SORRY, THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD!
It truly is hard to put into words just how special this property is…
Bryant Creek is one of the most popular rivers/creeks in the Ozarks for fishing, floating and canoeing. It is VERY hard to find property with ANY direct frontage on the Bryant Creek. We know because we have been looking for years to find some! Not only does this property have about 275 feet of DIRECT Bryant Creek frontage, it also has frontage on Hunter Creek AND it contains the junction point of Bryant Creek and Hunter Creek which is simply one of the most beautiful areas we have ever seen.
The photo above was taken directly on the property. We are looking south, on the left side of the photo is Bryant Creek and on the right side you can see Hunter Creek flowing into Bryant Creek.
Now…in addition to the river frontage, this property DIRECTLY borders the Vera Cruz Conservation Area along most of its west side. The Conservation Area is about 80 acres in size and contains additional access points to the Bryant Creek as well as Hunter Creek. The Conservation Area also offers primitive campsites as well as bathrooms. Although you will find the hunting and fishing to be excellent on the 14 acres, the Conservation Area is open for hunting, fishing and camping as well.
We’re still not done…many, many years ago there was a mill on Hunter Creek and a large stone dam over the creek that would be used to power the mill. At the east side of the dam there was a “mill race” which was basically a large sluice which the additional water would run through. Although you can’t see the original mill, you can still see the rock/concrete “mill race” which extends to Hunter Creek. This 14+ acre tract INCLUDES the area around the old “mill race” which apparently was not turned over to the State when the Vera Cruz Conservation Area was developed. You can still see the old concrete walls of the mill race extending out from the west side of the property into the Conservation Area (see the map for a better idea of this). Very cool.
The aerial map above shows the property’s boundaries as well as the approximate dimensions. The Vera Cruz Conservation Area is outlined shaded in green. For more detail see the “close-up” aerial map farther down in this listing.
STILL not done…On November 7th, 1862 a Civil War Battle took place just to the north/east of the 14 acres. It was called the Battle Of Clark’s Mill (you can google it to find out all of the information). The actual Core Battlefield Area (where the fighting took place) appears to be just a few hundred feet from the property and the property itself is located within the Battlefield Study Area (where artifacts from the battle can be found).
The map above shows the location of the Battle of Clark’s Mill. We have outlined the location of the 14 acres on the map. Feel free to bring your metal detector and see what you can find! We located this map online from an organization that studies Civil War Battles. We have since heard that the battle was about 1/2 a mile north of what is shown on this map. Either way, there were definitely troops coming through this area as they would have been VERY interested in the mill. In fact, the entire area around this property used to be the town of Vera Cruz, Missouri and was once the county seat of Douglas County.
Of course, this 14 acres also has big mature timber, county road frontage, power and phone on site, a beautiful open meadow and views for miles. Yup, this is a nice one.
The sales price on this unique 14.07 acre tract of river front land is $94,500. With $500 down the monthly payments will be $995. This is about a 15 year payment schedule and an annual interest rate of 9 3/4%. With $1,500 down the interest rate drops to 7 3/4% and the payment drops to $875 a month. With $2,500 down the interest rate drops to 6 3/4% and the payment drops to $815 a month. With $5,000 down the interest rate drops to 5 3/4% and the payment drops to $745 a month. These payments are all based on about a 15 year payment schedule. Property taxes are only about $85 a year and are current. There are no prepayment penalties, no hidden fees and no balloon payments.
PLEASE NOTE that you have a full 12 months to ADD to your down payment in order to reduce your interest rate and payment amount!
In the photo above we are parked in the open meadow on the south side of the property. We are looking north across County Road 230 to where the land begins to rise up.
