Bad River Hunting Retreat
223 Acres
Philip, SD

Premium whitetail, turkey and small game hunting. New shop with space for living quarters. Exceptionally rare – 223 acres that hunts like 1,000.


The town of Philip, population approximately 780, is located at the crossroads of US Highway 14 and SD Highway 73, in the middle of western South Dakota. Philip is within 30 minutes of the Badlands National Park and an easy two hour drive to Mt. Rushmore National Monument in the Black Hills. Air Service is available at the Philip Municipal Airport, and regional flight service is available just over an hour away at Rapid City, SD. Philip provides healthcare services, a K12 public school, a strong agricultural economy, and a host of local businesses. Outdoor recreational attractions include Lake Wagoner, several parks, and plenty of hunting and fishing opportunities. The property is a 10- minute drive east of the town of Philip.

Nearby Locations:

  • Murdo, SD- 53 Miles
  • Sioux Falls, SD- 272 Miles
  • Valentine, NE- 68 Miles
  • North Platte, NE- 203 Miles

The wildlife is abundant and range from big game to game birds. Over the years, many trophy whitetail and mule deer have been taken, while the springy draws and upland cover provide exceptional habitat for game birds such as pheasant and grouse. The lush undergrowth of the brushy river bottom provides exceptional habitat for wild turkey and whitetail deer.


Rural water is available through the West River Lyman-Jones Water System, part of the Mni Wiconi Water supply project stemming from the Missouri River.

The South Unit has the year round live Bad River running through the property. The river bottom provides a source of cover and water for both domestic and wildlife such as game birds, deer, beaver, coyotes, raptors and livestock.

With tremendous water and cover, the property is benefited and lends itself as perfect livestock wintering grounds, along with harboring many types of game for the avid hunter/trapper.


Access to the property is superb and provided by Powell Rd to the West, and the adjoining US Hwy 14 to the North. The Powell Road Ranch is conveniently located just a few minutes east of the small town of Philip, SD.

Improvements & Operation

Improvements consist of a new 42×64 shop building with 12’ side walls, fully sheeted, an 11×18 automatic insulated garage door, and space for 16×20 living quarters.

The Bad River Retreat includes 82.51 acres of hay meadow, with the balance being timbered river bottom. The property could serve as a wintering unit for livestock or a premium private hunting property.


The property consists entirely of river bottom, with level hay meadows and thick stands of timber. The Bad River Retreat is replete with plum and chokecherry thickets, mature cottonwood, elm and ash trees, and is situated entirely on the Bad River.


JD Hewitt

Managing Broker

Piedmont, SD

(605) 347-1100

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