Bear Branch Forest is a great tract offering a perfect combination of a solid timberland ownership opportunity and recreational potential located in Calhoun County, Georgia.
Bear Branch Forest is located in northwest Calhoun County, Georgia, just 3 miles north of the town of Edison. The regional land use is primarily comprised of row crop agriculture and forest management. The business hub of southwest Georgia, Albany, is located approximately 40 miles to the east. Albany has a regional airport with daily commercial flights to Atlanta and multiple lodging, dining, and shopping opportunities. Albany has a large regional civic center, a mid-sized municipal auditorium, several museums, movie theaters, and many other attractions from an entertainment standpoint.
Approximately 25 miles west of Bear Branch Forest is the 46,000 acre Walter F. George Reservoir, also known as Lake Eufaula, lying on the Georgia-Alabama state line. There are 13 Corps of Engineers day-use parks and 4 campgrounds associated with the 85-mile long lake. Enjoy a day of trophy sport fishing, boating, and other water activities within a 30-minute drive from your new property. Lakeside lodging opportunities are also available.
Bear Branch Forest has approximately one-half mile frontage on the north and south sides of GA Highway 216. County maintained Peel Road bisects the northern portion of the property, while Wilderness Way serves as its southern boundary, east of Hwy 216. Several internal woods roads feed off these public roads providing access to most of the property.
Bear Branch Forest is located in an area where the terrain is characterized as slightly rolling and is known for quality, productive soils. Bear Branch flows into the property from the north, feeding into Lake Myda. Approximately 15 acres of this 50-acre lake are inside the boundaries of Bear Branch Forest.
Wildlife in this area is abundant. Hunting opportunity for deer, quail, turkey, and other small game is plentiful. Of course, wetting a line in pursuit of bass and brim in Lake Myda is another option while enjoying your time on this beautiful southwest Georgia property.
A registered forester performed a timber inventory on the property in 2020. Timber volumes presented in this prospectus represent those volumes and two years of estimated growth. No volume is included for the 2009 plantations since pine plantations are typically not considered merchantable until age 15. The timber market in this region is robust. The timber resource on Bear Branch Forest is diverse, including 2-year-old pine plantations, early teen pine plantations, soon-to-need thinning, and older merchantable timber. This age class structure allows the new owner to take this property in several directions depending on management goals.