Diverse Recreational Property

  • $275,000
Union County, Iowa
Pending Sale South West Iowa

Diverse Recreational Property

Union County, Iowa
  • $275,000


This gorgeous 60.4+/- acre farm is situated in SW Union County, due East of Kent, Iowa.  The property is a certified Tree Farm and features a mix of young and old growth timber.  The diversity of plantings includes walnut, jack pine, hybrid poplars, white oaks and many different shrubs and grasses.  The CRP contract on the tree plantings has expired and the timber can now be submitted for Forest Reserve (no taxes).  Approximately 16 acres are already enrolled in Forest Reserve (ask for more details on what this is if you are not familiar), bringing total taxes to under $375.00 per year.

Water sources include the Middle Platte River, which runs through the property, and a nice sized pond is in the center (not stocked).  Several deer were found lying under the shade of the walnuts along the river when touring the property, and the many trails show their frequent traffic on the land.  The diverse habitat on the property and commercial crop fields adjacent to this property provide plenty of cover and food for the wildlife here.  A couple of the owner’s friends are the only one’s who have hunted the property over the past decade, and the harvest of game has been very selective.  The new owners should enjoy plenty of wildlife right away, and with a couple small, isolated food plots, the property could easily be optimized for archery hunting.

With multiple mowed trails, access is relatively easy through the property, and elevation is gently rolling, so walking on foot is no problem. 

On the NW corner of the farm sits an open side 30×40 shed, perfect for equipment storage.  There is no power currently to the building, but an easement across the neighbor’s driveway allows for easy in and out access.

This is an incredibly unique opportunity to enjoy your own private piece of Iowa land.  Don’t let it slip away.  Contact Land Broker Chuck Johnson at 515-442-7709 to schedule your private tour.


  • 60.40 Gross Acres m/l
  • Kent, Iowa in Union County
  • Certified Tree Farm
  • Diversity of Tree plantings: Walnut, White Oaks, Hybrid Poplar, Jack Pine, and more
  • Cherry, olive, native grass and many other grass/shrub plantings
  • Unique Building Opportunity
  • Utilities at Road
  • Multiple access points from North
  • Diverse Habitat
  • Middle Platte River
  • Pond in middle of the farm (not stocked)
  • 30 x 40’ open side Shed in NW corner
  • Easement over neighbors’ property to access shed
  • Taxes: $375/yr.
  • Small portable camper parked by pond, optionally available
  • The neighboring homeowner has an easement for a lateral field that extends slightly onto this property just east of their home. It is not visible, nor does it cause any issues with access to or use of the property.


From Interstate I-35, travel to Exit 33, US-34 toward Creston/Osceola.

Turn West on US-34W and continue to follow US-34 W through Creston (38.32 Miles)

Turn Left (South) on Beechwood Ave / P17 and travel approx. 1.5 miles.

Turn Left (East) onto 240th Street and travel approximately 1.5 miles.

Property is on South Side of the Road (look for Tree Farm Signs)

Property continues East along South side of the road, across the bridge / Middle Platte River and stops at the fence line dividing the timber from the crop field East of river.


  • Property ID: UC60
  • Price: $275,000
  • Property Size: 60 Acres
  • Property Type: Farms & Ranches
  • Property Status: Pending Sale
  • Address 240th Street, Creston, IA, USA
  • County Union County
  • State Iowa
  • Zip/Postal Code 50801


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