RUPERT LAND ON BIG CLEAR CREEK
|11th Street Rupert, WV – No physical addressed assigned yet due to no structure on the property
Jamie Smith, 304-651-9363
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Rupert Land on Big Clear Creek is a 15.5-acre tract of land located in scenic Greenbrier County, West Virginia off U.S Route 60 (Midland Trail) and 11th Street in the Town of Rupert, West Virginia. This is a great, flat tract of land with approximately 3,000 feet of frontage on Big Clear Creek, a tributary of the mighty Meadow River. The direct access to Big Clear Creek offers the opportunity to launch your kayak or canoe on the water on your own property. This wonderful property with recreational and residential opportunity is located within 5 to 10 minutes of the I-64 interchange at Sam Black Church, and is also within an hour’s drive to Summersville Lake, multiple West Virginia State Parks, the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve and the Monongahela National Forest.
ATTRIBUTES AND HIGHLIGHTS
- 15.5-acre mix of field and woods in Rupert, WV
- Approximately 3,000 feet of frontage on Big Clear Creek
- Big Clear Creek annually stocked with trout by the WV Division of Natural Resources
- Approximate 1-mile float on Big Clear Creek from the southern end of the property to the 53-mile-long Meadow River.
- The Meadow River is one of West Virginia’s few “untamed” rivers – meaning not controlled by a dam
- 2,385-acre Meadow River Wildlife Management Area consisting mainly of wetlands habitat is very close by
- 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, home of the Cherry River and Cranberry River. Excellent trout fishing in these watersheds
- Babcock and Hawks Nest State Parks found in nearby Fayette County, WV
- Perfect for all water sport activities supported by the nearby Meadow River, Greenbrier River, New River, and the 2,700-acre Summersville Lake
- Use for your prime weekend getaway or permanent residence
- Residential potential with electric, water, sewer, phone, and internet available at the property
- Excellent cell service
- Four season climate – the fall of the year is spectacular and summers warm and breezy
- Small city amenities minutes away in Rupert, WV and Rainelle, WV
- Lewisburg, WV approximately 20 minutes away
- 90 minutes to Charleston, the State Capitol and West Virginia’s largest city
- An easy drive to higher population areas of Charleston WV, Blacksburg VA, Roanoke VA, Beckley WV, and Lewisburg WV
- Jet airports in Lewisburg, Beckley and Charleston, WV
Google Coordinates: 37.961247°(N), -80.682483°(W)
Address: 11th Street Rupert, WV – No physical addressed assigned yet due to no structure on the property
Elevation Range: 2,400’ above sea level
Electric: Appalachian Power – Onsite
Water: Public Water is available roadside
Sewer: Public Sewer is available roadside
Telephone/Internet: Frontier Communications
Cell Phone Coverage: Excellent
LP Gas: Available locally
Television: Cable is available or Direct TV or Dish
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.
BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY
The property is part of the residue of a larger tract of land. Some boundaries are described by bearings and distances while the eastern portion of the property runs with Big Clear Creek and the western portion of the property borders the railroad right-of-way. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
Rupert Land on Big Clear Creek fronts U.S. Route 60 (Midland Trail) for approximately 500 feet. The property can also be accessed by 11th Street in Rupert, WV. 11th Street dead ends at or near the property line.
Greenbrier County is subject to some zoning and subdivision regulations. All prospective buyers should consult the Greenbrier County Commission, Greenbrier County Planning and Zoning, the Town of Rupert, and the Greenbrier County Health Department for details regarding zoning, building codes and installation of septic systems.
Acreage: +/-15.5 acres
Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Tax Map 7 Part of Parcel 58
2023 Real Estate Taxes: $543.56 for the entire parcel
Greenbrier County School District
Public Elementary School:
Rupert Elementary School
Public Middle School:
Western Greenbrier Middle School
Public High School:
Greenbrier West High School
New River Community and Technical College (Lewisburg campus)
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY
Rupert Land on Big Clear Creek offers unparalleled recreational opportunities. Numerous recreational activities are anchored by the Meadow River, nearby Summersville Lake, New River National Park and Preserve, Greenbrier River and the Monongahela National Forest.
Water-sports enthusiasts will find these waters ideal for boating, whitewater rafting, swimming, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, tubing, snorkeling, paddle boarding and windsurfing.
Fishing – Great fishing is found on the Meadow River, Greenbrier River, Summersville Lake, and the New River with bass (largemouth, smallmouth and rock), flathead catfish, channel catfish, muskie and bluegill present in good numbers. The Cherry and Cranberry Rivers in the Monongahela National Forest offer some of the best trout fishing in West Virginia. These waters are stocked with beautiful rainbow, brook, and golden trout several times throughout the spring months and stocked in the fall as well.
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, Hiking and Horseback Riding
Summersville Lake Recreational Area, the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, the Monongahela National Forest, the Greenbrier River Trail and the Meadow River Rail-Trail all contain miles of trails that may be used for mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding. The area also offers various West Virginia State Parks geared for these activities as well.
Along the gorge of the Meadow River between Fayetteville and Summersville, WV, the Meadow River Climbing area is one of the fastest growing climbing areas in West Virginia. More than 450 routes ascend its highly featured cliffs of Nuttall Sandstone, which also outcrops in the nearby New River Gorge and Summersville Lake climbing areas. Much of the Meadow River climbing area is still being explored, which is part of its allure.
