Private and secure camping and overnights. Ten minutes from Casa de Fruta and the Renaissance Faire of Northern CA. Easy access to Pinnacles National Monument, Henry Coe Park, Mt. Madonna or Fremont Peak in San Juan Bautista. Mountain bikes and hiking trails, road bikes, pet friendly options. Less than 1 hour to Monterey, Laguna Seca raceway, Carmel Valley, Santa Cruz or
Private and secure camping and overnights. Ten minutes from Casa de Fruta and the Renaissance Faire of Northern CA. Easy access to Pinnacles National Monument, Henry Coe Park, Mt. Madonna or Fremont Peak in San Juan Bautista. Mountain bikes and hiking trails, road bikes, pet friendly options. Less than 1 hour to Monterey, Laguna Seca raceway, Carmel Valley, Santa Cruz or Silicon Valley. ACTRA roping on Saturdays and practice during the week. Visit our baby cows, horses, and Remi, the German Shepard and official greeter. Fresh chicken and quail eggs available for purchase. Generators are ok and we have non-potable water available as well as a clean porta-potty. Horses are welcome, we have pens and paddocks available for extra fee. For the safety of your pets and our livestock, dogs must be leashed, tethered or kenneled during your visit.
- Check in: After 11AM
- Check out: Before 2PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Mt. bike at Coyote Reservoir or Ft. Ord National Monument. Road bike to and thru Monterey, Pacific Grove or Carmel.
San Luis Reservoir, Moss Landing, Capitola and Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary are all easy access.
Hollister Hills Recreation Area for motorcycles, ATV's, and Off Road Vehicles and Jeeps
Pinnacles National Park is about 45 minutes away on Hwy 25.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Pleasure Point, Monterey Bay and Montesori Beach are all within an hour drive.
California Condors at Pinnacles Natl. Monument and Big Sur, otters in Moss Landing, or the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Natural features you'll find at McGrady Livestock Roping Arena in California.
Hand feed the baby cows, hunt for eggs in the chicken coop and watch the cowboys team rope.
Places to see near McGrady Livestock and Arena
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Perfecting resting stop
We camped here for the Norcal renfaire just 10 minutes from Casa de Fruta! It was lovely, you could see stars clearly at night and in the morning the lovely landscape!
Stay at the ranch
Stayed here for a night and had a good experience. Host is accommodating and there was a clean porta-potty available. You are listening to the farm animals throughout the stay, so if you like that sort of thing then this is the perfect place.
Nice place for an overnight stay.
Perfect place for an overnight stay! Flat level ground, open space, porta potty is clean and maintained. Adorable farm animals to look at while relaxing for the evening. It’s nothing fancy if your looking for the works campground but exactly as described and perfect for us.
This site was incredible! Off the beaten path as we we’re driving the coast and came inland for the night. We met the host as she was finishing up ranch duties for the night and she was so nice and helpful! I made friends with the mama cows and we saw the horses and chickens. The toilet did the job. We felt very safe for the night and it was nice waking up to the roosters nearby.
A ropin' good time!
We had so much fun here! It was a nice, clear spot for our large tent with plenty of space for our our car, camping table and bike parking. Tbe port-a-potty was clean and well maintained with soap and water to wash at the sink inside too. The farm animals were so sweet and our dog was pretty fascinated watching them. I saw someone else mentioned a calf being born and I'm happy to report that at almost a month old, it's so cute! I'll add pictures to my review. I took quite a few. Stacie gave us some quail eggs, so we cooked those for breakfast and they were delicious. Tbe roping competition was fun to watch as well and all the people who came onsite for the event were really friendly and seemed excited to tell us about the rules and how it all works. Overall we had a great time and recommend the camp to anyone who wants to get out in the country without being too far from civilizationime wineries and restaurants. There's quite a bit to do in the area. So many of the foods we eat every day are grown right in the area so enjoy nature's bounty! Fun time and we would stay there again :)
Fun stopover, beautiful area
Fun stay on a ranch with lots of farm animals. Stacie was very friendly and helpful and even walked out to help us find the way in for our night time arrival. Beautiful surrounding area, plenty of open space for parking, and porta-potty was very clean and stocked with toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and paper towels. Perfect place for our stop on the road home!
It was a nice place to stay, but it seemed to be very expensive to be able to just park a trailer in an open field. It was nice to hear the farm animals throughout the night and to wake up to a rooster in the morning. If you are staying for a night or two, you might as well try to boondock instead of pay for the same amenities you’d find in a Walmart parking lot.