Incredibly scenic 293 acres in a rare Black Hills setting with live water, landowner elk tags, great access and an absolutely stunning setting. A mountain stream and three fishing lakes are situated in the valley flanked by aspen, pine and spruce. A newly remodeled main cabin offers panoramic views overlooking the lakes. Truly a unique opportunity.
Four Corners, Wyoming
293 acres - $1,625,000
Property: The picturesque setting includes 293 deeded acres situated in the high country southwest of Buckhorn.
Water: The property has an abundance of live water. The three lakes in the middle of the property are fed by Soldier Creek, which runs the entire length of the valley. The creek enters the southeastern side of the property and flows in the lakes, where it picks up more natural spring water, then winds westerly through the valley. In 2019, the lakes where dredged to an approximate 18 feet depth to improve the environment for fish. A water well, reported to be 108 feet deep supplies water to the cabins.
Terrain: Upon entrance to the property the view across the valley toward the ponds is breathtaking. With timbered hills on each side the meadow is secluded and private. The property has an exquisite mixture of topography, which makes for a stunning setting as well as prime wildlife habitat. The meadows are flanked with ponderosa pine, quaking aspen, spruce, and juniper. Many sites near the lakes, which were once farmed, would make excellent locations for food plots. The creek bottoms are lined with willow and a variety of native bushes. The inlets have dense thickets of willow, which make for perfect nesting spots. The northern portion of the property extends into a higher timbered plateau with pine forest. Limestone rimrocks and outcroppings edge the hills. The land is set at an elevation in the range of 5,850 along the creek to 6,080 feet on the ridge. A good trail system runs through the property making it easily accessible by ATV.
Buildings: Nestled on a hill overlooking the valley, is a newly remodeled main cabin which is perfectly situated for wildlife observation with a panoramic view of the lakes and meadow below. The southeastern side of the cabin has a wall of new windows and sliding glass door which leads to the full-length deck, making the perfect spot watching wildlife. Beginning in 2019, the main cabin has been updated with new plumbing, new roof, new electrical, new water lines, Mendota gas fireplace, new septic, washer, dryer, jetted tub and kitchen range. The knotty pine walls add western charm to the cabin, which comes furnished and is move-in ready.
Nearby, a one-room guest cabin is currently being remodeled. The outbuildings are situated in the valley below the cabins. They include a pole barn with a corner workshop that has electricity and a cement floor. There is also a tall metal carport for stowing a camper or motor home and several other sheds, which are currently used for storage. The owner continues working on the outbuildings as time permits, as some the outbuildings are in need of repair.
Utilities: The property has electricity, propane and landline telephone.
Wildlife & Recreation: A myriad of wildlife enjoys this ideal haven. Rocky Mountain Elk, Whitetail Deer, and Merriam Turkey all frequent the area. The property is in Elk Hunt Area 117 and currently qualifies for landowner elk tags. Each spring, the ducks and geese return to the property, where they nest and raise their young in this prime habit. Game trails evidence the wildlife movement from the concealed wooded areas into the meadows and to creek and lakes. The three ponds are stocked with wild rainbow trout with a stocking rate of approximately 1,000 fish in 2019.
Outdoor recreation in all seasons abounds in the Black Hills. Access to National Forest land is just up the highway past Buckhorn. The Black Hills is a year-round adventure destination with over one million acres of National Forest. Trail #3 on Black Hills Snowmobile Trail System is 2.8 miles from the property at Buckhorn.
Access & Location: The property is accessed from Highway 85, with the first portion of the road being Old Highway 85, which is pavement. Then the road becomes a private gravel road through the property, which winds around the base of the hill to the buildings. The eastern side of the property has visibility from Highway 85 for signage for possible commercial ventures. This unmatched location is within a 30 to 45-minute drive of several Black Hills area towns including Newcastle, WY, Sundance, WY and Deadwood, SD.
Approximate mileage to nearby towns:
Buckhorn, WY - 3 miles,
Four Corners, WY - 4.5 miles,
Newcastle, WY - 22 miles,
Sundance, WY - 33 miles,
Deadwood, SD - 34 miles,
Spearfish, SD - 42 miles,
Rapid City, SD - 75 miles,
Gillette, WY - 94 miles,
Casper, WY - 185 miles.
Tract and Adjacent Property: Seller is amendable to sell a smaller parcel of the property and is offering the northerly 120 acres as a separate tract. Click here to view Whitetail Ridge.
Also adjacent to east side of the property and adjacent to Highway 85, is 2.43 acres that is also available to purchase. Click here to view the Soldier Creek Acreage.
Remarks: Wapiti Lakes is one of the most attractive land offerings in the Black Hills. It's extraordinary setting and naturally beautiful surroundings with a live stream and fishing lakes make it well-suited for retreat, camp, commercial operation, recreational hideaway or a place for a year-round home. Properties like this aren't for sale very often.
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