ONLINE ONLY: 1,300 +/- Acres - Butte & Lawrence Counties, SD

ONLINE ONLY: 1,300 +/- Acres - Butte & Lawrence Counties, SD 
Property Details (ID# 4710)
Fri Aug 19 8:00 AM MDT
Wed Aug 24 1:00 PM MDT
Property Location
Spearfish, SD
Lawrence & Butte
5 Parcels
Andy Mrnak , 701.206.1095




1,300 +/- Acres - Spearfish, SD

Bidding Opens: Friday, August 19, 2022 – 8:00 a.m (MT)

Bidding Closes: Wednesday, August 24, 2022 – 1:00 p.m (MT)

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Friday, August 5 • 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (MT)

Friday, August 19 - Wednesday, August 24 • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (MT)


Auction Note:  The Black Hills of South Dakota have long been one of the most coveted regions in America with Spearfish, South Dakota at the epicenter of luxurious living and progressive growth.  The Spearfish area is famous for the endless opportunities to provide something for everyone.  As a direct gateway to the Black Hills, this region offers the nation’s best hiking, hunting, fishing, golfing, gaming, dining, skiing, entertainment, or rest and relaxation. This Pifer’s Premier Land Auction offers a property that is in the heart of it all!


With over 1,300 acres along U.S. Hwy. #85 only 5 miles north of Spearfish, South Dakota, this distinct property offers as much diversity as any property in “The Hills”. Along the southern edge lays the ranch headquarters that is nestled in the ridge and along the prolific riverbanks in the meadow.  Directly above the lower meadow is over 1.5 miles of ridge front property that overlooks the Spearfish valley with southern views to the Black Hills.  This breathtaking property will never disappoint from any angle!


Join Pifer’s Auction and Realty for this distinctively rare opportunity to purchase a portion or all of this amazing landmark property near Spearfish, South Dakota. This will be an “Online Only Land Auction”, private tours available upon request or join us during our open house dates.  Pifer’s Auctioneers will be onsite providing tours and bidding assistance throughout the open bidding dates.

Private Tours: Private tours of the ranch can be scheduled with Andy Mrnak at 701.206.1095.


Contact: Andy Mrnak at 701.206.1095 or Pifer’s Auction & Realty at 877.700.4099 for more information and a complete catalog.


Driving Directions:

From Spearfish, SD: Drive 5.5 miles north on Hwy. # 85 to “Old Belle Road”, the property is on the west side of Hwy. #85. Nearly 2 miles of Hwy. #85 frontage.

From Belle Fourche, SD: Drive 2 miles south on Hwy. #85 to the north end of the property on the west side of Hwy. #85. Continue for 2 miles to “Old Belle Rd.” for entrance to south end of the property.




Property Information:

This is truly one of the more unique land auctions offered to the public in 2022!  This property offers as much diversity as any property in the Black Hills.  This Pifer’s Exclusive Land Auction will be offered in multiple parcels and will feature the following distinct regions of the ranch including:




Important Bidder Information:

  • Prior to the auction, a survey of the perimeter of the property was completed and a preliminary drafting of the individual parcels.  At the completion of the parcel drafting, the acreage of each parcel has been adjusted to more accurately reflect the size of each individual parcel. 
  • Final legal description of each parcel will be determined by the final survey.
  • Bidders will be bidding on the US Dollar (USD$) x the recordable acres per parcel.  Any adjustments made regarding the size of a parcel prior to closing will be adjusted on the winning bid price per acre. 
  • This property is offered to the buyer in its current zoned status.  Any future planning or zoning changes will be the responsibility of the buyer.  It is the sole responsibility of the buyer to conduct their own due diligence regarding future use of the property.
  • If the property is sold to multiple buyers, the seller, at their sole discretion, will implement an unimproved access and utility easement to accommodate each individual parcel along the proposed easement lines dedicated on the map.  Any construction, building, or improvements conducted on the property to improve the access or utility infrastructure is the responsibility of the buyer.
  • All minerals, owned as of record, shall transfer to buyer.  No reservation of minerals will be reserved by seller.


