Property: A wild and scenic Wyoming Black Hills ranch with live water, highway frontage, picturesque vistas, excellent wildlife habitat and incredible mountain scenery. The ranch encompasses 3,669+ deeded acres in one contiguous block with no public roads within the ranch boundary. It ranges from the creek banks where Salt Creek and Sweetwater Creek converge to the valleys of the Fresh Water Creek drainage and to the higher timbered country on Mount Pisgah. Throughout the ranch there are many water sources for livestock and wildlife. This is one of the top quality recreational holdings with a sizeable amount of deeded land available in the Black Hills area. It’s located in northeastern Wyoming fronting Highway 85 between Newcastle, Wyoming and Deadwood, South Dakota.
Terrain: The diversity of the terrain, combined with the mixture of pine, aspen, box elder, cottonwood, cedar and a variety of underbrush provide a striking Black Hills scene with back country privacy. The landscape includes creek bottoms, forested hills, expansive valleys, hidden meadows, deep draws, open pastures, rimrock ledges, red dirt cliffs, high table lands and steep mountainous country.
New Improvements: The current owner has completed many new water developments with tire tanks, installed over 14 miles of new fences, and built miles of new ranch roads.
Wildlife: The wildlife habitat is tremendous and has been greatly improved with the addition of new water sources, restricted hunting and limited grazing. Area wildlife include elk, mule deer, Merriam turkey, mountain lion, bobcat, coyote, red fox, hawks and eagles.
History: The Historic Cambria Salt Mine was located on the ranch in the late 1880s to early 1900s as denoted by the Historic Marker placed near the northwest entrance to the ranch.
Remarks: This is one of the largest blocks of deeded land that is available to purchase in the Black Hills territory at this time. It offers an outstanding opportunity where the Black Hills can be enjoyed in every season. The combination of paved highway access, live water, panoramic views, excellent wildlife environment, and amazing scenery make the Fresh Water Ranch is an exceptional offering.