The topo map above shows the terrain on the property. It is basically flat on the south side of County Road 230, going to the Bryant Creek. On the north side of County Road 230 it rises up sharply and then levels off again on the north side of the property. The property has frontage on County road 214 along its north side BUT you would need to have a driveway cut in on the north side in order to drive onto the property there, as it sits several feet above the road. The land south of County road 230 is in the flood zone (like basically all open meadows adjacent to a major river/creek). Although you can build in the flood zone you would need to elevate your structure substantially.
The photo above shows a close-up look of the south side of the property. Just north of County Road 230 on the east side of the property there is an area where you could potentially build a home/cabin and be out of the flood zone. As you go north from this potential building site the land rises up steeply. There are multiple building sites on the north side of the property but keep in mind you will have to have a driveway cut in to access the north end with a vehicle. The map above also shows the old “mill race” which extends west to Hunter Creek.
Click on the photos on the right side of the screen to enlarge them and to get a short description of each photo.
Below we have three videos of the property. The first video is an introduction in which we talk about the property while viewing the MapRight interactive map. In the second video, we take a look at the south portion of the property and the Bryant Creek. In the third video, we look at the north side of the property.
Click on the video below to see the introductory video to the 14 acres:
Click on the video below to see the south side of the property, including the creeks:
Click on the video below to see the north side of the property:
The property is centrally located in the Missouri Ozarks. It is just over an hour to Springfield which is the largest city in southern Missouri. Also, you will find over 10,000 acres of National Forest in the area which can be used for hunting, camping and trail riding.
This tract is subject to the 6 basic restrictions as shown on our website (no mobile homes, etc.). Homes or cabins built on the property to be used as a residence must have a minimum concrete foundation size of 600 square feet (a simple 20 X 30 cabin would meet this requirement).
To get to the property from Springfield, Missouri go east on Highway 60 to the town of Mansfield. Then go south on Highway 5 to the town of Ava. From Ava, go east on Highway 14 for about 9 miles and then go left on “AB Highway”. Stay on AB Highway for about 3 1/2 miles and at the bottom of the hill the highway will turn to gravel and you will immediately come to a fork in the road. You are now in the Vera Cruz Access Area. Go left at the fork and you will cross an old concrete bridge which goes over Hunter Creek, you are now on County Road 230. As soon as you go a few feet past the bridge you will be on the west side of the property. If you look to your left you will see the old “mill race” which extends to Hunter Creek. To get to the north side of the property continue going east on County Road 230 for roughly 1/4 mile and take your first left (this will be County Road 214). County Road 214 winds its way up the hill to the north side of the property.
Please feel free to go and check out the property. You will definitely want to print out all of the maps we have provided before visiting the property, as it can be confusing on your first visit. If you would like us to email you all of the maps and pictures just let us know. Feel free to bring your fishing pole and your four wheeler!
If you get the free “MapRight” app on your phone then we can email you the direct link for the interactive map. This is BY FAR THE BEST WAY to view this property when you make the drive out here. You will then be able to see the interactive map on your phone AND there will be a little colored dot to indicate exactly where you are on the property. Very, very cool.
Standing on the property looking at Bryant Creek. The rope swing looks fun! The water is so clear in this spot that you can stand on the bank and count the fish.
The sales price on this unique 14 acre tract of river front land is $94,500. With $500 down the monthly payments will be $995. This is about a 15 year payment schedule and an annual interest rate of 9 3/4%. With $1,500 down the interest rate drops to 7 3/4% and the payment drops to $875 a month. With $2,500 down the interest rate drops to 6 3/4% and the payment drops to $815 a month. With $5,000 down the interest rate drops to 5 3/4% and the payment drops to $745 a month. These payments are all based on about a 15 year payment schedule. Property taxes are only about $85 a year and are current. There are no prepayment penalties, no hidden fees and no balloon payments.
If this is the property for you then please choose your initial down payment amount in the box below and you can make your down payment online with a credit or debit card. Also please feel free to send us an email or give us a call and we can answer any questions or complete the transaction over the phone. Your paperwork will be Express Mailed to you within one business day and you are free to use your property immediately!