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Swimming in North Fork Tule River, miles of hiking trails on ranch. River Ridge goes from 1,000' elev. to 3,000' elevation. Hike right on the ranch. We are between Sequoia National Park (about an hour) and the Giant Sequoia National Monument (16 miles to groves up Hwy 190 and no entrance fee).
Choose from individual tent sites, group tent sites, tiny cabins or book the 5-acre Compound or the entire ranch.
There are 33 giant sequoia groves in our Southern Region of the Giant Sequoia National Monument, some easily driven to, and some remote. Our ranch is a nature preserve and an education demonstration site, teaching sustainable and regenerative land use practices. River Ridge Institute, our non-profit, hosts a variety of events for the public.
Please note: you are expected to leave the ranch and kitchen area as you found it, i.e., dishes washed thoroughly and dried and put away, recycling separated from trash, food scraps in compost buckets, sticky marshmallow removed from forks and surfaces (ick!). Thank you.
Enjoy: The Kitchen has a cooktop, large fridge, microwave, full dishes and utensils and pots and pans with a big washing area in the back. Propane bbq.. There's a River Barn to use as a remote space and Turtle Cove for swimming (delightful in Summer 2023). Saturday morning Farmer's Market in downtown at 9 AM - Noon.
Homesteaded in 1859, owned by the Negus family from 1909-2000. Barbara and I bought it to save it from subdivision and it's now protected by a Conservation Easement and acts as a community center for the arts, music, poetry, gatherings and outdoor education. We're both biologists, so, just ask us.
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Springville, Tulare, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Yokuts First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Gary A.Joined in May 2017
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within an hour
554 ratings · 382 reviews
November 28, 2023
Sycamore Arch Tent Site
Incredible site. Lots of space. Very friendly hosts 10/10
November 24, 2023
Turtle Flat Tent Site
The perfect campsite :)
I had a great trip at River Ridge!
Been here a few times and can’t recommend this place enough!
Hot shower and secluded campsites are a bonus!
There are great communal spaces and hiking around the property is so beautiful!
November 23, 2023
Two Story Cabin
What a glorious place! We will be back and will tell our friends!
November 20, 2023
Two Story Cabin
Absolutely wonderful space! The two story cabin was cozy, well equipped with lantern, space heater. The grounds around the cabin were well maintained and the driving directions extremely helpful for navigating in at night.
We spent a lot of time in the outdoor common areas. We cooked several meals in the well-appointed outdoor kitchen.
Bathrooms were extremely clean and well-maintained.
Absolutely gorgeous spot any we hope to visit again.
November 12, 2023
The facilities are very clean and comfortable. I enjoyed staying there.
November 10, 2023
Second stay does not disappoint!
Gary is a fantastic host! This is my second stay. The night skies are breathtaking and stars shine brilliantly. The cabin is well maintained, clean, and comfortable. I especially appreciated the ability to hike around, enjoy the sounds of a nearby waterfall, and endless trails with wild turkeys and other wildlife. I highly recommend this Hipcamp!!