1065 acres - Lee County - Lake Harding Tract

$ 7,400,000

1,065 acres in Lee County, Alabama,

Listing Status: Active

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Welcome to the Lake Harding Tract, a very unique timber, investment and recreational property situated on the shoreline of Lake Harding and the banks of beautiful Halawakee Creek!.  At 1065 acres (+-), this large acreage, contiguous tract of land is a true rarity in Lee County, AL.  Located in Salem, which is east of Opelika about 13 miles, this property is convenient to Auburn (18 miles east), Columbus GA (23 miles NW) and is only 110 miles SW of Atlanta, GA.  With close proximity to Interstate 85, the Lake Harding Tract can be accessed from all over the state or southeast with relative ease.  According to the 2022 US Census Bureau, Lee County was the 3rd fastest growing county in the state of AL, that's out of 67 counties.  This area is rapidly growing with the constant expansion of Auburn University and the implementation of various types of new industry.  This growth has spurred a real estate boom in Lee County and land values have greatly appreciated in the past few years.  Tracts of this size are becoming very hard to find because they are being subdivided and sold as smaller parcels...so to say the Lake Harding Tract is a rarity is probably an understatement! 

This property has about 3/4 miles of frontage on paved Lee Road 158 where power and county water are available.  Interior access is provided in a large part by miles of vacated county dirt roads that are still in relatively good shape with rock/gravel on a good portion of them.  There are multiple other secondary roads and trails that provide additional access to other parts of the property.   A large power transmission line stretching almost 8000' dissects the tract from east to west.  There are multiple areas on this power line to plant large food plots and you can see forever!  This would be a great place to hunt or even set up a long distance shooting range.  Several small food plots scattered across the tract are already in place and there are multiple other areas where additional plots could be created.  The hunting here is good, with a plentiful supply of whitetail deer and eastern wild turkey.  I saw several turkeys while riding the property and deer sign is evident most anywhere you go.  There have been no wild hogs seen here which is a huge plus if you've had to deal with them in the past. 

The timber on the tract is a mix of merchantable, loblolly pine plantations of various ages, mature hardwood bottoms and some young natural regeneration as well.  There are about 200 acres of once thinned 20 year old (+-)  pine that could be thinned again right now.  This stand of pine timber is really nice, very tall and straight and some could be managed for pole quality timber I think.  There are about 410 acres of 10-15 year old (+-) pine that will need thinning soon, some is probably close now.  The hardwood along the creek bottoms is nice, with multiple species of oak and also gum, poplar, etc...These hardwood areas will be good places to hunt and will provide a good food source for the wildlife.  Lastly, there are about 170 acres of natural regeneration timber on the north end of the property.  This area is thick with pine and varying hardwood species and should provide excellent cover/browse for wildlife as well as producing some timber revenue in the future.

The most notable feature of the Lake Harding Tract is undoubtedly the frontage not only on Lake Harding but also on Halawakee Creek.  Lake Harding is a 5850 acre reservoir on the Chattahoochee River that is located in Harris County, GA but also extends into certain parts of AL.  It has become a popular recreational destination for fishing, boating, etc... with multiple homes and cabins on the shoreline.  The Lake Harding Tract has 3/4 miles of frontage on the backwaters of the lake where you can personally enjoy all these recreational opportunities!  A major tributary of Lake Harding is Halawakee Creek, a large creek with multiple rock formations and small waterfalls in certain areas.  Halawakee is the northern boundary of The Lake Harding Tract and it has almost 2 miles of frontage on this beautiful creek!  There is an incredible home/cabin site right on the banks of the creek where you can see and hear the water cutting through the large rock formations!  Also located here are reminants of an old covered bridge and most likely an old grist mill.  Halawakee Creek offers additional recreational opportunities including fishing, canoeing, kayaking and swimming during the hot Alabama summer! 

The Lake Harding Tract is truly a unique property and offers the new owner multiple avenues of enjoyment for years to come.  Endless recreational activities, good hunting and fishing, immediate and future timber income and a solid long term investment in one of the fastest growing areas in the state of Alabama, should be reason enough for you to consider the Lake Harding Tract! 

  • 1065 acres (+-) located in Lee County, AL near Auburn/Opelika, Auburn University and Columbus GA
  • 2 miles frontage on Halawakee Creek
  • 1.5 miles frontage on Little Halawakee Creek
  • .75 miles frontage on Lake Harding
  • .75 miles frontage on paved Lee Road 158
  • merchantable pine plantations
  • mature hardwood bottoms
  • hunting, fishing, boating, kayaking
  • easy access to I-85


OFFERED AT $7,400,000





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Will Herndon Land Real Estate Agent

Will Herndon

Alabama, Georgia

Will was raised in Hatchechubbee, a small town in rural Russell County, Alabama, where he grew up hunting, fishing and working on his family's cattle farm.  He graduated from Auburn University in 2000 in Landscape Horticulture and for 12 years o...