355.86± Acres
New Listing
Sierra County, California

Smithneck Ranch

ID: 35745
External ID/MLS: -- / 20221257
Status: New Listing
Price: $1,600,000
Acres: 355.86±
Price Per Acre: $4,496
Type: Ranches
Address: 000 Smithneck Rd
City, State: Loyalton, California
County: Sierra
ZIP Code: 96118
Lat/Long: 39.654, -120.227


With 355.86 gorgeous acres situated at the edge of the Sierra Valley and surrounding mountains, Smithneck Ranch is a rare offering for those with a love of the land and unimproved nature at its best! Suitable for agriculture and/or simply a beautiful home and/or retreat. The lay of the land, with its privacy and adjacent ag lands, offers a natural legacy for generations to come.

Smithneck Ranch consists of 195.86 acres zoned Agriculture/General Forest. The remaining 160 acres are zoned TPZ (Timber Production Zone.  Smithneck Creek flows through with 1st and 3rd Riparian water rights for irrigation. All mineral rights are included as well. About 50+/- acres supported alfalfa production in the past. Currently, a local cattle rancher has a grazing lease (ending 12/31/2023) supporting 30+/- pair for the season. Year-round Smithneck Creek also feeds a couple of duck ponds before continuing downstream. One can only imagine the expansive meadows, natural springs, pine forests, and the abundant wildlife they support!

Bordering USFS lands, opportunities for outdoor recreational activities abound! i.e., hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, equestrian, etc. Less than an hour away are Reno, Tahoe/Truckee, Graeagle, the Lakes Basin, Frenchman's Lake, and Lake Davis....all of which offer their own amenities to add to the list. Access to the ranch is on a paved and plowed road and is just a couple of miles from the town of Loyalton.

Property Highlights:

  • 355.86 acres total
  • 195.86 acres are zoned AG & General Forest
  • 160 acres are zoned TPZ (Timber Production Zone)
  • Year-round Smithneck Creek flows through the property
  • Riparian rights for irrigating from the creek
  • Cattle grazing for 30 pair +/- seasonally
  • 50 +/- acres have produced alfalfa in the past
  • Expansive meadows, views, and pine forest
  • Abundant wildlife
  • Metal bridge for crossing the creek
  • Duck ponds
  • Natural springs
  • Located just out of Loyalton, CA
  • Less than an hour to Reno or Truckee, Lakes Basin, Lake Davis, Frenchman's Lake

Additional Information


  • equestrian trails
  • fishing
  • hunting

water access

  • creek

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