CASHS HILL FOREST

150 acre parcel adjoining the Bluestone Lake Reserve - just a few minutes from the mighty New River


Price :
$169,000  
ID :
467  

The 150 acre Cashs Ridge Forest adjoins the Bluestone Lake Reserve and is located just a few minutes from the mighty New River. This multi-use property is comprised of a beautiful mature white pine and hardwood forest, wetland bogs and old rolling farm fields.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 149.98 surveyed acres on file
  • Adjoins the 18,000 acre Bluestone Lake Wildlife Management Area that includes the 2000 acre Bluestone Lake and 12 miles of river frontage
  • Just a few walking minutes to the mighty New River
  • Valuable White Pine and Appalachian hardwood timber ready for harvest if so desired
  • Timber report by a professional forester on file
  • All Mineral Rights the owner has will convey
  • Electric easement in place (once served the old homeplace)
  • 25+/- acres of old rolling farm fields once produced barley, wheat, corn, oats and hay
  • Circa 1800’s log barn for repurposing
  • Abandon farmstead includes a large farm house and several sheds to reclaim vintage lumber for repurposing
  • The rich mix of mature forest and abandon farm fields create a textbook wildlife habitat
  • Dark skies for star viewing and planet observation
  • Low taxes and no zoning
  • Good access via state maintained roads and a short private driveway
  • Diverse mix of neo-tropical songbirds, hawks, eagles, ravens, buzzards, crows and owls
  • White tail deer, wild turkey, black bear, fox, coyote, rabbit and squirrels make up the resident wildlife population

LOCATION

Google Coordinates: 37.455149°(N), -80.890672°(W)
Elevation Range: 1572 ft. to 1990 ft. +/-

FOREST/TIMBER RESOURCES

See Timber Appraisal in the Maps and Documents Section on this page above.

The forest is comprised of some 26,000 trees with a foresters estimate of 500,000 board feet of merchantable timber and about 7100 tons of pulpwood. White Pine and Hemlock make up about 50% of the sawtimber with the remainder comprised of 25% Red and White Oak group and the balance in Maples, Hickory, Black Cherry and a host of other.

Capital value of the timber has not been assigned as of this date.

MINERAL RESOURCES

All rights the owner has will convey with the property.

BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY

The property has a boundary survey plat dated 1998 and recorded as Map File B-57C.  The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.

ZONING

The county is subject to some zoning and subdivision regulations. All prospective buyers should consult the County Commission and also the Health Department for details regarding zoning, building codes and installation of septic systems.

PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY

The property is currently devoted to forestland and older pasture fields.  A breakdown, as determined from aerial photography is as follows:

Older Fields: 25.00 acres +/-
Forestland: 124.98 acres +/-

(This summary is only 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 the aerial photography utilized.)

DEED, TAXES, LEGAL

Deed Information: Deed Book 205 Page 497
Summers County, West Virginia

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:

Summers County, West Virginia
Pipestem District
TM 24 Parcel 11

2016 Total Real Estate Taxes: $783.43

Bluestone Lake Wildlife Management Area – 18,019 acres of land and water.

Bluestone Lake Wildlife Management Area is a wildlife management area (WMA) surrounding Bluestone Lake and the New River. The section of the lake from just upstream of the Bluestone River to Bluestone Dam is in Bluestone State Park; the rest of the lake in West Virginia basin comprises Bluestone WMA. Altogether, the WMA comprises 18,019 acres of land and water.

Allowable activities include:

  • Hiking on the 22 miles of trails
  • Canoeing and boating on the 2000 acre lake and 12 miles stretch along the Bluestone River and New River
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • Horseback riding
  • Picnicking and rock climbing

Directions

From Athens, travel Vermillion Street past Concord University and this will turn into Red Sulphur Turnpike. Continue on the Red Sulphur Turnpike for 4.7 miles (passing through Pettry at 1.5 miles). Take a right (still Red Sulphur Turnpike) and travel 1 mile to a “T” intersection. Take a left on Island Creek Road for 3 miles and make a left on Cashes Hill and travel 1.1 miles and take a left on unnamed graveled CR (22/4) and travel ¾ mile and the private drive is on the right. Park here and walk down the wooded private drive 600 feet and there will be a red farm gate at the entrance.

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