Wyoming has six major land regions: the Black Hills; the Great Plains; the Southern, Middle, and Northern Rocky Mountains; and the Wyoming Basin.
Agriculture continues to be a top industry for the Cowboy State, generating $2 billion in revenues. There are approximately 11,900 farms in Wyoming, covering 29 million acres. The average size farm comprises 2,437 acres. Agriculture makes a significant contribution to all 23 counties.
Wyoming’s most valuable crops are hay and corn. The state also grows substantial quantities of barley, wheat, and sugarbeets. Most of the cropland is found in the Great Plains region of the state.
Wyoming’s diverse landscape and vast, open spaces make it a wildlife mecca for land animals and fisheries. Popular wildlife include bison, elk, moose, deer, pronghorn antelope, mountain lions, wolves, grizzly bears, black bears, wild horses, and bald eagles. Diverse fishing opportunities across the state include rainbow trout, brook trout, burbot, largemouth bass, salmon, sauger, and walleye.
Wyoming is committed to creating opportunities for renewable energy and conserving its land, waters, and wildlife from the threats of climate change and habitat loss.
Major Rivers and Lakes
Wyoming’s longest rivers are the Snake River, Green River, and North Platte River. Their main tributaries include the Payette River, Boise River, Weiser River, Owyhee River, and Powder River.
Yellowstone Lake, the largest lake in Wyoming, has over 141 tributaries but only one river, the Yellowstone River. The surface area of this lake is approximately 87,040 acres (136 square miles). Other significant lakes include Flaming Gorge Reservoir and Jackson Lake, which exceed 67,564 surface area acres.
State and National Parks
Wyoming has 12 state parks and 7 national parks.
|Nickname||The Cowboy State|
|Neighboring States||Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, and Idaho|
|Regions||Black Hills, Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, and Wyoming Basin|
|State Flower||Wyoming Indian Paintbrush|
|State Bird||Western Meadowlark|
|Big Game||Antelope, white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, bighorn sheep, moose, and mountain goats|
|Small Game||Cottontail rabbits, snowshoe hares, and red, gray, and fox squirrels|
|Freshwater Fish||Rainbow trout, brook trout, burbot, largemouth bass, and sauger|
|Total Acreage||62.6 million acres|
|Total Public Land Acreage||3.05 million acres|
|Average Annual Rainfall||14.5 inches|
|Farmland by Acreage||29 million acres|
|Woodlands by Acreage||10.5 million acres|
|Primary Crops||Hay and Corn|
|Largest Lake||Yellowstone Lake|
|Other Lakes||Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Jackson Lake, and Glendo Reservoir|
|Major Rivers||Snake River, Green River, and North Platte River|
|Other Tributaries||Payette River, Boise River, Weiser River, Owyhee River, and Powder River|
Our Rural Real Estate Offices
Mossy Oak Properties Wyoming began with the goal of becoming a trusted resource for folks looking to buy or sell rural land for sale in Wyoming. Our land brokers and agents understand what people are looking for in rural property because we share the same lifestyle and love for the land as you do. We understand the importance of honor and integrity and that buying or selling land is an emotional and life-changing experience for consumers.
Only Mossy Oak Properties Wyoming can provide the powerful combination of brand strength, local expertise, quality service, and national exposure. Whether you want to buy or sell rural real estate, a Mossy Oak Properties land specialist is a must-have on your team.