Located in a rural landscape in eastern Alabama’s Randolph County, yet within minutes of a small city, Oak Mountain Tract offers excellent hunting and timber management options. The tract is surrounded on all sides by timberland, both industrial and private. The Tallapoosa River runs just about a mile west of the property and Lake Wedowee (a nearly 10,700 acre reservoir) lies just minutes to the northwest. Roanoke, a small city, is about 15 miles to the southeast and has a small public airport, lodging and restaurants.
Access to Oak Mountain Tract is provided by County Road 1 (Dam Road), which comes within a quarter mile of the tract. From there, access is via a decommissioned county road that runs through the property. Once on the property, there are two woods roads that provide additional access into the interior portions of the tract.
The terrain is rolling and about 85% of the acreage is suitable for forestry operations. The tract’s current makeup is dominated by open mixed hardwood and pine timber with some hard-mast producing species scattered throughout, providing some forage for turkey and deer. Neighboring tracts have significant early successional habitat that provides cover for game.
The majority of the tract is a natural, mixed hardwood/pine timber type that is of merchantable size and age. The existing forest resource can continue to be managed as natural stands, especially if recreation or hunting are a primary ownership objectives. Alternatively, portions of the forest are suitable for pine plantation conversion if timber management is a higher ownership goal. The natural stands are ready for harvest, and can then be planted to pine plantations, a more productive use given the market and well-drained soil conditions.