Bighorn Mountains Elk Camp - Johnson County, Wyoming
Type: Mountain Land
Deeded Acres: 1069
Total Acres: 1,069
Asking Price: $5,380,000
FIRST-CLASS WYOMING ELK HUNTING PROPERTY FOR SALE
Remote mountain land surrounded by Wyoming State lands and the Bighorn National Forest
- Located ~17.5 miles northwest of Buffalo, WY on the east face of the Bighorn Mountains
- Direct access to Bighorn National Forest and about 12 sections of Wyoming State lands
- Once used for cattle grazing – Now reserved for hunting & recreation
The Bighorn Mountains Elk Camp is a first-class Wyoming elk hunting property. Located immediately adjacent to the Bighorn National Forest the mountain property is also adjacent to an impressive area of Wyoming state lands. The surrounding public lands augment the recreational aspects of the property, but the Bighorn Mountains Elk Camp may most enjoy its position as a refuge property. The entire area leaves an impression of rugged wilderness with elevations on the property ranging from about 5,800′ to 7,000′. The terrain offers rising parkland and timbered slopes to steep, precipitous rocky faces and outcroppings. Cover and habitats on the property vary from open grass lands to aspen stands to tall stands of ponderosa pine. A cabin built in 1975 is an excellent camp for recreational activities throughout the year.
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The Bighorn Mountain Elk Camp parcel is a unique and rare offering. This deeded land is an island of rugged mountain terrain and beautiful vistas surrounded almost entirely by federal or state land. The property itself, as well as the elk herd in the area, are of high quality.
The mountain parcel is a contiguous, deeded parcel of approximately 1,069 acres bordered on the west by the Bighorn National Forest. The northern, southern, and a portion of the eastern boundaries are adjacent to Wyoming State Trust lands. This area of the Bighorn Mountains is home to hundreds of elk. Elk have been harvested on the property for years providing additional income.
The elk hunt area is Area 36, a general hunt area. The deer hunt area is Area 27, another general area. Mountain lion and bear also inhabit the east slope of the Bighorn Mountains.
The views are expansive and breathtaking. The town of Buffalo can be seen from the cabin and other vantage points on the property. Lake DeSmet and the open plains far beyond can be seen from the property. The meadows are rimmed by timbered ridges and slopes which include alpine fir, Douglas-fir, lodgepole pine, ponderosa pine, and aspen. The meadows are covered with fescue, wheatgrass, mountain brome, and sagebrush.
The 2015 property taxes for the mountain property were $479 (Johnson County Assessor’s website).
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The improvements are sufficient and comfortable. A 1,040+/- sq. ft. cabin was built in about 1975 is on the southern end of the property. The cabin features running water from a natural spring above the cabin. There are two small bedrooms with one larger bedroom filled with bunk beds for visitors and hunters. Other amenities include a bathroom and a propane fired water heater for a warm shower. A small hay shed and horse shelter have also been built near the cabin. A very small 192+/- sq. ft. cowboy cabin provides shelter to the north.