In terms of its size, Nebraska is the country's 16th-largest state, covering an area of 77,358 square miles (50 million acres). Of its total landmass, 76,824 square miles (99.3 percent) covers land area, while the remaining 524 square miles is made up water (comprising inland and coastal waters, as well as Great Lakes where applicable). Of the nearly 800,000 acres of public land in Nebraska, approximately two percent is open to hunting. Most hunting in the state takes place on private lands. Plentiful other outdoor-recreation opportunities await in the state's 77 state parks that comprise forestland, bluffs and the dunes and grasslands of the state's famous Sandhills. Lands of America research shows that 98 percent of land in Nebraska is privately owned. Nebraska's current price-per-acre average places it 24th in the country in terms of land value. This data represents $290 million of land for sale in the state covering a total of 251,245 acres. Of its 93 counties, Hall County
had the most land for sale, while Carbon County
was trending recently as the state's most searched county.