Lazy Bar F Ranch

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Description

Situated in the South Fork of the Shoshone River Valley, 40 miles southwest of Cody, Wyoming, is the Lazy Bar F Ranch. Comprised of 152 deeded acres, including 50 acres of river bottom, 30 acres of meadows and 72 acres of pasture, this ranch has a variety of unique terrain. It offers diverse habitat for wildlife, including elk, moose, pronghorn, mule deer, mountain lions and the occasional grizzly bear or wolf. Surrounded by public land on three sides, the property offers privacy and peace unrivaled by other ranches. The South Fork of the Shoshone River runs along the property for approximately one mile and two small creeks to complement the river, providing excellent onsite fishing opportunities for rainbow, brook and brown trout. Naturally appealing irrigated meadows, some of which are used for hay production, are scattered throughout the ranch. Year-round accessibility offers the opportunity to live on the ranch full time, or one could make this a summer vacation home. Improvements include guest cabins, a lodge, a 2-bedroom manager’s cabin and an elevated owner’s home with big mountain views. The Lazy Bar F Ranch has a very unique configuration — it is a smaller ranch in terms of absolute acreage, however, it offers a diverse mix of topography. The ranch extends from the valley floor to the forest boundary, spanning 152 acres. The ranch headquarters and historic ranch improvements are situated in the lush river bottom of the South Fork of the Shoshone that is a mix of cottonwood trees, sub-irrigated meadows and a year-round spring-fed creek. The river frontage measures nearly a mile and is rich and undisturbed, providing a home for many species of wildlife. From the river bottom on the western portion of the ranch, the terrain changes to an elevated sagebrush bench interspersed with aspen trees on the eastern side. This elevated site is where the owner’s home is situated. The views up and down the river corridor and across the valley through the Deer Creek drainage are as impressive as any in the West. The water, varied terrain, forest border and end-of-the-road location give the Lazy Bar F Ranch the feel of a large Western ranch. The ranch sits at an elevation of 6,400 to 6,500 feet. Improvements include 8 well-kept guest cabins; a lodge containing 2 dining areas, a large kitchen and living room; a 2-bedroom manager’s cabin; and an owner’s modern home that is elevated with incredible views. Lazy Bar F offers two small creeks as well as private, year-round world-class fly fishing on one mile of the South Fork of the Shoshone River, one of the most underfished rivers in the Yellowstone area. The South Fork originates in the Washakie Wilderness Area and winds out of the Absaroka Range through almost 25 miles of public land. Wade fishing is great June through October for cutthroats, rainbows and brook trout ranging from 8 to 12 inches. In the fall, there are large browns who make their way into the upper sections of the South Fork to spawn. Many are drawn to this beautiful area for its sporting lifestyle and plentiful adventures. This property boasts recreational opportunities all year long, such as hiking, camping, fly fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, hunting, wildlife viewing, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. With Yellowstone National Park nearby and Forest Service land on three sides, the trails are right out the back door. The diversity of the South Fork Valley is optimal for active lifestyles, as well as for those looking for peace, beauty and tranquility. An end-of-the-road ranch in one of Wyoming’s most spectacular valleys that is surrounded by remote and beautiful wilderness, Lazy Bar F Ranch features amazing scenery and historic buildings, combined with authentic ranching traditions, secluded mountain living, private streams and one mile of the South Fork of the Shoshone River.

Property Details

Reduced Price: $4,900,000
152.00
I45445
Ranch
City: Cody
WY
Park County
Available

Contact The Agent

Alex
Maher
Live Water Properties, LLC
307-734-6100
307-734-6100
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