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Crowley Ranch

Status: Sold
Acres: 380 +/-
Type: Ranches, Single Family
Address: 12873 Ericson Road
City, State: Newell, South Dakota
County: Butte
ZIP Code: 57762
Lat/Long: 44.6332, -103.4906
Presented By: Jim Pederson
Taxes: $2,800
Dwelling Sq Ft: 806
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1


Western South Dakota ranch southeast of Nisland. 380 acres with a two bedroom home, barn and sheds. Located on Ericson Road just 3.5 miles south of Highway 212 or 4 miles west of Highway 79. The property could be used for a ranch headquarters or summer pasture.

Crowley Ranch
Nisland, South Dakota
380 acres - $SOLD

Property & Current Operation: The property consists of 380 acres. The ranch is currently utilized for summer and fall pasture for about 65 cow/calf pair from May/June to December. The stocking rate and length of grazing depends on weather conditions.

Home: The headquarters is in the northwestern side of the property about 3/10th of a mile from Ericson Road. A shelter belt has been planted around the buildings. The modest home has two bedrooms and one bath. It is about 806 square feet and was built in 1996 under the SD Governor's Housing Program.


  • 32' x 98' Barn with electricity,
  • 25' x 63' Open faced barn with electricity,
  • 24' x 56' Shed with 6' lean-to, it has water and electricity. There is a windbreak attached to the west side and a holding pen on the south.
  • Chicken House.

Terrain: The land is primarily rolling pasturelands offering long range views of Bear Butte and the Black Hills. The elevation in the range of 2,900 feet above sea level.

Water: The Butte-Meade Rural Water District services the home and stock tanks. There are also five reservoirs on the ranch.

Wildlife and Recreation: Access to hundreds of thousands of acres of public land in the nearby Black Hills National Forest which can be accessed near Spearfish or Sturgis, which is about a 30 to 45-minute drive from the property. The Belle Fourche Reservoir & Rocky Point Recreation Area is 18 miles northwest.

Access & Location: The property is southeast of Nisland about 6.5 miles. There are several routes to reach the property, from Nisland travel east on Highway 212, then south on Fenton Road to Ericson Road. From Sturgis take Highway 79 north to the Vale Cut-Off Road then travel west 3.9 miles to the ranch. It's very well located within driving distance to several area towns.

The address is 12873 Ericson Road, Nisland, SD 57762. 

Approximate mileage to nearby towns:

  • Nisland, SD - 6.5 miles,
  • Newell, SD - 11 miles,
  • Belle Fourche, SD - 22 miles,
  • Sturgis, SD - 23 miles,
  • Spearfish, SD - 34 miles,
  • Rapid City, SD - 48 miles.

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