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Price:  $199,900 (NEW LISTING 1/10/24)

Location:  Mitchell County (Bakersville)

Detailed Property Information

1.68 acres
Road Frontage
Paved, state maintained
Gentle & cleared
Surface Water
Little Rock Creek
Electricity, Telephone
Electric service, internet
Well Water
Well and spring
Sewer System
2 Bedroom Septic installed
Open Field/Pasture
Open area around house site
Nearest Interstate Highway
18+ miles (I-26)
Nearest Four Lane Road
14+ miles (US 19E))
Nearest High Density Area
14+ miles (Spruce Pine)

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Wanting a turn-key, ready to go fish camp here in Western North Carolina?   Look no further than this 1.68 acre mini-camp on the banks of Little Rock Creek, a state stocked trout stream.  This property is located less than ten minutes from the county seat of Bakersville, an easy drive from Charlotte and only 60 minutes from Asheville.  This isn’t just raw land, but rather a fully improved property in which you can stay overnight and begin enjoying the fishing life!

On these 1.68 acres, there is a tiny cabin set up complete with wood stove for heat plus a Monitor propane fired heater as backup/convenience; hot and cold running water via the on demand tankless water heater; a refrigerator, microwave, and cook stove for your fresh catch; a sleeping loft, seating, lighting, etc.  There is even an outdoor shower to the side.  Water is provided by a deep well producing approximately 60 gallons per minute, plus there is an historic spring on the property elsewhere.  The cabin has 110v electrical service along with internet service provided by the fiber optics of French Broad Electric.  The property has a two bedroom septic system installed and creatively in use with a toilet affixed to the tank.  Granted its “al fresco”, but it certainly works for the outdoorsman type.  There is a separate workshop/storage building off to one side for storing your equipment.  A gravel topped circular drive makes it easy to get onto and off the publicly maintained and paved road (Fork Mountain Road).  No shared driveway or easements across someone else’s land.  You have hundreds of feet of road grade frontage on this paved road.

But the best part about this property is its water frontage.  There are more than 525′ of deeded frontage to the center of Little Rock Creek.  This is a pristine trout stream that is stocked several times a year with Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout by the NC Fish and Wildlife.  The creek at this point is approximately 30 to 40 feet across and features calm deep pools, riffles, and eddies under the trees which the fish love.  Something that separates this property from so many others that have river frontage is that you can easily access the river from anywhere along the banks.  That is, so many properties with river frontage have steep, rocky banks or they are overgrown with thick rododendren and are nearly impossible to access.  But not here.  At this property you can simply walk in easily anywhere along the river, or if you want to stay dry, just stand on the bank and cast your line without putting on waders.  The owner attests to the incredible fishing he’s enjoyed through the years.

The property’s topography can be divided into two sections.  The upper section sits about 35′ above the creek and has been cleared and graded (where the cabin sits today).  By relocating the cabin (which can be done very easily since this is a pre-fabricated shed and not affixed to the ground) to elsewhere on the property, you could build a permanent house in that spot since it is already graded and has utilities.  This area is well outside the flood plain, yet it sits below the road grade above thus providing privacy.  If you drive down the road you wouldn’t even know this property was there..

The lower section of the property features a very large, flat and grassy area along the river.  This is ideal for gardening as the soils are rich.  Or it could be used for recreational purposes, camping, etc.  As a footnote, on January 9, 2024 this area experienced three inches of rain in 12 hours.  It was a deluge, however, the creek never got out of its banks even though the flood plain maps show the flood plain going up into the lower field.  Never got there.  Of course the cabin was high and dry.  This lower section has its own separate driveway access, making it easily accessible as well.

So if you’re looking for a small fishing camp that is ready for you to start enjoying immediately, you must see this one.  It offers comfortable accomodations as well as a great building site for a permanent structure and could also be used for RV’s or glamping.  Its just a delightul little property.