Pass Creek Ranch In Southwest South Dakota


It is not often that I am at a loss for words. Simply put, this ranch is awe-inspiring. Pass Creek Ranch is tucked away in one of the world’s richest fossil beds, the Badlands. The stunning views of the geologic formations on this property along with the mixed-grass prairies, hayfields, and live water streams make this working ranch stand out from any other. The ranch headquarters are tucked away three miles back into the Badlands along a scenic dead-end county road east of Highway 73. Here you will find a charming home with several outbuildings, machine sheds, and cattle working facilities. Miles of live water creeks cut their way through the picturesque property providing ample water for the cattle operation and the wide array of wildlife. The rich history of the property is waiting to be explored. Fossils of ancient mammals have been found across this property and there are thousands of acres still to be explored. Pass Creek Ranch offers incredible trophy mule deer and whitetail hunting each fall. The hayfields prove to be fantastic areas to see large numbers of deer throughout the day. The rugged canyons and draws provide great travel corridors and excellent stand locations throughout. Numerous ponds are located across the property and at times can offer some spectacular waterfowl hunting. Merriam turkeys appear to be everywhere you turn on this ranch which will provide some phenomenal springtime hunting.  There are also ample opportunities to hunt grouse, pheasants, prairie dogs, and predators. Occasionally elk, mountain lions, antelope, and bighorn sheep can be viewed on the ranch. There truly are no words to describe the beauty of this property. It is a must-see to believe. If you are looking for a piece of the Wild West, you owe it to yourself to consider this property. All showings must be scheduled in advance. “The Bad Lands grade all the way from those that are almost rolling in character to those that are so fantastically broken in form and so bizarre in color as to seem hardly properly to belong to this earth.”
— President Theodore Roosevelt

Property Details

  • Located 15 miles south of Kadoka; 110 miles from Rapid City; or 42 miles from Martin
  • 6096 deeded acres with the possibility of adding 2,200 acres of Tribal Lease making a total of 8,296 acres
  • 80 acres of dryland and 720 hay land acres
  • 5,296 acres of pasture split into multiple grazing units
  • Numerous creeks, springs, and ponds providing water
  • Rural water and a well at the headquarters
  • Access to Highway 73
  • 4 bed 2 bath home and multiple outbuildings
  • Trophy whitetail and mule deer hunting
  • Good interior trails
  • 2 small primitive hunting cabins
  • Tree covered canyons and brushy draws
  • Open prairie and awe inspiring rock formations
  • Stunning Views
  • Equipment, Cattle, and Hay can also be purchased

Hwy 73, Lot #WP001
Kadoka, South Dakota 57543
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