Located in the heart of the Big Horn Basin this 16,517-acre ranch includes 1,726 deeded acres, a vast BLM cattle lease and 654.93 irrigated acres with four pivot sprinklers. A peaceful and tranquil setting with easy access to Powell, Wyoming plus, Shoshone River frontage. Approximately 2.5 miles of the Shoshone River on the southern edge, Bitter Creek traverses the property and Sidon canal which has a historic fish ladder borders the north and the west. The property is literally surrounded by water! The ranch offers excellent fishing, flocks of wild turkeys, geese, ducks, pheasants and herds of deer make for exceptional wildlife and recreational opportunities.
With adjacent public lands and private/BLM grazing, excellent water resources and water rights, operations of this quality are hard to find. The ranch is secluded, private, and close to amenities. The location, scenery, wildlife, hunting and ranch operation all combine to offer a ranching lifestyle not easily found. This ranch is owner rated to run 350 pairs and 20 horses.
The ranch has excellent improvements, including a six-bedroom, five-bath home finished with a large dining area, cozy fireplaces, large hallways, spacious bedrooms/bathrooms, expansive decks and a detached three-car garage. Sizeable windows capture the sweeping views of the river bottom. The master bedroom and bathroom have been attractively updated with a rustic theme to make this home very relaxing.
For the horse enthusiast, the ranch features several 12 x 20 horse stalls with partial cover, a round pen, an interior tack room and a large sandy outdoor roping arena (150 x 300). The ranch headquarters also features a dog kennel set up for 4 dogs and a 40 x 60 insulated shop with 220 and single phase electricity.
The cattle lot area features two large quonset buildings and a nice set of working corrals with great highway access as well as utilities for an additional home. Bunk space for 120 head made with 3 pipe make the feedlot/working corrals very solid. The ranch has many features to make it function easily such as two silage pits, one with a concrete bottom, and two hay yards.
This property boost some of the best water rights in the state of Wyoming. Sidon canal assessment is offset by oil royalties paid out to all shareholders (Shoshone water right). Sidon Canal has an early state water right, oldest in the area. The farm also has a right from Bitter Creek which is not assessed a fee at this time.
The property contains 1,726 deeded acres with 654.93 acres of adjudicated water rights. Water is delivered from Bitter Creek for 221.7 acres and Sidon Canal for 433.23 acres. There are 4 irrigation pivots on the property all operated by natural gas engines.
362 AUM permit will accompany this ranch located to the north of the deeded parcel through 2/28/2031. The turnout dates are 6/1 10/15.