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Sold: Okefenokee Timberland

Folkston, Georgia

1,596 Acres$2,864,820


  • Bordering Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Over 90% Uplands
  • Multiple potential investment returns– Conservation, Ag income, Timber income
  • Ideal candidate for silvi-pasture type cattle conversion – providing diversity of income with timber and cattle operation
  • Quality improvements: pole barn with office, full utilities, shooting range, fire pit, enclosed equipment storage building

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Okefenokee Timberlands holds high-quality investment land with merchantable timber, which is an ideal candidate for a conservation easement and cattle conversion.  The Okefenokee borders the Okefenokee Nat’l Wildlife Refuge with 4-lane highway access directly to the property and is in close proximity to Jacksonville, Brunswick and Waycross. The property is mostly uplands and is ideal for conversion to a silvi-pasture type cattle operation.  A cattle lease or operation would add a second recurring revenue source in addition to timber income.  This property would be an ideal investment for a company or individual to entertain clients and friends, protect taxable income thru conservation and produce sustainable revenue from cattle and timber.

The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, which borders the property to the West, is an enormous benefit and makes the property an ideal candidate for a conservation easement.  The new owner could protect approximately $2,000,000 in taxable income by donating the easement, resulting in as much as $800,000 direct tax savings to the owner and reducing their basis to around $1,200 per acre.  The Refuge also provides a one of a kind large acreage neighbor that will never be developed as well as a refuge for wildlife of all kinds that use this property. The Refuge was established in 1937 and encompasses over 400,000 acres of unique wetlands habitat and is the headwaters of both the Suwannee and St Mary’s Rivers. The Refuge is a great asset to this property. In addition to the Refuge, Okefenokee Sporting Clays, a tournament-quality sporting clays course, is just a 5-minute drive and offers the opportunity to host and entertain clients and friends with a terrific facility for shooting and entertainment.

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Get To Know Georgia Georgia Land for Sale

Georgia land for sale is one of the last places in the country to combine affordability, quality and availability of land, creating great value and opportunity for landowners. The state is diverse with a variety of landscapes and several distinct ecosystems including the foothills of the Appalachians in north Georgia, the Red Hills of southwest Georgia and the coastal maritime forests.  The coastal timberlands, with access to fishing and hunting from the same property and the wild quail plantations of the Red Hills attracted wealthy northerners in the 1800’s looking for a therapeutic climate and bountiful recreational opportunity.  These early pioneers gave rise to most of the current plantations and large managed landholdings that still exist today.  In fact, southwest Georgia remains home to the largest concentration of plantation lands in the US and the coastal estuaries, tidal marshes and forests of coastal Georgia are widely recognized as one of the most unique and special ecosystems in the country.

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