Welcome to Long Pine!
Long Pine is a unique and hidden treasure. This sandhills community
has earned the title “Beauty Spot of Nebraska” because of its
closeness to Long Pine Creek, one of Nebraska’s finest trout streams.
Many travelers have been surprised by how the sandhills seem to crack
to reveal a deep forested canyon and crystal clear stream.
The name came from the Lakotas “Wazi-honska Wakpala”: Long Pine
Creek. Early settlers like the Kincaiders, famous rustlers like Doc
Middleton and Kid Wade, the railroaders, and lots of hardworking
ordinary “folk” have woven their threads into the history of the area.
A tour of historic homes or a stop at the area antique shops and
estate auctions always reveals some of this rich history.
Long Pine has long served as an oasis. Since the 1880's vacationers have traveled to enjoy the beauty, splash in the
cool waters, fish for rainbow trout, “tube” down the creek, or sit
back and relax. A short drive out of town will take you into Sandhills
ranch and cattle country.
One of the oldest Sandhills towns, Long Pine has served as a
railroad division point and a trade area for area ranchers and
farmers. An ocean of underground water along with a sea of grass lured
ranchers and farmers to the area. The abundant clean water, good
people, and rural lifestyle make this an attractive area for raising a
family and for future business development.