Owl Creek Ranch
Owl Creek Ranch is a remote, pristine wilderness property located at the foot of the 12,500 Washakie Needles allowing direct access to the Wind River Wilderness and surrounding 2.5 million acre Shoshone National Forest.
- Pristine, end-of-the-road high mountain wilderness property
- Teeming with wildlife, including trophy elk and several other big and small game species
- Adjacent to Wyoming’s largest wilderness area, providing direct access to the 704,000 acre Washakie Wilderness, along with spectacular views of the Washakie Needle and surrounding Washakie Range
- Traversed by several miles of the trout-filled South Fork of Owl Creek and several smaller tributaries
- The property enjoys several building sites for the construction of homes, lodges, outbuildings, etc.
- Located in renowned trophy unit, Elk Unit 64, one of Wyoming’s best trophy bull elk areas
Owl Creek Ranch is a remote, pristine wilderness property located at the foot of the 12,500 Washakie Needles allowing direct access to the Wind River Wilderness and surrounding 2.5 million acre Shoshone National Forest. The ranch offers a myriad of recreational opportunities, but is also a mecca for several species of big game including bighorn sheep, Shiras moose, mule deer, and trophy elk. The trout filled South Fork of Owl Creek runs for over 2 miles along the southern border of the ranch.
Several photographs of Owl Creek Ranch are taken by Camera Head Media.
Owl Creek Ranch is located in Hot Springs County, Wyoming approximately 60 miles west of the town of Thermopolis. The South Fork of Owl Creek runs the length of the property along its southern boundary. Sagebrush slopes along with stands of spruce, pine and fir cover the moderate to steep mountains that rise above the valley floor.
Named after the prominent Shoshone Chief Washakie, the spectacular 12,500′ Washakie Needles tower above the property. This ranch allows for direct foot or horseback access to very remote regions of the 704,000 acre Washakie Wilderness and surrounding 2,500,000 acre Shoshone National Forest.
The ranch qualifies for landowner licenses in Wyoming’s coveted elk unit #64. In addition to some of the West’s best elk hunting, there are bighorn sheep, Shiras moose, mule deer, black bear, and grizzly bears, as well as an occasional pronghorn on the lower reaches of the property.
Fishing & Recreation
Owl Creek Ranch also boasts tremendous private stream fishing for both Brook and Cutthroat trout in South Fork of Owl Creek. Opportunities abound to hike, climb, camp, and explore one of the most pristine wilderness areas in the lower 48 states.
There is an updated 1 room trapper’s cabin that provides shelter for overnight stays. Additionally, there is a newer horse barn, tack room, storage area, and corrals with fenced trap for grazing stock.
The property also has an approximate 1,500 acre Bureau of Land Management Lease that allows for additional recreational opportunities and limited grazing.
The ranch is protected in perpetuity by a Conservation Easement held by the State of Wyoming (Wyoming Game and Fish) which allows construction of three additional residences and associated outbuildings.