Welcome to Big Sister Bay! Big Sister is a classic Carolina Bay that holds enormous biodiversity and plays a key role in the local ecosystem. Carolina Bays are naturally occurring phenomena, thought to be between 30,000-100,000 years old, and are of unknown origin. While primarily found in the Carolinas and parts of Georgia, these Bays are elliptical depressions in the earth that form freshwater wetlands and normally include white sandy rims around the edges. The majority of Big Sister Bay, approximately 650 acres, was placed in a 30-year conservation easement and will reach maturity in approximately seven years. 20 acres+/- of the property with frontage on US HWY 76 WERE NOT included in the easement. Approximately 550+/- acres of timber on this property has been left untouched for the last 80-100 years! Most of that 550+/- acres is made up of large hardwood trees, with both Loblolly Pine and Longleaf Pine sprinkled in. The remaining 100+/- acres of timber were harvested 23 years ago and have naturally regenerated into hardwood forest. Because of its unique features, the new owners of Big Sister Bay will have plenty of options to make this property their own. There are numerous government programs available to protect this ecological gem while still providing income and recreational opportunities. One example of this would be the installation of duck impoundments, which were previously approved on this property. Big Sister Bay offers endless hunting opportunities and is home to an abundant population of whitetail deer, Eastern wild turkey, wood duck, mourning dove, Eastern cottontail, red and gray fox, coyote, beaver, bobcat, and even black bear. If unique, wildlife-rich, income-producing properties are your style, call me today and let me show you how special Big Sister Bay really is!
Approximately 1450 ft of frontage on US HWY 76
Gated front entrance
Four access points to property
Roads may be raised, improved or paved under conservation easement