WHITE OAK WOODS

Agent Contact:
David Sibray and Randy S. "Riverbend" Burdette , 304.575.7390 and 304.667.2897

OVERVIEW

210 Acres +/- just across the street from White Oak Golf and Event Center, Oak Hill, WV.

White Oak Woodland Including one of the largest parcels of undeveloped land available in the northern New River Gorge region, the White Oak Woodland includes more than 200 acres of forest and multiple homesites adjoining the City of Oak Hill and fewer than four miles from the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve.

The woodland takes its name for white oaks that are native to the area and for which the City of Oak Hill, the White Oak Rail Trail, and the adjacent White Oak Country Club are named. Many of the largest trees on ridge tops throughout the woodland are white oaks, and homesites along the lower frontage on Deepwater Road have been developed as White Oak Estates.

In addition to its proximity to the New River Gorge National Park, the woodland is also fewer than four miles from the Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve, home of the National Scout Jamboree and a chief national high-adventure base for the scouts, and three from Plum Orchard Lake Wildlife Management Area, a popular destination for hunting, fishing, and kayaking. Several of the region’s principal outdoor adventure resorts are located within a 15-minute drive of the property.

White Oak Country Club

The uppermost frontage at the White Oak Woodland adjoins the former White Oak Country Club, a 62-acre multi-use property also being marketed by Foxfire Realty as the White Oak Golf and Event Center. The property includes a nine-hole golf course and 7,756 square-foot event center and restaurant. For more information, visit White Oak Golf and Event Center. (https://foxfirenation.com/listings/white-oak-golf-and-event-center/)

ATTRIBUTES AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • Property also includes approx. 27 lots/tax parcels in the beautiful White Oak Estates
  • Scenic woodland with mountain terrain
  • Within high-profile tourism destination region
  • Potential for tourism-associated development
  • Adjacent to the White Oak Golf and Event Center
  • More than 200 acres, including homesites and undeveloped forest
  • Dual frontage on Country Club Road and Deepwater Mountain Road (WV-61)
  • Less than a mile from the White Oak Rail Trail
  • Fewer than two miles from Needleseye Municipal Bouldering Park
  • Fewer than three miles from the Plum Orchard Lake Wildlife Management Area
  • Fewer than four miles from the New River Gorge National Park & Preserve
  • Fewer than four miles from the Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve

LOCATION

Google Coordinates: 37.986123, -81.175969
Address: Deepwater Mountain Road (WV-61), Oak Hill, WV 25901 (No 911 addresses are assigned to properties without structures.)
Elevation Range: 1,856 to 2,065 feet

MINERAL RESOURCES

West Virginia law provides for separate ownership titles for surface rights and mineral rights. This property is being conveyed as surface only.

BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY

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

UTILITIES

Water: West Virginia Water Co.
Electricity: American Electric Power
Natural Gas: Mountaineer Gas Co.
Internet: High-speed service available
Fire Service: Oak Hill Fire Department
Cell: 4G coverage supplied by several carriers
Sewer: Public service provided by Oak Hill Sanitary Board

ACCESS/FRONTAGE

The property enjoys dual frontage on two public highways, including more than 700 feet on Country Club Road and more than 2,000 feet on Deepwater Road (WV-61). Multiple trails, streets, and rights of way access the property’s interior.

The access from Deepwater Road (WV-61) is via White Oak Estates subdivision. The subject property includes approx. 27 lots/tax parcels in White Oak Estates. These lots/tax parcels are included in the estimated acreage of 210 acres+/-.

ZONING

Fayette County is subject to zoning and subdivision regulations. All prospective buyers should consult the county commission and county health department for details regarding zoning, building codes, and installation of septic systems.

PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY

The property is mostly forestland. This summary is an estimation of current property use as determined from aerial photography. It is made subject to the estimation of property boundaries and any errors in the interpretation of land use type from aerial photography utilized.

