the Mark Twain National Forest along the east, and the Pioneer Forest
Conservation Area along the south. These are
public land areas that you can use!
There are 420,000 acres of national forest for you to explore
and enjoy. This effectively turns your lot into a MUCH larger
property. You can build a cabin or camp on your property.
You will have access to the national forest areas for hunting
and endless recreational opportunities.
This part of Missouri is absolutely gorgeous. The surrounding area is
very beautiful with gorgeous views, lush foliage, and large oak and
pine trees. The Ozark National Scenic Riverways is right in your
Sinking Creek just to the west of the property. The Current
River just to the south. This is a fisherman's, camping and
rafting/canoeing enthusiasts dream.
The property also features wet weather creeks along the bottoms of
some of the ridges. They don’t have water in them all the time but
when they do, they are beautiful and will attract the many deer and
turkey that habitat in this region of Missouri.
This property has been logged recently. It was clear cut along some of
the ridges; however there are still plenty of large trees around. Just
a little bit of work, and your tract can be even nicer than the
surrounding national forest!
Access to the property is by maintained dirt County Road 2221 and is
only a short drive from paved Missouri State Highway A and Scenic
Missouri State Highway 19. There are numerous private dirt roads
throughout the development to access every tract. The roads can be
rough and we do recommend a truck for access. There are many level
sites along the ridges and down in the valleys just waiting for you to
setup the perfect camping spot or to put up a small hunting cabin.
Advantages of being next to the Mark Twain National Forest
are numerous. This area is
popular with hunters, trappers, anglers and persons who enjoy
observing, studying and photographing wildflowers and wildlife. The
Forest has about 320 species of birds, 75 species of mammals and 125
species of amphibians and reptiles. Game species include whitetail
deer, turkey, quail, woodcocks, doves, ducks, geese, rabbits,
raccoons, squirrels, opossums, woodchucks, bobcats, and coyotes. Named
after Missouri native, Mark Twain, the Mark Twain National Forest is
located in 29 counties across southern and central Missouri. Our St.
Francois Mountain section is known for its clear spring-fed rivers and
streams, lakes, rocky bluffs, pastoral views and shaded trails. The
forest gets a variety of visitors through the year including spring
and fall, when color changes the forest. In the spring, serviceberry,
redbuds and dogwoods paint the winter landscape in pinks and whites.
In the fall starting mid September, the oak hickory forest transforms
from greens to yellows, peaches, reds, burgundies and dark purples.
The height of fall color is usually mid-October.
"A two-fold wildlife goal of Mark Twain National Forest is to maintain
viable populations of all species while also affording a medley of
activities that will allow humans to enjoy them -- everything from
hunting and fishing to wildlife viewing and photography." USDA Forest
The endless opportunities that abound in this area of Missouri make
this land the perfect place to getaway to and enjoy everything the
Ozarks has to offer!