Just upstream from the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge and just down stream from the Shelby County Cahaba Canoe Park and Living River Camp, is a jewel of a property along the Cahaba River with 1 3/4 miles of easy access frontage along the Cahaba River.
The river frontage is a series of deep pools and shoals where Cahaba Lilies bloom in the spring and the aquatic diversity of fish, snails, mussels, and craw fish are abundant in the clear, clean water. Islands, rare for the upper Cahaba River parallel the banks of the river creating more habitat for otters, beaver and wading birds. The ease of river access from the bank is exceptional. There is a long road that parallels the river most of the length of the property.
The 200 acres of mature timber is a rich and diverse hardwood forest rolling over steep hills with some breathtaking views of the river from the ridge tops.
Excellent roads allow access to all parts of the property from the ridge tops to the deep valleys of Black Creek as well as a long road along the Cahaba River providing very easy access to the river. The miles of hiking along these well maintained roads are superb.
Black Creek, a beautiful deep canyon stream whose banks are lined with mountain laurel, ferns, Florida anise, wild azaleas, paw paws and beech trees; flows through the north forty acres that adjoins the Freshwater Land Trust property.
A comfortable camp house with power and well water, is located in the center of the property with a nice long front porch.
There is a power line easement as well as an old gas line easement that runs through a portion of the property.
The east side of the property has seen coal mining and methane drilling, leaving a long narrow lake full of fish, lands reclaimed with young pines, one methane well and some good roads leading to green fields with hunting stands.
In addition to the 352 acres that is for sale, there is 146 acres of privately leased land with roads that would extend the frontage along the Cahaba to over two miles and within a few hundred yards of the Cahaba National Wildlife Refuge northern boundary, and the acreage to 498 acres. The leased land could be purchased.
Contact Beth at 205-533-1513 for pricing or to schedule a showing.