, Philadelphia, Chicago, and many other locations. By car, DC and Charlotte are about a 4 hours drive.
The mixture of mature forest, emerging forest, surrounding farm fields, old fruit trees, coupled with the abundant water supply from the Greenbrier River, create the perfect wildlife habitat. The “edge effect” created between, river, fields and forest is the textbook habitat for the resident wildlife. The edges create a miles long wildlife food plot. The hardwood forest produces tons of acorns, hickory nuts, beech nuts and soft mast. White tail deer, black bear, red/gray fox, bobcat, wild turkey, squirrel, raccoon, fox and many species of songbirds, eagles, owls and raptors make up the resident wildlife population. It is hard to find a property that has a better mix of wildlife as there has been little or no hunting pressure for many years.
The river is a major contributor to the local ecosystem richness and diversity for both plants and animals. Great fishing is found in the Greenbrier River with small mouth bass, crappie, catfish, and bluegill present in good numbers.
The river and its surrounding aquatic plant life create a water supported community with a wide variety of wildlife. Much of the margin of the river is fringed by wetlands, and these wetlands support the aquatic food web, provide shelter for wildlife, and stabilize the shore of the river. The plant life associated with the wetland includes rushes, sedges, cattails, duckweed, bee balm and algae.
There are many animals that live in the water and around the edges of the river and slough including raccoons, opossums, blue herons, bald eagles, Canada geese, wood ducks, mallards, minnows, fish, turtles, salamanders, newts, crayfish, muskrat, beaver, bull frogs, and redwing blackbirds.
Of course, there is the insect and microscopic world including butterflies, dragonflies, water skaters, water beetles, damselflies, hellgrammites, tadpoles and various insect larve.
THE GREENBRIER RIVER
Gwinn’s Landing has an abundance of water resources, anchored by the 1500+/- feet of frontage on the Greenbrier River and 1200+/- feet of frontage on the Backwater Slough, which provides the excitement of life on one of the nation’s great wild rivers. The focus of a vast outdoor-recreation destination, it flows undammed out of the lofty Alleghenies, attracting anglers, paddlers, and naturalists from across the globe.
BACKWATER SLOUGH HABITAT
The property is blessed with an old river channel sometimes referred to as a backwater slough (slew) or oxbow. The slough formed where the old channel of the river once flowed but now only flow in times of high water. Sloughs offer quiet backwaters and therefore, add immensely to the wildlife diversity. During a flood, water levels rise and fill the slew with fresh water. Once the river returns to normal levels, the water in the slough remains.
Some of the most common plants in these areas are cattails, water lilies, arrowheads, duckweed, sedges and rushes.
The slough is a hotspot for bird watching. Several species may be seen visiting including Pileated Woodpecker, Blue Heron, Great Egret, Great Horned Owl, Bald Eagle, Red Tail Hawk, and many species of Neotropical songbirds.
In addition to the birds, the slough is a favorite habitat for migrating duck, otter, beaver, muskrat and geese. Some of the best fishing on the river can be found in the slough. Fish that arrive during river flooding become captive once the water recedes. They can grow very large feeding on abundant food sources consisting of minnows, muscles, snails, hellgrammites, crayfish, worms, algae, duckweed and various aquatic plants.
West Virginia is one of the states in the US that has two ownership titles, those being SURFACE RIGHTS and MINERAL RIGHTS. A title search for mineral rights ownership has not been conducted. 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
Boundary surveys have been performed to determine the outside boundary of the property and to divide the property into building sites. The property and the internal building sites are being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
Water: Well will need to be drilled
Sewer: Septic system will need to be installed
Electricity: On site
Telephone: Available nearby
Internet: Available via DirecTV, HughesNet, Dish Network or Cellphone 4G
Cellphone Coverage: Good
The property is accessed by a private right-of-way to the county road and also by the Greenbrier River.
PROTECTIVE COVENANTS AND ZONING
There are few protective covenants in place. A copy of the protective covenants will be provided upon request. Summers County currently has no known zoning or subdivision regulations. However, all prospective buyers should consult the County Government and also the Health Department for any changes and details regarding zoning, building codes, and installation of water wells and septic systems.
DEED AND TAX INFORMATION
Deed Information: Deed Book 152 Page 425
Summers County, West Virginia
Acreage: 11.43 acres +/- for the subject section of property
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Summers County (45), West Virginia
Talcott District (7)
Tax Map 12D Parcels 18,22,23,25,26,31,34,37, and 40; Class 3; 2018 Real Estate Taxes $390.29
Tax Map 9 Part of Parcel 35; Class 3; 2018 Real Estate Taxes for the subject portion of this tax parcel to be determined
2018 Real Estate Taxes: $390.29 plus amount to be determined for portion of 07-09-35
Summers County School District
Due to the property location, certain Greenbrier County Schools and Monroe County Schools may be available.
