1545 Ripley Creek
Jefferson County, Washington
± 22 Acres
Established in ~1986, Daybreak Farm offers a unique opportunity for the discerning buyer. A true recreational paradise, Daybreak shows pride in ownership and has been maintained with an open checkbook.
This ±914 acre farm is conveniently located east of Waynesboro in Burke County. Daybreak Farm's proximity to the population centers of Atlanta (~150 miles), Augusta (~30 miles), Columbia, SC (~100 miles), and Savannah (~100 miles) provide an easy commute for those looking for peace, quiet and a slower pace from time to time.
As you enter the farm through its brick-columned gate, you will meander through managed pine plantations, open fields, and the edge of hardwood stands to the Daybreak Hunting Lodge. The lodge sits at the edge of a ±30 acre lake (one of Daybreak's 3 lakes), which has been managed and is notorious for producing trophy Largemouth Bass. As you pass through the lodge's front door, you will enter the portion of the lodge that was methodically moved to its current location. The current owner utilized the old Heart Pine to provide a classic, old south hunting lodge with modern amenities. The lodge was expanded to its current state, adding a primary bedroom, loft, modern, gourmet kitchen, and 1.5 baths to the original 2 bed, 1 bath version. The woodwork, high ceilings, and large windows add to the aesthetic value of the lodge. An enormous rear porch, with open, screened, and covered sections, provides ample space for entertaining while providing panoramic views of the main lake.
The two other lakes on the property make up ±10 acres and ±3 acres for a total of around ±43 acres of water. Anyone looking for a turnkey recreational tract of this size will realize this rare feature is difficult to find. Approximately 2 miles of Briar Creek frontage adds to the recreational possibilities on the farm. High bluff frontage and frontage along hardwood flats provide access to launch a boat/kayak/canoe to take advantage of the waterfowl hunting opportunities and fishing in the creek. Anyone who has had the privilege of participating in the spring run of panfish in Briar Creek will concur that the opportunity is not to be missed.
Regarding the waterfowl mentioned above, hunting opportunities along Briar Creek and Daybreak Farm also boast an upland duck impoundment with controllable water. This pond can be drained, planted, and flooded to provide another recreational opportunity.
If wing shooting is your forte, Daybreak has two irrigated fields (±60 acres & ±15 acres) with center pivots. The irrigation will give the new owner peace of mind that reliance on Mother Nature will not be such a factor in their dove field for fall shoots.
Continuing with the wing shooting theme, Daybreak Farm incorporates approximately 100 acres of managed quail woods. Existing trails cut through the broom straw, and low basal area pine stands provide the quintessential quail hunting experience that Waynesboro, "Bird Dog Capital of The World," is known for. Wild, early release, or put-n-take, the options are there for the next owner.
The end of quail season takes us into early spring when Eastern Wild Turkey is the focus in this part of the south. Day-lit roads, open fields, and food plots provide excellent habitats for wild turkeys on Daybreak Farm. Hardwood stands along Briar Creek and, in some of its natural drains, allows ample roosting areas for these magnificent birds. The farm's excellent turkey population and habitat will allow its new owner plenty of opportunities to harvest one of these birds.
Many farms lay idle regarding recreational opportunities when the weather turns warm in the late spring and summer. However, with its aforementioned ±43 acres of lakes and Briar Creek frontage, Daybreak continues in stride with its trophy fishing opportunities.
The big game hunting heats up at Daybreak as fall approaches and the temperatures cool. Burke County is renowned for its Whitetail Deer genetics, and this farm is no exception. With its significant edge habitat, extensive bedding areas, mast-producing hardwoods, food plots, fields, and water, this property is a Whitetail haven. With minimal hunting pressure over the years and the current owner's harvest guidelines, the new owner can be confident that the '23 season will provide the opportunity to harvest some mature bucks. Whether you prefer archery or traditional firearms, be assured that you and your guests will have plenty of action.
Adding value to the farm, extensive internal access provided by well-maintained interior roads is a plus. A metal shed/shop provides equipment shelter from the elements on its open side; the enclosed portion includes a roll-up door and lockable storage area for other tools and equipment. This building has electric service and a full bathroom (w/stand up shower).
To schedule your exclusive tour of this gem, please contact David Lynch at 843-200-1521, or e-mail at David.email@example.com
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