Smithneck Ranch

Loyalton, California

$1,600,000 | 355.86 ± Acres | Sierra County



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.  Beautiful year round Smithneck Creek flows through the property. 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.

  • 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
  • Borders USFS land
  • 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

000 Smithneck Rd
Loyalton, California


39.6542087N, 120W

From Loyalton, east on 49 then south on Smithneck Road. The ranch will be on your right.

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