Located eight miles upstream of the confluence of the Middle and South forks of the Smith River, in the heart of the Smith River National Recreation Area, Rock Creek Ranch is owned by the Smith River Alliance and is used for retreats, slide shows, youth camps and workshops. The fifteen-acre ranch has significant river frontage on the South Fork of the Smith with both rapids and deep pools. At the upstream end of the grounds, remnants of an old lodge — lost to flooding in the 1950's — overlook the Majesty Pool. The old lodge wall still stands framing the amphitheater and outdoor classroom.
Rock Creek Ranch has a rustic three-bedroom house with a large deck. The grounds include a garden and orchard as well as the Outdoor Use Area designed to serve as an open-air classroom. It is served by a composting toilet facility, for use by visitors and campers.
RCR is not attached to the power grid and must generate its own electricity. Power is generated by a solar system in the summer and a micro-hydroelectric system in the winter months.
To read more about the Rock Creek Ranch Sustainable Energy System, click here.
“Rock Creek Ranch is a place to celebrate the beauty and the wonder of the Smith River and leave other worries behind!” — Paul Johnson