Agent Contact:
Neal Roth, 304-667-3794


Shockley Ridge Woodland has direct access to county maintained road just minutes off of Interstate 64/77. Hunting opportunities on your own property or the nearby Wildlife Management Areas and fishing in some of the best lakes and rivers in the state.


  • 21.51 +/- acre property with forestland and home/cabin sites
  • Wildlife is very abundant with deer, turkey, bobcat, coyote, fox, rabbit and squirrel
  • New River Gorge National Park and Preserve only 30 minutes away
  • Hatfield McCoy Trails System less than 30 minute drive with over 1000 miles of trails
  • The 16,718 acre Bluestone Lake and 6,169 acre Summersville Lake Wildlife Management Areas are less than a 50 minute drive
  • Bluestone and Summersville Lakes are less than a 50 minute drive
  • Located near Glen White, WV and 20 minutes from Raleigh County Memorial Airport in Beaver, WV
  • 6 miles to Interstate 64/77 and the city of Beckley WV.
  • Just over an hour drive to Charleston, the Capital of West Virginia and home to WV International Yeager Airport
  • Snow Skiing can be found at Winterplace Ski Resort with a less than a 30-minute drive
  • Direct access to Shockley Ridge Road, CR 17/10
  • Surrounded by timber and residential properties in a nice rural area
  • Superior access adjoining county road – FedEx/UPS/USPS delivery
  • Electricity and telephone along Shockley Ridge Road, good cell service
  • Winged wildlife includes eagles, hawks, grouse, turkey, owls, ravens, and Neotropical songbirds
  • Great adventures await you near the property: Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine, Tamarack Marketplace, numerous State Parks, whitewater rafting, etc.


Google Coordinates: 37.736106, -81.280871
Address: Shockley Ridge Rd, Glen White, WV. No 911 address is assigned to a property without structures
Elevation Range: approximately 2163’ to 2195’


West Virginia is one of the states in the US that has two separate ownership titles; those being SURFACE RIGHTS and MINERAL RIGHTS. The property is being conveyed with surface rights only as the mineral rights have been reserved in prior deeds. The property had a stone quarry operation in the past.


The property is being sold by the boundary and not the acre.


The property has an approximate 770’ of direct access to Shockley Ridge Road, CR- 17/10.

Access into the property is through locked gate.


Water: Public water nearby on WV54 and parts of CR54/1
Sewer: Public sewer nearby on WV54 and parts of CR54/1
Electricity: On Shockley Ridge Road
Telephone: On Shockley Ridge Road
Internet: Maybe be available with telephone or satellite service
Cellphone Coverage: Good to excellent


Raleigh County has county wide zoning, this property is zoned Rural Residential R1. Please check the Raleigh County Commission page.

A permit is also required from the Raleigh County Health Department for septic systems.


The property consists of various ages of timber, stone quarry and natural gas well/line, it also provides recreational activities such as hunting, bird watching, walking, bike and ATV riding.


Deed Information: Will Book 5070 Page 5138
Acreage: 21.51 +/-

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Raleigh County, West Virginia
Trap Hill District
Tax Map 17 Parcel 6.2

2022 Real Estate Taxes: $186.92


Raleigh County School District

Public Elementary School
Ridgeview Elementary School

Public Middle School:
Independence Middle School

Public High School:
Independence High School

West Virginia University Institute of Technology
University of Charleston-Beckley
New River Community and Technical College
Appalachian Bible College


Shockley Ridge Woodland offers great recreational opportunities. Numerous soft recreational activities are anchored by the New, Bluestone, Greenbrier Rivers and Bluestone Lake.

Water-sports enthusiasts will find these rivers and lakes make ideal for swimming, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, tubing, snorkeling, paddle boarding and windsurfing. Great fishing is found in all the rivers and lake, with small mouth bass, crappie, catfish, muskie and bluegill present in good numbers. Ice skating is occasionally a fun activity during the winter months.

Nature viewing on site or at the nearby Wildlife Management Area for recreational activities. The property is not just for larger animals. A diverse number of species including neo-tropical songbirds, butterflies, turtles, frogs, rabbits, chipmunks, dragonflies, owls, eagles and hawks can be found on the property. 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.

