Location: This unique property is nestled in the heart of the 1.5 million acre Ouachita National Forest area in South-eastern Oklahoma. The property is located in a remote and secluded mountainous setting about 8 miles southeast of the small town of Heavener Oklahoma. The new owners will enjoy the very best of country living and yet still be close to the modern conveniences that are offered in the nearby town of Heavener including grocery store, post office, public school system, banking and churches. The surrounding area offers many recreational activities for the outdoorsman. The Blackfork River is less than a ½ mile from the property and offers great fishing, swimming, kayaking and boating opportunities. Additionally, the property is conveniently located in the heart of the 1.5 million acre Ouachita National Forest, which offers great hiking, horseback riding and excellent hunting for whitetail deer, eastern wild turkey, black bear and numerous small game animals. The 13,000 acre Blackfork Wilderness Area is roughly 5 miles south east of the property and contains extensive areas of protected and unlogged old growth forest. The cabin is located on an elevated ridgetop setting offering a beautiful view of the Shawnee Ridges and several mountain ranges in the National Forest Area to the south.
Physical Address for Property: 19075 Hicks Road; Hodgen, Oklahoma 74939
Services to Property: Rural electricity, rural water and meter at county road, conventional septic system, and rural mail delivery. There are two drilled water wells on the property which were the primary water source for the homestead.
Access: This property is accessed from a paved county maintained road (Hicks Road).
Home: There is an old homestead located on the property with several structures including a home, smoke house, well house, outhouse, chicken house and log style barn. According to the LeFlore County Assessor’s records the home was originally constructed in 1890 and the owner reports that the building was used as the Stapp Zoe school house for many years before being converted into the family home. The home contains 1748 ft2 of heated and cooled living area with 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. All of the structures on the property need repair work.
Land: There are approximately 20.35 acres (m/l) of level to gently sloping land with approximately 60% in established pasture with cool season legumes and rye grass and late season prairie grass. The balance of the property is covered with an impressive stand of mature timber that is native to south eastern Oklahoma including a diverse variety of oak trees, eastern red cedar, elm, hickory and hackberry as well as a few native shortleaf pine trees. The balance of open and timber areas on the property provide a nice mix of habitat for local wildlife. There are several cleared areas surrounding the homestead that would be the ideal location for a garden and several acres of established pasture land that could be used to raise a few head of livestock and furnish the winters hay supply.
Agent’s Comments: This property is the perfect setting for a relaxing and peaceful weekend getaway from city life or even a full time residence. No traffic, no hurrying, just simple life away from the hectic city. This is a very unique property located in the heart of the 1.5-million-acre National Forest and just a short drive from the beautiful Blackfork River. The mountain views from this property are spectacular.
Property Taxes: $250 paid in 2021