Cabbage Hammocks, Florida
Property Types: Vacant Land, Cabin, Recreational, Timber Land
Activities & Amenities
One of the most Unique hunting properties in Florida.
The Gulf Coast Hammocks of Dixie County are some of America’s most unique ecosystems. From the first Spanish stories of La Florida, this area has been legendary for its wildlife. It’s been known for its hunting going back tens of thousands of years. The moss draped live oaks and cabbage palms interspersed with pines and mesic hardwoods yield a wildness and beauty rarely found in today’s world. Very few places do natural ecosystems, almost untouched by man, reign supreme as it does here. There isn’t anywhere like this place in the world. For good reason, a significant portion of this area is State, Federal and Conservation protected lands.
Very rarely does something like this unique high quality property come on the market. Cabbage Hammocks is such a place and it’s fortuitous that it hasn’t already been added to the list of refuges, WMA’s and protected lands. Just shy of 550 acres, this property is one of the last best examples of this unique ecosystem and “Old Florida” still held in private hands in this region.
Cabbage Hammock is one of those special places that when you go there for the first time, you’ll never forget it. It’s unique in about every aspect and as wild as a place most will ever see. Literally at the “end of the road” one drives down a once-public road now very, very private road through like-minded neighbors who too manage their property for wildlife.
Cabbage Hammocks stands above most properties for the amount of almost untouched, natural ecosystem. There are approximately 80± acres of genetically improved slash pine, 14± acres of fields and food plots, about 3.5 miles of well maintained roads and several man-made ponds. The balance is natural mixed natural pine and a myriad of mesic hardwoods. There are natural ecotones throughout, which is one reason for the high game flow. Cabbage palms are found throughout almost all of the property.
The neighbors are all large landowners. There is a high fenced property that we recently sold on the southern border. If we owned this property we would extend the fencing. Thankfully, prior landowners closed the once public road that once ran through the property. Today, access is limited to only the land owner and one other large landowner that uses his property for personal hunting.
The improvements are a simple “Florida Cracker” style hunting camp, including barns, that brings back memories of simpler times based more on fireplace story telling with friends and true outdoor adventure.
The locale is too pure “Old Florida” with Steinhatchee and it’s great seafood restaurants and Gulf access just 23 minutes to the west. This truly is a year round recreational property. Cross City is about 15 minutes with the historic Putnam Lodge and restaurants as well as Horseshoe Beach. Chiefland is only 29 miles away.
“Owning Cabbage Hammock is like an adventure waiting to happen. There is certainly enough habitat to burn, plant food plots and improve. However, the difference here is the value is found in the untouched mesic hardwoods and pine.” - Jon Kohler, Broker