About Bar SZ Ranch
The Bar SZ Ranch is a genuine working family ranch. A few days here will immerse you in a lifestyle we love to share with others. Enjoy roping, morning and evening animals feedings, hayrides, archery, roping, seasonal creek walking, and hiking. And when the sun goes down, relax as a rancher would with a BBQ, bonfire, outdoor movie, epic star gazing, and more. For an additional fee you may go horseback riding, enjoy skeet and trap shooting, and/or grill over an oak wood BBQ.
We don't have a late-night curfew, campfires are allowed year-round and are included in your stay, you have access to two showers and one potty, we have 660 acres to explore, and more.
BONUS: We are located just a few miles from the east entrance of Pinnacles National Park. You can go climbing, hiking, explore the Talus Caves, spot wildlife, and more.
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 10
- Accessible by: Drive
- Accommodation: Tent, Vehicles & RVs
- Check in after: 3PM
- Check out before: 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Bar SZ Ranch
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Bar SZ Ranch is a stunning property with the most hospitable land owners you’ll meet. My friends and I camped on their flat, open meadowland surrounded by views of the mountains and a picturesque farmscape. Tim & Michelle, who run the ranch, will make sure you have what you need and feel totally welcome during your stay. They have also lived very cool and inspiring lives, and are so fun to talk to.
The ranch itself is excellent for hosting large groups, and there are so many fun things to experience! We took a couple hikes on the property, rode horses before sunset (costs $, but is cheap), explored the ranch, pet the goats and other farm animals, grilled our dinner on their large outdoor BBQ, and hung out by the fire pit at night. One of the most eventful camping trips I've been on! Then on our way home we stopped for another hike in Pinnacles National Park which is only 10 minutes away from Bar SZ Ranch. Such a cool bonus hike!
In terms of amenities, there is a nice little bathroom, shower, and kitchen sink in a cute outdoor building. When we visited in November it was 75 during the day and 40 at night — so be sure to bring layers! Also, their calendar fills up quickly, so if you are lucky enough to book a stay here then start preparing for an unforgettable camping experience!!
We camped as a group of 8 for a weekend (Fri - Sun) in early-to-mid September. We had 3 cars and 5 tents that were easily accommodated in the camping area of the property. Tim greeted us upon arrival - even after dark (9pm) - to ensure we were settled properly and to see if we needed anything.
The location of the property is gorgeous - in a valley with a breath taking view of the mountains to the eastern part of the property. The first night the fog had rolled in and we were able to watch it burn off. The second morning was clear and we were able to see the sunrise over the mountains.
We didn't take advantage of many of the activites on the property except using the bonfire both nights and the grill the second night. Tim kindly provided us with a smaller grill for our group to use - the normal one in the dining area would have been too large.
A picnic table isn't provided with the campsite and that was the only we wished was provided as part of the campsite.