The Limestone Creek tract is 148.2 acres of prime timber investment and hunting property. It is located in the coastal plain of west-central Jefferson County, Florida. Distances to local points of interest:
Tallahassee City Limits: 7.5 mi.
Leon County Line: 3.5 mi.
Monticello City Limits: 17.3 mi.
St. Marks Lighthouse/Gulf Coast: 27 mi.
Town of Wacissa: 3 mi.
Wacissa River and springs park and boat ramp: 3.5 mi.
Natural Bridge State Park: 10.5 mi.
In addition, the property is 3.5 hours to Orlando or Tampa and 2.25 hours to Jacksonville.
The tract is adjacent to the new 11,000+ acre State land purchase which consists of a large State Park and Wildlife Management Area (WMA). In addition, existing large WMAs are already in the general area. The Nature Conservancy maintains the Fanlew Preserve, a nature preserve, to the south.
Direct access to the properties is by short, well-maintained County graded roads connected to major paved roads. The area is not highly developed nor is it remote. Several small farms, ranches and homesteads share boundaries with the properties ensuring County maintenance that allows car usage, and places power on the boundary.
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.
The road system is extensive and provides good access to the property. Wide fire lines have been pushed along the upland/lowland boundaries giving good walking and ATV type access to the interior of the parcels.
High ground suitable for a building is available on the tract.
The upland planted pine was largely harvested by the prior owner. Some mature pine exists on the property, but the majority of the uplands are being professionally reforested to high production, planted slash pine stands. Final planting will occur sometime in December through February. These newly established stands are designed for fast growth, productivity and a high rate of return. Tract prices include this professional reforestation work.
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).
It is hard to overstate the desirability of the hunting 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 far 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 Conservancys 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 nearby 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 Floridas 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.
Individual Tract Description
Named after the seasonal Limestone Creek that runs through a portion of the tract, the diversity of this piece is immediately evident. The property includes 148.2 acres (MOL) of professionally reforested planted pine, upland pine/hardwood hammock, fully-stocked hardwood and cypress wetlands and even a portion of the old Connell Tram leading up to the beautiful and unique creek bottom.
This tract includes three parceled out building lots of 3-6 acres along Brooks Road and power is readily available. Hunting is superb. Direct access and frontage is from Brooks Road.
This is a property full of character, diversity and great investment potential.