The WoodVest timberland property consists of 727.8 acres (Mol) of high quality timber producing and recreational land. The property is for sale in its entirety for $1,450 per acre. The tract is in the coastal plain of west-central Jefferson County, Florida. Distances to local points of interest:
Tallahassee City Limits: 7.5 mi.
St. Marks Lighthouse/Gulf Coast: 27 mi.
Wacissa River and springs park and boat ramp: 3.5 mi.
In addition, the property is 3.5 hours to Orlando or Tampa and 2.25 hours to Jacksonville.
The tract is immediately adjacent to the new 11,000+ acre State land purchase which consists of a large State Park and Wildlife Management Area (Wma). In addition, The Nature Conservancy maintains the Fanlew Nature Preserve, adjacent on the south side of the tract.
Direct access to the properties is by short, well-maintained County graded roads connected to major paved highways. Power is close to the property. All tracts have a well-maintained internal road system and have had extensive, pushed fire lines and access paths established around stand boundaries. This provides significant opportunity for internal access, exploring and setting up of remote hunting sites.
The land has been used for timber production for over 50 years. The upland soils are productive and have been used to grow planted pine for the active local timber market. Pastures and hobby farming are a common use on adjacent properties. The lowland soils have significant mature pine, hardwood and cypress timber. A flooded 1.5-Acre borrow pit holds water year-round. The lowlands are generally clean and open inside their canopies. High ground suitable for a building is located in multiple locations.
347 acres of the property have recently been professionally reforested into high production, planted slash pine stands. These newly established stands are designed for fast growth, productivity and a high rate of return. An additional 24 acres of mature, thinned planted slash is also on the tract, available for harvest. The lowland timber is largely mature pine, hardwood and cypress of significant volume and quality. Lowland sites include mesic hammock (seasonal) and hydric hammock (non-seasonal).
Hunting and Recreation
Excellent hunting opportunities exist on the property. Given the large number of un-hunted or lightly hunted acres surrounding the property, the game populations and amount of undisturbed habitat are very high. Deer and turkey numbers are above the norm. Hogs feed in the wetland borders and wood ducks are common in the ponds, depressions and creeks. The hunting in this area speaks for itself.
The new 11,000+ acre State land purchase (Big Horn Springs) is directly to the west, the Nature Conservancy's Fanlew Preserve is directly south and the Aucilla WMA is located a short distance to the east. Each of these large areas either provide additional hunting opportunities, or adjacent land with low to zero hunting pressure. In addition to hunting the land and fishing the ponds the property lends itself well to Atv-Type riding and exploration, horses and wildlife viewing.
Recreational opportunities off the tract are numerous with the new State Park which will include hiking, kayaking and other activities in and around the multiple large springs it contains (Big Horn Spring is the most noteworthy) and in the WMA that will surround the park and be immediately accessible to the WoodVest tracts. The headwaters boat ramp and swimming area of the Wacissa River is a short 10 minute drive from the property. The crystal clear Wacissa includes Blue Springs, a large, beautiful spring and swimming area accessible by watercraft. The pristine river, an Official Florida Waterway (Ofw), continues south all the way down to Goose Pasture in Taylor County and serves as one of Florida's best paddling routes.
Twenty minutes south of the tract down highway 59 and 98 is the entrance to the internationally known and acclaimed St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge along the coast. The Refuge includes a boat ramp for coastal fisherman and boaters, hiking, biking, fishing, a historic lighthouse and pretty much anything applicable to a beautiful and unique natural coastal setting.
The WoodVest offering provides the opportunity to own a solid timberland investment with strong recreational opportunities, all within a short drive of major Florida cities and amenities. For more information, or to set up a showing, please contact:
Land Agent, Southeastern Land Group
Head south on Hwy 59 from Interstate 10. Turn right on Connell Tram Rd.
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