Cool Branch Forest is an excellent opportunity for timberland ownership and recreational hunting in the heart of western South Carolina’s wood basket.
Cool Branch Forest is in the heart of the South Carolina piedmont’s timber-producing region. It is located one mile east of SC highway 215 on Cool Branch Road. The tract is located 18 miles southwest of Chester, SC, and is within a 1 hour drive of Columbia. It is also within a 1 ¼ hour drive south of Charlotte, NC.
The tract has paved road frontage in multiple locations north and south of Cool Branch Road. The included maps show details of the access. Also, there is an access road going south of the paved road into the central part of the tract that is located along a deeded strip of land that is in addition to the other road frontage areas. There is a good system of internal roadways suitable for vehicular traffic in most seasons.
Cool Branch Forest includes a variety of terrain, with most areas having rolling hills and operable for timber management purposes. McClure Creek flows east to west near the southern boundary of the tract. Other small streams are also within the tract. This tract is located within 40 miles of five major wood product mills, making this a good opportunity for timber production.
Cool Branch Forest contains a mix of timber types and ages. The tract has mature planted pine, natural hardwood, and pre-merchantable planted pine. Most recently, 137 acres of mature pine were harvested and are in the process of being reforested. Prospective buyers should inquire as to the status of the reforestation on this area. Other details of our general timber resource estimates are shown in the chart and tables included in the Property Report.