Near Powell, Wyoming nestled in the heart of the Big Horn Basin and located just south of the Shoshone River, the East Willwood Farm is comprised of 136+/- productive acres with several breathtaking home sites. This diversified operation can be utilized as an irrigated hay farm or row crop operation, or a combination of both. This property has an outstanding set of water rights with a nice balance of ground suitable for a building site, a short commute to Powell, Wyoming, and would make a nice addition to an existing operation or a great stand-alone property.
A diverse operation with an outstanding set of water rights with a nice balance of irrigated ground and pasture with several outstanding home sites within a short commute to Powell, Wyoming.
Broker(s): Jacque Zurcher
The East Willwood Farm is located southeast of Powell, Wyoming (11 miles, 18 minutes) and northeast of Cody, Wyoming (34 miles, 41 minutes.) The Powell school district provides bus service to the farm.
Powell, Wyoming is considered the “friendly spot” whether your visiting friends and family, shopping, on vacation, or looking to relocate. Nestled in the Big Horn Basin of northwest Wyoming, surrounded by the Prior and Absaroka Mountain ranges, Powell is a recreational paradise with many big town amenities. The Park County School District #1 encompasses a large geographical area and includes Powell, Clark, Garland and Ralston. The District operates with seven schools, which include Clark Elementary School, Parkside Elementary School, Southside Elementary School, Westside Elementary School, Powell Middle School, Powell High School, and Shoshone Learning Center. Powell Wyoming High School is ranked 11th in the State of Wyoming based on ACT assessments, graduation rates and college readiness. Current K-12 enrollment is 1,700+ students.
Cody Wyoming is considered “one of the best small towns in America” and is just 50 miles from Yellowstone National Park’s east gate and 85 miles from the northeast gate. Cody was created with the help of Buffalo Bill Cody and still retains that western charm and flair. Enjoy the many adventures in Cody by visiting the Buffalo Bill center of the West Museum, or hope the Cody Trolley tour, attend the Cody Nite Rodeo and Dan Miller’s Music review. Cody is county seat of Park County, Wyoming.
ACREAGE AND DESCRIPTION
The East Willwood Farm is 136+/- acres, with 127 acres flood irrigated with gated pipe. Current owners have an average production of 25 ton corn silage, 3-4 Ton alfalfa and 32 sack beans. Up to three cuttings per year can be taken off of the irrigated fields in this area.
WILDLIFE AND RECREATION
Northwest Wyoming and Yellowstone Country is renowned for a natural gathering place for wildlife. Deer, moose, mountain sheep, elk, grizzly bears, black bears, eagles and more can all be found in the Northwest Wyoming corridor and can be found just minutes from the East Willwood Farm. Buffalo Bill Dam, Big Horn Lake, and the Shoshone River provide the angler with premier fisheries. And just a short distance away, is the gateway to Yellowstone National Park with unlimited hiking, fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities.
WATER RIGHTS AND RESOURCES
The Willwood Irrigation District provides water to 127 acres and transfers with the sale of the East Willwood Farm. (The ac/ft is based on snowfall and spring runoff, and may vary from year to year.) Irrigation water is available and utilized from April 20 through October 15. The Willwood Irrigation water assessment for 2020 is $4,025.50.
The Willwood Diversion Dam, 8 miles downstream from Corbett dam, is a concrete gravity structure with a hydraulic height of 41 ft. Willwood Canal heads at the diversion dam. The canal is about 25 miles long. The facility was built by the Bureau of Reclamation in the late 1940’s with water deliveries starting in the early 1950’s. Around 1960 the operation and maintenance was turned over to the Willwood Irrigation District. (From Willwood Irrigation District Website)
Co-listed with JW Robinson of DBW Realty.