Historic Elk Creek Ranch 269
Piedmont, South Dakota | County: Meade | 269 Acres
Historic Elk Creek Ranch 269 property lies at the foot of the Black Hills. Secluded and unique, yet only minutes from Rapid City, South Dakota, and less than 25 miles from the world-famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The area is known to have moderate climate given its location along the foothills of the Black Hills of South Dakota. This unique one-of-a-kind property has been owned by the same family for over 100 years. The potential exists to access the entitlements of water, natural gas, high speed internet and electricity. Roads and infrastructure have been significantly improved in this area. Rapid City and the Black Hills region are poised to continue growing, making the Historic Elk Creek Ranch property very desirable as a transition property.
Historic Elk Creek Ranch 269 is 269 acres of grassland and cottonwood lined creek bottoms. Elk Creek runs through the property plus there are two other drainages that bisect the property, a small pond, two shallow water wells and an abundance of trees along the creeks.Close Details
The property is approximately 8.5 miles north of Rapid City, South Dakota on paved Haines Avenue. From Piedmont, South Dakota, the property is approximately 7.5 miles east of Elk Creek Road and is also paved.
The Elk Creek Land Company property adjoins the existing Golden Valley rural subdivision.
Nearby one will find the World-Famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Mount Rushmore, and the western gambling town of Deadwood, South Dakota.
Assessor records show 269 acres grassland and cottonwood lined creek bottoms. Elk Creek runs through the property plus there are two other drainages that bisect the property, a small pond, two shallow water wells and an abundance of trees along the creeks. The current owner has harvested many substantial hay crops over the years.
There is substantial wildlife on the property, including white tail deer, turkey, sharp tail grouse, and occasionally elk and pheasants. Elk Creek is a mixed cold/warm water fishery. In the spring and early summer, the cold waters are conducive to trout, but as the temperatures warm through the summer, the trout move upstream toward the spring fed influence of Elk Creek and the warm water species of bass and catfish are most prevalent.
The center portion and higher elevations of the property have significant gravel deposits which add another dynamic to the offering.
Water: There is potential to access the Bear Butte Water District located just to the North. Ground water is also available from deep wells into the Madison formation. The nearby Golden Valley subdivision has water from the Madison formation.
Electricity: There is access to three phase electricity on the south west corner of the property. Natural gas and highspeed internet available.
Access: The property has county road access from two different directions aiding in its subdivision potential.
Minerals: The mineral estate is believed to be intact as the property has been owned by the same family for generations. The buyer should satisfy itself to the exact status of the mineral ownership. Please contact the broker for referral to a local mineral abstractor.
From Rapid City, SD: Take 1-90 Exit 58 (Haines Ave.), travel north for 8.5 miles to Elk Creek Road turn right on to Elk Creek Road for 1 mile then left on to 142nd for 1.5 miles.
From Piedmont, SD: Take 1-90 Exit 46 and travel east on paved Elk Creek Rd for approx. 8.5 miles until you reach the intersection of 142nd Ave. turn left for 1.5 miles Note: Meade County has plans to blacktop Elk Creek Rd from Haines Ave. eastward to the intersection of Elk Creek Rd and Elk Vale Rd. north of 1-90 in the near future. This will provide yet another access to the property from Rapid City.
The market in the area has a high demand for 3-to-5-acre homesite lots. Developed, these properties are fetching around $150,000 per lot. Meade County has a planning protocol for property development. Opportunities for infrastructure funding do exist in the form of Tax Improvement Funds (TIF).
Elk Creek Land Company is a unique property with scenic views of the Black Hills. The Rapid City area has experienced strong growth with several new commercial/industrial companies moving to the region. Short-term rental facilities are full as new residents await housing. With the population growth of Rapid City, South Dakota projected to grow by 40,000 or more in the next 10 years and with the new B-21 Bomber coming to Ellsworth Airforce Base, this property on the north end of the greater Rapid City area is a great investment for a new subdivision, for a ‘buy and hold’ investment or as a small ranch in the path of growth.