ROCKLICK CREEK

Agent Contact:
Jamie Smith, 304-651-9363

OVERVIEW

Rocklick Creek is a 10-acre tract of land located in scenic Fayette County, West Virginia home of the United States’ newest National Park, the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve.  This is a great site for vacationing, spending long weekends or selecting that perfect home or camp site. This wonderful property is located within minutes of the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve and Ace Adventure Resort and is also close to Summersville Lake and multiple West Virginia State Parks.

ATTRIBUTES AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • 10 acres of mostly wooded land near the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve
  • Old homesite located on the property
  • Use for your prime weekend getaway
  • Many recreational opportunities at New River Gorge National Park and Preserve and nearby Summersville Lake and Recreational Area
  • Rocklick Creek is 1 mile to the 1,500-acre Ace Adventure Resort
  • Other recreational opportunities found at Babcock and Hawks Nest State Parks, also located in Fayette County
  • Excellent residential potential
  • Possible recreational development potential – cabin site
  • Approximately 370 feet paved, state-maintained road frontage
  • Public water
  • City amenities minutes away in Oak Hill, WV and Fayetteville, WV the Fayette County Seat
  • Four season climate – the fall of the year is spectacular and summers warm and breezy

LOCATION

Google Coordinates: 37.979197 (N), -81.103654 (W)
Address: Rocklick Road, Minden, WV 25879 – No physical address assigned to a property without a structure
Elevation Range: 1588 feet to 1889 feet above sea level

PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY

Forest

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 a good stocking of trees.

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.

Recreation

Rocklick Creek offers unparalleled recreational opportunities.  Numerous recreational activities are anchored by the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve with the New River and Summersville Lake being nearby.

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.

Mountain Biking and Hiking
The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve and Summersville Lake Recreational Area 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.

Rock Climbing and Rappelling

The area offers world class New River Gorge rock climbing.  Confident first-timers, folks who have climbed before, or those looking to advance their skills will enjoy the natural sandstone cliffs this area has to offer.

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. 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 was surveyed as Lots 15, 16, and 17 of Martha Subdivision in 1945 and a plat was prepared from that survey and recorded in the Office of the County Clerk of Fayette County in Map Book 6 Page 67.  Some adjoining properties have been surveyed more recently.  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.

ACCESS/FRONTAGE

Approximately 370 feet of paved road frontage on Rocklick Road – County Route 17/1.

UTILITIES

Water: Public
Sewer: Septic system could be installed.  Research still being done to determine if public sewer is on site.
Electricity: On-site
Telephone: On-site
Internet: On-site
Cellphone Coverage: Good

ZONING

Rocklick Creek is taxed and located in the corporation limits of Oak Hill, West Virginia.  All prospective purchasers are encouraged to contact the City of Oak Hill, the Fayette County Health Department and Fayette County Planning and Zoning regarding septic systems, water wells, building permits and other building information.

DEED and TAX INFORMATION

Deed Information: Deed Book 393 Page 499
Acreage: 4.91 acres & 5.80 acres (total 10.71 acres)
Fayette County, West Virginia
Oak Hill Corporation (9)
Tax Map 59E Parcels 20 & 21

2021 Real Estate Taxes: $303.16

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Public Elementary School:
Oak Hill PK-8

Public Middle School:
Oak Hill PK-8

Public High School:
Oak Hill High School

SURROUNDING AREA

NEW RIVER GORGE NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE – AMERICA’S NEWEST NATIONAL PARK!
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.

ACE ADVENTURE RESORT

Located on 1,500 wooded acres adjacent to the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, Ace Adventure Resort (ACE) offers white water rafting trips on the New and Gauley Rivers.  Over the years ACE has added all the outdoor adventures that our state is known for, including the only zip line tours with views of the Gorge. ACE also hosts rock climbing, mountain biking, lake adventures and they even have a waterpark on site. Additionally, at the end of the day, ACE has a range of lodging and camping options plus dining facilities on site.

NEW RIVER

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.

FAYETTEVILLE, WV

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.

SUMMERSVILLE, WV

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.

SUMMERSVILLE LAKE

Bruce Road Getaway is within 20 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.

REGIONAL INFORMATION

  • https://fayettecounty.wv.gov/
  • https://newrivergorgecvb.com/
  • https://visitfayettevillewv.com/
  • https://visitwv.com/our-area/fayette/
  • https://fayettecounty.com/
  • https://wvexplorer.com/communities/counties/fayette-county-west-virginia/
  • https://www.nps.gov/neri/index.htm
  • https://www.nps.gov/neri/planyourvisit/nrgbridge.htm
  • https://www.nationalparks.org/explore-parks/new-river-gorge-national-river
  • https://www.summitbsa.org/about-us/new-river-gorge/
  • https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/2418/
 

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