11772 State Highway 63; Hodgen, Oklahoma 74939, Hodgen, Oklahoma, 74939
Location: This unique property is nestled in the heart of the Ouachita National Forest in a beautiful valley setting between Pine Mountain to the North and the majestic Kiamichi Mountain Range to the South. This property is conveniently located in the heart of 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 11,000 acre Upper Kiamichi Wilderness Area is less than ½ mile North of the property and contains extensive areas of protected and unlogged old growth forest. The property is located near the small community of Big Cedar, Oklahoma. Nearby towns include Hochatown, Broken Bow, Talihina and Mena, AR. Broken Bow lake which offers some of the best fishing in Oklahoma, is only a short hour drive away to the South. Sardis Lake, Cedar Lake and Wister Lake State Park are a short drive away as well. The Talimena Scenic Drive is about 3 miles North of the cabin. The property is a 1 hr drive from Fort Smith, Arkansas and about 4 hours from Dallas, Texas. The physical address of this property is 11772 State Hwy 63; Hodgen, Oklahoma 74939.
Services to Property: Rural electricity, rural water, septic system, telephone line and LP gas delivery.
Access: This property has legal all-weather access from US Hwy 63.
Land: The cabin sits on 14.8 acres (m/l) of level to gently sloping land that is mostly wooded with a few open meadows. The property has good fencing around the perimeter and the new owners could have a few head of livestock if desired. The wooded areas are covered with a mature stand of timber that is native to south eastern Oklahoma including a diverse variety of oaks, hickory, sweet gum, eastern red cedar and a scattering of native shortleaf pine trees. Richmond Creek flows through the property which is a spring fed live creek and a year round source of water for livestock and local wildlife. The cabin sits on an elevated knoll which offers great mountain views to both the North and South. The 1.5 million acre Ouachita National Forest and the Upper Kiamichi Wilderness Area are just a couple hundred feet away from the property and provide excellent opportunities for hunting, hiking, ATV and horseback riding. The owners report frequently seeing wildlife on this property.
Cabin: The cabin was constructed in 2004 according to the LeFlore County Assessor’s records and contains about 1440 square feet of heated and cooled living area with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living room, utility room. The cabin is built with energy efficient double pain vinyl windows and the roof and facia boards are covered with low maintenance 26 gauge green colored metal. The cabin has a nice 8 foot wide wrap around porch which offers great views of several mountain ranges. The cabin has an energy efficient wood burning stove and also a propane heat source and is cooled with a window ac unit.
Fruit Orchard & Garden Area: The current owners have an established fruit orchard with both apple and pear trees. The orchard typically produces around 150 pounds of apples per year and 70 pounds of pears per year. There is also a garden spot that can be used to grow a variety of garden vegetables.
Barn: There is a 20 ft x 30 ft metal shop building on the property, that can be used to store lawn mower, ATV’s, garden equipment, tools or for vehicle storage.
Guest Cabin: There is a 12 foot wide x 16 foot long guest cabin located on the property that will convey to the new property owners. This cabin has its own electric meter.
Agent’s Comments: This 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 provides access to both the Upper Kiamichi Wilderness Area and the Ouachita National Forest Recreational Area. In my opinion, this property can be classified as true “Investment Grade Recreational Property”. A very private, secluded and peaceful setting. If desired, this property could be easily used as a weekend rental cabin to provide the new owner with a great secondary source of income.
Property Taxes: $616 paid in 2020