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Wind River Ranch

Kinnear , Wyoming | Fremont County | 1027 Acres

$3,200,000
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The spectacular Wind River Ranch is located in central Wyoming, with three miles of River Frontage on Wind River. At an elevation of 6000 feet the ranch boasts 1,027 deeded acres and is an ideal combination of rugged canyons, buttes, rangeland pastures and at the heart of the ranch, riparian corridor on the Wind River.

Wind River Ranch is an exceptional property, with spectacular scenery, wildlife, and access to some of the best hunting, fishing and recreation Wyoming has to offer. This is a chance to own one of the best recreation lifestyle properties in the Rocky Mountain Region.
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The wildlife on the Wind River Ranch, is a sportsman’s dream. The topography ranges from cliffs overlooking the river, to deep canyons, rangeland pastures and sub-irrigated riparian corridor. This diversity creates ideal habitat for big game, including elk, deer, antelope, moose, bears, and mountain lions. Bird species include bald and golden eagles, owls, ducks, geese, pheasants, and sage grouse. Hunting on the ranch is hard to beat. Elk in this area of Wyoming are general draw, and the ranch has qualified in the past for landowner deer and antelope tags.

The Wind River is one of Wyoming’s most overlooked trout streams. Public access near the ranch is very limited. Its trout fishing opportunities rival some of the best in the state. Fly fishing the Wind River is exceptional, with primarily rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout.

Improvements on the ranch are modest, and include a recently renovated 3-bedroom home, 3,000 square foot heated shop, tack room, sheds, and working corrals.

The ranch has been leased for cattle grazing during the summer months.

With breath taking scenery, the summer months offer hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and world class hunting and fishing. If you are looking for a Wyoming Ranch lifestyle, with spectacular scenery, and access to world class recreation, hunting, and fishing, this is it.

ACREAGE
The Wind River originates high in the Rocky Mountains. Flowing from Wind River Lake, down through the heart of the Wind River Valley. With 1027 deeded acres, the land on Wind River Ranch is varied. The center of the ranch is 3 miles of Wind River, which bisects the property, north and south. Lined with towering cottonwood trees, the riparian corridor provides, water, shelter, and habitat to an abundance of wildlife. Bordered by Tribal lands and other large landowners, public access to this portion of the river is very limited, creating a very private 3 miles of river to the landowner.

The acreage south of the river is rugged with riparian corridor, giving way to open prairies, sage covered hills and cliffs overlooking the spectacular valley scenery. The ranch has been leased in the past for cattle grazing.

IMPROVEMENTS
Improvements on the ranch are modest, and include a recently renovated three-bedroom home, 3,000 square foot heated shop, tack room, sheds, and working corrals.

LIVE WATER AND FISHING
The Wind River is arguably one of the least known trout streams up-stream of the Boysen Reservoir. The area is considered to be one of the prime fishing destinations in the lower 48 States. In addition to the 43,000-acres of lakes and reservoirs, and 2,000 miles of streams and rivers, including the 185-mile Wind River, there is an abundance of fish and a lack of people. Through the ranch, the river has healthy populations of rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout. The Wind River Ranch boasts 3 miles of private access.

Trout may be the big star for most fishing in the Wind River Valley, but lakes and streams offer a large selection of other fish, easily catchable from a boat or from atop the lakes’ frozen surfaces in the winter. In addition to trout fishing in the Wind River there are a number of lakes are reservoirs nearby, that offer catfish in Boysen Reservoir. Head to Bighorn Lake for smallmouth bass, yellow perch, and sturgeon, and find bluegill at Ocean Lake. Closest to the Ranch is Pilot Butte Reservoir, with year-round fishing including trout, ling, and crappie.

WILDLIFE AND HUNTING
Wind River Ranch is teaming with wildlife including elk, deer, antelope, moose, bears, and mountain lions. Bird species include bald and golden eagles, owls, ducks, geese, pheasants, and sage grouse. Hunting on the ranch is hard to beat. Elk in this area of Wyoming are general draw, and the ranch has qualified in the past for landowner deer and antelope tags. The Ranch is in the following hunt areas. Elk: Area 127, Deer: Area 171, Antelope: Area 117.

WEATHER
July is the hottest month for central Wyoming, with an average high temperature of 85.5°. In Fremont County, summers are mild with temperatures between 70-85°. This area is a semi-arid desert with 9 inches of rain and 51 inches of snow.

AREA HISTORY
Wind River Ranch is located in central Wyoming, 30 minutes west of Riverton and 45 minutes east of Dubois. Bordered by the Wind River Reservation, this ranching community has a rich history. Originally established in 1868, the Wind River Reservation is home to Shoshone and Arapaho Native American Tribes. These peoples lived in central Wyoming for thousands of years before White settlers began migrating west, following the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804.

Since before Statehood, oil has played an important role in Wyoming’s economy. Oil was first discovered in the Wind River Valley in 1832, although the first oil well was not drilled for another 5 decades. Wind River Ranch has had productive oil wells in the past. Currently, the state of Wyoming has contracted to cap oil wells on the ranch and restore well sites to natural conditions. All mineral rights owned by Seller will convey with the property.

SUMMARY
Wind River Ranch is an exceptional property, with spectacular scenery, wildlife, and access to some of the best hunting, fishing and recreation Wyoming has to offer.  This is a chance to own one of the best recreation lifestyle properties in the Rocky Mountain Region.