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The Meadow

Parcels 1-6:

Total Acres: 270.96 +/-

Home to the ranch headquarters, "The Meadow" features land in both Butte and Lawrence County as well as the confluence of the Red Water River and Spearfish Creek.  This area offers incredible fishing and unbelievable hunting with endless development possibilities or many options to build a dream home in this picturesque setting.  This land is accessible via Hwy. #85 and also “Old Belle Road”.



Parcel 1:

Parcel Size: 6.80 +/- Acres

Legal Description: All in Lawrence County, SD, S. Redwater pt. Tract B of NE ¼ NW ¼ less RR and Hwy ROW in Section 10-7-2

Parcel ID: 24000-00702-102-50

Parcel Note: This peninsula style property sits beautifully along the US Hwy 85 Corridor and is surrounded by the Redwater River while boasting productive cropland quality topsoil.


Parcel 2:

Parcel Size: 45.52 +/- Acres

Legal Description: Tract in S ½ SW ¼ 3-7-2 and also Tract in NE ¼ NW ¼ Section 10-7-2

Parcel Note: Directly accessible from US Hwy 85, Parcel 2 stretches between this main scenic byway to Old Belle Rd. and also features a flat landscape, productive soil and Redwater River frontage.


Parcel 3:

Parcel Size: 29.20 +/- Acres

Legal Description: Surveyed Tract in 3-7-2 East of Old Belle Rd and West of Hwy 85 ROW

Parcel Note: Perhaps one of the more diverse parcels in the offering, Parcel 3 lays virtually perfectly flat between Hwy 85 and Old Belle Rd.  This tract has unbelievable visibility and excellent access!


Parcel 4:

Parcel Size: 70.60 +/- Acres

Legal Description:

Surveyed Tract in 3-7-2 West of Old Belle Rd and South of Surveyed Canal, and also Tract B and pt. of Tract C North of Redwater 4-7-2

Parcel Note: One of the more sought-after properties in all of the Black Hills.  Parcel 4 rests perfectly along the base of the Ridge with the ranch headquarters that features a beautiful home, modern and historic buildings, a private driveway, the valley orchard, irrigated cropland, and Redwater River frontage.  Additionally, this area features the confluence of the Redwater River and Spearfish Creek providing one of the best private fly-fishing spots in America. 

Ranch Headquarters: 


  • Year Built:                 1989
  • Size:                          2,890 Sq. Ft. Total Living Area
    • 1,635 Sq. Ft. Main Level
    • 1,255 Sq. Ft. Lower Level
    • Built-In Garage
  • Bedrooms:                 3
  • Bath:                          3
  • Master Suite:             Yes.  Large Bedroom with Direct Master Bath Access, Double Vanity, Tub/Shower, Large Closet
  • Garage:                      24 ft. x 15 ft
  • Water:                        City Water with Connected Water Softener
  • Septic:                        Yes
  • HV/AC:                       Forced Air/Central Air - Propane (Rented Propane Tank) and Propane Fireplace
  • Exterior:                      Lap Siding with Brick, Asphault Shingles (Replaced in 2014), Large Wood Deck and Covered Patio on North Side, and Large Elevated Deck on South Side with Views of the Black Hills above a Walk-Out Cement Patio from Lower Level
  • Features:                    The main level of this home has an open layout from the kitchen to the living and dining areas.  All kitchen appliances included in the house, laundry closet near the bedrooms, and direct access to patios on either the north or south side of the house for everyday comfort.  The lower level is also an open layout with a large mud room/entryway that leads into the living room with an office/spare room and a bathroom.  The lower level also features the propane fireplace, dining area, and a walk out cement patio.


