This is the property you have been looking for! 244.39 heavily wooded acres for your family retreat, hunting land, timber investment, church campus, private organizational retreat, or a Hocking Hills area campground. Previously labeled the "Triple S Campground," the property is owned and no longer needed by the United Methodist Women.
There are an estimated 200+ acres of timber on the property, which is full of deer, turkey, and other wild game. When taking photos, we stirred numerous deer. On our time on the property, we’ve also seen a red fox and lots of small game. Current Timber Appraisal just completed in March of 2015 reveals a retail value of timber at $770,062 and a wholesale (stumpage) value of $523,458. See document section of website for full appraisal and report of grade and species.
The 79-acre Hocking Co. tract includes a main lodge, a double bunk house, and a swimming pool. The pool was built in 1966 and the lodge was built in 1996. The main section of the lodge is wide open and could easily be used for large dinners or gatherings. There is a large stone fireplace and the ceiling is vaulted. Numerous double doors lead out to the large wrap around deck that overlooks a stream and ravine. A large commercial kitchen could handle almost any meal or event. Bathrooms are located inside. The pool is large and gated. Most of the 79 acre tract is heavily wooded. On the most Southern portion of the Hocking tract is an older cabin and an older shower house. If you buy this tract by itself you may have to reconfigure electric and sewage system, as the sewer treatment plant is on the Fairfield Co. land. This tract includes road frontage and direct access to both the Hocking and Fairfield County land with a nice gravel road.
On the Fairfield County tracts there are numerous buildings including the main house, an infirmary, a 20x40 metal pole building for maintenance with 3 large garage doors, a small building to house the main electical connections, a caretaker's house, an administration building, a dining hall, a shower and bathroom house (built in 1996), 3 basic shelters, multiple dorms and cabins and a couple of beautiful winding creeks. This property has it's own sewer plant but it hasn't been in used since the camp was last occupied (approximately 2009). Most of the buildings are in need of some repair since the property has been vacant for some time. Some of the personal property that will transfer with this tract include a New Holland tractor, a 3-point finish mower, a 3-point bush hog and blade, a trailer and a log splitter. See the document section of the website for estimated GPS coordinates if you wish to walk the property. There is an active oil well on the property. All mineral rights owned by the seller will transfer to the new buyer. The lease will also transfer. A dam and waterfall are located on the 121 Acre tract along with numerous small bridges that cross the creeks. The topography is wild and beautiful. You could spend an entire day exploring this exciting property.
The auction will take place in the main lodge next to the swimming pool on the Hocking Co. tract. Please arive at least an hour prior to Auction to register. The property will be unlocked at 9 AM the day of Auction for final inspection time.
Lot Size: 244.39 acres total. 79 acres in Hocking Co. 165.39 acres in Fairfield Co.
Annual Taxes: $ 0 currently since the property is owned by a 501C3 organization. There is no potential tax data for the 79 and 121 acre tract. Fairfield Co. shows the taxes for the 6.5 acre tract to be 245 per year and the 37.89 acre tract to be 1,913 per year.
LEAD AUCTIONEERBarry Baker
About 6 miles South of Lancaster and 11 miles North of Logan off of OH-33 turn East on S. Main St. into Sugar Grove. Turn Right on Maple St. which becomes Sugar Grove Rd. SE for 2.6 miles to Right on Dupler Rd. SE. Property will be on your left. Watch for signs. There are 2 entrances that are over a mile apart. A North entrance in Fairfield Co. and a South entrance in Hocking Co.
The GPS coordinates for the main entrance to the property are 39.608422, -82.505777.
The GPS coordinates for the Southern entrance to the property are 39.595748, -82.501108
The auction will take place in the main lodge next to the swimming pool on the Hocking Co. tract.
The property will be sold by the acre. High bidder can take the Hocking Co. tract, the Fairfield Co. tract or both. 10% down by cash or check which will become your non refundable deposit. The real estate is sold As Is with no contingencies. All inspections must be done prior to Auction. Close within 30 days. A 10% buyer's premium will be added to the high bid to obtain the final contract selling price. There are no taxes to prorate. Buyer pays all closing costs. Warranty type deed given at closing with no liens or back taxes.
Deposit and Closing:
Closing will take place within 30 days. Title company will be Ohio Real Estate Title, Inc. Veronica Brown, Closing Processor 1111 North Plum Street, Suite 9 Springfield, Ohio 45504 (937) 322-7333 Phone Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Realtor showings and cooperation are encouraged. For full compensation instructions, see Realtor Registration form on website. Please call Auctioneer to schedule all showings.