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River Ridge Ranch -722 acres

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· Springville, Tulare, California
722 acres hosted by Gary A.
6 lodging sites · 3 tent sites
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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. 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 3-burner cooktop, large fridge, microwave, full dishes and utensils and pots and pans with a big washing area in the back. Propane barbecue grill.. There's a River Barn to use as a remote space and Turtle Cove for swimming. Saturday morning Farmer's Market in downtown at 9 AM - Noon. Ancestral land of the Foothill Yokuts tribe. 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. Please see the Rules and Safety section to review our Waiver of Liability.
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Arifa K.recommends
May 27, 2024
Sierra Foothills Group Camp
We’ve stayed here a few times, and it’s always a wonderful way to connect with family and friends. We’ll definitely be back!
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Zaira C.recommends
April 21, 2024
Turtle Flat Tent Site
Serene space
This was such a beautiful place to camp. however we didn’t get to camp instead we got upgraded to a small cabin for our one night stay and it was really cozy. If I come back I’d love to camp next to the river. Truly such a serene place. :) Thank you Gary 🪷
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Yeshua C.recommends
April 19, 2024
Turtle Flat Tent Site
Such a spectacular campsite with beautiful land and a chilly, refreshing river to hop in! The common area and kitchen is spacious, creative, and full of all the necessities one might need to cook just about anything. Gary is a top notch host and I highly recommend this site to anybody looking for a peaceful stay. The outdoor shower looks out onto the beautiful mountainside and is the cherry on top of an incredible spot. Thanks Gary!
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Amanda K.recommends
April 4, 2024
Quercus Cabin
Camping with family
I loved camping at River Ridge Ranch. We took our 10month baby for his first camping trip and stayed at the Sycamore Arch site. The whole place is beautiful with great facilities. We made use of everything which included kitchen, fridge, grill, cooktop, hot shower. The river was pretty cold so I just dipped my toes, but I can see how refreshing it would be in the summer. The river was the best white noise while sleeping along with all the sounds of nature. It’s perfect if you’re used to using a white noise machine. We would totally come back, and Gary was very helpful with anything.
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Kristy K.recommends
April 4, 2024
Cottonwood Cabin
River Ridge Ranch is an awesome place to camp and gather! Gary is a super responsive host and very accommodating. We took full advantage of the outdoor kitchen. Cottonwood Cabin was great alternative to tent camping. The land is just peaceful and we would definitely come back again.
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Sebastian N.recommends
April 2, 2024
Two Story Cabin
Campground which has it all
We had the most amazing trip! The camp ground is located in the valley next to a rushing river, you’re surrounded by lush mountains and greenery all around. Kids loved it and so did I! This place really has it all and is located most excellently with the Sequoias within a 1h drive.
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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
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Hosted by Gary A.

Joined in May 2017
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