Public Elementary Schools:
Talcott Elementary School
Alderson Elementary School (Greenbrier County)
Public Middle School:
Summers County Middle School
Eastern Greenbrier Middle School (Greenbrier County)
Public High School:
Summers County High School
Greenbrier East High School (Greenbrier County)
THE GREENBRIER RIVER
The lower Greenbrier River possesses the excitement of life on one of the nation’s great wild rivers. The focus of a vast outdoor-recreation destination, it flows untamed out of the lofty Alleghenies, attracting anglers, paddlers, and naturalists from across the globe.
At 162 miles long, the Greenbrier is the longest undammed river left in the Eastern United States. It is primarily used for recreational pursuits and well known for its fishing, canoeing, kayaking and floating opportunities. Its upper reaches flow through the Monongahela National Forest, and it is paralleled for 77 miles by the Greenbrier River Trail, a rail trail which runs between the communities of Cass and North Caldwell.
It has always been a valuable water route, with the majority of the important cities in the watershed being established river ports. The river gives the receiving waters of the New River an estimated 30% of its water volume. Over three-fourths of the watershed is an extensive karstic (cavern system), which supports fine trout fishing, cave exploration and recreation. Many important festivals and public events are held along the river throughout the watershed.
The Greenbrier is formed at Durbin in northern Pocahontas County by the confluence of the East Fork Greenbrier River and the West Fork Greenbrier River, both of which are short streams rising at elevations exceeding 3,300 feet and flowing for their entire lengths in northern Pocahontas County. From Durbin the Greenbrier flows generally south-southwest through Pocahontas, Greenbrier and Summers Counties, past several communities including Cass, Marlinton, Hillsboro, Ronceverte, Fort Spring, Alderson, and Hinton, where it flows into the New River.
Along most of its course, the Greenbrier accommodated the celebrated Indian warpath known as the Seneca Trail (Great Indian Warpath). From the vicinity of present-day White Sulphur Springs the Trail followed Anthony’s Creek down to the Greenbrier near the present Pocahontas-Greenbrier County line. It then ascended the River to the vicinity of Hillsboro and Droop Mountain and made its way through present Pocahontas County by way of future Marlinton, Indian Draft Run, and Edray.
THE NEW RIVER AND BLUESTONE LAKE
Gwinn’s Landing is a 30-minute drive to the New River and 2000 acre Bluestone Lake at Hinton. The New River is the second oldest river in the world, preceded only by the Nile; it is the oldest river in North America. The New River is unique because it begins in Blowing Rock, N.C. and flows north through Virginia into West Virginia. The Nile and Amazon are the only other major rivers that also flow north. Year after year, it produces more citation fish than any other warm water river in WV. Smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, sunfish, hybrid stripped bass, and muskie are all common species of fish found in the New River and Bluestone Lake.
Bluestone Lake is over 2000 acres at summer pool and is the state’s third largest body of water. Great hunting and fishing opportunities abound at the 17,632-acre Bluestone Wildlife Area adjacent to the park and nearby Camp Creek State Forest.
From Alderson, West Virginia: 3.8 miles +/- (approximately 10 minutes) From the Greenbrier County side of Alderson, cross the RT 3 South bridge over the Greenbrier River; continue left with RT 3 South; travel RT 3 South for 2.6 miles; turn right onto RT 3/2; travel about 300 feet and turn right onto RT 3/17; travel 7/10 mile; immediately past the farm buildings, turn left onto the access road; travel 4/10 mile (crossing the railroad, turning left, and running beside the railroad) to the access road intersection; turn right; the property begins on the left. From Union, West Virginia: 17.4 miles +/- (approximately 30 minutes) From Union, travel US 219 North 4 miles to Pickaway; turn left onto RT 3 North; travel RT 3 North for 12.3 miles; turn left onto RT 3/2; travel about 300 feet and turn right onto RT 3/17; travel 7/10 mile; immediately past the farm buildings, turn left onto the access road; travel 4/10 mile (crossing the railroad, turning left, and running beside the railroad) to the access road intersection; turn right; the property begins on the left.
- Alderson 4th of July Celebration
- Amtrack Station at Hinton, WV
- Amtrak Station at Alderson, WV
- Carnegie Hall
- City Of Lewisburg, WV
- Greenbrier County Hotels and Motels
- Greenbrier County Restaurants
- Greenbrier County, WV
- Greenbrier Resort
- Greenbrier Valley Airport
- Greenbrier Valley Medical Center
- Greenbrier Valley Theater
- New River Community and Technical College
- State of West Virginia
- West Virginia Cave Conservancy
- West Virginia Conservation Agency
- West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
- West Virginia State Parks
- Winterplace Ski Resort
- WV Department of Natural Resources
- State of West Virginia
- West Virginia Explorer
- West Virginia Government
- West Virginia State Parks
- West Virginia Tourism
- Wonderful West Virginia Magazine
- WV Department of Natural Resources
- Virginia – Commonwealth of Virginia
- Virginia is for Lovers
- Virginia Museum of History & Culture
- Virginia Museum of Natural History
- Virginia National Park Service
- Virginia Recreation
- Virginia State Parks