Affordable Hunting Property For Sale Near Garden Of The Gods


Southern Illinois has a lot to offer when it comes to outdoor recreation, and this farm sits right in the middle of some of the finest hunting, hiking and fishing. If you are looking at a property on the map, it sits just outside of Elizabethtown, a city known to explorers for its rich history in the Shawnee National Forest. The River-To-River trail meanders through this area, as well as many other historical sites. What I like about this property is the diversity. There is a grassy area at the front of the property which offers an excellent place to establish a small campground. Just immediately behind this is Goose Creek, a beautiful rock bottom creek flowing year-round. In the summertime I can just see the kids playing down in the creek, skipping rocks, and exploring all of the treasures found within. Beyond the camping area and creek lies the rest of the property. It is a mixture of bottomland timber and then slopes upward into the hardwood timber. Many big oak trees tower on the ridges offering lots of food for the wildlife. There is a good trail system giving you access to the back of the property, where you can easily walk onto the Shawnee National Forest for additional hunting and hiking. You’ll have access to several thousand acres, so plan accordingly. If you are looking for a farm the entire family can enjoy, I think this one is worth considering. Give us a call today to set up a showing so you can see all of the beauty of Goose Creek!

Property Details

  • Located in the Shawnee National Forest area just outside of Elizabethtown
  • Goose Creek runs through the property providing a swimming hole and endless water for wildlife
  • Numerous funnels and pinch points
  • Beautiful hardwood timber on the ridges, thickets down low
  • Areas of dense security and bedding cover
  • The creek is a major travel corridor for wildlife in the area
  • An established trail system runs through the farm
  • Recently surveyed
  • Electric available along road frontage with an excellent place for a camper or cabin
  • Adjoins the Shawnee National Forest on multiple sides
  • Nearby Attractions: Garden of the Gods, Iron Furnace, Lake Tecumseh, Whoopie Cat Lake, One Horse Gap Lake, Camp Cadiz Campground, and many more
  • The adjoining 58+/- acres to the north is also available for purchase
  • 10 minutes from Elizabethtown, IL – 1 ½ hours from Evansville, IN – 3 hours from St. Louis, MO

Hickstown Road, Lot #WP005
Elizabethtown, Illinois 62931
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