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Spring Creek Canyon Ranch

$4,500,000 Maywood, NE 3,007± Deeded Acres

Executive Summary

Located in Frontier County, just forty-two miles south of North Platte, Nebraska, the Spring Creek Canyon Ranch consists of 3,007± acres with a combination of fertile farmland surrounded by wooded canyons. The varied topography, wooded draws, and farmland provide excellent wildlife habitat for a variety of wildlife, including deer, elk, turkey, pheasant, grouse, and quail. The ranch has two homes, one built in 2023, that are centrally located on the property. County roads traverse the ranch and make access easy and comfortable. With Proper inputs, the ranch is a solid 250-head year-round cattle operation that has the extra amenities of great hunting and recreation.

Just the Facts

  • 3,007± deeded acres
  • 753± dryland farm acres
  • 87± acre CRP
  • New 1,728± square foot home
  • County road access
  • Rolling to very steep tree-covered canyons
  • Fertile farmland
  • Abundant wildlife, including elk
  • Scenic views
  • Adequate livestock water
  • Several shelterbelts

General Description

As you drive to Spring Creek Canyon Ranch, you will encounter fertile dryland farm fields caressed around the field edges with steep native rangeland canyons sporadically covered with trees, most of which are cedar and ash. The ranch has livestock water throughout, with pipelines and wells supplying water to livestock and the abundant wildlife. The two homes are centrally located on the ranch but still a half mile apart to provide seclusion. You get a remote and big feeling from the ranch while it is quiet and peaceful. 

Broker's Comments

Spring Creek Canyon Ranch is a highly diversified agricultural operation highlighted by excellent recreational amenities. The ranch can be a strong ag operation or recreational income-producing property. It is rare to find a property that has the capital return potential that this one has but still having excellent recreational aspects. The ranch truly has a big feel and views with the varied topography and canyons. 

Learn about the locale


Spring Creek Canyon Ranch is forty-two miles south of North Platte or just over twelve miles from Maywood. From North Platte, travel south on US Highway 83 to Maywood, then nine and a half miles west on Hayes County Road to County Road 379. At County Road 379 junction, the ranch is just one mile south. Maywood provides the basic amenities, including schools, while North Platte will have all major amenities, including commercial air service. 


Frontier County, Nebraska, is largely an agriculturally based county that is also known at length for some of Nebraska’s top hunting destinations, and Spring Creek Canyon Ranch is no exception. You will get the small-town friendly atmosphere with locals all giving you a wave from their trucks as you pass them by.


Rainfall: 22.3 inches

Snowfall: 26.5 inches

Precipitation: 68.5 days

Sunny: 224 days

Average July high: 88.6°

Average January low: 12.9°

Elevation: 2,653 feet

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Acreage (Deeded & Leased)

  • 87± acres CRP
  • 753± acres of dryland farm
  • 2,167± acres native rangeland
  • 3,007± deeded acres

Deeded Acres: 3,007±
Total Leased Acres:
Total Acres: 3,007±


Improvements include two homes. The first is a brand new 1,728± square foot three-bedroom, two-bath stick-built home with an attached 1,080± square foot garage. The second home is a 1,780± square foot three-bedroom two, two-bath modular home. The ranch also has two sets of cattle corrals.

Water Resources

The ranch has numerous submersible groundwater wells and one solar well that supplies water throughout the ranch. Three separate underground water pipelines also service the ranch. The ranch also has several small stock dams. 

Mineral Rights

All seller-owned mineral rights are conveyed to the buyer.


Annual taxes of $29,351.10 based on previous years property taxes.

Learn about the recreational amenities

Wildlife Resources

Frontier County holds some of Nebraska’s finest mule deer hunting, and this ranch is no exception. The combination of farm fields with wooded canyons and varied topography provides an excellent habitat to a variety of wildlife, including both whitetail and mule deer, turkeys, pheasants, bobwhite quail, prairie chickens, sharp-tail grouse, coyotes, and bobcats. The area has seen an increase in the elk population and will see occasional elk on the ranch. The ranch is truly a wildlife sanctuary.

Learn about the general operations

General Operations

Spring Creek Canyon Ranch is a 250-head year-round cattle ranch if proper inputs are utilized and all dryland farm ground if used for the cattle operation. Currently, the owner is running 150 cows year-round while still leasing out dryland farm ground. The ranch provides multiple operational considerations and flexibility in managing and operating. If the ranch is utilized as a recreational investment property, it generates a nice positive return. Located on the ranch is a high-voltage transmission line that also has potential for solar farm income. 

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