Location: This “One of a Kind” property is nestled at the base of the majestic Blackfork Mountain Range in South-eastern Oklahoma in the heart of the Ouachita National Forest. From the property, the Blackfork River is a 5 minute walk across National Forest land and is a deep hole of crystal clear water that provides recreational opportunities for fishing, swimming, kayaking and boating. The property is completely surrounded by the 1.5 million acre Ouachita National Forest, which provides good hunting opportunities for whitetail deer, eastern wild turkey, black bear, wild hog and other small game as well as direct access to an impressive network of ATV, hiking and horseback riding trails that are operated and maintained by the US Forest Service. The 13,000 acre Blackfork Wilderness Area is approximately one-mile South of the property and contains extensive areas of protected and unlogged old growth forest. The property is located near the Oklahoma/Arkansas state line between the small and peaceful communities of Haw Creek, Oklahoma and Blackfork, Arkansas. Nearby towns include Heavener, Talihina and Mena. Broken Bow Lake, which offers some of the best fishing in Oklahoma, is only a short 45-minute drive away to the South. Sardis Lake, Cedar Lake and Wister Lake are only minutes away as well. The Talimena Scenic Drive is 3.5 miles South. The property is about a 1-hour drive from Fort Smith, Arkansas and about 4 hours from Dallas, Texas.
Services to Property:
Property Access: This property has legal access. There is a county maintained road (E1546) just North of the property. The home is accessed by turning South off the county road and driving across National Forest for approximately 750 feet.
Land: There are approximately 3.0 acres (m/l) of land surrounding the home that is completely surrounded by the 1.5 million acre Ouachita National Forest. The land is flat to gently sloping and mostly open pasture with a nice scattering of mature shade trees that are native to south-eastern Oklahoma including a diverse variety of oak trees, elm, eastern red cedar and a few native shortleaf pine trees. There is a well establish vegetable garden area just East of the home as well as two pear trees, 2 peach trees and one apple tree. There is partial barb wire fencing around the property perimeter. This property lies roughly 450 feet away from the Blackfork River. The soils contained on the property are deep sandy loam by nature and capable of growing a wide variety of grasses, vegetables and fruit trees. Wildlife are frequently seen on the property and surrounding area.
Pond: There is a large pond located west of the home that is a year round source of water for local wildlife. This pond is stocked with fish.
Shop/ATV Storage/Horse Stalls: Behind the home is a nice shop that is roughly 18 feet wide x 20 feet long. The shop has electrical outlets and lighting. There are doors on each end of the shop. There is a 9.5 feet x 20 feet shed off the West side of the shop that is currently used for ATV storage. Additionally, there is a 9.5 feet x 20 feet area off the East side of the shop that has two horse stalls.
Storage Building: There is a building located just West of the Shop Building that is currently used to store lawn mowers, garden tools and other small hand tools. There is a chicken coop on the back side of this building.
Home: There is a nice brick home on the property that was originally constructed in 1985 according to the LeFlore County Assessor’s records. The home has 3 bedrooms/1.5 baths and measures roughly 1500 ft2. The current owners made several good updates to the home and a sunroom was added onto the South side of the home in 2015. The home has a brick exterior and metal roofing. The home is currently heated and cooled with a window ac/heat unit but there is ductwork installed in the home for a central HVAC system if the new owners want one. There is a wood stove in the sun room that provides heat. Approximate room dimensions are given below:
Living/Dining Room: (15 feet x 21 feet) – This room has wood colored laminate flooring and textured sheet rock walls and ceiling.
Kitchen: (17 feet x 12.5 feet) – Oak cabinetry with Formica countertops. Barn wood covered ceiling. There is a double pantry with sliding barn doors roughly 2 feet deep x 8 feet long. Concrete flooring. Kitchen appliances include a gas stove/oven and microwave.
Sun Room: (16 feet x 20 feet) – There is a very nice sunroom on the south side of the home that has 9 windows which provide a great view of Blackfork Mountain and a cleared area behind the home. This is a great place to drink your morning coffee and watch a variety of different wildlife that frequently visit the property. The walls and ceiling are covered with rustic pine and the floors are concrete. There is a side door that provides access to a 6 foot wide x 16 foot long covered porch.
Bedroom #1: (10.5 feet x 12.5 feet) – Rustic barn wood covers one wall with the other three walls and ceiling being textured sheetrock. The floor is covered with carpet and there is a 3 feet x 4.5 feet closet area.
½ Bath: Bedroom #1 has a ½ Bath measuring roughly 4.5 feet x 5 feet. There is a single sink, vanity and light and toilet. The floors are covered with laminate flooring. One wall is covered in rustic barn wood.
Bedroom #2: (9 feet x 12 feet) – The floors are covered with carpet and the walls/ceiling are textured sheetrock. There is a closet roughly 3 feet x 4 feet.
Bedroom #3 or Office or Craft Room: (9 feet x 12 feet) – There is a room off the utility room that could be used as either a Bedroom, Office Space or Crafts Room. This room has concrete flooring.
Utility Room: (9 feet x 10 feet) – There are washer and dryer connections in this room as well as the homes electric hot water heater. Nice shelving on the walls. Floors are covered in laminate.
Agents Comments: This property is the ideal 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 that is completely surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest. The new owners will enjoy the very best of privacy and seclusion. The beautiful Blackfork River and the Ouachita National Forest provide great recreational opportunities. The mountain views from this property are spectacular. In my opinion, this property can be classified as true “Investment Grade Property”. This property has many marketable features and could easily be turned into a great short term rental.
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