Located 6 miles south of Meeteetse, Wyoming at the intersection of Highway 290 and Road 4DT, is the one of a kind Wood River Flyfishing Ranch. For the first time in almost 100 years, one of the most spectacular ranches on the Absaroka front is being offered for sale. The lush riparian bottoms boast almost one mile of both banks of one of the west’s most private and outstanding freestone rivers, heavily populated with an abundance of 15 to 24 inch population of Yellowstone Cutthroat trout–one of the most genetically pure populations in the region. One nationally recognized Orvis guide called the rivers enticing and productive pockets, pools and runs on the stunning ranch, “A fun and very healthy fishery”. The western border of this eye popping ranch is the private shoreline of the mountain stream fed 1000 acre Lower Sunshine Reservoir–yet another awesome Yellowstone Cutthroat fishery teeming with some of the healthiest most beautiful cutt’s around.
The river bottom is full of irrigated meadows with the nearly a mile of the cottonwood and willow lined Wood River and loads of great pond development potential. The spectacular Cutthroat Lake portion is a high mesa, nestled beneath snow capped peaks, overlooking the verdant valley and river below, and enjoys its own irrigated meadows system. The expansive views from either of these side by side jewels takes in practically the entire Big Horn Basin from its perch under the Absaroka Mountains 12,000’+ peaks.
And did we mention–the hunting is likewise spectacular with mule deer, white tail deer, roving herds of elk, bear, lion and moose. These places are a sportsman’s paradise!
Unrivaled private fishery, incredible big game opportunities–and history, too! This 611+ acre legacy ranch is a generations old legacy property settled by the early pioneers of this remote section in the Big Horn Basin. As a base for a larger cattle and sheep operation. Hay is raised annually for winter feed, and irrigated pasture and lease ground is used for summer grazing. Water is supplied from the Wood River along with shares in the Lower Sunshine Reservoir via the Lower Sunshine Canal. A 300 acre private lease adjoins the property and provides additional grazing (and recreational opportunity) for the operation.
There is host of spectacular building sites. The current improvements on the ranch include a well sited older home that is currently not in use, (and includes the old card room from the Rivers Saloon that hosted the early settlers, including LeRoy Parker, aka, Butch Cassidy). Domestic water is available from the Meeteetse municipal water supply.
This is a rare offering of a very private, legacy, and tough, if not impossible to equal Wyoming Flyfishing Ranch, at the gateway to Yellowstone country. In addition these superlative properties offer outstanding opportunities for the satisfaction and tax benefits of Conservation Easement Grants.
Updated on January 18, 2020 at 3:39 pm