  • Garden Shed:            Located near the residence, this garden shed is a 14 ft. x 13 ft. gable roof shed with cement floor, and interior shelving
  • Red Pole Building:
    • Built by Morton Buildings in 1979
    • 54 ft. x 90 ft. x 14 ft.
    • 4,860 Sq. Ft.
    • Dirt Floor,
    • Large 24 ft. Double Doors on South and West Sides
    • Electricty and Lights
  • Shop:
    • 30 ft. x 24 ft.
    • Cement Floor
    • Built Into the Ground (Natural Partial Insulation)
    • Electricity, Lights, and Space Heater 
  • Barn:
    • L Shaped Barn with 32 ft. x 40 ft. area with attached 30 ft. x 72 ft. barn
    • Full Lofts
  • Open Shed:
    • Open to the South, Livestock Shelter
    • 30 ft. x 60 ft. 
    • Direct Access to Steel Corral System

Livestock Facilities:

  • Controlled Access to Barns
  • Steel Corrals
  • Return Alley/Load out Alley
  • Working Alley with Tub System
  • Fenceline Feed Bunks and Hay Panels

Water Rights:

  • The SD Department of Environment and Natural Resources has issued a License Number for use of the irrigation canal that traverses throught the ranch headquarters.  License Number 1402-1 will transfer to the buyer of Parcel 4.

Parcel 5:

Parcel Size:  42.76 +/- Acres

Legal Description: All in Lawrence County, SD, S. Redwater pt. Tract B and Tract C in E ½ SE ¼ Section 4-7-2

Parcel ID: 24000-00702-044-10

Parcel Note: This picturesque parcel features the traversing streams of both Spearfish Creek and the Redwater River providing some of the best fishing in all of South Dakota with recreation and hunting opportunities scattered throughout this entire parcel.  Furthermore, with excellent access from Old Belle Rd., Parcel 5 may be one of the most scenic properties that would host some incredible sites to build a home in the near future.


Parcel 6:

Parcel Size: 78.40 +/- Acres

Legal Description: All in Lawrence County, SD, S. Redwater pt. Tract B and Lot 1-A Section 4-7-2

Parcel ID: 24000-00702-044-22; 044-20; 044-30

Parcel Note:  This gorgeous river bottom property is loaded with shade trees, wildlife, and privacy.  Spearfish Creek traverses the property while the Redwater River provides the north border of this incredibly unique parcel.  Parcel 6 also has good access and some incredible future building opportunities.


The Ridge

Parcels 7-11:

Total Acres: 259.9 +/-

Unquestionably some of the best views in The Black Hills.  "The Ridge" offers 1.5 miles +/- of elevated potential development parcels with incredible south facing views of Crow Peak and the Black Hills that also overlooks “The Meadow” and all of the Spearfish Valley.  These distinct parcels are some of the most sought after tracts of land in all of The Black Hills.



Parcel 7:

Parcel Size: 73.85 +/- Acres

Legal Description: Surveyed Tract in 4-7-2

Parcel Note: This is the Ridge lot that has it all.  Situated along the western border of the property, Parcel 7 reaches from the hay lands of the Canyon over the Ridge and across the Redwater River.  The incredible views from Parcel 7 will certainly never disappoint.


Parcel 8:

Parcel Size: 42.03 +/- Acres

Legal Description: Surveyed Tract in 4-7-2

Parcel Note: The stunning views from Parcel 8 overlook the Spearfish Valley and the breathtaking landscape of Parcels 5 and 6. 


Parcel 9:

Parcel Size: 42.05 +/- Acres

Legal Description: Surveyed Tract in 4-7-2

Parcel Note: The center piece of the Ridge! Parcel 9 has unlimited opportunities to build the dream home with views of the Spearfish Creek draws and the Redwater River.


Parcel 10:

Parcel Size: 44.33 +/- Acres

Legal Description: Surveyed Tract in 3-7-2 and 4-7-2

Parcel Note: This is perhaps the most picturesque parcel in the offering.  Parcel 10 features a smooth landscape that slightly rolls to the evergreen ridge that offers some of the best building locations on the property.


