This property on the north bank of the South Skunk River offers recreation, income, and a secluded hilltop building site. A discontinued county road that is now shared with the neighbor gives you private access from the northwest, leading to a perfect building area tucked up against a wall of tall pines. This hilltop was planted in a tree program through Conservation Reserve and includes walnut, white oak, blue spruce, white pine, red oak, and other desirable species. It currently generates $8,039/year in payments (see CRP details below).
The Skunk River is famous for abundant turkeys, gigantic whitetails, and migrating waterfowl. Dual access from the east (paved) and north (gravel) gives you options for entrance on different wind conditions. A trail system allows access across the property, and several food plot areas could be carved out. Riverbottom makes for phenomenal hunting habitat, and looking at how this property sits within the larger river corridor, many deer will consistently bed here and travel through it. There is undoubtedly timber value in the bottomland if the new owner chooses to select cut the timber. This would provide an immediate return on your investment!
ATV riding, camping, and fishing will be possible here as well! The river has bullhead, bass, walleye, crappie, and sunfish. With mowed trails to access across the property, it’s capable of hosting nearly every outdoor recreational activity that Iowa has to offer.
Taxes are only $698/year m/l because most of the property is enrolled in the Forest Reserve Program. These qualifying timber acres are non-taxed. For more information or to schedule a showing appointment, call the listing agent today!
48 upland timber, 91 bottomland timber
Tree planting CRP (oaks, walnut, pines)
Excellent hilltop building site out of the floodplain
Tremendous hunting with income upside
CRP: 20.98 acres pay $6,046/yr ($288.18/ac) through 2031
CRP: 27.59 acres pay $1,993/yr ($72.25/ac) through 2026