Honey Creek Falls
So many of our clients have the same basic wish to purchase a property where friends and family would want to gather and reconnect with one another. Oklahoma has lots of pretty countryside, but what people really want is something special that will become a sacred family spot where generations of the family will want to visit. If you ask people to describe what a "special" place might look like, the vast majority of them would include a water fall and creek flowing with crystal clear water. Just the sound, smell and feel of the air around waterfalls is soothing to humans. It's hard to perfectly describe the feeling that waterfalls convey but "magical" might be the closest that we can come up with.
If that's what you've been looking for, then we'd like to welcome you to Honey Creek Falls. Honey Creek Falls is located just 8 miles southeast of Grand Lake at Grove, OK making it a short 1-hour drive from Joplin, MO and Bentonville, AR or a 90-minute drive from Tulsa, OK.
In most cases, beautiful water like Honey Creek is contained within large tracts of land that contain hundreds of acres or more. Prices on those sizes of tracts pushes the cost beyond what most buyers can afford. However, in the case of Honey Creek Falls, you can buy a fantastic stretch of a beautiful creek in an affordable size. Starting upstream where the creek passes onto the property, you have a beautiful waterfall that stretches the full width of the creek. As the crystal-clear water flows over the waterfall, it falls into the first and deepest pool on the property. Currently, there is a large hardwood tree resting in this pool and it is fascinating to stand above on the high bank and watch the fish swim around in what amounts to a giant natural aquarium. Just past the pool, the creek is intercepted by a large limestone shelf complete with fully intact crinoid fossils visible in the rock. These marine fossils date all the way back to the Mesozoic Period, 300 million years before dinosaurs appeared. Although they look like a fern, they were, in fact, an animal that flourished in ancient seas that once covered Oklahoma. Interestingly, this limestone shelf has two levels, one is a flat bench that runs about 2 to 3 feet beneath the water before dropping off into the deep swimming hole. This would the ideal place to lounge in the shallow water on hot days. By the way, this spring fed creek is cold year around, so just imagine how nice it would feel on those 100 degree summer days. The top of the bench has been used by the family as a place to build campfires while spending the night listening to the waterfall and star gazing. Just downstream of the shelf there is another deep hole full of fish. In this area, the creek flow swings to the north and becomes much more shallow, running from ankle deep to knee deep. Large gravel beds line each side of the creek in this area and are ideal spots to hunt for arrowheads and fossils. It is also here that that large gangway extends from the high bank down to the creek giving you easy access to the water. As the water flows along and off the property, there are a mixture of shallow and deep runs some with watercress growing along them.
The land extends on both sides of the creek ensuring that your view and enjoyment will not be disturbed by someone building right across the way. In addition, a decent double wide mobile home is already on the property and may serve as your first hang out until you are able to design and build your ultimate creekside cabin. The nicely maintained yard has an assortment of shade trees as well as an apple and cherry tree. Redbuds, dogwoods, sycamores, oak and walnut trees also grace the creekside. Outdoor lights are strung through the trees to create the ideal atmosphere for the family to enjoy summer nights along this stunning waterway.
If you have been looking for one of those magical properties where everyone will want to go spend time and that will be your family legacy for generations into the future, please call Sean Childress at 580 320 5791 to discuss today.