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

Hatfield-McCoy Trails System (HMTS) is made up of 1000 miles of trails and located in the rich mountains of southern West Virginia. The 1000 mile HMTS is second only to the 2000-mile-long Paiute ATV Trail in Central Utah.
As one of the largest off-highway vehicle trail systems in the world, HMTS is open 365 days a year and offers something for every skill level. The trail system caters to ATV, UATV, and motorbikes (dirt bikes), but hikers, mountain bikers, and horse riders can also use the trails. The trail system is a multi-county project, including West Virginia counties Logan, Kanawha, Wyoming, McDowell, Mercer, Wayne, Lincoln, Mingo, and Boone.
The name of the trail system is derived from the names of two families, the Hatfield’s and the McCoy’s, who famously feuded near the West Virginia and Kentucky border after the Civil War.


Shockley Ridge Woodland has an abundant wildlife population, including whitetail deer, wild turkey, and bear. The whitetail deer population is particularly impressive. The “edge effect” between the cleared areas and forest benefit all the resident wildlife. In addition to those listed above, squirrel, rabbit, bobcat, fox, chipmunk, and many species of songbirds make up the resident wildlife population.

The nearby rivers and lakes are major contributors to the local ecosystem richness and diversity for both plants and animals. There are many animals that live year round in the water and around the edges of the rivers and lakes, including beavers, otters, minks, raccoons, opossums, blue herons, Canada geese, wood ducks, mallards, king fishers, minnows, native fish, turtles, salamanders, newts, crayfish, muskrats, bull frogs, eagles, owls, hawks and redwing blackbirds.

Of equal importance, there is the insect and microscopic world including butterflies, dragonflies, water skaters, water beetles, damselflies, hellgrammites, tadpoles and various insect larve.

Great fishing is found in the New, Bluestone, Greenbrier Rivers and Bluestone Lake, with small mouth bass, crappie, catfish, musky and bluegill present in good numbers.

The area’s rivers, lakes and creeks, and their surrounding aquatic plant life, create a water a water-supported community with a wide variety of wildlife. Some of their margins are fringed by wetlands, and these wetlands support the aquatic food web, provide shelter for wildlife, and stabilize their shores. The plant life associated with the wetland includes rushes, sedges, cattails, duckweed, bee balm and algae.

The hardwood forest of the surrounding mountains provides the essential nutrient source and produces tons of hard mast including acorns, hickory nuts, beech nuts and black walnuts. Soft mast includes stag horn sumac, black cherry, tulip poplar seeds, maple seeds, autumn olive berries and blackberries.



The Newest National Park in America at your back door… Just a short 30 minute drive from the property will take you to the amazing New River National Park. An awe inspiring visit that is sure to bring a new experience each and every time. Once you see it, it’s something you’ll never forget. Rock climbers have long prized the sandstone cliffs of West Virginia’s New River Gorge, which was designated as a national park and preserve in December 2020. New River Gorge National Park and Preserve is known for its 53 miles of free flowing whitewater that cuts through sandstone cliffs towering as high as 1,000 feet in the air. It boasts class III through V rapids and plenty of boulders to keep even the most experienced rafters engaged. The upper part of the river is calmer and more welcoming to new rafters. The area also boasts more than 1,500 climbing routes, as well as a 12.8-mile system of mountain bike trails built by the Boy Scouts. There are moments, as you drift through the deep canyon walls of the New River Gorge, when it feels like you’ve got the whole world to yourself. It’s just you and the river, littered with massive, prehistoric boulders that were here when the coal mining camps were built, and the fur trading posts before them, and the Shawnee and Cherokee villages before those. In a river that geologists say could be one of the world’s oldest, you can lose yourself in time. Then the current picks up, and you’re back to paddling like mad, navigating the chutes and eddies of heart-pounding white water. Since the 1960s, West Virginia’s New River Gorge has drawn adventure seekers to its rapids and rock walls, and those rafters and climbers have long considered it a hidden gem. But the curtain is being drawn back on the canyon, because part of it has become America’s 63rd national park. New River Gorge National River’s 72,186 acres is just like its name “New”. The Newest National Park and Preserve in America.


The Gauley River was added to the National Park System in 1988. The 25 miles of free-flowing Gauley River and the six miles of the Meadow River pass through scenic gorges and valleys containing a wide variety of natural and cultural features.

