One-Of-A-Kind Farm in Southern IL Filled With Rare Recreational Features

Description

PRICE REDUCED!! Welcome to God’s Country! Named this by the family, this jaw-dropping property features many of the high-quality natural areas that attract tourists from all over the world. Purchased as a hunting farm, 3 generations of families have been able to harvest dozens of deer, turkeys, and quail. But hunting is just one activity. Over the last 70 years, the family has named several of these unique features they’ve enjoyed. They include The Balancing Rock, Dutton Pond, Wendell’s Meadow, and Frog Pond. The Balancing Rock is probably the most unique because you have to physically jump from rock-to-rock in order to actually get onto the Balancing Rock. After you’ve tested your courage, you can grab the fishing poles and relax beside Dutton Pond while you catch a mess of bass and bluegill. As you travel through the property you’ll notice a series of well-maintained trails, beautiful open meadows, and very mature timber. Road frontage on the east side and a portion of the south end make it easy to navigate throughout as well. Large tracts of Shawnee National Forest border on three sides giving you access to ride horses, hike, hunt, or camp on thousands of acres. If you decide to visit public recreation areas, you’re within a short drive to Jackson Falls, Bell Smith Springs, Burden Falls, Millstone Bluff Archaeological Area, Lake Glendale, Trigg Fire Tower, Jackson Hollow and River-to-River Trail. A local farmer, in exchange for the hay, is currently maintaining the 57 acres of open pasture fields. The new buyer could grow crops, plant a vineyard, raise livestock or even let portions grow back up into timber. The possibilities are endless for this property! Give me a call today so that we can take a tour so you can enjoy the beauty first hand.

Property Details

  • Gorgeous farm lying in one of the most popular areas of the Shawnee National Forest
  • 57 acres of open land currently maintained by a local farmer
  • 340 acres of beautiful, mature hardwood timber with White Oak being the dominant species
  • 1 mile of road frontage along Appel Road giving you access off the east side and a portion of the south end
  • Electricity is available on the property, county water is within ½ mile
  • Bordered on three sides by Shawnee National Forest giving you access to over 10,000 contiguous acres of the Shawnee National Forest
  • A small deer hunting camp is set up on the property
  • One stocked pond approximately ½ acre together with one smaller pond which is great for wildlife
  • Allen Branch, a large rock-bottom creek, cuts through the property offering a tranquil place to enjoy nature
  • Excellent deer, turkey and small game hunting
  • Recreational areas within a short drive: Jackson Falls, Bell Smith Springs, Burden Falls, Millstone Bluff Archaeological Area, Lake Glendale, Trigg Fire Tower, Jackson Hollow and River-to-River Trail
  • Great farm for hiking, camping, rock climbing, mountaineering, bike riding, hunting, exploring, and just enjoying life
  • Located 30 miles from Marion – 2.5 hours from St. Louis – 5 hours from Chicago
  • Annual Taxes: $266.72

Apple Road
Eddyville, Illinois 62928