Parcel 11:

Parcel Size:  65.04 +/- Acres

Legal Description: Surveyed Tract in Section 3-7-2

Parcel Note: Parcel 11 is the farthest east ridge lot that exclusively has the east tree-line and an access trail to the bottom.  This parcel stretches from the canal along Parcel 4 over the ridge and into the flat hay fields that border the Canyon lots.


The Canyon

Parcels 12-20:

Total Acres: 527.41 +/-

The heart of this incredible ranch, "The Canyon" area offers as much character as any portion of this property.  The deep tree-lined ravine traverses through these parcels while offering as much privacy as desired, yet "The Canyon" still features all of the rich history and picturesque views that the Black Hills have to offer.



Parcel 12:

Parcel Size: 67.00 +/- Acres

Legal Description: SE ¼ SW ¼ 34-8-2 and Hwy Tract in NE ¼ NW ¼ 3-7-2

Parcel Note: Parcel 12 is one of the most dynamic parcels in the offering.  With US Highway 85 frontage, the visibility of this property is excellent, and the opportunities are endless.  Parcel 12 currently has a City Water Tap that will transfer to the buyer.


Parcel 13:

Parcel Size: 58.00 +/- Acres

Legal Description: SW ¼ SW ¼ 34-8-2 and N ½ NW ¼ NW ¼ 3-7-2

Parcel Note: This is an incredible transitional parcel that offers a combination of the characteristics of the Hills and the Canyon.


Parcel 14:

Parcel Size: 60.34 +/- Acres

Legal Description: SE ¼ SE ¼ 33-8-2 and N ½ NE ¼ NE ¼ 4-7-2

Parcel Note: Parcel 14 lays well and truly offers an opportunity for future development on a smooth tract of land with excellent views of some of the prime features in the Black Hills.


Parcel 15:

Parcel Size: 60.43 +/- Acres

Legal Description: SW ¼ SE ¼ 33-8-2 and N ½ NW ¼ NE ¼ 4-7-2

Parcel Note: The deep tree-lined draws of the Canyon penetrate the landscape of Parcel 15.  This area is loaded with character, wildlife, and endless potential future development opportunities.


Parcel 16:

Parcel Size:  60.52 +/- Acres

Legal Description: SE ¼ SW ¼ 33-8-2 and N ½ NE ¼ NW ¼ 4-7-2

Parcel Note: The smooth layout of the hayfields in Parcel 16 taper to the Canyon draws that traverse through the landscape and enhances the character of this incredible parcel.  


Parcel 17:

Parcel Size: 60.44 +/- Acres

Legal Description: SW ¼ SW ¼ 33-8-2 and N ½ NW ¼ NW ¼ 4-7-2

Parcel Note: Parcel 17 is situated along the western edge of the property and features a tremendous layout along the west slopes of the Canyon.  This parcel offers as much diversity and opportunity as any parcel in the auction.


Parcel 18:

Parcel Size: 60.83 +/- Acres

Legal Description: NW ¼ SW ¼ and W ½ NE ¼ SW ¼ 33-8-2

Parcel Note: This is one parcel to really pay attention to! Parcel 18 lays in the northwest corner of the property and has an unbelievable amount of character throughout the entire 60 acres.  From the mature evergreens in the corner, across the flat hay fields, to the deep draws of the Canyon, Parcel 18 has it all. 


Parcel 19:

Parcel Size: 60.89 +/- Acres

Legal Description: E ½ NE ¼ SW ¼ and NW ¼ SE ¼ 33-8-2

Parcel Note: This parcel is situated along the north boundary of the Canyon lots and is across the fence from the southern border of the City of Belle Fourche.  Accessible from Prairie Hills Road, Parcel 19 offers a tremendous opportunity for immediate development in a parcel that is home to the longest stretch of the deepest part of the Canyon. 


