Agent Contact:
Jamie Smith, 304-651-9363


Hominy Creek Forest is a 23-acre tract of land located in scenic Nicholas County, West Virginia off Hominy Falls Road near Leivasy, West Virginia. The land is close to Hominy Falls which is named after the falls on Hominy Creek. This is a great site to build a cabin or bring the camper for vacationing and spending long weekends. Additionally, the gentle lay of the land provides the opportunity to build multiple cabins or homes on the property for family and guests to enjoy. This wonderful property is located within 30 minutes of Summersville Lake, and is also close to multiple West Virginia State Parks, the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve and the Monongahela National Forest.


  • 23-acres of wooded land near West Virginia’s largest lake
  • Use for your prime weekend getaway or permanent residence
  • Many recreational opportunities at Summersville Lake and Recreational Area and nearby New River Gorge National Park and Preserve.
  • Other recreational opportunities found in the Monongahela National Forest and Babcock and Hawks Nest State Parks
  • Excellent residential potential
  • Possible recreational development potential – multiple cabin sites
  • Over 500 feet gravel, state-maintained road frontage
  • Public water
  • City amenities approximately 30-minutes away in Summersville, WV the Nicholas County Seat
  • Four season climate – the fall of the year is spectacular and summers warm and breezy
  • Plenty of room to park your boat


Google Coordinates: 38.133116 (N), -80.724613 (W)
Address: Hominy Creek Road, Leivasy, WV 26679 – No physical addressed assigned yet due to no structure on the property
Elevation Range: 2,440’ to 2,780’ above sea level


Forest/Timber Resources

Forest-wide, the wooded area is 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 abundance of future timber value.
The forest is healthy and there are no signs of pest infestations of Gypsy Moth. The Emerald Ash Borer and the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid could be present which may result in the majority of the ash and hemlock trees becoming severely stressed over the next decade. There have been no forest fires in the recent memory.


Hominy Creek Forest offers unparalleled recreational opportunities. Numerous recreational activities are anchored by nearby Summersville Lake and New River.

Water-sports enthusiasts will find these waters ideal for boating, whitewater rafting, swimming, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, tubing, snorkeling, paddle boarding and windsurfing. Great fishing is found in Summersville Lake and the New River with bass (largemouth, smallmouth and rock), flathead catfish, channel catfish, muskie and bluegill present in good numbers.

Nature viewing is first in line of recreational activities. Attentive wildlife management has been geared not to just larger animals. Equal consideration has been extended to increasing the numbers and diversity of species including neo-tropical songbirds, butterflies, turtles, frogs, rabbits, chipmunks, dragonflies, owls, eagles and hawks. White tail deer, black bear, beaver, red/gray fox, bobcat, wild turkey, grouse, duck, squirrel, raccoon, fox and rabbit make up the resident wildlife population. It is hard to find an area that has a better mix of wildlife.

Stargazing-Planet Observation
Total or 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. The night sky is filled spectacular cosmic treasures, from the moon and other planets to distant stars and galaxies.

Mountain Biking and Hiking
Summersville Lake Recreational Area and the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve both contain miles of trails that may be used for mountain biking and hiking. The area also offers several state parks and the Monongahela National Forest geared for these activities.


West Virginia is one of the states in the United States that has two separate ownership titles; those being SURFACE RIGHTS and MINERAL RIGHTS. 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.


The property has been surveyed at various times in the past. The first survey of the property was sometime in the early 1980’s by Jack Ransberger, Licensed Land Surveyor. The plat generated from that survey is recorded in the Office of the County Clerk of Nicholas County in Deed Book 298 Page 624. Additionally, 14-acres was surveyed and broken up into two separate 7-acre tracts in November 2002. This survey was performed by Marathon Technical Services, Robert L. Cline, Professional Surveyor. These surveys can be found in the Office of the County Clerk of Nicholas County in Deed Book 412 Page 715 and Deed Book 412 Page 718. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre. Before purchasing the property, potential buyers can consult a licensed surveyor to determine the actual location of the property and the true number of acres.


Over 500 feet of gravel road frontage on Hominy Creek Road – County Route 13/4. Additionally, the property has an internal trail system that offer access to nearly all areas of the property.


