DALLAS COUNTY, MO | 3.64 acres | Fortress-style Terrain w/Creek Sold

  • $13,900


Cheap Land In Missouri – Wooded Getaway with Creek

If you’re ready to get away from all the stresses of urban life, cut out a little slice of the Ozark mountains for yourself here in central Missouri. You’ll find yourself surrounded on all sides by an abundance of natural beauty. With Bennett Spring State Park just down the road, the Lake of the Ozarks an hour to the north and Springfield an hour to the south, you have a world of both outdoor and urban adventure opportunities at your fingertips.

  • Priced about 40% Below Market (see our Value Assurance)
  • Creek on Southern End of Property
  • Rock Walls, Creek, Wildlife: a Microcosm of the Ozark Mountains
  • Mobile Home Friendly
  • Legal Access to Public Road
  • Power Available
  • Only 10 mins to Bennett Spring State Park

PROPERTY: This 3.64 acre rectangular-shaped piece offers about 560 feet on Timber Lane, a publicly-maintained gravel road. One look and you can almost hear Earl the Bruce scream “close the bridge!” — the south end of the tract conjures up visions of an old medieval natural fortress when you see the vertical rock walls ascend from the creek and floodplain area below, which forms the southern boundary line. In fact, the lot features a rounded peak just above the rockwall, in the center of the lot, before leveling off in the very buildable north half. The site is moderately wooded with no structures, and your peace and privacy will remain in-tact thanks to a very sparse neighborhood — you’ll only have two other homes within 1000 feet of your property line. Power is available and runs along the road.


Lebanon, “Crossroads of the Ozarks”: Just 10 minutes from Bennett Spring State Park, this property is encompassed in natural splendor, offering the best of both worlds: it’s off the beaten path, and we can guarantee that you’ll be able to find all the privacy, peace, and quiet that you’re looking for . . . but it’s also located just 25 mins from Lebanon, a city of 15,000 residents and offering all the necessities and modern conveniences you could need in antique stores, dining, downtown shopping, outlet malls, and a Walmart. Load up on building supplies at Lowe’s or Harbor Freight, or even travel back in time, courtesy of the Route 66 Museum. Motor sports lovers will enjoy the Lebanon I-44 Speedway, which has been sanctioned by NASCAR in the past, but more natural entertainment is abundant here too, like zip lining and river running offered by the Niangua River Oasis.

This property also sits just a single hour away from Osage Beach and the Lake of the Ozarks, one of the world’s largest man-made lakes and host to about 5 million visitors per year. Lake of the Ozarks was voted “Best Recreational Lake” in America by a USA Today readers’ poll and, from just one glance, it’s easy to see why. It’s not just a beautiful body of water though — it’s the Midwest’s premier lake resort destination and an enormous state park, offering world-class boating, cruising, golfing, shopping, hiking, camping, and fishing, plus a wide variety of lodging, 200+ restaurants, state parks, and other recreational activities to suit any budget and taste.

One hour away in the opposite direction lies Springfield, the nearest major metropolitan city (population 462,000) and, of course, is flush with shopping, dining, nightlife, and almost every urban amenity imaginable. Children enjoy the Discovery Center of Springfield, featuring interactive exhibits on dinosaurs and human DNA, as well as train rides and the Dickerson Park Zoo, with animals from all over the world. Adults flock to outdoor concerts, fine dining, exciting nightlife, but the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium, opened in 2017 and now considered “America’s Best Aquarium” by USA Today, is an unforgettable experience for the entire family. Don’t miss Fantastic Caverns for truly unique “cavern-coasting,” or the Pythian Castle if you want to scratch a Harry Potter itch. It’s also home to a minor league affiliate of one of sports most storied franchises — the St. Louis Cardinals.

