Elk Draw
280 Acres
Hermosa, SD

Custer County, SD Land for Sale

Executive Summary: The Elk Draw property is a rugged tract with open vista hilltop views, and rolling grassland creek bed and prairie. A portion of the property is currently under an elk conservancy program with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, insuring premium contiguous wildlife habitat for the lifetime of the property. Elk Draw has many natural building sites that would allow an executive type home to fit seamlessly with the property. Teaming with wildlife and privacy, this property is prime for enjoyment of the great outdoors while yet remaining minutes from Custer national park, wind cave national park or downtown Rapid City.  

*Property sells subject to previously recorded right of first refusal.


Hermosa is the eastern gateway to the Black Hills. Located 20 miles northeast of Custer State Park and 15 miles east of Mt. Rushmore, it offers easy access to these iconic destinations. The Council Oak Tree, the largest Burr Oak in South Dakota, has stood on the eastern slopes of the Black Hills by Battle Creek for over 400 years. Gold discovery in the sacred valleys of Paha Sapa in the 1870s drew miners, homesteaders, and businessmen to the region. Hermosa was founded on June 14th, 1886, near Battle Creek. Named by Pete Folsom, the chief engineer of the Pioneer Townsite Company, ‘Hermosa’ means ‘beautiful’ in Spanish, reflecting the area’s natural allure.

Regional flight service is available within a 45-minute drive at Rapid City, SD. Rapid City is the second largest city in South Dakota and offers all types of shopping, fine and casual dining, medical facilities and industry.

Today the Black Hills offers an inviting mix of recreational and cultural experiences and the area continues to be a destination of choice for tourists and retirees alike. As populations increase in the region, this property will be more conveniently-located than ever.

Hunting, fishing, boating, camping, golfing, and outdoor recreational opportunities abound in the Southern Black Hills area. Within a short drive, you can explore Custer State Park, one of the nation’s premier state parks. Known for its bison herds and wildlife, it has even been named as one of the World’s Top Ten Wildlife Destinations. Also nearby are the Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Moccasin Springs Natural Mineral Spa, Evans Plunge Mineral Springs, Angostura Recreation Area, J.H. Keith Cascade Falls Picnic Area, Moccasin Springs and more!

The greater Black Hills region is a treasure-trove of not only natural beauty, but tourism as well, averaging 4 million visitors annually.

Ranked #1 by Forbes as the best state for business costs in 2019 (https://sdgoed.com/build-your-business/), South Dakota is a business-friendly environment that encourages a secure economy, room to innovate and a reliable workforce.

If you’re looking for a spacious lifestyle with wide open spaces, plenty of room to breathe and the beautiful Black Hills landscape, this area is the perfect blend of serene privacy with amenities within reach.

Location & Directions

Property Location: Hermosa, South Dakota 

Property Directions: From junction of Highway 79 and Tatanka Spirit Road, travel west approximately ¾ miles to the Northeast  





Elk, deer, antelope, grouse, turkey, coyote, mountain lion. 


Grazing, hunting 


Power provided by Black Hills Coop.


Private shared well


 Gravel county road 

Conservation Easement

Existing conservation easement through Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation affecting approximately 230 acres. Copy available upon request.  


The 2022 taxes for this property were $272.70.

Legal Description

Township 6 South Range 6 East, Custer County, South Dakota 

Section 12; SE1/4, W1/2NE1/4 

Section 1; SW1/4SE1/4


Contact Us

Tanner Hewitt, Broker Associate: Rapid City, SD Office, (605) 490-7952

Tyson Hewitt, Broker Associate: Rapid City, SD Office, (605) 206-0034

JD Hewitt, Managing Broker: Rapid City, SD Office, (605) 347-1100

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