473.17+/- Acres Hughes County, SD

Address: Hughes County
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Legal Description:      425.52+/- acres in Section 9-108-74 and 47.65+/- acres in Section 10- 108-74, Hughes County, SD, containing 473.17+/- acres

Land Location:  Hughes County, South Dakota – Point of Reference – West Bend State Recreational Area / 22167 Westbend Road, Harrold, South Dakota 57536 

General Description:   473+/- acres of undisturbed South Dakota prairie that overlooks Lake Sharpe and has hilltops that rise over 300 feet providing a 360-degree view! There are multiple building/development sites on the property and options to create storage and commercial facilities to service the campers from the West Bend State Recreation Park – across the road. This is a very quiet, private property that has an excellent cabin that currently rents out as an Airbnb home. The income potential of this cabin is supported by high ratings from recent guests or can be kept for your private enjoyment. The property is thirty minutes from Pierre, SD, near the West Bend Recreation Area and thirty minutes from the Lode Star Casino.

The cabin gives amazing insight to life on the prairie while providing modern comfort. Your nearest neighbors include herds of whitetail deer, mule deer, pheasants, quail, ducks, geese, doves, prairie dogs, jackrabbits and occasional bobcat! The cabin is located in an outdoor recreational haven with some of the best hunting and fishing in the area. With rolling hills and forested ravines, this property is surrounded by quail and pheasant-heavy lands for a great upland bird experience.

Getting around

The surrounding property can be traveled by foot; some areas have been cleared for easy walking. The West Bend boat ramp is across the street for easy lake access. Some guides also have ATVs for easier access to hunting locations.  The owner also travels by ATV and UTV in and around the hills.

Cabin: A cozy cabin nestled in the grassy hills near the West Bend Recreation Area. With access to outdoor entertainment, hunting or wildlife viewing opportunities, gorgeous views, and river access across the street; this cabin is the perfect spot for your family retreat or hunting trip.

The cabin has many amenities, water, heat, air conditioning, and power. The driveway to the cabin is gravel and while there is plenty of parking space. There are outdoor games for all ages and a tire swing in a shaded ravine for summer fun. After a day being outside enjoying nature, the evening can be topped off by sitting in front of the floor to ceiling rock fireplace.

Peace, Serenity and Amazing 360-degree views!

Tired of the hustle of the city, need to getaway? Are you looking for that sanctuary that provides you the fresh air and the quietness that only a ranch can provide to uplift your spirit?  Look no further! This recreational property does that and so much more!  Nestled in the Missouri River basin, this 472 acres ranch provides the perfect playground for anyone that loves nature, fantastic views, is an outdoorsman, who loves to hunt and fish or shoot as much wildlife with a camera as possible! [South Dakota does not have a bag limit on pictures!]

This is an incredible property located in the beauty and heart of Central South Dakota and offers year-round paved access.

The cabin provides a peaceful retreat after a busy day hiking or riding your ATV’s through the many paths and ravines on the property.  This property contains everything you need to restore your energy. There is just something magical about sipping a glass of wine or hot chocolate in front of a rock fireplace at days end. This cabin is an Airbnb rental that provides income while you are away.

As you roam around the property, you will notice several premier building sites for that luxury home – just 30 minutes from Pierre! The views of the Missouri River Valley and Lake Sharpe change constantly – providing a kaleidoscope of views that never cease to amaze.

If you are a “Sneaker”, the wildlife on this property will provide hours of joy and amazement in viewing all of the different species! Visitors and game cameras have provided pictures of critters from Raccoons, to Mule Deer, Turkeys to the occasional roaming Bobcat! Yes – Hunting, with the proper permits, is allowed on the property as well!  This property offers endless experiences for the sportsman seeking trophy mule deer, whitetail deer, turkeys and many other native species of animals.  In the past, the land has been leased out for hunting with guides providing an additional income opportunity.

Is fishing is your sport of choice? This property is located directly across from the West Bend State Recreational Park – with full access to Lake Sharpe. – [the boat dock is across the street!] If you like to fish from a boat or prefer “Hard Water Fishing” (ice fishing), Lake Sharpe is noted for the large walleye population as well as other species of fish!

If sailing or powerboating is more your style, Lake Sharpe provides endless hours of fun as well – remember – your cabin is just across the street – so no long drives to get home!

It’s no surprise that South Dakota ranks highly as a recreational destination, with generally excellent weather and a healthy, outdoorsy lifestyle that’s ideally suited toward active outdoorsmen and women. Taxes in South Dakota are also conducive to investors and building recreational homes.  Hughes County has an extremely low property tax rate and with no state income tax, this property is an excellent investment.

South Dakota is known for its amazing carvings like Crazy Horse and Mt Rushmore. This property has several very unique features you will never find anywhere else in South Dakota! No it is not Mount Rushmore – however, a local artist carved several items of interest from trees that grew on the property.  The turkeys in the pictures were carved from a single tree that was growing right there!  The stump is still in the ground!  The rocks surrounding the turkeys are actually painted pieces of wood from the tree! There is also a small cross carved from and existing tree by the cabin as well.  To hear the story about the cross on the hill – well, you will have to call me to hear the story on that one!


1 bedroom, 3 beds


Large Majestic Living Room


Full Kitchen



2019 Taxes:  $1,302.31


Seller/s:  Harlan and Sharon KD Smith

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