Wildlife Preserve With Investment Timber Potential In Central NC


The unique HearthSide Fox Preserve is comprised of two parcels that are situated in the west-central part of the county and are to be sold as a combined parcel. It consists of rolling terrain that gently slopes from East to West and contains many things an outdoorsman looks for in a place. There are two streams that flow on the property: one flows year-round from South to North thru the eastern portion of the property; and the other is intermittent and flows along the Southwestern border, also flowing South to North. There are also a couple drainages that flow into the creeks and provide for wildlife. In the late 1990s, approximately all the 107-acres was commercially logged. Except for a small section of planted loblolly pines. The property now consists of a naturally regenerating forest that contains varying species of trees (including many loblolly) hard & soft woods, fruit trees and brush. There are approximately 1, 563ft of road frontage on Hicksboro Road and access is thru a single gated entrance. The driveway leads to an old house being used as a Hunt Club Base Camp and the dog kennels and holding pens. The approximately 750sqft house has a well, septic and electricity; there is also an attached storage area in the back for ATV’s and equipment. The HearthSide Fox Preserve is totally fenced along the outer borders of the property and the owner operates a Fox/Coyote Pen for training hunting dogs and conducting field trails. The fencing is extensive (and electrified) to keep the dogs and coyotes contained; however, if new owners wanted to create a low fence sanctuary for deer, the fencing could also be used to keep the same “out of the property”. This county is known for big deer, turkeys and other game animals, and with a little planning, this property could easily be converted into a very unique and productive hunting property. There are almost 4-miles of maintained logging roads and trails for vehicles and ATV’s that provide access along the borders and throughout the property.  This is a plus if you’re an ATV enthusiast! Due to its current use as a fox pen, private showings are required. Contact me today and let me show how this unique opportunity could become transformed into something special!  

Property Details

  • Located near highway 15 and Route 39 offers easy access to the Oxford & Henderson areas and I-85
  • Proximity to Kerr Reservoir offers many other recreational opportunities
  • Single gated entrance
  • Almost 4 miles of road and trail network throughout the property
  • The Fox Pen fencing offers a business or club opportunity; or to create a managed, low fence wildlife property
  • Electricity, well and septic (all connected)
  • Flowing creek
  • Low county taxes
  • 4G-LTE (verizon confirmed)

Hicksboro Road, Lot#WP01
Oxford, North Carolina 27565