SOLD~ Pristine, beautiful, and mature timber covers this unique and especially rare property. Completely untouched and located at the end of a secluded gravel road, this property borders a lovely stretch of the Rock River and provides some of the most charming nature areas to be found in the State of Illinois. Natural western boundaries of the Rock River assure privacy and the surrounding properties are likewise dedicated to wildlife preservation. Varied topography gives this property character. Ancient trees line the Rock River frontage and ridges, contributing to the sense you have found a place from a much earlier time on the American frontier.
This escape from the modern world is the outdoorsman’s dream. Actively managed according to Quality Deer Management principles, trophy whitetail are plentiful and hunting pressure has been minimized for decades. This huge stand of timberland holds and keeps big bucks through the fall and winter, while drawing roaming deer from the entire region. Miles of routinely maintained access trails allow foot and ATV travel throughout the entire tract. Installation of hunting blinds is snap and game prefer to actively follow the established trails. Frequent walks in the woods to enjoy the changing seasons are an enjoyable endeavor with trails to follow and enough seclusion to enjoy the sights and sounds of the property completely immersed in nature.
Every visit to this woods brings sightings of deer, turkey, and many additional assorted wildlife. Waterfowl aplenty uses the Rock River water as a flyway and rests in the sloughish backwater pools located north and south along the borders. Access to the Rock River is available in several locations, providing guaranteed opportunity to explore everything from fly-fishing to water sports. Public boat launches are also plentiful, found just minutes from the property, on both sides of the Rock River. The Lowden State Forest, and multiple other nearby state properties, serve as additional refuges for wildlife, assuring this property will always have active wildlife traversing the riverway in the protection of the forest.
This property is currently composed of four individual tracts and may be available in smaller sections if the terms are mutually beneficial and arrangements continue to protect the significant efforts evident to maintain the very special “wild spaces” in this legacy property. Substantial timber value also exists on the property and effective management can continue to provide a renewable source of revenue to the new owners. A property of this size, quality, beauty, wildlife-holding ability, remoteness, and historically-preserved natural character is a rare find in Illinois, making this a treasure for the outdoorsman, hunter, fisherman, investor, or nature lover. Ideally located just minutes north of Oregon, Illinois on River Road, this property is convenient to Chicagoland and Rockford by a variety of routes.