From Springfield, keep driving about 45 minutes farther to the south and you’ll arrive in world-famous Branson, the Entertainment Capital of the Ozarks. From outdoor fun, to amazing live entertainment, there’s no shortage of great things to do. Enjoy fishing on Bull Shoals or Table Rock Lake, cruise it in style on the Showboat Branson Belle, or walk the historic downtown boardwalk along Lake Taneycomo, featuring Branson Landing — Branson’s spectacular, landmark convergence of dining, shopping, and live entertainment. Families journey hundreds of miles to visit Silver Dollar City, an 1800’s-themed amusement park that was voted “America’s Top Theme Park” by a USA Today readers poll.  Silver Dollar City has been around for a while, but Beyond The Lens, a techno-tainment adventure for all ages, just opened up and was voted Branson’s best new attraction for 2020. 

The property’s somewhat central location within the state also places it within driving distance of St. Louis (about 3 hours) and Kansas City (just under 3 hours).

Vacant Land For Sale in the Ozarks

You are deep in Ozark Country after all, so if nature is what floats your boat, you found the perfect place. The entrance to Bennett Spring State Park, one of the state’s oldest and largest state parks, lies just down a few minutes down the road. More than 100 million gallons of clear, cool water gush from the natural Bennett Spring each day and form a spring branch stocked daily with rainbow trout waiting for lucky fishermen. Fishing may be the main draw, but the park also offers many other amenities such as a dining lodgecampgroundscabins, hiking trails, and kayak rentals for cruising the Niangua River. Whether you are a traditional fishing enthusiast or someone seeking a place to relax and refresh, Bennett Spring State Park has what you need to make every trip one to remember.

As previously mentioned, the Lake of the Ozarks is just an hour to the north but 15 minutes closer lies the crown jewel of Missouri’s state park system, Ha Ha Tonka State Park.  This 3600-acre pristine wilderness is not just a geologic masterpiece, but was voted the most beautiful place in Missouri (a very impressive feat for a state renowned for its untamed majesty) and the 4th best state park in America! Explore caves, sinkholes, glades, savannas, rocky cliffs and hillsides, natural springs, and even castle ruins. There’s plenty of man-made fun to be had here too though, including the region’s largest outdoor waterpark and a few local wineries. When the sun drops below the horizon and you’re ready for some live entertainment, head to the Ozarks Amphitheater in Camdenton, one of the coolest outdoor music venues in the entire state.

With Bennett Spring State Park and a host of campgrounds to the south and east, and Lake of the Ozarks and Ha Ha Tonka to the north, what about the west? Have no fear, travelling westward rewards you handsomely, as well. Pomme de Terre State Park is only a 40 minute drive and offers a little bit of everything. A marina and boat ramps make it easy to get in the water and fish for bass, walleye, catfish, crappie, or muskie. Two public swimming beaches make for great places to cool off or laze the day away. Two hiking trails satisfy an appetite for adventure. Approximately 240 campsites make the park ideal for multi-day getaways. It’s like a miniature, more peaceful version of the Lake of the Ozarks.

Call Scott directly at 314.639.9777 if you have any questions or would like to discuss making an offer. There’s lots more info – including viewing instructions – below, so make sure to keep reading!

