Recreation And Wildlife Paradise Near Bear Mountain



Tracts of this size (and price) do not hit the market very often. With more than 71 acres of pristine wetland habitat, countless ponds, streams, tributaries, fields, hardwoods, and pines, this property truly is a wildlife paradise. The deed restrictions protect approximately 619 acres of this property which have been restored for the purpose of preserving the wildlife and ecosystem. Outside of the “eased” acreage on the remaining approximately 387 uneased acres, the new owners would not be subject to any restrictions. These deed restrictions on the eased acreage prohibit the owner from logging, building (other than in select locations), and traversing with vehicles outside of the existing road infrastructure. New roads cannot be created within the eased acreage boundary, and a buffer around the streams/wetlands must remain untouched other than by foot traffic. Nonetheless, these restrictions also enable a buyer to purchase a tremendous amount of pristine hunting property for a steeply discounted price. The property has both a mining and logging history, and a substantial amount of cleanup and stream restoration work has been performed. In recent years it has been utilized as a hunting club. The eased acreage is monitored and regulated by the Army Corp of Engineers.

The property has three gates, but two main access points. The main access is off Stonecoal Road through a private gate. There is a graveled private driveway that crosses a small stream and traverses over to an existing pole building and parking area. Electric is available on the county road. There are multiple established roads branching off from the “parking area” that can be used to access the remainder of the property via UTV. The road system is extensive, well-stoned, and well-maintained. Vehicular access to most of the property is excellent. The second entrance is at the very southern end and features a dirt road that traverses up into an “uneased” field that does not have any restrictions. There is also a gated entrance on the very northern end, but the existence of a permanent easement through the neighbor’s property in this location is unconfirmed.

The timber composition of this property is primarily hardwoods with an occasional small stand of softwoods/pines. There are quite a few white oaks on the property, most of which are mid-ranged in diameter. There are a couple of gas line “rights-of-way” on the property and at least one shallow oil and gas well. There are a couple of locations on the property that feature spectacular views of the surrounding hills. For long range shooting enthusiasts, there is one location where it may be possible to shoot over a mile.

There is tremendous hunting potential on this property with endless opportunities for wildlife management. The white oaks provide natural mast production, the streams/wetlands/ponds are substantial water sources, and the brush/timber provide sanctuary. There are several fields outside of the eased acreage that can be utilized for food plots or livestock pasture. This property has all the features required to grow and manage trophy whitetails. The property is located just southeast of Clarksburg, has excellent road access and is less than thirty minutes to a Walmart. The nearby area features Center Branch Wildlife Management Area, Pleasant Creek Wildlife Management Area, and Tygart Lake State Park. If you are interested in this great hunting property, give the listing agent a call.

Upon the sale of the property, the current owners would lease back the “eased” acreage from the new owners for the sole purpose of maintaining the ecosystem/environment to acquire environmental credits. The property would be inspected a couple of times throughout the year by environmental consultants. If damage occurs to the wetland or eased acreage habitat, then the former owners would mobilize to restore/fix the habitat. This process would occur for approximately a decade until all the environmental credits were acquired at which time the property would no longer be monitored by the former owner. The new owners are not liable for maintaining the habitat and ecosystem – pursuant to the lease agreement. Also, a program to plant additional trees will be underway in upcoming years. Contact the listing agent for more details concerning the lease agreement, conservation easement, or tree planting plan.

Property Details

  • Mineral rights are not included or owned by the seller
  • Real estate taxes are currently approximately $16,000/year and there is a high probability that these taxes could be reduced significantly by utilizing a variety of tax discounts and exemptions available that are not currently being utilized.
  • Numerous springs, streams, ponds and wetlands
  • Electric available, others are unverified
  • Directions: Head east on W Main St toward S 6th St for 0.5 miles, continue straight to stay on W Main St for 1.0 miles, Turn left onto Broadway Ave and continue for 0.3 miles, Broadway Ave turns right and becomes Philippi Pike for 1.6 miles, Continue straight onto Co Rte 23/9/Philippi Pike/N Pike St, Continue to follow Co Rte 23/9 for 6.6 miles
  • Map of eased and uneased acreage included in photos
  • Multiple places to build a cabin or home
  • 15 minutes to Bel Meadow Golf Club
  • Close proximity to Tygart Lake State Park
  • Mast-producing white oak stands
  • Diverse habitat of timber, fields, wetland, streams, springs, brush
  • Excellent field/timber ratio
  • Excellent existing road infrastructure
  • Private, gated entrance
  • Strong quality management potential
  • Large, contiguous acreage
  • Nearest Walmart: 14 minutes
  • 1 hour and 49 minutes to Pittsburgh
  • 3 hours and 46 minutes to Washington DC
  • 1 hour and 54 minutes to Charleston
  • 45 minutes to Morgantown
  • 19 minutes from Clarksburg

Glade Run Road, Lot #WP001
Bridgeport, West Virginia 26330