Introduction: An iconic Black Hills ranch with 880+ acres in a scenic and remote locale on the west side of the Bear Lodge Mountains. A high country setting that qualifies for landowner elk tags and offers an incredible mountain landscape. The ranch, which has been in the same family for many years, is a well-known landmark in the Bear Lodge Mountains.
Property: The ranch consists of 880+ acres with extremely diverse topography. The higher plateaus encompass wide ranging grass hay meadows and open parks that are edged with bur oak, pine, aspen and birch trees. From the table lands the terrain slopes into rough timbered draws and canyon areas. The property presents outstanding views in all directions including Devils Tower and the Missouri Buttes, which are on the northwestern horizon. The ranch borders a section of State Land and three isolated parcels of Black Hills National Forest.
Water & Improvements: Water resources include an electric well, two spring developments piped into stock tanks and two reservoirs. The older homestead, which has been used as a hunting camp and family retreat in recent years, is equipped with power and phone. Countless cabin sites are offered throughout the property.
Wildlife: With the combination of a good feed base, natural water resources, and great cover, the environment for wildlife is one of the best in the area. The fields offer abundant places to establish food plots. For many years the ranch has met eligibility requirements for landowner elk permits. In addition to elk, the area wildlife includes deer, turkey, mountain lion, bobcat, coyote, fox, eagles, hawks and other species of small game.
Recreation: In addition to the recreation offered in the nearby Black Hills National Forest, the ranch itself has recreation opportunities in every season with horseback riding, camping, hiking, mountain biking, riding ATVs, backpacking, hunting, cross country skiing and snowmobiling.
Access: Seasonal access is provided by Bear Lodge Ranch Road. The west boundary of the property is 2.7 miles from a gravel county maintained road and then another 8 miles on to Highway 24 near the entrance road to Devils Tower National Monument.
Remarks: The Bear Lodge Ranch is a secluded mountain getaway of historical significance with pristine Black Hills scenery, which being offered for sale for the first time since the 1940s. This premier property is in a great location for a private retreat, hunting camp, recreational venture, or possible development of seasonal parcels. As one of the last ranches in the Bear Lodge with a substantial amount of acreage available to purchase, the property also has excellent potential as a conservation easement candidate.