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Rock Creek 222

$1,650,000 Buffalo, WY 222± Deeded Acres

Executive Summary

This 222± deeded acre unimproved property with Rock Creek meandering through is only two miles from downtown Buffalo. Rock Creek is a highly sought-after fishery in the Buffalo area. It passes through the property for over one mile with tree-lined banks and a number of beautiful ox-bows. Above the creek bottom are 35± acres of flood irrigated meadows that provide forage for livestock and are a draw to wildlife. The property is flourishing with game including mule deer, whitetail deer, antelope, and upland game birds. It features exceptional views of the Big Horn Mountains from multiple secluded and private homesites. Rock Creek 222 is a unique offering in that it is unimproved high-quality acreage in a sought after and convenient location. It is waiting for its next chapter as a “gentleman’s” ranch, an equestrian property or a simply a private retreat.

Just the Facts

• Acreage: 222± deeded acres
• Location: Two miles west of Buffalo
• Fishery: Over one mile of Rock Creek one of the area’s most prolific trout streams
• Wildlife: Deer, antelope and upland birds in abundance
• Improvements: None, but there are multiple private building sites along the banks of Rock Creek
• Views: Beautiful views of the Big Horn Mountains
• Terrain: Creek bottom, meadows and foothill grazing

General Description

The Rock Creek property is an ideal outdoorsman’s property, consisting of 222± deeded acres that runs on both sides of the highly coveted Rock Creek tributary with good views of the Big Horn Mountains. For over a mile Rock Creek, with its tree-lined banks, including a couple of beautiful ox-bows, meanders into lush hay meadows. Rock Creek provides a continuous water supply for livestock and the diverse wildlife that also call the Rock Creek 222 home; whitetail and mule deer, antelope, and outstanding trout fishing. This is highly productive terrain, perfect for a small hobby or gentleman’s ranching operation. Currently, the property is leased to a neighboring rancher for grazing cattle. 

Broker's Comments

Less than two miles from downtown Buffalo, Rock Creek 222 sits in the productive Rock Creek Valley and offers room to roam, a host of wildlife and trout fishing, just a short distance from the heart of town. Big enough for privacy and the enjoyment of owning a small ranch, but not as remote as one would expect for this type of property.  The property makes a perfect place for a quick escape from town and would make a spectacular setting for a beautiful family residence and compound.

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Location

Located only two miles from Downtown Buffalo, Wyoming, the Rock Creek 222 is located at the end of a private drive, easily accessed via Interstate 90 and Exit 53, the Rock Creek exit, or coming from Buffalo on North Main Street where it turns into Old Highway 87. The town of Buffalo offers many various amenities right down the road, and the bigger community of Sheridan is approximately 30 miles north of the property, with Casper 112 miles south, and Billings Montana about 165 miles to the north. The Rock Creek property is nestled along one and a half miles of Rock Creek.  

Locale

Nestled at the foot of the Big Horns, Buffalo is a picturesque, authentic western town. With a population of approximately 4,500, Buffalo has the small, rural community feel with outstanding amenities including two grocery stores, various churches, nice restaurants, fast food eateries, a brewery and downtown shopping. The town boasts a beautiful 18-hole golf course, Wyoming’s largest free outdoor swimming pool, beautiful parks, a newly remodeled public library, full-service medical facility and excellent school system. Buffalo’s historic downtown is home to the impressive Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum along with more than a dozen historical buildings, hosts an assortment of family friendly events and entertainment throughout the year, and with Clear Creek running through the heart of downtown these all make Buffalo a popular stop for tourists and locals alike. A variety of recreational opportunities are available with the Big Horn Mountains just a short distance away and easily accessible.

Climate

Buffalo’s elevation is 4,645 feet above sea level. The terrain of the property slopes with elevations between 4,600 feet to 4,700 feet. Buffalo experiences a semi-arid climate, with cold, dry winters and hot, wet summers. The average temperature during the winter months range from highs in the mid 30s to 40s and lows in the mid-teens to mid-20s. Mild summer months generally average highs from mid-70s-80s and lows in the 50s. Rain precipitation in the spring averages approximately 2.4 inches with annual snowfall around 7-8 inches in the winter months and 36 inches annually. 

History

With the Big Horn Mountains and Lake DeSmet only a short distance away recreational opportunities abound with camping, hiking, fishing, biking, horseback riding and canoeing/kayaking, boating, swimming, 4-wheeling, rock climbing, hunting, downhill and cross country skiing, snow shoeing, sledding and snow machining. On the property itself, hunting and fishing or just watching wildlife could be enjoyed on a daily basis.

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Acreage (Deeded & Leased)

222± deeded acres

35± acres are flood irrigated hay fields

1± miles of tree-lined creek bank

Deeded Acres: 222±

Total Acres: 222±

Highest Elevation: 4,645

Improvements

There are no structural improvements to speak of except a loafing shed for cattle. Additionally, the ranch has underground power to a nice building site in the center of the ranch.

Water Resources

The Rock Creek tributary flows for over a mile of the property, providing a continuous water source for livestock and wildlife, flood irrigated hay fields and excellent fishing.  

Water Rights

The Rock Creek 222 has irrigation rights out of the Tay and Dee Ditches. These ditch rights flood irrigate approximately 35 acres of native grass fields on the western side of the property. A copy of the water rights are available upon request.

Mineral Rights

The Seller is not reserving any mineral interests. It is not believed that the Seller owns much if any of the mineral rights.  

Taxes

Based upon past years, the real estate taxes are estimated to run around $1,590 per year.

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Wildlife Resources

The banks of Rock Creek along with the irrigated hay meadows make the Rock Creek 222 property a haven for wildlife. Mule deer, whitetail deer and antelope, and upland game birds thrive on the creek bottoms along with good trout fishing found in Rock Creek.

Recreational Considerations

With the Big Horn Mountains and Lake DeSmet only a short distance away recreational opportunities abound with camping, hiking, fishing, biking, horseback riding and canoeing/kayaking, boating, swimming, 4-wheeling, rock climbing, hunting, downhill and cross country skiing, snow shoeing, sledding and snow machining. On the property itself, hunting and fishing or just watching wildlife could be enjoyed on a daily basis.

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General Operations

With the highly coveted Rock Creek tributary flowing down the middle, Rock Creek 222 is a unique and picturesque property that allows for diverse opportunities including developmental potential, a gentleman’s equestrian property or hobby ranch, or an excellent spot for a private retreat. Irrigated hay meadows and creek bottom would allow for a small equestrian or hobby farm, as well as being a huge draw for various wildlife. Currently, the ranch is leased to a neighboring rancher for grazing cattle. Ultimately, the property is a blank canvas offering several different building possibilities along the banks of Rock Creek with beautiful views of the Big Horn Mountains for the building of that dream home. All of this within two miles of being in beautiful downtown Buffalo.

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