Dropping 26 feet per mile through a gorge that averages 500 feet in depth, the Gauley is noted for its outstanding whitewater and is one of the most technical rivers in the nation, contains several class V+ rapids. The Meadow River gradient averages 71 feet per mile

The Gauley River and its gorge have been a barrier as well as a corridor for human activity. The area was used for fishing and hunting by Native Americans for 10,000 years and was populated by Europeans in the late 1700s near the mouth of Peters Creek.
The confluence of the Gauley and Meadow rivers was the site of an 1861 Civil War battle. Union troops forced Confederate forces from their position overlooking the Gauley. The site is part of Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park.

In the late 1800s railroads and lumber companies came to the gorge to harvest its vast supply of timber. Coal and gas development followed shortly after are still economic powers in the area.

Vegetation is diverse and abundant. Extremes in topography, elevation and microclimate have caused tremendous variation in plant life. Most of the recreation area is below 2,000 feet and contains the central hardwood forest type. Tree species found in this timber type include the red and white oak, American beech, yellow poplar, hemlock and dogwood. Such vegetation supports a wide variety of wildlife species.


Bluestone Wildlife Management Area offers visitors a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities on 18,019 acres. Being adjacent to Bluestone Lake, the state’s second largest body of water, the area offers guests boating, canoeing and fishing opportunities. Hunting is offered due to the wildlife management area status, and Bluestone has over 330 primitive campsites and picnic sites along New River, Bluestone Lake and Indian Creek. Avid fishermen can enjoy float fishing and stocked trout fishing in Indian Creek. Hiking and equestrian trails are also popular.

Summers County Camping operates the campgrounds: “Bertha”, “The Mouth of Indian Creek”, “Cedar Branch” and “Shanklin’s Ferry” in the Bluestone Wildlife Management Area. Over 200 primitive campsites.


Bluestone Dam spans the New River, forming Bluestone Lake, the third largest lake in West Virginia. With a 2,040 acre surface area, the lake provides boaters, water skiers, and fishermen with great recreational opportunities. This concrete gravity dam is used for flood control, recreation, fish and wildlife.

Bluestone Lake is a flood control reservoir located on the New River near Hinton, West Virginia. At its normal pool level, Bluestone Dam impounds a 10.7-mile stretch of the New and its tributary, the Bluestone River. Normally approximately 2,040 acres in size, the lake can grow to over 36 miles long at flood control pool. At higher water levels, the lake extends into Giles County, Virginia.

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources operates Bluestone State Park and Bluestone Wildlife Management Area, each encompassing portions of the lake. Camping and other activities are available in these facilities.

Easily accessible from I-77 and I-64, Bluestone Lake is located at Hinton, WV, on WV 3 and 20.


The Hatfield-McCoy Trails System (HMTS) is made up of 1000 miles of trails and located in the rich mountains of southern West Virginia. The 1000 mile HMTS is second only to the 2000-mile-long Paiute ATV Trail in Central Utah.
As one of the largest off-highway vehicle trail systems in the world, HMTS is open 365 days a year and offers something for every skill level. The trail system caters to ATV, UATV, and motorbikes (dirt bikes), but hikers, mountain bikers, and horse riders can also use the trails. The trail system is a multi-county project, including West Virginia counties Logan, Kanawha, Wyoming, McDowell, Mercer, Wayne, Lincoln, Mingo, and Boone.

The name of the trail system is derived from the names of two families, the Hatfield’s and the McCoy’s, who famously feuded near the West Virginia and Kentucky border after the Civil War.

Law enforcement officers patrol the trail to assure compliance with safety regulations. Motorized users of the trail system must wear a DOT-approved helmet and are prohibited from “doubling” (having a passenger), unless their vehicle is designed for two people. These rules, and a host of others, have allowed the trail system to enjoy a quality safety record, despite an increase in ATV-related injuries around the country.


Grandview at New River National Park. Aptly named “Grandview”, this park hosts many opportunities to see the beautiful scenery around the New River Gorge. Grandview provides some of the most dramatic scenery found in the park and is a popular place for hiking, picnicking, and sightseeing. Grandview is a peaceful place to relax and unwind while enjoying outstanding views of the New River. From 1400 feet above the river at Main Overlook, visitors are rewarded with one of the most outstanding views in the park. On a clear day you can see directly into the heart of New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, including seven miles of the New River and its watershed. From Main Overlook visitors can also get a glimpse of some of the gorge’s unique cultural history. From here you see an active railway and the town of Quinnimont, where the first coal was shipped out of the gorge in 1873.

