Ben Patterson Road, Hodgen, Oklahoma, 74939
Property Location: This “One of a Kind” property is nestled in the heart of the Ouachita National Forest in a beautiful valley setting between Simmons Mountain to the North and the majestic Kiamichi Mountain Range to the South. The North property boundary has frontage to the beautiful Kiamichi River, which is a year round source of crystal clear water that provides many recreational opportunities including kayaking, fishing, boating and waterfowl hunting. The South property boundary adjoins the 1.5 million acre Ouachita National Forest, which provides hunting opportunities for whitetail deer, eastern wild turkey, black bear, wild hog and other small game species as well as direct access to an impressive network of ATV and horseback riding trails that are operated and maintained by the US Forest Service. The property is located in the small community of Big Cedar, Ok. Nearby towns include Hochatown, Talihina and Heavener. 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 State Park are only minutes away as well. The Talimena Scenic Drive is five miles North of the property. The property is 1.5 hr drive from Fort Smith, Arkansas and about 4 hours from Dallas, Texas. For the exact location of this property, refer to the property map at the bottom of this listing.
Services: Rural Electricity, water well, septic system and LP (Propane) delivery from near-by towns. Property comes with a 150-gallon propane storage tank.
Property Access: The property has access by means of a US Forest Service Road. There is a gate at the entrance to the property.
Land: The log cabin sits on 100 acres (m/l) of level to gently sloping land containing a deep and rich sandy loam soil. Approximately 40% of the acreage is cleared and in pasture with a well-established stand of cool season legumes and late season Bahia grass. These isolated and elongated open areas provide ideal wildlife habitat. The balance of the property is covered with mature trees that are native to southeastern Oklahoma including redbud, wild plum, hickory, sweetgum, sycamore, a diverse variety of oak trees and a scattering of saw log size native shortleaf pine. A year round source of water (Kiamichi River) flows through the Northern part of the property for over a ¼ mile. This hole of crystal clear water is approximately 6 to 8 feet deep and provides great fishing opportunities for perch, smallmouth and largemouth bass. The South property boundary fronts the Ouachita National Forest for 5/8 mile and provides direct access to ATV and horseback riding. Wildlife are frequently seen on this property.
Log Cabin: There is a log cabin located on this property which could possibly be the oldest standing structure in LeFlore County. The owner reports that this log cabin was constructed around 1895 and was the homestead of the Ben Patterson family. The original structure has two log rooms roughly 13 feet x 16 feet separated by a breezeway and a 15 feet x 16 feet kitchen area was added to the cabin about 30 years ago. Additionally, the wood shingles were replaced with a metal roof. The log cabin has a living room with wood stove, bedroom area, kitchen and bathroom and the current owner uses this cabin as a weekend retreat. Additionally, there is a smaller log cabin about 50 feet away from the main cabin that was reportedly constructed around 1870. The Patterson family lived in this structure first and later built the larger cabin. There is a hand dug water well in front of the cabin that is used to wash dishes and bath with.
Agent’s Comments: This 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 in that it provides access to both the Kiamichi River and the Ouachita National Forest Recreational Area. The mountain views from this property are spectacular. In my opinion, this property can be classified as true “Investment Grade Recreational Property”.