Snake River Falls

(Currently closed until further Notice) – Privately owned and the group has chose not to open at this time. Among Nebraska’s most spectacular waterfalls, Snake River Falls tumbles over a 54 foot wide ledge and flows 12 miles to the Niobrara River. When the Snake River is full, it is the largest waterfall in Nebraska by volume. The waterfall is located 23 miles southwest of Valentine on Highway 97. Only 3 miles from Merritt Reservoir. Because access to the falls is on private property, it is not well marked. Your turn will be on the west side of the road about a 1/4 of a mile after the canal crosses the highway.  Watch for a large water tank and a few trees. This will be your cue to turn. 

You can view the falls from trails on both sides of the Snake Falls Sportsman’s Club building. Admission is only $1.00, and there is a pay box in front of the Sportsman’s Club building. Please be respectful of the property when you visit.  We are privileged to be able to have this beautiful sight open to public access, and would appreciate every effort to adhere to all posted restrictions.