An exceptional recreational property with wonderful views

Agent Contact:
Richard Grist, 304.645.7674


The Old True Farm is a nicely laying property that was once a working farm and is now mostly forest and grown up fields. There are 148+/- acres by survey with plenty of long views and seasonal streams. Several trails are already in place for hiking, ATV riding or horseback riding and there are plenty of great building sites. Electric service is on the property and public water is available nearby.

The Old True Farm is an exceptional recreational property and overlooks provides some of the nicest views in Summers County. Accessed from a private lane directly off Shawnee Springs Lane via CR 18 (True Road). There are 25-30 acres of old fields offering several flat building sites with views from this high mountain top property making this the perfect place to build your getaway cabin. Lots of wild turkey, white tail deer, songbirds, raccoons, squirrels call the Old True Farm home.

The Old True Farm is much more than just real estate; it is an opportunity for adventure. Just minutes to the 2000 acre Bluestone Lake, Bluestone State Park and Pipestem Resort, the area around True Farm offers unlimited soft recreational activities including white water rafting, golfing, fishing, camping, hiking, bird watching and rock climbing. Snow skiing at the Winterplace Resort is ½ hour away. In fifteen minutes you can catch the Amtrak train in Hinton and ride to the Greenbrier Resort, Chicago or New York City. The Beckley Airport is just 45 minutes away.


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 stripped 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.

Extensive trails on the property are suitable for hiking, horseback riding and four wheeling.


The timber on Old True Farm was selectively harvested many years ago and is exceptionally well stocked with mature timber as well as young and vigorous growing stock.

With excellent hardwood quality and numerous pole-sized and sawlog-sized stems, the tract’s timber resource is well-positioned for product shifts over the coming decade which will drive its long-term asset value growth. Sawlog volumes are dominated by Sugar Maple, Yellow Poplar, Black Walnut, Black Cherry, White Oak and Red Oak, some of the fastest growing species with historically strong veneer and lumber market demand.

The oil, gas, coal, quarry (sand & stone) rights are believed to be conveyed with the surface. These rights have not been leased by the present owner.

The forest is healthy and there are no signs of pest infestations of Gypsy Moth or Emerald Ash Borer. There have been no forest fires in the recent memory.


The mix of mature timber and old fields creates the perfect wildlife habitat. This mixture is what makes the property a superior recreational opportunity for those that want to hunt, hike, horseback ride, ATV riding and rock crawling.

White tail deer, wild turkey, squirrel, raccoon, fox and many species of songbirds and raptors make up the resident wildlife population. It is hard to find a property that has a better mix of wildlife as there has been little to no hunting pressure since the farm was abandoned in the 1970’s.


Access is provided by CR 18 (True Road), an all season state-maintained paved road and then about ½ mile down Shawnee Springs Lane to a private lane for 1000’ to the property. Internal access is provided by the established farm road that served the farm on a daily basis. There is also a series of old trails running throughout the property.

The property consists of approximately 148 acres. The property has been surveyed in 1975 by David Huffman and there is a survey plat available.


Property taxes for the 2012 tax year were $287.42. The parcel was listed in Pipestem District, Summers County on Tax Map 4, parcel 48. The deed for the property is found in Deed Book 103, page 345.

As of July 2013, there is no countywide zoning in effect in Summers County. However, all prospective buyers should contact the Summers County Assessor in Hinton regarding any issues involving zoning, developments or building codes.


GPS coordinates are Latitude 37.5643481N Longitude 080.9375754W
Elevation 2463’
Topographic Map: Pipestem Quadrangle on USGS 7.5 minute series – this map can be found in the maps and documents section.