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  • PRICE: $13,900
  • SIZE: 3.64 acres
  • POSTAL LOCATION: Tunas, Dallas County, MO 65764
  • LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 317 PHASES 1-2-3; LOT SIZE: 585.8′ X 357.01′ IRR (plat map here)
  • GPS COORDINATES: 37.778382,-92.930193
  • DIMENSIONS (approximate – lot not surveyed): starting NW corner clockwise 305 ft x 585 ft x 357 ft x 483 ft to POB
  • APN: 065016000000033000
  • FLOODPLAIN: the most southerly 0.53 acres (approximately) of the tract (creek area)
  • ELEVATION: 1089 ft
  • TERRAIN: highly variable, southern end: sharp slope (rock walls), center: rolling, north half: somewhat flat
  • ACCESS: approximately 560 feet of direct access along Timber Road, a public gravel road
  • WASTEWATER: septic would be necessary for wastewater management
  • WATER: well would be necessary for water
  • POWER: not connected, but power is available in area thru Southwest Electric Co-op (800-262-0326)
  • TAXES: $38.42 in 2020
  • ZONING/RESTRICTIONS: designated for “house or mobile home”, very few restrictions (click here for full document) 
    • Mobile homes and houses and accompanying outbuildings such as garages, workshops, barns are permitted
      • mobile home minimum size = 12 feet x 50 feet; house minimum size = 800 sf
      • setbacks: 50 feet from road, 25 feet from sides
      • no time limit to build – leave the lot as-is for as long as you want or need
      • original building plans (mobile home or house) must be approved
    • Agricultural growing is permitted
    • No livestock or kennels
    • Or, simply leave it as-is and enjoy being surrounded by nature!
  • HOA: none
  • NEAREST CITIES: Tunas < Lebanon < Springfield
  • NEAREST AIRPORTS: Springfield-Branson National Airport (1 hour away), St. Louis Lambert International (3 hours away)


You can go view the property at your convenience – owner does not need to accompany. Please call/text us to let us know you’re heading out, so we can ensure we have our phone on us in case you need help or have any questions. We’d appreciate a couple hours notice if possible. In case you lose cell phone service, it may be helpful to print off as many helpful documents as you can before you head out there.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Click HERE to open the destination in Google Maps, and simply enter your starting point to get step-by-step directions.

  • From this link, you can press “Directions” (on the left), enter your starting point, and Google Maps will provide you with step-by-step directions.
  • You can also click “Send to Phone” if you’re viewing this on your computer
  • And “Save” to download the directions so they’ll still work if you lose cell service.

If for some reason you’re having trouble with that link, you can navigate to GPS Coordinates 37.778382,-92.930193.

WALKING THE PROPERTY LINES w/YOUR PHONE: We highly recommend downloading Google Earth to your phone if you don’t already have it. Then (1) download the property boundary file (called a KML file) here. You may be prompted to click “download” one more time, so do that . . . OR you may be prompted to immediately open the file with Google Earth and, in that case, open it with Google Earth and ignore the remaining steps. Otherwise, (2) Open Google Earth (3) Go to the main menu (the three horizonatal lines at the top left of the screen), then Projects > Open > Import KML file > select the KML file you just downloaded (it should show up on that screen).  Now you should be able to see the property lines on the map, and the green dot represents where you’re currently standing. This is a very important tool to learn BEFORE you head out there. Please call us if you have any questions about it.


Call Scott directly at 314.639.9777 if you’d like to discuss an offer.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: We are investors, and are selling this lot For-Sale-By-Owner. You do not need to submit your offer through a real estate agent, and in our experience we close transactions more quickly and easily by having our dedicated transaction coordinator work directly with the Title Company and Buyers. We will also both save money on commission/fees by cutting out agents as the middle men. However, if you feel strongly about working with a Realtor, then you’re welcome to have them contact us on your behalf.

OWNER FINANCING: We do not offer owner-financing but you could get a loan through a bank or another lender and we’d be happy to coordinate with them.


After opening this map, you may see even more information about the area by clicking on Map Legend, then MapRight Layers.

WHY ARE YOU SELLING IT SO CHEAP? We are often asked why our properties are priced below market value, and the answer is really simple: we choose to sell to you at wholesale prices. We are investors who purchase properties at a large volume and discounted rates, and we strongly believe in passing this discount on to our buyers.

DISCLAIMER: We attempt to provide detailed, accurate and up-to-date information in our listings, in order to help our buyers to the best of our ability. However, it ultimately remains the buyer’s responsibility to perform their own due diligence and double check any details that are of significant importance to you including acreage, utilities, build-ability, and approved/allowable use-age for the property. We are happy to help however we can.

Tunas, MO 65764
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