This 40 acre parcel is located 9 miles north of Casper, Wyoming in the B.B. Brooks Ranch Development. Just 7 miles east of I-25, the property directly borders over 25,000 acres of BLM and State land with dirt road access. With a view of Casper Mountain standing over the plains of Central Wyoming to the south, this property has great opportunity for rural housing development or can be left as is with access to public land.Land The land is mostly rolling flat rangeland dominated by sagebrush and grasslands. With a calculated 2.35 Aum/Acre this property can support 2 horses for 9 months per year without the need for feed assuming continued proper range management. There are no fences along the property boundary except the northern boundary boarding Bureau of Land Management BLM. The lack of fences and development allows for the land to appear largely untouched by human infrastructure.
Improvements There are no utilities on the property however, the option is available as there are many properties within the B.B. Brooks development with utilities installed. There is currently no water on the property. The well depth for the direct neighboring property is 620 feet allowing well water access to a high-quality aquifer. Many other properties in the ranch development have drilled wells and added improvements in recent years as Casper city limits continue to spread north.
Recreation This property has an abundance of mule deer and antelope herds roaming the area with the option to explore the vast BLM and State land acreage directly bordering to the North. There are also upland game birds found in the area. This property lies in Antelope hunting unit area 25 type 1. For mule deer, this property is in Deer hunting unit 22 type 1. Both mule deer and antelope hunt areas are limited quota draws with high resident and non-resident draw odds and good historical harvest data.
The bordering BLM and State Lands allow the owner to take advantage of public hunting and recreation opportunities in an area of the state where public land access is limited. Just 15 minutes from downtown Casper this property offers the unique opportunity to thousands of acres of recreational land while being conveniently close to the amenities the town of Casper offers.
The property is in close proximity to Casper Mountain Ski Resort and the Medicine Bow National Forest 45 minute drive. Only 30 minutes from Alcova Reservoir along the North Platte River, this area of Wyoming is well known for its abundant fishing, hunting, and reactional opportunities.
Region & Climate The elevation of the property is around 5,400 ft. The average annual precipitation is 12.2 inches 72 inches of annual snowfall with about 70 of annual precipitation occurring during the growing season from late spring through summer. The mean daily temperature of the area averages 71 degrees in the summer and 22 degrees in the winter.
The Casper-Natrona County International Airport is about 25 minutes away and downtown Casper is about 20 minutes to the south Population 60,000. Natrona County Airport does direct flights to Denver International Airport.
History The B.B. Brooks Ranch was first established in 1882 by the state's seventh governor Bryant B. Brooks. This historically known ranch mostly ran cattle until 2005, at which point it was parcelled into 40 acre sections to allow for growing rural sprawl and giving access opportunity to privately surrounded public land. The city of Casper Wyoming is the second-largest city in Wyoming. Located in Natrona County, the town began when the railroad arrived west in 1888. The town became an important shipping location for cattle and wool and in 1889 the town of Casper elected its first Mayor. As electricity and telephone services grew in the high plains the population began to grow over the next few decades. As the potential for oil drew prospectors, the population quadrupled from 1910 to 1925. During the next few decades, the town economy was tested by the great recession and a second World War. As oil demand grew, so did the town of Casper. Casper has now grown into an energy-industry, medical and retail hub with a population of 60,000.
Directions to Farm
North 9 miles from Casper along I-25 take exit 197 turning east onto Ormsby Rd approximately 2 miles until turning onto High Plains Drive. Then take the first left heading east along BB Brooks Blvd. Head about 3.5 miles and the property will be on your left.
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