Barnes, Camden Area

Over 530 Acres of Contiguous Land & Prime Hunting Land


Over 530 acres of contiguous land in sections 4, 8 & 9 in Camden Township consisting of mature timber, river bottom land, rolling hills, deep ravines, restored hardwood forests, and frontage on the La Moine River. Of the 531 acres, 461.5 acres are enrolled in the CREP program. Offered as a whole, or in parcels described further below.



Tax bills show 531 total acres.


17.11 acres as determined by the Schuyler County Farm Service Agency in multiple small fields. These fields are NOT included in the CREP program. 


Watch for our directional Real Estate signs. From Rushville, go north two miles on Route 67, turn left on the Camden Road. Go seven miles, turn right onto Greenwell Mill Road. Go north and east in a winding manner, three miles to Spring Creek Road. Turn left (west) and the Barnes Trust land begins on the right side of the road after a mile.


The portion of the land that is largely in the flood plain is in the Conservation Reserve Enhanced Program (CREP), with a perpetual Conservation Easement granted to the Schuyler County Soil and Water Conservation District. The conservation plan includes reforestation of hardwoods on higher elevation in the flood plain, with natural wildlife habitat regeneration on the lower elevations. See links below for more information.

The links below will take you to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Web sites that include more information on the CREP program:


CREP Commonly Asked Questions



Any mineral rights owned by the sellers, if any, will be conveyed to the buyer(s).


At closing. No leases either cropland or for hunting remain in effect, so this land is available for all 2017-2018 seasons.


The last CRP payment was made in 2015. Future income can come from timber sales and hunting leases.

  • Barnes “Cray Farm East 80 Tract”: 80.00 acres, located north of Spring Creek Rd. and east of Barnes Rd., 3.4 acres cropland, CREP enrolled w/ permanent conservation easement on the west portion, $2,960/acre = $236,800. 

  • Barnes “Cray Farm Southwest 80”: 80.00 acres southwest of the above tract south of Spring Creek Rd., CREP enrolled w/ permanent conservation easement, $2,750/acre = $220,000

  • Vernon Barnes & Barnes West: 370 acres, partially CREP enrolled w/ permanent conservation easement. Northern portion unencumbered. $2,400/acre = $888,000


Click on the following buttons to link to more information. Interested buyers should investigate and understand the terms of the Conservation Reserve Enhanced Program (CREP).

Plat Map

Possible Division of Barnes-Camden Farms

AgriData Inc. Aerial Map

Topo Map

Mult FSA Photos Map

CREP Cray Map

CREP Vernon Map

CREP West Map

Camden Brochure

Schuyler County, Illinois