The WoodVest timberland properties consist of 727.8 acres (MOL) of high quality timber producing and recreational land. 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 immediately adjacent, or in close proximity 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 WMA's are already in the general area. The Nature Conservancy maintains the Fanlew Preserve, a nature preserve, on the south side of the tract.
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 or within reach of each tract.
The tract has had extensive, pushed firelines 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.
The road system is extensive and provides good access to all tracts. 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 located on all parcels.
The upland planted pine was largely harvested by the prior owner. Some mature planted pine still exists but the majority of the uplands have been professionally reforested to high production, planted slash pine stands. These newly established stands are designed for fast growth, productivity and a high rate of return. Post-planting checks show almost 100% survival of the new stand, which has already begun establishing root systems and showing new growth.
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 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.
To set up your showing of these premier timber and hunting properties, please give us a call today. Shown by appointment to qualified buyers only.