Historic Recreational Ranch in Pickens County
Owl Creek Plantation
Let me take you on a journey. A trip back in time. An excursion to a plantation unaware of the chaos of 2020. A place where the road ends and the enchantment of a simpler existence begins. Let me take you to Owl Creek Plantation.
Owl Creek is located on the AL/MS boundary in Pickens County, Alabama, just East of Macon, Mississippi. The yellow brick road truly does end at Owl Creek. When the lodge comes into view at this recreational ranch in Pickens County, it’s hard not to pull over on the lakeshore and take it in. Perfectly situated on the water’s edge, with 6 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, screened porches, massive dining and entertaining areas, and sunset views that are otherworldly, Owl Creek Lodge grabs your heart from first glance.
The lodge looks as though it too was created “in the beginning,” like it just belongs. Additionally, in the not too shabby guest house on the North end of the lake, you’ll find 3 more bedrooms with another 2.5 baths. Owl Creek can easily sleep 22 guests comfortably and has not only been a family retreat for over 70 years, but it has also been the site of many weddings and other social functions.
If, and that’s a big “if”, you can drag yourself away from the lodge, you can begin to find your way around the 3,040 acres of unbelievable serenity and beauty. The improved road system winds its way through massive hardwood stands along the majestic Tenn-Tom River. Strategically located throughout the property are wildlife fields overflowing with deer and turkeys, purposefully flooded cypress brakes for waterfowl and many deer stands only in need of an afternoon hunter. The hunting is so good in fact, several years ago the property generated over $200k in revenue from sold hunts.
The timber component of Owl Creek is mainly mature hardwood. There are a few scattered areas of managed loblolly pine creating habitat throughout the property. A recent timber cruise is available upon request and reflects a timber value of $4.2M. A new owner looking to add more habitat and recover some of the purchase price could easily take advantage of the timber market in the area.
And just when you think you’ve seen it all, you stumble upon Camp Duke. Camp Duke is on the southern end of the property, isolated from life. It’s the retreat within the retreat. Camp Duke IS social distancing. I can’t describe Camp Duke, you have to experience Camp Duke.
I’ve been blessed in my career to work with wonderful families and some unbelievable properties. They have all been special. Owl Creek Plantation sets the bar high for all the properties before, and all the properties yet to come. Check out this recreational ranch in Pickens County, AL today!
So, let me take you to Owl Creek Plantation.
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