Lemmon, SD Perkins Country Land 40. acre for sale in Lemmon, SD

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With the expansive views of the Grand River National Grasslands combined with the quiet solace of the Shadehill Reservoir, the Shadehill Reservoir Cabin Retreat is a rare oasis. Enjoy the beauty of the South Dakota grasslands, as well as a live stream running through the property, from each of the three cabins on these 40 acres.

From outdoor water recreation to fishing, hunting, hiking and more, this property provides convenient access for truly enjoying the great outdoors. Whether a business venture or a family hideaway, consider the possibilities of this prairie oasis, priced in its entirety at $215,000 Location: Nestled near Shadehill Reservoir, a beautiful oasis in the Perkins County prairie in northwestern South Dakota, the Shadehill Reservoir Cabin Retreat offers beautiful views and water recreation opportunities. The property is situated just 12 miles south of Lemmon off SD Hwy 73, and 24 miles from the SD/ND border.

Locale: The quaint town od Summerville, just a short jaunt away, provides a caf and store. The city of Lemmon, situated not far from the ND/SD border, has a population of 1,227, and affords retail services, health clinic, country club, swimming pool, churches, and a K-12 public school. Lemmon is home to the Petrified Wood Park, the Grand River Museum, and the G.E. Lemmon Park.

Just 36 miles to the north is the city of Hettinger, ND, population 1,226, with great health care, air services, and community resources. Rapid City, South Dakotas second-largest city, is just three hours away and offers all types of shopping, fine and casual dining, medical facilities and industry. provides a regional hub for shopping and commercial outlets, a regional airport, and a variety of sightseeing and local tourism opportunities. Pierre, the state capitol, is also three hours away, and provides an airport as well as retail and agricultural outlets.

The area is rich in western and Native American history, with many historic figures having traveled through the area, including Hugh Glass and Custer's 1874 Expedition, as well as the settlers and early ranchers.

Size: The property consists of 40 acres and is located in Perkins County, SD. Two-room cabins (finished) and one larger, unfinished cabin are included on the property, with both sewer and water, including a new well.

Access: Access to the property is provided via SD Hwy 73, just 12 miles from Lemmon, SD and 24 miles from the ND/SD border.

Recreation: The Shadehill Recreation Area, one of western South Dakotas few large lakes, includes more than 5,000 surface acres of water to enjoy. The Black Hills & Badlands Tourism Association (blog) refers to it as a well-kept secret for many Black Hills outdoorsmen. The dam, built in 1951 by the Bureau of Reclamation, boasts of more than 100 miles of shoreline and provides for excellent fishing, with available fish species including walleye, catfish and bass. The SD Game, Fish & Parks operates a public use area, camping and picnic areas, a trailer dump station, and opportunities for swimming, fishing and boating.

Just a few miles away, the Grand River National Grasslands offers the Blacktail Trail, 6.8 mile non-motorized trail for biking, hiking and horseback riding. Other area attractions include the Llewellyn Johns Recreation Area and campsites, as well as the Hugh Glass Memorial. Summer festivals include the Boss Cowman Rodeo and Tent Celebration and the Hugh Glass Rendezvous.

Climate: According to U.S. Climate Data, annual rainfall in the area averages 18.1 inches. The average high temperature is 67.4 degrees Fahrenheit, and average low temp of 33.3 degrees.

Legal Description: SE4SE4 Section 10; Township 20 North; Range 15E. BHM Perkins County, SD.

  • Price: $215,000

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