235+/- ACRES - AMICALOLA WILDERNESS AND NATIONAL FOREST. There exists in the North Georgia mountains a few special properties the the U.S. Forest Service was unable to obtain during the assemblage of the U.S. National Forest in the early 1900's. These lands were designated for acquisition due to the desirability of their aesthetic beauty and natural amenities. This is one of those properties.
The trout waters of Anderson Creek are a centerpiece of this property. Flowing straight out of the National Forest some half a mile or so of crystalline waters of the finest purity, cascading and tumbling, go through and along this property. Numerous other springs and branches form and flow through, waters cold and startling in their clarity. The Falls of Cola Cutta Creek on this property is a wonder in itself.
This tract shares some mile-and-a-half boundary with the U.S. National Forest in a wilderness setting in the Amicalola Mountain area. Many square miles of uninhabited wilderness abut this property; it is possible to hike for days through the adjoining wilderness and see no sign of other humans.
The property is "terrain friendly"; varied from high mountains and rolling ridgelines to gentle and flat along the Creek. You know you're in the mountains yet the terrain does not intimidate. The feel of the property varies from dark and mysterious to open and airy, from heavy canopy to glades along the Creek. The opportunity exists to trim out broad-ranging mountain views or to open up gentle terrain into grasslands.
Groomed gravel roadways provide good access to the property, power and telephone adjoin and you can even get spots of cell service. The area proceeding the property is gated and further protected. Yet the "remote" location is relative - you're only an hour from the Atlanta Perimeter and half that from major shopping, the North Georgia Premium Outlets, and the historic town of Dahlonega.
In the 1800's some of this area was settled, if you look hard enough you can see evidence of homesteading on this property. It had all the desirable features - flowing waters, gentle and fertile bottomlands, and an abundance of natural resources. Remnants of old stone walls and boulder piles can be seen at the edge of flat terrain along the creek. The old community of Buncombe was a mile or so upstream in the National Forest - all shadows now, just the occasional broken shaft of an old chimney. The community church of High Shoals still stands on the high ridgeline of Amicalola Mountain some half-mile distant from the property.
This portion of the Southern Appalachia is one of the most biodiverse areas on planet earth. Many rare plants thrive here in this rich, almost rainforest setting including species still being categorized. Wildlife roams freely - black bear, bobcat, fox, grouse, deer - this is one of the few places in the southern U.S. free of the duress of humankind.
Springer Mountain and the terminus of the Appalachian Trial are some five miles distant as the crow flies, you can hike there from this property through the National Forest and never set foot on private lands. Amicalola Falls, the highest waterfall in the State of Georgia, is about a mile distant in the adjacent State Park.
Although this tract stands complete and unique on its own, additional acreage is available to further the linear footage of trout waters or boundary with the National Forest.
Few tracts of this caliber every become available to the Public but remain locked into private holdings. For the scenic beauty, for the investment, for the personal enjoyment, for the rarity, this tract is a Hope diamond among semi-precious stones. ****Price adjustment - now $6,999/acre****.