Located along the Rocky River branch of Lake Russell, just south of Lake Secession, this tract offers a home base for a fantastic range of outdoor activities. The area offers great populations of deer and other wildlife and opportunities to fish or play on the water.
Most of the property, about 91 acres, is covered by a productive stand of planted loblolly pine that has been thinned twice. Pines are now 23 years old. This stand has excellent genetics and is free to grow. The trees have had fertilization and herbicide application for hardwood control. There are small food plots on ridges and pockets of mature oaks and other hardwoods on lower slopes. Topography ranges from gently rolling to fairly steep. Soil maps indicate prime soils along ridges where small fields could be developed. See attached maps and tables describing standing timber. Aerial, topo and soil maps also attached.
The property has more than 50 feet of frontage on Maynard Road and more than 600 feet of frontage on Calhoun Forest Drive, both gravel roads. Topography is gentle along the road frontage allowing easy access to multiple potential building sites. A powerline and fiberoptic cable (WestCarolinaTel) are present along the roads. There are no public waterlines nearby. Soil map for septic drain field potential looks favorable near the road and into a central portion of the tract.
The tract has more than 3,500 feet of common boundary with the Lake Russel Project which is more than 26,000 acres of water surrounded by 26,000 acres of public land. The lake project is managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Private exclusive use is not permitted on the shoreline. Landowners who share a common boundary with the lake project may walk on adjacent lakeshore lands and enjoy the water. Photos of the lake were taken from adjacent public land, not the property itself. From the lake, you will not see privately-owned boat docks, launching ramps, buildings, or clearings. A public boat ramp (Jim Rampey Recreation Area) is less than 5 miles by road, less than 4 miles by water. Information about Lake Russell can be found at the Corps of Engineers Project website.
**Please contact agent before entering property. Hunting lease is in effect until land is sold.**
Rocky River Tract is about 16 miles from Abbeville, about 22 miles from Anderson, and about 50 miles from Greenville. All distances are approximate road miles to center of town.
From downtown Anderson, SC, courthouse area, drive south on South Murray Avenue (Hwy 81). After 5 miles, you will pass the Owens Corning Plant on the left, then bear left onto Flat Rock Road (State Hwy 49). After 10 miles, you will reach the Abbeville County line and the road changes names to Lake Secession Road. Continue straight (south). After another 3.5 miles, you will cross the Rocky River bridge. Lake Secession Dam will be on your left. Continue on Lake Secession Road past the bridge for about one and a quarter miles, then turn right onto Loftis Road, a county gravel road. In just over a half-mile, bear right onto Maynard Road, also gravel. In a little less than a mile, the property will begin on the right side of Maynard Road just before Calhoun Forest Drive forks to the right. Look for signs and an orange farm gate.