Wild America! 3 miles of shoreline on Lake Phelps with productive farmland and loaded with game. One of the most dynamic ecosystems on the entire East Coast.
170 acres of waterfront farmland and hunting land for sale in Washington County and Tyrrell County North Carolina. This is Wild America! 2.3 miles off the nearest paved Road on the eastern shoreline of Lake Phelps this is the last remaining property owned by the heirs of John Nylen who was the man that had the vision to clear thousands of acres of land on the east side of the lake. Known as the Nylen Tract it is some of the most productive farmland in all of North Carolina. There are 46.5 acres of highly productive farmland on this tract which is being leased currently to provide income for the family. There is currently no hunting allowed on the property but you would be able to lease the highly sought after hunting rights for an additional income stream if desired.
This is the perfect tract for someone looking for a legacy property to donate to the State of North Carolina, the federal government, or any number of conservation organizations and receive federal tax credits.
There is no hunting allowed on Lake Phelps which makes it that much more attractive for wintering waterfowl. The construction of a duck impoundment right on the shore of the lake could be highly productive. The additional hunting or wildlife viewing opportunities here are amazing. There is in an abundant black bear population on this and the surrounding properties with numerous record book bears being taken in the area. There are plenty of whitetail deer. Wild turkeys, wild quail and other small game species inhabit this property. Any naturalist that wants to lose themselves in one of the most unique and dynamic ecosystems on the East Coast will be quite impressed with this property. With 3 miles of cypress and hardwood lining the rim of Lake Phelps you’ll be able to put on your rubber boots or chest waders and turnover more logs than you ever thought possible. You want seclusion? Stargazers consider this to be one of the darkest places on the Atlantic Seaboard.
At 16600 acres, Lake Phelps is the second largest natural lake in the state of North Carolina. This clearwater, white sand bottom lake is part of Pettigrew State Park and is a regional hotspot for fishing. The state of North Carolina recognized its potential a few years back and designated it a Trophy Bass Lake making it one of only two with that designation in the entire state. The pristine habitat of Lake Phelps is widely considered by boaters, kayakers and wade fisherman as one of the best bass and pumpkinseed fisheries in the state.
The sunsets over the lake are spectacular and the history and ecology of the area are wildly interesting. For more information on its history check out http://www.ncparks.gov/pettigrew-state-park/history and for more information on its ecology check out http://www.ncparks.gov/pettigrew-state-park/ecology .