Recreational Property with Stocked Pond, Hunting, and Income

  • $224,950
  • 32 Acres
Decatur County, Iowa
For Sale South Central Iowa

Recreational Property with Stocked Pond, Hunting, and Income

Decatur County, Iowa
  • $224,950
  • 32 Acres


If you’re looking for a weekend getaway that features hunting and fishing opportunities, while providing you an annual income, this could be the property for you.

This 31.5 m/l acre tract of land is located in Decatur County, Iowa just off of I-35 on paved county Hwy J20.  The farm features a beautiful stocked pond, and a diverse mix of hedge, cedars, thick overgrown field edge, and crop acres.

With the diversity of habitat, this property offers many hunting opportunities throughout the fall, winter, and spring, as well as fishing for the family and friends in the summer.  And, with the easy access, you’ll be able to enjoy all the farm has to offer, year-round.

For the serious whitetail hunter, you’ll know that Decatur County is one of the most sought-after areas of Iowa for hunting land.  This property is certainly no exception, so don’t let the aerial fool you.  The surrounding large blocks of timber and CRP hold some giant whitetails, which travel through this farm for access to the crops and alfalfa on the adjacent property.  It sets up perfectly for hunting the whitetail on the food to bed travel routes as well as when they stop off at the pond for water.  In addition, turkey nesting cover is thick on the SE corner, and on the properties to the South, with plenty of large roosting trees surrounding the property.

In addition to the recreational aspects of the property, the farm also features approximately 17 Crop acres, which are cash rented for the 2024 crop year at $160/acre.  That is approximately $2,700 of annual income that can be used to offset taxes and invest back into any improvements you may want to make to the property, such as a fishing dock.  Additionally, there are about 3.6 additional FSA crop acres that could be put into production, for someone that is more investment minded.

This farm has what the majority of individuals are looking for, and these types of properties don’t typically stay on the market long.

To schedule your private tour of this beautiful Southern Iowa property, contact Land Broker Chuck Johnson @ 515-993-7979

Property Features:

  • 31.5 m/l acres, subject to survey
  • Stocked Pond
  • Great Area, known for producing giant whitetails w/ good deer sign
  • Adjacent to large timber blocks and great habitat to South and West
  • Approximately 24 FSA Acres, subject to reconstitution by USDA
  • 16.92 m/l Cropped Acres cash rented for 2024 at $160/ac
  • Additional 3.6 acres could be added
  • Easy Access to I-35, Paved Frontage on J20
  • Short drive from Des Moines
  • Estimated Annual Taxes: $410
  • Additional Acres Available, including Food Plot & Redneck Blind
  • Parcel #: 0602100002 (west)


From Des Moines, head South on I-35 past Van Wert.

Take Exit 18 onto J20.  Head East on J20 for approximately 1/2 mile.

Property is on South Side of J20, just East of 20005 Co Hwy J20


001 County Hwy J20, Leon, Iowa 50144



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