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Castle Rock Farms, South Dakota
Property Types: Farms, Homes
Activities & Amenities
Castle Rock Farms offers 5417± deeded acres conveniently located close to the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota in Butte County. The FSA shows 4656 acres of cropland and 309 acres of CRP which is 92% of the farm. Also included is a 4-bedroom, 2 bath home with attached garage and an oversized detached garage on a separate lot in Newell. On the north farm, there is a 50' x 40' Morton shop, older machine shed, and 3 grain bins. South of the town of Newell, there are 6 grain bins and 5 hopper bins providing 166,000 bushels of grain storage. The owners have reported wheat yields in the 65-bushel range. Exceptional mule deer and whitetail deer are found on the property. The farm also offers excellent and antelope and turkey hunting as well as waterfowl. This is truly a one-of-a-kind opportunity.
Purchase the entire property which will include the house, bin site and 1500± acres growing crop or purchase one of the following tracts:
CASTLE ROCK FARM – North Tract: consists of 4146± deeded acres with 3431 crop acres and 309 CRP acres with the balance hayed or wildlife habitat. Includes Morton shop. This tract has outstanding deer hunting. Price: $4,054,800 or $978/acre
CASTLE ROCK FARM – South Tract: consists of 1,271± deeded acres with 1225 crop acres and no improvements. Price: $1,243,000 or $978/acre
The north farm is located 16 miles north of Newell on Highway 79, then one mile east on Erk Road, a county gravel road. The headquarters and all improvements are based in Newell, a small country town not far from the Black Hills. There is a nine-hole golf course & the farm is not far from Newell Lake for fishing and boating. Commercial airline services are available at Rapid City, about an hour away.
Acreage and Current Operation:
The farm totals 5417± deeded acres with approximately 92% tillable or CRP. The yields reported by the owners have been approximately 65 bushels per acres recently. This will vary yearly depending on conditions and individual fertilizer programs. The farm is mostly dryland crop production with some hayland and CRP. The farm ground is in a fallow/wheat/sunflower rotation with 1,500± acres currently in wheat that sells with the farm prior to May 1st. After May 1, the current owner has the rights to harvest the wheat. Base acres include wheat, corn, and sunflowers. The hay is put up by a neighbor on a 50/50 share basis. The farm is in two separate parcels. The seller will entertain offers on individual tracts.
There are two CRP contracts on the north farm:
Tract # 2439
Contract #137A – 303.50 acres
10-01-2010 to 09-30-2020
Annual payment of $10,009 ($32.98 annual rate per acre)
Tract # 2443
Contract #11006 – 5.80 acres
10-01-2019 to 09-30-2029
Annual payment of $151 ($26 annual rate per acre)
According to U.S Climate Data the average rainfall for Newell, SD is 15.6 inches per year. The average high in the warmest month of July is 87 degrees and the average high in January is 30 degrees.
The home is a 4-bedroom, 2 baths with an attached garage and an oversized detached garage on a separate lot in Newell. Very nice kitchen and the living room has a fireplace. The detached garage has access from the alley and has a pit for oil changes and repairs. On the north farm, there is a 50' x 40' Morton shop, older machine shed, and 3 grain bins. South of the town of Newell, there are 6 grain bins and 4 hopper bins providing 163,000 bushels of grain storage.
Recreation & Hunting:
One of the benefits of this region is proximity to recreational opportunities with the Black Hills less than an hour away. Snow skiing and snowmobiling are major winter sports in the Black Hills and provide a backdrop seldom experienced anywhere else. Large water reservoirs throughout the region lend to water sports of all kinds just minutes away. Newell Lake lies just over the ridge to the south for easy access to boating & fishing. The farm is secluded and scenic with a thriving deer population and great fishing on the nearby Orman Reservoir. The Belle Fourche Dam, also known as Orman Dam, is a dam on Owl Creek in Butte County, SD, approximately nine miles west of the south tract. The construction of Highway 212 created the Belle Fourche Reservoir, the Belle Fourche National Wildlife Refuge, and the Rocky Point Recreation Area. The reservoir has approximately eight thousand acres of water surface, 6700 acres of land, and 58 miles of shoreline. It's stocked with walleye, catfish, and white bass. Average depth is twenty-five feet, but it has areas as deep as sixty feet at full capacity. Common activities at BFR include boating, fishing, ice fishing, ice skating, camping, cooking out, water skiing, fossil hunting and waterfowl hunting.
Excellent cover and habitat on the Castle Rock Farms are provided by the crops and the draws running throughout the farm. The owner has harvested numerous trophy white tail and mule deer over the years. Other wildlife found on the Castle Rock Farm also includes antelope, turkey, coyote, grouse and waterfowl.
No mineral rights are available with the farm.
Real Estate Taxes:
The real estate taxes for the year 2018 payable in 2019 were $33,033.
The seller is making known to all potential purchasers that there may be variations between the deeded property lines and the location of the existing fence boundary lines on the subject property. Seller makes no warranties regarding location of the fence lines in relationship to the deeded property lines, nor does the seller make any warranties or representations regarding specific acreage within the fenced property lines. Seller is selling the property in an “as is” condition which includes the location of the fences as they exist. Boundaries shown on accompanying maps are approximate based on the legal description and may not indicate a survey. Maps are not to scale and are for visual aid only. Their accuracy is not guaranteed.