Camp & Ride Weekends

Big Valley Ranch is a private facility that provides an opportunity for people to come out to the property to ride the trails and camp on the property 8 times a year.  You may camp for one night or for 5 nights, but the dates must fall inside our dates listed below as we are not a public campground and are not open 7 days a week.  Camping and horse accommodations are listed below open dates.  Reservations are required and close on the Wednesday of each open ride at 5pm.  We no longer offer any day passes.  Feel free to send us an email or call with any questions!


2019 Open Camp & Ride weekends are:


Mother's Day Ride May 9th-12th

Memorial Day Ride May 22nd-28th 

June 20th-23rd

4th of July Ride July 3rd-7th

Labor Day Ride August 29th - September 2nd

September 19th-22nd

October 3rd-6th

End Of The Season Ride October 17th-20th


Our available accommodations include: 

Daily Trail Passes = $10 per day

Bundle Of Firewood = $10 per bundle

Outdoor Paddocks (1 horse/paddock) = $10 per night per stall

Indoor Paddocks (up to 1 horse) = $35 per night per stall

Electric Camp Site = $30 per night per site (110v, 20 or 30 amp available)

Non-Electric Site = $20 per night per site

Bunk House camping cabin = $100 per night plus tax (two night minimum required, sleeps up to 6)

A shower and restroom are available for campers along with rented port-a-jons. 

All guests must register and prepay before arrival.  Full payment is due at time of registration.  No day passes are available.  We do not accept payments on-site.  All participants must provide their own horse, submit electronic Waiver and Release Form, and provide proof of Coggins prior to arrival. Proof of Coggins can be submitted electronically to or faxed to 608-256-2393. No refunds shall be issued unless we cancel the event.  Payments can be made via check, payable to Big Valley Ranch, mailed to 505 University Ave. Madison, WI 53703 or via this website.

All accommodations are on a first come, first serve basis at time of registration.  We will notify you immediately, if your requested accommodation is unavailable. 

Click Me for a registration form!