Parcel 20:

Parcel Size: 40.57 +/- Acres

Legal Description: NE ¼ SE ¼ 33-8-2

Parcel Note: This is truly an incredible 40 acre parcel that has excellent access and also lays along the city limits of Belle Fourche. 


The Hills

Parcels 21-24:

Total Acres: 238 +/-

As you travel from Spearfish to Belle Fourche, there is no question that the rolling terrain of this region of the ranch will certainly catch your eye.  "The Hills" is directly accessible from Hwy. #85 and offers immediate eye appeal and immediate development potential.



Parcel 21:

Parcel Size: 59.17 +/- Acres

Legal Description: NW ¼ SW ¼ and S ½ SW ¼ NW ¼ 34-8-2

Parcel Note: Parcel 21 borders the City of Belle Fourche and the Prairie Hills Subdivision ranchettes.  This parcel is the entry point to the Hills region of this property and holds an incredible landscape of rolling prairie grass with elevated views of the Black Hills.


Parcel 22:

Parcel Size: 56.28 +/- Acres

Legal Description: NE ¼ SW ¼ and S ½ SE ¼ NW ¼ Less Hwy ROW 34-8-2

Parcel Note: This is another extremely visible parcel directly off US Hwy 85.  The rolling hills provide excellent view points and character to this incredible parcel. 


Parcel 23:

Parcel Size: 58.84 +/- Acres

Legal Description: NE ¼ NW ¼ and N ½ SE ¼ NW ¼ Less Hwy ROW 34-8-2

Parcel Note: Parcel 23 also sits along US Hwy 85 and is situated in the northeast corner of the property with tremendous views from virtually all directions from the crest of the Hills.


Parcel 24:

Parcel Size: 59.49 +/- Acres

Legal Description: NW ¼ NW ¼ and N ½ SW ¼ NW ¼ 34-8-2

Parcel Note: Parcel 24 is in the northwest corner of the Hills and sits along the Prairie Hills Subdivision and the City of Belle Fourche.  This parcel could be the hidden gem of the entire offering.


Community and Surrounding Areas


Spearfish, SD: 5 miles south of the ranch. This progressive community is nestled along the northern edge of the Black Hills of South Dakota and is directly along I-90.  Spearfish offers the region’s best golfing, fishing, hiking, and beauty throughout the entire region.  Spearfish also is home to Black Hills State University and has all major amenities, art & entertainment, and fine dining of a large community.  Clyde Ice Field is the nearby airport and Spearfish has many lodging options.


Belle Fourche, SD: 3 miles north of the ranch. Known for its rich western history and pioneer culture, Belle Fourche is still a major industrial and agricultural trade area for the four-state region.  The fast growth pace of Belle Fourche has certainly been evident with new business imports and expanding existing infrastructure. Belle Fourche also offers many lodging options, dining experiences and a nice airport. 


Deadwood, SD: 20 miles south of the ranch. Deadwood continues to be one of the Nation’s top destination cities as it is itself a National Historic Landmark.  Deadwood is the region’s most prominent gaming town with historic casino’s, hotels, steakhouses and historic landmarks from the 1870’s gold rush.  Deadwood additionally offer’s entertainment, fine dining, gaming, skiing, hiking, summer and winter trail riding and much more.


Sturgis, SD: 25 miles southeast of the ranch.  Accessible via I-90 from Spearfish is the ever-famous Sturgis, South Dakota.  Home of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, this city explodes all summer long with the roar of every kind of motorcycle imaginable.  The Black Hills offer some the most picturesque riding in the world and it all starts near Sturgis.


Rapid City, SD: 50 miles southeast of the ranch.  Continue through Sturgis along I-90 to Rapid City, SD.  With a population of nearly 80,000, Rapid City is western South Dakota’s largest City offering all major amenities for lodging, shopping, dining, and entertainment.  Additionally, Rapid City is home to the areas Regional Commercial Airport.




OWNER: Oak Meadow LP

The Meadow
The Meadow - Parcel 4 - Ranch Headquarters
The Ridge
The Canyon
The Hills