Newberry County, SC
Imagine your family game lands perpetually surrounded by natural forests, complementing your investment with compatible management and uninhibited freedom to explore. The Enoree River Tract is that and so much more. At 671 acres, the property offers a scale large enough to be independent of the world around. Almost 400 acres of well-managed pine plantations, nearly 250 acres of natural hardwoods, and a two-mile southern border along the Enoree River provide every essential habitat component for productive wildlife management and rewarding personal escapes. Quail are abundant in the 250 acres of mature pine plantations. Turkeys frequent the many game patches and the natural hardwoods along the river and quality deer are found throughout the property. The river road parallels the Enoree for more than a mile, granting easy access through 200 acres of natural bottomlands. In many places, it confuses the senses as it looks and feels as if you’re touring a low country river bottom.
Nearly 15 acres of established game patches are cleverly distributed for an ideal combination of easy maintenance and maximum utilization. The current headquarters is a well-kept Morton metal building on a concrete slab. The building has a garage area that provides ample storage room for tractors, UTVs, and work areas and has a living area with a kitchenette and walk-in shower. It offers ideal accommodations during the construction of your personal lodge.
The Enoree River Tract is a self-contained premier recreational property. However, its uniqueness is further defined by its position in the local landscape. The property shares most of its boundary with portions of the Sumter National Forest. For as long as you own the land, it will nearly be surrounded by national forests. Along most of your boundaries, you will never feel the need to buffer your activities on your own land because of a nearby house or building. You could leave your lodge on foot and when you reach the property line you could continue to explore over 7,000 adjacent acres without ever crossing private property or a paved road. Much of the nearby national forest has been thinned and treated with understory burns to promote improved habitat quality. Nearby is the Indian Creek Habitat Restoration Initiative Area, a public/private collaborative aimed at promoting education and incentives for quality piedmont quail habitats. Truly, the Enoree River Tract is a special property.
While enjoying the personal rewards of being the steward of such a unique tract, it is important to remember the attributes that define the investment quality of the property. The gently rolling topography helps with management efficiency. The Enoree River Tract has a significant volume of mature pine. The 140 acres of 8-year-old pine were machine-planted with quality seedlings. The growth and performance of that stand will start to produce income within just a few years. Over one-half mile of paved road frontage on Brazelman’s Bridge Road and the well-developed internal road system provide super access for getting forest products to market. The property’s location is well within favorable haul distances to several wood-using facilities in Newberry, Prosperity, Whitmire, Chester, and York.
Perhaps the Enoree River Tract’s most notable feature is that this bundle of pastoral perfection is so easily reached. Just more or less an hour and neatly triangulated is Greenville, Rock Hill, and Columbia. Chapin is a brief 30-minute drive and Newberry can be reached in a pleasant 20-minute country ride.
River, Timber, Waterfowl, Wildlife