DEED AND TAX INFORMATION

Deed Information: Fayette County Deed Book 607; Pages 676, 683, and 685
Acreage: 210 acres +/-

Real Estate Tax ID / Acreage / Taxes
Fayette County (10), Oak Hill District (9)
Tax Map 14: Parcels 1, 10, 19, 21-24, 26-30, 31.1, 33-39
Tax Map 41: Parcels 2-8, 8.1; all being Class 4

2020 Real Estate Taxes: $5,379

PUBLIC & PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Fayette County School District

(Additional Fayette County schools are listed on the West Virginia Department of Education website https://wvde.state.wv.us/ed_directory)

Public Elementary School:
Oak Hill PK-8

Public Middle School:
Oak Hill PK-8

Public High School:
Oak Hill High School

Public College:
Fayette Institute of Technology

Oak Hill boasts a multi-use campus on which its elementary, middle, and high schools and the county’s Institute of Technology are located. The campus is accessible to a large part of the population of the city by the White Oak Rail Trail. Several private schools within the Fayette County School District operate in the region, and homeschool programs are supported.

West Virginia University and New River Community & Technical College maintain campuses at Beckley, 20 miles to the south, and courses offered by Concord University and Bluefield State College are offered at the Irma Byrd Center nearby at Beaver. Appalachian Bible College is a drive of approximately 15 minutes south of woodland at Mount Hope.

SURROUNDING AREA

The White Oak Woodland adjoins Oak Hill, the civic and commercial center of the northern New River Gorge region. Its population was 7,730 as of the 2010 census. Plateau Medical Center, a general medical and surgical hospital, is located in the city approximately one and a half miles from the woodland properties.

Oak Hill and the adjacent Town of Fayetteville, the county seat and home of the New River Gorge Bridge, are located in the plateau district of Fayette County in south-central West Virginia, an area of level highlands through which the US-19 expressway travels north to south.

Though renowned chiefly as a suburban residential community with a pleasant mountain climate, the region is perhaps best known as a destination for tourists drawn to the adjacent New River Gorge, one of the most popular centers for rock climbing and whitewater rafting in the U.S.

Long managed by the National Park Service as a “national river,” the gorge and the New River upstream were officially designated as a “national park” in 2020, leading to a dramatic increase in interest in the region as a tourist destination.

New River Gorge National Park and Preserve

The newest park in the National Park System, the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve encompasses more than 72,808 acres in southern and south-central West Virginia. Established in 1978 as a national river, the park area was designated by Congress as a national park in 2020. Two of the park’s visitor centers, at Thurmond and Canyon Rim, are 20 and 14 minutes from the woodland respectively. One of the park’s best-known attractions, the New River Gorge Bridge is a drive of approximately 15 minutes from the property. Commercial whitewater rafting tours are popular on the New River near the bridge.

Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve

The home of the National Scout Jamboree and a high-adventure base for the scouts, the Bechtel National Scout Reserve annually hosts thousands of scouts and their guests. The reserve is one of four facilities managed by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America and includes more than 14,000 acres adjacent to the national park. The 24th World Scout Jamboree in 2019 welcomed more than 45,000 visitors. The 17th Interamerican Scout Jamboree is planned for 2023.

White Oak Rail Trail

The White Oak Rail Trail travels eight miles across the greater Oak Hill area, connecting the city with its cultural, educationL, and recreational centers. A popular section of the trail approaches within a quarter-mile of the woodland, providing exceptional access for hikers and bikers. The trail is being extended as part of a state trail network to link Oak Hill with national park trails and the national scout reserve as well as population centers at Beckley and Fayetteville.

Needleseye Bouldering Park

Named for a narrow rock cleft that leads into a two-mile garden of cliffs and house-sized boulders, Needleseye Park protects more than 280 acres of woodland in east Oak Hill. The park is a popular destination for hikers, rock climbers, and birdwatchers. The park’s chief attraction is bouldering, a variation of rock climbing. Thousands of expert climbers visit the region annually to scale the cliffs that line the rim of the New River Gorge.

Plum Orchard Lake Wildlife Management Area

The 3,201-acre Plum Orchard Lake Wildlife Management Area ranges across a forest of oak and hickory that approaches the White Oak Woodland to the southwest. The area may best be known as the location of Plum Orchard Lake, a 202-acre pond popular with flat-water kayakers. In season, the woodland surrounding the lake is a popular public hunting preserve.

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/