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Elk Basin Ranch, South Dakota
Property Types: Timber Land, Vacant Land, Ranches for Sale, Recreational
Activities & Amenities
The Elk Basin Ranch in Custer County, South Dakota has 459± deeded acres and excellent big game hunting, all just 27 miles from Rapid City, the gateway to the Black Hills. The ranch boasts spectacular views of Custer State Park located only 1 ¼ miles to the west. The Custer State Park Airport is only 2 miles away. The property is both secluded and easily accessible year around via a graveled county road. About half of the ranch is comprised of gently rolling pastures and meadows, with the remainder in Black Hills spruce, ponderosa pine, birch, aspen, and oak--excellent habitat for the large elk, deer, mountain lion and wild turkey that abound here. Ponds provide necessary water for livestock and big game. Improvements are functional and include working corrals, loading chute and livestock shelter. There are 24 acres of alfalfa/hay fields on the south side of Dry Creek which runs through the middle of the ranch. This ranch has not been overgrazed and has been well managed. Elevations range from 3700 feet on the creek bottom to 3935 feet at the top of the ridge. The Elk Basin Ranch presents the discerning buyer with distinct opportunities in one of the most sought-after areas in the region.
The Elk Basin Ranch is located south and West of Hermosa, South Dakota. Go south of Hermosa, South Dakota for 7 miles on Highway 79, then turn west on Cobb Road for 5 miles then 1.5 miles south. Ranch is on the east side of the road.
Custer State Park is famous for its bison herds, other wildlife, scenic drives, historic sites, visitor centers, fishing lakes, resorts, campgrounds and interpretive programs. In fact, it was named as one of the World's Top Ten Wildlife Destinations for the array of wildlife within the park's borders and for the unbelievable access visitors have to them. One of the nation’s largest state parks, just 15 miles from the city of Custer, South Dakota’s premier State Park comprises 71,000 acres. Custer State Park has been home to diverse cultural heritages for thousands of years and has provided an array of scenic beauty and outdoor recreation for visitors since the early 1900s.
The Elk Basin Ranch offers endless recreational possibilities for the outdoor enthusiast, both on the property and in nearby Custer Sate Park. Hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and fishing in the summer combine with snowmobiling and cross-country skiing in the winter to create the perfect year-round retreat.
The ranch consists of several environments which support a very diverse collection of wildlife. The riparian corridor offers habitat for mule deer, elk, antelope, mountain lion and numerous other birds and smaller mammals. Mule deer and pronghorn antelope browse the creek bottoms and forage the native grasses. During the fall and into the winter months, herds of elk can be found residing on the ranch for multiple days at a time.
All mineral rights appurtenant to the property owned by the seller will transfer with the real estate. Sellers make no representation regarding what mineral rights they presently own.
Fences & Boundaries:
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 about location of the fence lines in relationship to the deeded property lines, nor does the seller make any warranties or representations about 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.