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

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

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

Central South Dakota land embodies farming and ranching in addition to premier fishing, hunting, wildlife observation, and boundless other recreational activities. The Missouri River, “The Big Mo,” meanders through Central and South-Eastern South Dakota.

Eastern South Dakota’s glacial formations are preserved for their recreational, historical, and cultural value. Its rich fertile soil contributes to Eastern South Dakota’s high-yielding crops that not only feed the world but impact the state’s high-ranking ethanol production. Regionally, South Dakota’s land for sale values are determined by its 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, including livestock (cattle and pork) and crops (wheat, corn, soybeans, sunflowers, and other small grains). Additionally, South Dakota is a business tax-friendly state.

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 in the United States. Our reach gives buyers access to some of the most exclusive real estate in the country. Our agents and partners are deeply rooted in the areas they serve, providing clients with access to the most valuable properties and unparalleled 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 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 Grassland & Cattle 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.

South Dakota Cattle Ranch for Sale Stewart Quarter Horse Cattle Ranch
Recently Sold

Stewart Quarter Horse & Cattle Ranch

Tuthill, South Dakota

A classic working cattle and horse ranch situated in productive and scenic southwestern South Dakota, with abundant water resources, a state-of-the-art equestrian facility, custom living quarters, manager’s residence, bunkhouse, barns, Quonsets, and chicken house. The bulk of the ranch consists of expansive rolling hills and draws of native prairie grasses and yucca plants.

South Dakota Farm for Sale Belle Fourche Valley Double Well Cattle Ranch

Belle Fourche Valley Double Well Cattle Ranch

Belle Fourche, South Dakota

A “producer designed” cattle feeding operation that boasts quality construction in South Dakota. The working facilities are second to none, with buildings strategically placed and tied together with pens, corrals and alleyways. Feedlots are located adjacent to the barns offering exceptional southern exposure with superb drainage. Pastures are cross fenced for range management and are sufficiently watered throughout.

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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.