The Green Lake property is a 1,674 acre hardwood bottomland that lies on the north side of the Ouachita River in southern Arkansas. Due to the overflow nature of land adjacent to the Ouachita River, the poorly drained low lying areas and sloughs on the property support lower quality hardwood timber. However, some areas of the tract are fairly well drained and grow better quality species. The forest contains mostly mature oak and gum in a closed canopy and open forest floor. Good hunting and fishing has brought reliable recreational leasing.
|Property Name||Green Lake|
|Coordinates||N 33° 16′ 0″ W 92° 15′ 48″|
|Previous Owner||Calion Lumber Co|
|Dominant Forest Type||Bottomland hardwood|
|Managing Consultant||Larson & McGowin, Inc|
|Address||214 North Washington, Suite 309 El Dorado, AR – 71730|
The property lies just north of the Jelly Roll tract on the east side of the Ouachita River in Bradley County (Township 16 South, Range 11 West). This tract also has an old river lake called Green Lake, hence the tract name. It is 17 air miles east of the town of Calion and 13 air miles south of Hermitage, AR. Access to the property ranges from county gravel road to unimproved woods roads across neighboring landowners.
The Green Lake tract was formerly owned by the Calion Lumber Company and primarily used for production of hardwood sawtimber to supply the Calion saw mill. The property was acquired in the early 1900’s by the grandfather of Charlie Thomas, the current president of Calion Lumber Company. In addition to sawtimber and pulpwood production, the property has also been used for recreational purposes and raising hogs.
The property contains primarily mature hardwood, with some smaller acreage in pine-hardwood and swamp. There are 5,000 board feet per acre of sawtimber and 21 tons per acre of pulpwood. Both the smaller, well-drained creeks and the larger river bottoms have a significant component of oak, gum, hickory, and ash species with minor components of cypress, beech and maple. Management of the better drained bottoms will target red oak as the desired species.