North Carolina Land for Sale

Bat Cave Property

321 Acres, Avery County, North Carolina



Avery County, NC mountain property for sale in Elk Park. The land has access from Highway 19 and SR 1169. The property contains miles of roads and trails, a large stream (could be stocked with trout), many smaller streams and topography from 3,000 to 4,000 elevation. The "bat caves" are a remanent of the Cranberry Minesopens in new window and are protected by a conservation easement on 293 acres of the property. The remaining 27.5 acres is not restricted. The easement allows forest management (timber was partially harvested in 2010), hiking, hunting, fishing, etc.

The 27.5 acres could be developed for residential use while the remaining acreage could be community land for the owners to hike, hunt, fish, camp, ride horses and ATVs, etc. Owner financing (20% down payment, 6% interest, 20 year amortization, balloon payment in 10 years) for qualified buyers.

Property Features

  • 321 acres total
  • Two access points/road frontage
  • Trout stream, many smaller streams
  • 3,000 to 4,000 elevations
  • Miles of roads and trails
  • Close to skiing, trout fishing Grandfather Mountain, Linville Gorge
  • Very close to Elk River Fallsopens in new window
  • Very close to Roan Mountainopens in new window


From Elk Park, NC: Take Highway 19E east 0.9 miles, turn right to stay on Highway 19E east. The entrance is 0.8 miles on the right.

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Residential, forestry, hunting, fishing, trail riding


  • Elk Park, 1 mile
  • Banner Elk, 8 miles
  • Linville, 10 miles
  • Boone 25 miles

Conservation Easement

  • 293 acres protected by a conservation easement
  • 27.5 acres unrestricted
  • Timber management, hunting, fishing, trail riding, allowed
  • Call agent for a copy of the easement


36.141829, -81.967753 at access road on Highway 19E



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Disclaimer: Information taken from reliable sources and thought to be correct. Potential buyers should perform their own due diligence and verify all information.