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Hatchet Creek Retreat Pending

$428,897 · Timberland · Contract Pending
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Note: Initially available in 3 configurations – this entire 251.08 acres (98 AC UNDER CONTRACT – 152 AC AVAILABLE), 152.78 acres west of the county road, or 98.3 acres (UNDER CONTRACT) east of the county road with old farmhouse and named creek frontages. See the remaining 152.78 acres here.

This one has been in family hands since 1974! In the southeast section of this property you will find a gorgeous confluence of named Little Hatchet Creek and famous Hatchet Creek! Put-in, take-out your canoe or kayak, fish from here! Multiple spring branches. This tract has been managed for timber and wildlife for decades. Beautiful, maintained green fields, hardwood swaths, 2007 pine plantation, 2021 seedling plantation, estimated circa 1880’s wood frame house, repairs / remodeling around 1998. Artesian well system and septic. Has historically generated hunting lease and house rental income (house currently not rented, hunting lease may be cancelled with sale). The current owner has just invested in a new February 2021 survey.


This is a fantastic hunting, recreational, and timber production property coming out of long-time, out-of-state family hands!

Little Hatchet & Hatchet Creeks are gorgeous with impressive hardwoods along the creek and stream management zones.

Neat circa 1880’s wood frame house currently used as a hunting cabin with lots of potential for renovation / refurbishing… Electricity, artesian well, and septic.

The current owner has proactively invested in a new survey ($7,000) and reforestation ($24,384).

Build your cabin, retirement dream home on the hilltop / shoulder overlooking named Little Hatchet and Hatchet Creeks or choose many other potential building sites.

Check out the Vintage Topo map (upper right menu on the map above) – lots of hilltops / shoulders for some great views.

Nice maintained green fields / food plots with in the southeast section with 7 Sawtooth Oak, 4 Gobbler Sawtooth Oak, and 9 Chinese Chestnut mast-crop, wildlife-focused food source trees planted in January, 2001.

Due to healthy populations, note that Clay County is one of only six counties in the entire state with Spring and Fall turkey seasons! Turkey season info here.

Nice quiet rural area – property is surrounded by other large landowners.

Very close to the 28,000+ acre Hollins Wildlife Management Area connected to thousands of additional acres of Talladega National Forest lands – hunt, hike, fish, enjoy these National Forest lands for a lifetime! Famous Pinhoti Trail nearby – walk to Maine from here!

Hatchet Creek is a well known kayaking / canoeing / fishing destination – put-in, take-out, fish from this property! Check out these YouTube videos…

Basic Timber Profile

Get started on your diversified age-class timber empire here!

152.78 acres on the west side of Berry Patch road minus hardwood Stream Management Zones (spring branch SMZ’s) was clear-cut in 2019. Owner has reforested – professional site preparation and genetically improved loblolly pines planted in February, 2021.

98.3 acres on the east side of Berry Patch road with old 1880’s vintage farmhouse and named creek frontages. Several spring branches. Mature hardwoods in several stream management zones (SMZ’s). Large green field. The balance of this side of the property was planted in January, 2007 with 3rd Generation genetically improved loblolly pines. Should be able to plan a thinning to generate income and encourage remaining tree growth in upcoming years.


Per survey 2,079′ of maintained, hard pack Berry Patch Road with power & phone lines bisect (buy & divide option) the property.


Electricity, landline phone at road.


0 Berry Patch Road, Goodwater, AL 35072


  • Ag Land
  • Branch
  • Creek
  • Food Plots
  • Hardwood
  • Homesite
  • Hunting
  • Pine/Hardwood
  • Pines
  • Road Frontage
  • Roads
  • Septic
  • Stream
  • Timberland
  • Wildlife

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Don Ellers

Don is an Associate Broker with Southeastern Land Group. He has been a licensed real estate agent and broker in Alabama and Georgia serving land-farm-ranch buyers and sellers since 2003. Don has ...


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