495.455 Acres, Smith County, Texas



  • Price:$2,972,730
  • Type:Acreage, Hunting Land, Recreational Property, Timberland
  • Address:CR 3111 Joy - Wright Mountain Road
  • Acres:495
  • County:Texas
  • City:Kilgore
  • Status:Sold
  • State:Texas
  • Zip:75662


This 495.455-acre high-fenced property holds a hidden gem of a lake in a private sanctuary setting just 2 miles off of Interstate 20 between Tyler and Longview in eastern Smith County.  The premier building site for your residence or weekend cabin on the south lakeshore hillside is a beautiful park with towering pines and hardwoods.  The recently-renovated eight-acre Caney Lake is surrounded by a stunningly beautiful forty or so acres of native pine and hardwood forest.  The lake is visually isolated from the three hard-topped county road frontages, offering ease of access but with superb privacy for many additional potential building sites.

An extensive system of roads and trails has been opened up to provide recreational access for hunting, wildlife viewing or off-road touring, as well as access to the newly-erected exterior high fence.  The upgrades to the road system include new culverts at appropriate locations.  Native hardwoods were retained along the creek channels, offering a diversity to the wildlife habitat.  A four-acre haven of native upland oaks and pines was preserved and is being used extensively as a bedding area by whitetail deer.

The rolling terrain encircling the Caney Lake woods has been reforested by professional foresters over the past two years with vigorously-growing, improved-stock loblolly pine seedlings, using the latest in site preparation methods.  The soils of this property are not only very well-suited for timber production, but they have also demonstrated good wet-weather harvesting capability in the past, which has been a marketing plus in past years.  These young trees should provide a solid timber valuation status in regard to the county taxes.  A timber valuation is currently in effect on the property; this land has been in timber production for many years.

This property has readily-apparent division possibilities with the three distinct county road frontage locations.  Along with the excellent access, there is electric power and telephone service on the three county roads, and community water on CR 3111 along the southern property boundary.

The property is being offered at $6,000 per acre.  A 2021 boundary survey was completed and is available.

  • Annual property taxes are estimated to be around $1,500 with the timber valuation in effect.
  • Electric Power, Telephone along county roads.
  • Community Water along south boundary on CR 3111, West Gregg SUD, 8” line.
  • Chapel Hill ISD School District.
  • No indicated FEMA floodplain.
  • Rolling to level fine sandy loam soils throughout.

To arrange site visits, please contact listing agent Mark Brian at 936-590-0986, the TerraStone office at 936-590-4909 or at  A registration form will be emailed to you for your review and signing prior to the site visit, and only takes a few minutes on a smart phone or computer.

Buyers’ agents are required to contact listing agent to arrange site visits and are required to accompany potential buyers at the time of the first visit.  Failure to disclose as a buyers’ agent or lack of presence upon first site visit will result in co-broker compensation being at discretion of listing agent.

TerraStone Land Company strives to gather good information concerning listed properties from reliable sources, but cannot guarantee the accuracy of said data, including but not limited to boundary line locations, acreages, fence lines, legal title, environmental hazards, condition of improvements, legal access, utility services, or site suitability for agricultural or forestry use.  All maps are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not survey plats. TLC recommends that potential buyers examine the offered property to their own satisfaction.  TLC is not responsible for errors, omissions, offering withdrawal or price modifications.


Property Map / Directions

This property is south of Interstate 20, approximately 15 miles east of Tyler, Texas, and is situated 10 miles west of Kilgore, Texas on asphalt-topped County Road 3111 (Joy - Wright Mountain Road) and County Road 3112 N. This land is located approximately 2 miles south of I-20, off Exit 579 at I-20, and fronts CR 3111 on its’ east and south boundaries; CR 3112 borders the southwestern section of the land.

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