Grandview is a great place to see the spectacular displays of The West Virginia State Flower the “Rhododendrons” that bloom here every spring. The purple Catawba rhododendrons bloom in mid-May, while the great white rhododendrons bloom in July. Also found at the park will be the West Virginia State bird the male Red Cardinal a colorful representative of our state. The legislature officially adopted the black bear as the state animal of West Virginia on March 23, 1973. Black bears are found in all of West Virginia’s 55 counties. Other official animals of the state are the brook trout, honeybee,and the Monarch Butterfly

Grandview includes overlooks of the New River, a visitor center, five hiking trails, ranger-led walks and talks, summer outdoor dramas, and picnic areas with playgrounds. Grandview is home to Theatre West Virginia, which features outdoor drama presentations from June through August such as Alice at Wonderland, Oklahoma, Honey in the Rock, Tarzan, The Hatfields and McCoys Annie, Trumpet in the Land, Romeo and Juliet, The Wizard of Oz, Rocket Boys, Grease, Footloose, and many more. Each year a series is scheduled for live outdoor dramas in the park amphitheater. Every year is a fun filled season with audiences cast and crew all in the heart of the park. Natures backdrop.
Since 1961, “Honey in the Rock,” the beloved outdoor musical drama has kept the state’s story alive, performed each summer for thousands of West Virginians and tourists. GrandView is (West Virginians’) state theater. “There are beautiful theaters in several places in West Virginia, quality work, but this theater was built as the only place you can come to see the History in West Virginia. This plays a special role in southern West Virginia, because it tells our story.

Grandview was originally a part of the West Virginia State Park system. In 1939, the state of West Virginia purchased 52 acres of land at Grandview to develop a day use park. The Civilian Conservation Corps built roads, shelters, and a picnic area, all still in use today. Construction began in 1960 on the 1200-seat Cliffside Amphitheater. The children’s playgrounds, recreation area, and additional walkways were built from 1961 to 1964. After more than 50 years as one of West Virginia’s most popular state parks, Grandview was transferred to the National Park Service in 1990. In 2020 GrandView Became part of the New River National Park Service. America’s Newest National Park. Rightfully the “New” as many have and will always refer to the New River.

Aptly named “Grandview”, this park hosts many opportunities to see the beautiful scenery around the New River Gorge. There are also picnic shelters, a nice play area that includes a volleyball court and basketball court, and clean restrooms (with running water). The trails are clearly marked, with at least two main options to catch nice views, and also an easily accessible main overlook that is close to the main parking lot. The Turkey Spur Overlook can be accessed by a road, or visitors can walk the trail along the canyon rim from the main overlook. The trail is wide enough for at least a couple of people, and is well-maintained with gravel along most of it. Most of it winds through beautiful rhododendron bushes, creating an interesting “tunnel” effect. Turkey Spur has some steps to climb, but the view is worth the climb. From the top, you can see the Amtrak station at Prince and the historic Thurmond area below.

There is more to the newest National Park than the New River Gorge bridge. This former state park is now one of the must visits of the NPS. Here you have good hiking and fabulous overlooks. It also is a good balance for all skill and activity levels. Many of the overlooks at the main visitor center are easily accessible for ADA and young and old hikers. However, if you want a more active hike with rocks and ups and downs, go below the rim for the castle or tunnel trail. They are very exerting and they have great views of the cliffs that support the overlooks.

However, the MUST SEE at Grandview, whether you drive or hike is Turkey Spur. Yes, there are a few stairs but the views from here on 3 sides are the best in the park, especially the bend in the river to the north. This is the only place you can


A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. The park encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.

Hinton is the southern gateway to New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. A once booming railroad center, the town has a large historic district, railroad museum, antique shops, and restaurants.

The largest waterfall on the New River, Sandstone Falls spans the river where it is 1500 feet wide. Divided by a series of islands, the river drops 10 to 25 feet.

Sandstone Falls marks the transition zone of the New River from a broad river of large bottomlands, to a narrow mountain river roaring through a deep boulder strewn V- shaped gorge. The falls form the dramatic starting line for the New Rivers final rush through the New River Gorge to its confluence with the Gauley river to form the Kanawha River.


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