Often referred to as “the Mount Rushmore State,” South Dakota has outstanding properties for sale, from farm and ranch lands, to hunting, fishing, and other recreational properties. South Dakota’s highly productive agricultural industry, combined with tourism, and abundant hunting acreages for upland birds, waterfowl and big game, provides landowners ample investment opportunities.

South Dakota is comprised of three primary regions: Western, Central, and Eastern, each with its own unique economic, social, and cultural characteristics.

Western South Dakota’s breathtaking Black Hills, Badlands, State Parks, and sprawling prairies, delight tourists from across the globe. Vast ranch lands are some of the most highly sought-after South Dakota land parcels for sale.

Central South Dakota land offers excellent farming and ranching opportunities, in addition to premier fishing and hunting, abundant wildlife, and boundless  recreational activities. The Missouri River (“The Big Mo”) meanders through Central and Southeastern South Dakota.

Eastern South Dakota’s glacial formations are revered for their recreational, historical, and cultural value. Their rich, fertile soil contributes to high-yielding crops that not only feed the world, but positively impact the state’s high-ranking ethanol production. Regionally, South Dakota’s land values are determined by productivity, per-acre values, and agriculture industry preference (cropland versus grazing land).

Historically, agriculture has been the lifeblood of South Dakota, generating billions of dollars for the state’s economy. Agriculture is the state’s leading industry, and includes livestock (cattle and pork), and crops (wheat, corn, soybeans, sunflowers, and other small grains). Additionally, South Dakota is a tax-friendly state in which to do business.

Fay Ranches’ established network of relationships and partnerships across the United States offers clients unparalleled reach, and direct contact with some of the most qualified landowners and investors from coast to coast. Our reach gives buyers access to some of the most exclusive real estate properties in the country. Our agents and partners are deeply rooted in the areas they serve, providing clients with unrivaled industry knowledge of the investment value of these properties.

Browse the listings below to see all of our South Dakota properties for sale, or use the Advanced Search tab above to further refine your search by type of property, or to explore specific sporting properties for sale. Contact our expert brokers today at (800) 238-8616 to help find your perfect South Dakota property.


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Northern Plains Ranch

Belle Fourche, South Dakota

This is an opportunity to invest in a very large production ranch in the heart of cattle country in South Dakota. Offering an exceptional feed base with an above-average water supply, quality fences, and excellent access. The livestock working facilities are strategically positioned for efficiency and the main headquarters and outbuildings are in excellent working condition.

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Recently Sold

Northern Plains Grassland and Cattle Ranch

Belle Fourche, South Dakota

This South Dakota ranch’s recent sale includes 11,888± acres of prairie grazing, cross-fenced into several pastures with tanks and dams throughout, the remaining 2,389± acres are dryland hay fields. It features an abundant water supply via a deep well with a pipeline system and concrete tanks, numerous dams, and seasonal creeks. It is located on the plains of South Dakota approximately 20 miles north of Belle Fourche, South Dakota.

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Recently Sold

Boles Canyon Ranch

Hill City, South Dakota

Whether you are looking for an agriculturally zoned mountain ranchland property, your own private hide-away parcel of raw land overlooking lush meadows and surrounded by whispering pines, a wrangler’s horseback riding property, or other year-round recreational and hunting haven, this cattle property in South Dakota is a tangible asset that could be passed down for generations.

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Spearfish Ranchette
Horse Property

Spearfish, South Dakota

Here is a rare opportunity to purchase an exceptional South Dakota tract of vacant land close to one of the most desirable communities to live, work, and play. The conveniently located acreage is currently platted into three individual tracts. Buyers may choose to purchase all three tracts or just one or two. Whether your family enjoys horseback riding, snowmobiling, biking, ATVs, or soaking up the serenity of the Black Hills on your private outdoor living space, this type of property is a rare find.

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