FOR SALE BY OWNER FOR DEVELOPMENT OR PRIVATE USE TWO PARCELS:
TIMBERLAND, BASS PONDS, A COLDWATER CREEK AND 4,637' OF HIGHWAY FRONTAGE FOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, RECREATION, AND HUNTING. LESS THAN 1/4 MILE FROM THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER IN NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, SOUTHEAST WOMING COUNTY, FALLS TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA 18615 (the “PROPERTY”).
Private, multi-gated, multi-purpose parcel with timberland, ponds, spectacular views of the Susquehanna, a cold water creek with numerous waterfalls, great hunting and less than 1/4 mile from one of the top 5 Smallmouth Bass Rivers in the US, the Susquehanna River.
The Property is available for development or for private use.
The Property has already been subdivided into two parcels with additional subdivision into smaller residential lots possible. Below is a table of the parcels with tax ID numbers and acreages of each:
Parcel Tax Identification No. Acreage Parcel No.
07-031.0-124-02-00-06 122.86 Parcel 1
07-031.0-124-02-00-01 33.474 Parcel 2
OFFERS CAN BE MADE ON ONE OR BOTH OF THE PARCELS.
Potential for Development
The Property is located in a rural agricultural zoning area which permits a single-family home to be built on 1 acre and a two-family home to be built on 1.5 acres.
Fishing the Susquehanna River (the “River”)
The Property overlooks the River. The River is among the five best Smallmouth Bass rivers in the country. Attached is an excerpt from Bassmaster magazine, “The 5 best smallmouth rivers in the country.
The River also provides trophy size muskies, walleyes and catfish and can be fished from canoe, kayak, boats with outboard motors, or, the choice of most river rats, a jet boat outboard which requires very little draft.
Ponds, Creek, Fishing
The Property has several ponds loaded with bass, and all ponds are without dams. No one except the seller has pond rights. Keeler Creek is a coldwater creek with picturesque waterfalls that runs through the Property and empties into the Susquehanna River. A Pennsylvania pond with a dam can be a very large liability because of the way the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) classifies lakes into several categories including "high hazard." Insurance on high hazard dams is very expensive and often unobtainable. You don't want to own a pond or a lake with a dam classified as high hazard by the Pennsylvania DEP. We insure these ponds for very little. These ponds, which fill naturally from subsurface groundwater, contain Bass and Bluegill and are home to several species of ducks and geese in season.
The Property has always sported great deer, bear, turkey, rabbit, & squirrel hunting because of a spectacular mix of habitats within the Property and adjacent acreages. There are hundreds of nearby acres of farm fields growing field corn and vegetables; a dozen ponds; coldwater creeks; planted orchards; wild apple and crabapple trees; native stands of Eastern Black Walnut and hickorys; mature hardwood forest consisting mostly of mast producing red, white, black and chestnut oak; dense hemlock evergreen forest; areas of native grassland; and early successional forest of young aspen and cottonwood which all combine to provide everything deer, bear, and other wildlife require. Huge flocks of ducks, geese, and turkeys sometimes numbering 50 are attracted to the River and the nearby cornfields and also provide for great hunting. There is a healthy population of Doves and Ruffed Grouse on the Property which has multiple coverts where grouse can be had. The cover is a mix of mature woodlands with some young woodlands and heavy brushy areas providing both nesting and roosting cover that the grouse need. Bobcats are on site and den in the cliffs and rocky areas to the east and southeast. Coyote and fox are available for trapping and harvesting. Black bear are numerous and near 400-pound bear have been harvested here. The Property is currently leased - from year to year and cancelable at any time by seller -- to a hunting club which leases from early September through mid-January.
Abundant Groundwater Available from Subsurface and the Susquehanna River:
Abundant groundwater is available on the Property. Ground water withdrawal for irrigation and other purposes or direct withdrawal from the Susquehanna River (“the River”) is subject to rules and regulations of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC). Agriculture is currently exempt from the SRBC’s consumptive use restrictions.
Road Frontage Allows for Further Development
The property is bisected north to south by State Road 2013 (aka Hoppy Road) and here are the frontages on each side:
Frontage on east side of SR 2013: 2,968.27’ /-
There is also road frontage along two Falls Township roads:
• T-348 (aka Ledge Hill Road): 801.75’ /-
• T-349 (aka Mountain Road): 867.37’ /-
Interior Road System on site. Shale, Gravel and Sand are available for Interior Roads
There is an extensive interior road system (dirt and gravel) used for hunting access and timbering. A map showing the interior roads is available under separate cover as well as a copy of the Road Maintenance Plan is available upon request. Gravel is available on site for use on interior roads and for development, but may not be taken off site or sold without a permit.
The Property has been managed for timber-producing land and hosts a very diverse mix of tree species including Black Walnut; Red, White, Chestnut, and Black Oak; Tulip Poplar; Aspen; Eastern Cottonwood; White Pine; Hemlock; Norway Spruce; Hackberry; Gray, White and Black Birch; White and Green Ash; Sassafras; Slippery Elm; Black Cherry; and Hard (sugar), soft (red) and Silver Maple; Serviceberry; Black Locust, and other species.
Any sale is subject to a mutually agreeable purchase and sale agreement drafted by Seller which shall not be legally binding unless and until fully executed and accepted in writing by both buyer and seller. Seller is under no obligation to continue any negotiations with a prospective buyer, and seller reserves the right to discontinue all negotiations at any time up to the point an agreement is fully executed and exchanged. Buyer may do likewise. Each party shall bear its respective costs incurred during the negotiation process and under no circumstances may seller be held liable as a consequence of its termination of negotiations prior to the execution and exchange of a mutually acceptable purchase and sale agreement.
The sales price is payable 100% in United States dollars. In Seller's sole discretion, Seller may require financial and other buyer prequalification before releasing certain information.
Broker Protection Available.