The cliffs along the rim of the Meadow River Gorge vary in height from 30 to 110 feet and are characterized by well-defined edges, pockets, and jugs. The majority of the climbs are rated from 5.10 to 5.12, though some are as easy as 5.6, and the most difficult climb is rated 5.14. Most routes have been equipped with fixed anchor bolts, and rappel rings have been added at the tops of many.
Rupert Land on Big Clear Creek is an easy drive to higher population areas of Charleston, Roanoke, Blacksburg, Beckley, and Lewisburg.
Nearby Beckley & Lewisburg offer grocery stores, restaurants, banks, auto parts stores, hardware, hospitals, dentists, and most other city amenities. Beckley is the Raleigh County Seat and Lewisburg is the Greenbrier County seat and they are the economic and governmental hub of those counties.
Charleston is West Virginia’s state capitol (90 min). 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 (30 min), has a population of 34,000, and is the county seat of Raleigh County. All city 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, and Charleston is just around the corner.
Rupert, West Virginia, a community in Greenbrier County, was founded by and named for Dr. Cyrus A. Rupert and incorporated 1945. Rupert is situated on the Meadow River just downstream of the Big Meadows, the region of meadows at the headwaters of the Meadow River. The Meadow River Wildlife Management Area is located south of the community. Rupert is located on highway US-60 approximately five miles east of Rainelle, West Virginia, and six miles north of the I-64 expressway at Sam Black Church, West Virginia. Rupert is located in the Greenbrier Valley Region in southeastern West Virginia near the Allegheny Highlands Region.
One of Greenbrier County’s mellow small towns, Rainelle was once a fast-paced industrial center. Its early history revolved around the Meadow River Lumber Company, founded by the Raine brothers (for whom the town is named), who purchased 100,000 acres of virgin timber in the surrounding mountains in the early 1900’s. The enterprise would become the world’s largest hardwood sawmill. Rainelle is situated on the western edge of Greenbrier County. It sits at the base of Sewell Mountain and Sims Mountain, and is bisected by the Meadow River. Visitors can bask in the summer sun at the Rainelle public swimming pool or the Greenbrier Hills Golf & Tennis Club. Soon joining these attractions will be an in-town trailhead for the Meadow River Rail Trail, a 23-mile converted railroad bed that provides hiking, biking, and horseback riding opportunities to enjoy the beauty between Rainelle and the Fayette County community of Nallen.
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.
Rupert Land on Big Clear Creek is within 60 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.
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 River 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-water 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.
Richwood is a city in eastern Nicholas County, West Virginia. During the 19th and early 20th century, Richwood was a booming coal and lumber town. Richwood has a very rich history, including the formation of the Cherry River Navy civic organization to draw attention to issues important to the community. Richwood has also become known statewide as the “Ramp Capital of the World”. Each year, in April, the city hosts a large festival that draws visitors from around the country.
The area surrounding the forks of the Cherry River has been populated since the late 1700s. During the 19th century, the area was a sparsely settled semi-wilderness of homesteads and farms. This changed in 1898 when a railroad was extended into the area, then known as Cherry Tree Bottoms. In 1901, the town was incorporated with its present name referencing the abundant hardwood forests in the area. Soon, the area possessed a large sawmill and the world’s largest clothespin factory.
The town was once home to several large businesses and industries. In addition to the sawmill and the clothespin factory, there were other factories that produced wood-based products such as axe-handles and paper. Coal also came into the industry picture during Richwood’s boom-era during pre-Depression years. Banking was a white-collar industry that succeeded in the city with the large companies investing into the city’s financial corporations. Once the large factories closed or relocated, many of the people followed. The final hit was when the coal industry took a downward turn and most of the local coal mines ceased operation.
Richwood now seeks to be reborn as both an artisan community and a technology center. Tourism and recreation have also become part of Richwood’s main economic drivers. The Downtown Richwood Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.
MONONGAHELA NATIONAL FOREST
The Monongahela National Forest is a national forest located in the Allegheny Mountains of eastern West Virginia. It protects over 921,000 acres of federally managed land within a 1,700,000 acres proclamation boundary that includes much of the Potomac Highlands Region and portions of 10 counties.
The Monongahela National Forest includes some major landform features such as the Allegheny Front and the western portion of the ridge-and-valley Appalachians. Within the forest boundaries lie some of the highest mountain peaks in the state, including the highest, Spruce Knob (4,863 ft). Spruce Knob is also the highest point in the Allegheny Mountains.
The Monongahela National Forest is a recreation destination and tourist attraction, hosting approximately 3 million visitors annually. The backwoods road and trail system is used for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Many miles of railroad grades are a link in the recreation use of the forest. (The longest is the Glady to Durbin West Fork Railroad Trail which is 23 miles long.) Recreation ranges from self-reliant treks in the wildernesses and backcountry areas, to rock climbing challenges, to traditional developed-site camping. Canoeing, hunting, trapping, fishing (particularly trout fishing), and wildlife viewing are also common recreational activities within the forest.
From I-64 Exit 156 (Sam Black Church Exit) take US Route 60 West (Midland Trail.) Travel US Route 60 West approximately 5.6 miles to 11th Street in the Town of Rupert. Take a right onto 11th Street and the road dead ends on the property.
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