CRP Income-Producing Farm With Outstanding Hunting, Borders Backbone State Park



This farm, known as Circle B Ranch in this part of Iowa, is so very unique for anyone who likes the outdoors. An opportunity to buy this size of a property that borders Backbone State Park is rare. It is even rarer that a property that borders it on two sides ever comes up for sale. This stunning property is ready for you to slide into a stand or a blind and hunt. The sellers are leaving every stand and box blind (but 1). The food plots are planted and growing great! You can’t help but notice that the property is essentially one large funnel for the deer coming out of the park to feed at night. The deer and turkey population in this area is fantastic. Setting in the back sunroom, it will be almost a nightly occurrence to watch the deer, turkey, and pheasants. The CRP on the property is the perfect cover for the deer and pheasants to call this place home. The tree plantings that are on the property are now to the size that they give excellent protection to all the wildlife; additionally, it provides a beautiful visual barrier from the hard-surfaced road, allowing all the wildlife to do their regular routines. There are numerous food plots on the property that the seller has taken great care to grow. Alfalfa, corn, and brassicas fill the destination plots, and clover is planted in the smaller ones. Box blinds dot many of the plots, with tree stand around most of the rest. Settle in and see what comes by! The internal trail system on the property is easy to navigate by tractor, ATV, horseback, and possibly truck. Once on the property itself, you can feel the seclusion that the tree plantings provide. The property feels so secluded, even with hard surface road frontage! There is a nice CRP contract on the property to generate revenue. Approximately 26 acres not enrolled in the program that the seller just had for grass hay. This 26 gives you a lot of options. It has the potential to be re-enrolled in a CRP program. You could crop it or food plot it or fence it off as pasture. The timber portion of the property has a beautiful diversity of hardwoods. Walnut of varying sizes dominates most of the low ground, with mixed hardwood trees on the rest. Backbone State Park has so much to offer to any outdoor enthusiast! Check out their website link to the right. Aside from the beautiful trail system, they offer trout fishing, rock climbing and repelling, cabin rentals, and picnic areas, to name a few activities. This whole area is so unique that it will take you years to participate in all the area has to offer. The house is well kept, with a concrete driveway running between the two-car garage and the home. On the back end of the garage, a heated “man cave” has been built with TV, power, and a fold-up exterior door to turn the space into a processing station. The floor drain allows for easy cleanup and transformation back to a relaxing space after the day is over! Of interest, there is a propane-powered generator to the east of the garage should the power go out. This generator will ensure that you can be self-sufficient until power is restored! The house is very pleasing. If you walk into the back door, you step straight into the sunroom. From there, you have a fantastic view to the south! This space has a lot of potential uses. The sellers use it as a place to relax and watch the wildlife every evening while catching the evening news. From the sunroom, you walk into the spacious kitchen. Two of the four bedrooms are on the main level, including the master, along with 2 of the three baths. The upper level has two spacious rooms used for guests and a bathroom. The mostly finished basement with large family room and bar is another great place to relax on the property. Please call the listing agents for a showing.

Property Details

  • Call for new info regarding additional 24 acres + or - of approved CRP practices with additional income
  • Numerous food plots of corn, brassicas, and alfalfa on the property
  • Nice seasonal creek that flows through the property
  • Wonderful topography as you get towards Backbone fences
  • 5 minutes from Dundee
  • Approximately 1 hour from Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and Dubuque
  • West Delaware School district
  • Borders Backbone State Park on 2 sides. The park is 2001 acres, featuring multiple outdoor activities
  • Nice mix of hardwood trees on the property
  • High deer and turkey populations on the property
  • House is 1459 foot GLA, 4 bed 2.5 bath
  • Finished basement that is used as a den, except in utility area
  • 2 car detached garage, with attached “man cave”
  • Propane generator on site
  • Numerous apple trees in the yard
  • CRP has 43.39 acres enrolled paying $11,853 annually
  • Upon request the seller would be happy to provide additional information regarding trail cam pictures
  • deer shown in pictures were taken on the property or adjacent property
  • Some pictures may also show neighboring land not included in this sale

1307 120th St, Lot #WP001
Strawberry Point, Iowa 52076
Two hunters shaking hands outside

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