Hunting, Income, and Build Sites 40 Miles from Des Moines

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Price: $1,185,600
Acreage: 208
County: Marion
State: Iowa

Price Per Acre

$5,700.00 per acre

Property Description

This beautiful 208 +/- acre Marion County farm offers abundant hunting and recreational opportunities while providing a nice return on investment. Located on pavement just 40 miles from the Des Moines metro, farms of this caliber are hard to come by in today’s market. The diversity on this property is impressive with hardwood timber, tillable, a year-round creek, and three ponds. Deer sign on the property are abundant along with an impressive documented trail camera history. Strong turkey numbers are present on the farm as well. Access points from the southwest, west, and east sides of the property will allow for seamless entry and exit during the fall hunting season.


This farm provides a solid income stream as 120 +/- acres are in tillable production for the 2024 cropping season. A tenant is renting out the north 50 acres at a rate of $200/acre. The owner is farming 70 acres on the south side of the creek. Additional income is also provided through 2027 for an NRCS Conservation Stewardship Program contract. Call the listing agent for more details on this program.


Approximately 47 acres of hardwood timber provide great habitat for deer and turkeys. The timber contains a healthy amount of walnut and white oak. The owner has spent a significant amount of time killing off invasive tree and brush species. The amount of sweat equity in this project is evident when walking through the timber. It cannot be overstated the difference this work will make towards the long-term health of the timber. Other improvements the owner has made include fixing two ponds, problem-area drain tile installed, removal of interior fences, access crossing built to the northwest 8 +/- acres, and clean up/removal of old junk and dirt piles.


For those looking to build their forever home or a place for a weekend getaway, this farm also offers build sites with rural water, gas, and electricity available. If you are in the market for a premier hunting and recreational farm within an hour of the Des Moines metro, this one is a must-see! Call Korey O’Day at (515) 519-5779 today to schedule your private showing.

Property Features

  • Strong deer and turkey numbers
  • Documented trail camera history
  • Beautiful build sites
  • Located just 40 miles from Des Moines
  • Access points from multiple directions
  • 47 +/- acres of hardwood timber
  • 120 +/- acres in tillable production for the 2024 cropping season
  • 50 +/- acres (north of creek) being rented at $200/acre
  • 70 +/- acres (south of creek) being farmed by the owner
  • Additional income through 2027 from Conservation Stewardship Program contract (call for details)
  • 3 ponds
  • Significant amount of invasive tree and brush removal
  • Problem-area drain tile installed
  • Interior fences removed
  • Access crossing built to northwest 8 +/- acres
  • Pavement access
  • 8 miles from Knoxville
  • Power: Mid American Energy
  • Water: Marion County Rural Water
  • Taxes: approximately $3,790

Property Address

0000 Highway 5, Knoxville, IA