This western South Dakota ranch consists of 402 acres in a foothills setting with timbered ridges and open pastures. It is situated in the valley between Elk Mountain and a wide expanse of the Black Hills National Forest at an elevation of 4,600 feet. The west side of the ranch borders Dewey County Road for about one-half mile and has rolling meadows and farm ground being utilized as improved pasture. The buildings are located on the east side where there are wooded knolls with pine and cedar trees.
Home & Garage:
The headquarters buildings include a home and several outbuildings. The well-kept three bedroom, two bath double wide home offers a pretty view of the surrounding Black Hills. It was recently remodeled in 2014 and 2015 including updated kitchen, new laminate wood flooring, new kitchen appliances, new decking, several new windows and new shingles. The home has a mud room addition and covered cement patio. Next to the home is a 24’ x 40’ detached two car garage with adjacent dog kennel. Most of the home furnishings are included in the sale. The yard area has been landscaped with a variety of trees and bushes including spruce, cedar, lilacs, Nanking cherry, crab apple, and maple. There is a large fenced garden spot, an RV hook-up, and storage shed near the house.
At the corrals there are is a 24’ x 42’ pole barn, a 16’ x 40’ loafing shed, a loading chute and a gathering lot leading into the plank corrals.
The property has two water wells. The newer well was drilled in 2005 and is reported to be 1,160 feet deep. The other well is reported to be 135 feet deep.
Wildlife & Recreation:
Area wildlife include antelope, deer, turkey. Elk typically range in the nearby hills. The ranch is in a good central Black Hills location between Custer, SD and Newcastle, WY. It is close to Black Hills National Forest lands where year round recreational opportunities abound. In addition to nearby access to National Forest, other recreational areas in the vicinity include Jewel Cave, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore.
Access & Location:
This convenient setting is just 4 miles south of Highway 16 on Dewey Road. A private road called Two Track Trail, which is shared with other neighboring properties, leads from the County Road to the buildings and then on to the other properties.
Approximate mileages to nearby towns: Newcastle, WY – 15 miles, Custer, SD – 29 miles and Rapid City, SD – 69 miles.
Working ranch with a good set of buildings, convenient location only one hour from Rapid City and close to recreation.