Willow Oaks Farm is an outstanding timber investment and recreational tract located in north Bullock County and south Macon County just ten minutes from Union Springs, AL. For the investor, these 595 (+/-) acres feature a perfect mix of highly merchantable, mature hardwoods along with Loblolly pine plantations of various ages. For the outdoorsman, the variety of timber and the two year-round creeks combine to produce exceptional wildlife habitat. There is a modest but functional three-bedroom, two-bath manufactured home on the farm complete with all utilities and a wood-burning fireplace to enjoy on those crisp, cool winter nights. You will appreciate the “old farm” look with standing silos and several acres of large pecan trees. Over 1,600 feet of paved road frontage and miles of internal trails make Willow Oaks Farm very accessible. Less than an hour's drive from Montgomery, Auburn-Opelika, and Columbus, this property would be an ideal candidate for someone looking for a country retreat, hunting preserve, or a permanent home.
The Farm features approximately 300 acres of mixed bottomland hardwoods and pines, much of which has significant timber value. In addition, there are 170 +/- acres of planted Loblolly pines (currently scheduled for a second thinning) and 67 acres of six-year-old Loblolly pines. Another 40 acres of mature Loblolly pines behind the camp have been designed and intentionally managed to provide a “quail-course look” with large open lanes between stands of trees. The wide lanes and open spaces also provide the option for planting as dove fields. This place sets up perfectly to release some quail and work your bird dogs. Prescribed burns have been used for many years as a management tool for the timber as well as to improve the wildlife habitat. In sum, the varying types and ages of the timber stands provide many options for a staggered harvest ensuring a managed income stream in the future.
Willow Oaks Farm provides unlimited opportunities to hunt deer, turkey, hogs, dove, quail, and ducks along with a variety of other native game. Several established food plots are in place and ready for planting. You can hunt the open fields, the edges, or deep in the woods. A great internal trail system and a sturdy bridge over Moseley Creek ensure easy access throughout the tract. There are two flowing creeks that cross the property creating the beautiful hardwood bottoms and providing plenty of fresh water for the wildlife. Moseley Creek crosses diagonally through the middle of the tract for well over a mile eventually joining with Dobbs Creek that flows through the NE corner and along the northern boundary. For the duck hunter, there is an area that was designed to be planted (rice, corn, millet, etc.) then flooded to provide for some exciting wing shooting. Located just minutes from the Sedgefield and Maytag Plantations, Willow Oaks Farm is in an area renowned for producing some of Alabama's biggest deer and turkey. This tract could be a great candidate for a high fence operation. As a bonus for fishermen, Lake Eufaula, the “Bass Fishing Capital of the World,” is just 30 miles to the East.
Willow Oaks was a working farm operation for many decades. Several acres of mature pecan trees, silos and other structures remain as a testament to its past. You must see this tract to appreciate its natural beauty. Schedule your showing today.
Directions to Ranch
From Union Springs, take Hwy 29 North for 5.8 miles then turn right on County Road 115. After 2.1 miles, gate to the Farm is on your left.