Located along the South Platte River a short drive from Sutherland, Nebraska, the South Platte River Farm is located in the heartland of the North and South Platte River waterfowl flyway. Consisting of 187.67 +/- deeded acres, this property includes 21 acres of rich, irrigated land, 97 acres of accretion ground and the remaining 69 acres is dry farm land. The cottonwood covered river bottom provides an ideal habitat for trophy whitetail deer, wild turkey, quail, and gives ample cover that helps several different types of waterfowl flourish in the area. With almost 91+/- acres of farmable ground, currently planted with wheat, the South Platte River Farm gives a buyer the opportunity to purchase an outstanding recreational hunting property with the potential to turn a profit. Nearby is the town of Sutherland, often referred to as the "Biggest Little Town" in Nebraska, which makes the South Platte River Farm an opportunity to not only own an exceptional piece of land, but to become part of a community that is centered around family and American values.
The Village of Sutherland is proud of its traditional American values – family, work, church, school and community have provided a strong fabric for the community ever since its founding in 1891. Sutherland citizens are very community oriented, and dedicated to church, school and civic organizations. In 1972, residents voted to keep Sutherland a village, even though it had grown large enough to be considered a second-class city, because of the strong ties that bind the village together. Currently, Sutherland has a population of 1,286. Sutherland provides a lot to do! From shopping to trap shooting and hunting, there is rich entertainment in the town. As one of the stops in the historical Oregon, Mormon and California Trails as well as the Pony Express and a gateway to the Nebraska Sandhills, Sutherland offers opportunities for great educational tours. Make sure to visit the Sutherland Reservoir and Golf Course, both town favorites, for hours of family-friendly fun. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in improving the small town life. Sutherland has over 40 civic organizations, including 4-H groups, extension clubs, church auxiliaries, Boy and Girl Scouts, Legion and Lions Clubs and school organizations. Participation is not just for adults either. Kids are encouraged to join the Sutherland Youth Program, American Youth Soccer Organization, and Youth Board sports. Swimming Pool Park and Sutherland Railroad Park have great amenities for families to enjoy. They provide great places to gather for some grilling, swimming, and all-around family fun. Currently, the Anchor Memorial Park Committee is in the planning stages of creating a 7 acre park near the Cherry Hills Subdivision.
Sutherland Reservoir – 3,017-acre lake located just south of town. The recreation area offers visitors a great spot for camping, boating, fishing, and swimming. There are several beaches on the Sutherland Reservoir which are well used by swimmers and sun bathers in the summer months. Motorized craft are welcome on the lake. There are boat ramps located at both the inlet and outlet. Fish in the lake include channel catfish, rainbow trout, striped bass, walleye, white bass, and yellow perch. A handicapped fishing area is located near the canal inlet. The average depth of the lake is 25 feet with certain spots reaching to 60 feet. Ice fisherman venturing out on the lake in the winter months need to be especially careful. Heated water discharged from the hydroelectric power plant can cause thin ice areas. Bird watchers will be thrilled with the number of wintering American Bald Eagles that use Sutherland Reservoir as a feeding area. NPPD maintains a protection program for the eagles. A wide variety of waterfowl including geese, ducks, white pelicans, gulls, great blue herons and numerous shore birds are attracted to the reservoir’s open water and surrounding fertile croplands.