Exceptional Timber Tract With Wilderness Trout Stream In Western Maryland


Rare opportunity to purchase over 3.5 miles of trout stream and over 858 contiguous acres of mature, marketable timber. Flowing north into the wildly popular Youghiogheny River and Reservoir, the south branch of Bear Creek runs completely through the center of the property. This heavily bouldered and fast-flowing stream has a very mountainous and western feel. This county is known for the highest populations of Brook Trout in Maryland, and you will find that there are literally dozens of small rapids and pools of trout habitat. A single, smaller group of hunters have held the exclusive hunting lease on the property for several decades. Hunter presence with tree stands and elevated blinds is very minimal. For the investment-minded, the property supports very impressive and mature hardwoods timber. A mixture of sugar maple, oak, and pine provides a giant canopy to the rolling stream. The property owners have a lifetime of family knowledge in timber through the operation of a production sawmill for many decades. It is their opinion that the property currently holds over 4.0 mil board feet of marketable hardwood timber that is 16 in. diameter and larger. This property has been a truly preservation-minded effort to keep the land both undisturbed and under-harvested. Large, mature trees wind through the valley and even right alongside the stream which provides excellent thermal protection. Hiking through the trail systems has a national park peacefulness to it. A network of trails, fire roads, and random boulders is a hiker’s or mountain biker’s dream. There are only three major access points to the property, which provide a high level of security and privacy. Two county roads provide excellent frontage with multiple options for either a shorter or longer driveway. The scenic look-out over the creek and valley could be an incredible view from a lodge or custom home. This watershed presents a rare opportunity for someone to steward and protect a cold water natural treasure. The condition and maturity of the property will speak for itself. The seller is open to conversations regarding the timber and appraisal. Contact me today for more information on this rare and exceptional opportunity.

Property Details

  • Less than 25-minute drive to Deep Creek Lake
  • 2 hour drive from Pittsburgh Int’l Airport
  • 3.5 miles of prime trout stream fishing
  • Income-producing timber for immediate ROI
  • Private and secluded with minimal controlled entrance points
  • Endless opportunities for a lodge retreat or even multiple homes
  • History of preservation-minded ownership

Friendsville-Accident Road
Accident, Maryland 15210