OAK RIDGE CABIN AND FOREST
Bill Zimmerman, 304-667-7026
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Oak Ridge Cabin and Forest – Timber Inventory 7-23-2021
Oak Ridge Cabin and Forest is a must see for those who are looking for a secluded getaway or a mountain top to build a forever home. This property boasts two cabins. The first cabin is move-in ready with water, sewer system and electric, and unbelievable views. The second cabin is more primitive without electricity or plumbing and is primarily used for hunting. Abundant fields and trails, hiking, horse back riding, mountain biking and four wheeler riding make for a great time in the mountains. Oak Ridge Cabin and Forest is a wild and wonderful West Virginia mountain retreat.
Google Coordinates: 37.432090°(N), -81.161928°(W)
Address: 575 Bullhead Road, Rock, WV 24747
Elevation Range: 2256 ft. to 2673 ft. +/-
This property is an ideal wildlife preserve surrounded by farm fields.
The adherence to management goals, facilitated by the harvest of game and the development of food plot areas have promoted overall wildlife health. This wildlife management increases the carrying capacity and species diversity on Oak Ridge. Small streams and abundant springs support a community with a wide variety of wildlife. The property has a mixture of mature hardwood species. The diversity of tree species, coupled with the abundant water supply and numerous fields around the property, create a perfect wildlife habitat. The edge effect created between creeks, hollows, ridges, and rock outcroppings benefit all the residential wildlife. Whitetail deer, black bear, wild turkey, squirrels, rabbits, bobcats, raccoon, foxes, many species of songbirds, owls, and raptors make up a resident Wildlife population. The hardwood forest provides the essential nutrient source and produces tons of hardwood mass which creates a nature enthusiast paradise. An added bonus to this property is several hunting blinds already in place, a must see property for the avid hunter.
Complimenting this property is the timber resource that is well positioned for value appreciation over the coming years. Timber values were estimated to be $463,660.00 by cruise conducted as of July 23, 2021 (timber values are subject to changes in the market). See the species inventory contained in the Maps & Documents section above for volumes as of July 23, 2021. With an attractive species mix, adequate stocking levels, and favorable diameter class distribution, the timber amenities represent strong components of the value to the investor. This well-maintained timber resource can provide a great deal of flexibility to the next ownership in terms of potential harvest revenue and can be managed to provide cash flow opportunities to offset holding cost and long-term asset appreciation. The forest is predominantly 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, Poplar, cucumber, sugar, Red Oak, and soft maple and a host of associated species.
Sewer: Private septic
Electricity: On site
Telephone: On site
Internet: On site
Cellphone Coverage: 4G
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
The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
The property is accessed by both Bullhead Road and Spotwood Road.
The 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.
DEED AND TAX INFORMATION
Deed Information: DB 1108 Pg. 409
Mercer County, West Virginia
Acreage: 205.27 acres +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Mercer County (28), West Virginia
Rock District (11)
Tax Map 25 Parcels 24 & 24.1 and Tax Map 32 Parcel 56; all Class 3
2022 Total Real Estate Taxes: $2680
Mercer County School District
Public Elementary School:
Montcalm Elementary School
Public Middle School:
Pikeview Middle School
Public High School:
Montcalm High School
RECREATION AT OAK RIDGE CABIN AND FOREST
Nature viewing is first in line of recreational activities. Attentive wildlife management has been geared not to just game 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, hawks.
Near – complete darkness can be still be found on most of the property, thereby affording the opportunity to view the night sky in all its brilliant wonder.
Water-sports enthusiasts will find the nearby Greenbrier River ideal for swimming, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, tubing, snorkeling, paddle boarding and windsurfing.
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
This property has several forest trails that are perfect for experiencing the property from an ATV or UTV. 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, Horseback Riding and Hiking
Hunting is a first-class experience. 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.
The surrounding area offers unlimited soft recreational activities including white water rafting, golfing, fishing, camping, hiking, bird watching and rock climbing. Snow skiing at the Winterplace Ski Resort is a ½ hour away. In 1 hour you can catch the Amtrak train in Hinton and ride to Chicago or New York City. The Greenbrier Valley Airport is an hour away and the Beckley Airport is just 30 minutes away. Yeager Airport in Charleston WV is an easy 90-minute drive on I-77.
The property is supported with the thriving community of Princeton and the college town of Athens. The area is a strong economic generator with a solid workforce employed in county/state government, tourism, hospitality, education, retail, construction, wood products, mining and agriculture. The surrounding area is richly blessed with a wide array of cultural events that keep life interesting and satisfying. Visit http://www.visitmercercounty.com/
Charleston is West Virginia’s state capitol and is an easy 90-minute drive. 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.
Beckley is a 30-minute drive, has a population of 34,000, and is the county seat of Raleigh County. All amenities are available in Beckley. Beckley is located at the intersection of I-77, I-64 and US 19 so easy access to Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Charleston and Cincinnati is just around the corner.
The world renowned 4-Star Greenbrier Resort, home of the PGA tour, is an hour drive. Several other area golf courses are available in the area. The New River Gorge recreation area offers white water rafting, rock climbing, ziplining, camping and horseback riding. The nearby and very popular 100+ mile long Hatfield-McCoy ATV trail makes for a very active recreation area.
UPS and FedEx service this area also.
Situate within an hour’s drive of the confluence of the New River, Bluestone River and Greenbrier River, the 2000-acre Bluestone Lake, at Hinton is truly a gateway to water recreation. The 80,000-acre New River National River Park, Bluestone State Park, Pipestem State Park Resort and 17,000-acre Bluestone Wildlife Management Area are recreational cornerstones in the area. The new 10,000-acre Boy Scout high adventure camp is an hour’s drive.
THE NEW RIVER AND BLUESTONE LAKE
The New River Gorge was a vast and largely unsettled wilderness until the C&O railroad was built on the eastern side of the river in the 1880’s. The railroad opened up the rich coalfields and virgin timber stands of the region. Early “mountaineers” settled the area and soon were carving out mountain farms and raising families.
The property is located in the heart of the recreational mecca area encompassing 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 striped 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 Princeton, take Rt 19 north at Exxon Station take left onto Rt 10, approximately 3 miles; take right on Reese Harmon Ridge Road approximately 3 miles; Bulls Head Mountain Road turns left; property is at end of road.
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