Tatanka Spirit Quarter
160 Acres
Hermosa, SD

Custer County, SD Land for Sale

Executive Summary: Tatanka Spirit is situated on the eastern slopes of the great Black Hills joining the northern banks of the Buffalo Gap valley, this property is truly in a league of its own. From gently rolling grassland to transitioning timber covered ridges, the owner is afforded a variety of recreational enjoyment possibilities. It is not uncommon to see elk, deer, and turkey, all in the same visit. Power and water are currently on the property, the rest is a blank slate.


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  


Pine trees, creeks, rough terrain hills


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






 Stick built shed


Power provided by Black Hills Coop. 


Private shared well


 Gravel county road 


The 2022 real estate taxes for this property were $287.66.

Legal Description

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

Section 13; NE1/4  

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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