Water: Public – Wilderness Public Service District
Sewer: Private Septic System would have to be installed
Electricity: On-site
Telephone: On-site
Cellphone Coverage: Can be spotty, but text messages can be received and sent. A new tower has been installed approximately 3.5 ariel miles from the property. Certain carriers may have better service.


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 Information: Deed Book 412 Page 715
Acreage: 7.23 acres
Nicholas County, West Virginia
Wilderness District
Tax Map 31 Parcel 9.3
2021 Real Estate Taxes: $77.76

Deed Information: Deed Book 414 Page 295
Acreage: 7.22 acres
Nicholas County, West Virginia
Wilderness District
Tax Map 31 Parcel 9
2021 Real Estate Taxes: $58.92

Deed Information: Deed Book 481 Page 214
Acreage: 8.79 acres
Nicholas County, West Virginia
Wilderness District
Tax Map 31 Parcel 9.2
2021 Real Estate Taxes: $71.82


Nicholas County School District

Public Elementary School:
Panther Creek Elementary School or Mount Nebo Elementary School

Public Middle School:
Richwood Middle School or Summersville Middle School

Public High School:
Richwood High School or Nicholas County High School

New River Community and Technical College (Summersville campus)
Private Schools:
New Life Christian Academy (PK-12)


The City of Summersville, with a population of about 3,500, is located in the heart of West Virginia and surrounded by cool and pristine waters coming from its mountains. These waters provide world-class recreational activities such as boating on Summersville Lake, white water rafting on the Gauley or New Rivers, or hiking along the areas trail systems. Along the banks of these waters lay beautiful, dense hardwood forests, providing the trails, cliffs and wildlife for the dry life adventurer.

Hominy Creek Forest is within 30 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.

Fayetteville, West Virginia, with a population of just below 3,000, was listed as one of the 2006 “Top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America” by Budget Travel Magazine and as “Best River Town 2013” by Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine. Fayetteville’s historic district is both charming and one of the most attractive locations for outfitters shops, boutique shops, and specialty restaurants in West Virginia. More than a dozen antiques shops were operating in the Fayetteville area in summer 2017, and five independent restaurants in the district were offering an outstanding selection of unique cuisine.

One of the most exciting destinations for hiking, biking, climbing, and paddling in the eastern United States, the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve was established by the National Park Service in 1978 and includes more than 80,000 acres in and adjacent to the New River Gorge and the valley of the New River. More than a million visitors annually climb rocks along the rim of the gorge near Fayetteville and paddle its whitewater runs on the New and its tributaries. Countless miles of hiking and biking trails wander the park and climb into the surrounding mountains. The nearby Gauley River National Recreation Area likewise attracts thousands of tourists annually, notably rafters during “Gauley Season” in autumn when the river runs strong.

The New River is shared by boaters, fisherman, campers, park visitors and local neighbors. The New River is recognized as the “second oldest river in the world” and is estimated to be between 10 and 360 million years old. Its headwaters begin near Blowing Rock, NC and is one of the few rivers in North America that flows northerly.

Class I, II, III, IV and V rapids dot the entire 320 miles of New River making it a great paddling, tubing, and white rafting adventure. Beautiful cliffs, bluffs, and mountain views make it one of the most scenic rivers on the east coast.

New River Gorge National River includes 53 miles of free-flowing New River, beginning at Bluestone Dam and ending at Hawks Nest Lake. The New River typifies big West Virginia style whitewater. Within the park it has two very different characters. The upper (southern) part of the river consists primarily of long pools, and relatively easy rapids up to Class III. It is a big powerful river, but very beautiful, always runnable, and providing excellent fishing and camping. There are a number of different river access points, and trips can run from several hours to several days.

The lower (northern) section of river is often referred to as “the Lower Gorge.” In a state that is justifiably renowned for colossal rapids, the Lower Gorge has some of the biggest of the big with rapids ranging in difficulty from Class III to Class V. The rapids are imposing and forceful, many of them obstructed by large boulders which necessitate maneuvering in very powerful currents, crosscurrents, and hydraulics. Some rapids contain hazardous undercut rocks.

Fast water, big rocks and lazy/slow stretches are features of the New River. Water sports enthusiasts will find the New River ideal for swimming, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, tubing, snorkeling, paddle boarding and windsurfing. Great fishing is found in the New River with bass (largemouth, smallmouth and rock), flathead catfish, channel catfish, muskie, walleye and bluegill present in good numbers.


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