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Outstanding River Front Property

S4885 State Hwy 131 : La Farge, WI 54639

Vernon County, Wisconsin

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74.26 Acres
$299,500 USD
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Farm Description

Imagine owning 74+/- acres nestled in the majestic hills of Wisconsin's primo Driftless Region. This exclusive haven offers a large 30x90' pole shed featuring 40-acres of fertile ag ground and over half-mile of premium Kickapoo River frontage. Whether you're looking for an open canvas investment tract or future building site, this awe-inspiring scenic masterpiece of Mother Nature is setup with purity.

You'll find this retreat only a few miles south of the charming town, named La Farge. The community founded its post office back in 1863 and grew to be a fur trader and logger capital. The Ho-Chunk and other Native Americans sold pelts of beavers, muskrats as well as others animals to European and then American traders in exchange for goods. Today, the quiet village is most known for recreational freedoms, scenic views and home to the headquarters of Organic Valley, an organic farmer-owned cooperative.

As mentioned, prior, over half of the property is composed in fields. The agricultural land is currently being rented to a local farmer for around $4,000/annually. This far outweighs the yearly taxes, which are only $1,526-per 2017 Vernon County Tax Roll. Rich fields of crops wrap through stands of river bottom timber where wildlife thrive. Outdoors enthusiasts that appreciate nature will find a vast amounts of whitetail deer, turkey and waterfowl. In fact, the region has over 300 species of rare plants, 100 species of birds and 4 types of forests, goat prairies and prairie remnants. The dynamic characteristics of this parcel creates a wildlife haven within the areas ecosystem.

The pole shed lies on a perfect building site. The shed is 36x72' with an 18x36' drywall area. There's one sliding door and 2 overhead doors that are 14x12'. This makes a perfect storage building for toys, equipment or rental space for a local farmer.

On the Westerly boundary, the property abuts thousands of acres of Mississippi Valley Conservancy land. The (MVC) was formed by a group of concerned local citizens that responded to the growing development in the blufflands by organizing a land trust to ensure conservation of the remaining special places in this region. In 2006, the DNR designated the Tunnelville Cliffs, (half mile from property this property) a State Natural Area. This is a great place to visit any time of year with wildflowers and sand hill cranes in the spring, lush greenness of summer, changing colors of fall and icicles on the cliffs during the winter.

The world-famous, Kickapoo River snakes along the northerly boundary. The word Kickapoo, in the Native American language, means to go here and there, or crooked, and no other name would be more appropriate for the river which bears that name. At 125-miles, the Kickapoo River is the longest tributary of the Wisconsin River, however runs only 65-miles “as a crow fly.” The glaciers that missed the Driftless Area did not change the River's natural course, hence, it's one of the oldest River systems in the world. Those that enjoy trout fishing, tubing or hiking will fall in love with the endless outdoor opportunities.

This property is not in any type of government program or project - in other words, you're looking at a very clean estate that has a bounty of serious potential surrounded by State Natural Areas and other worldly scenic views.

Now is the time to take advantage of this world-class estate. Consider this property a must-see if you have any interest in owning some of most prolific properties in Southwestern Wisconsin. For more info, please contact Southwest Wisconsin Land Specialist Brandon Wikman at or email him OR Joe Nawrot at // Wikman & Joe Nawrot is Southwestern Wisconsin's 1 Land Specialist Team.

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