Homer Ranch Preserve protects 1,819 acres of working landscape along a mile stretch of beautiful Dry Creek in Lemon Cove, just northeast of Woodlake. This preserve is open to the public weekends only, from November 1-June 1.
Dogs are allowed on leash with owners picking up and taking out any waste. Check our online calendar to learn about public programs and special events at Homer Ranch. Parking is provided along with an information kiosk and trails.
The ranch is home to a significant portion of one of the largest, healthiest and last remaining sycamore alluvial woodlands in the world and extensive blue oak woodlands. The area serves as a critical wildlife corridor for a variety of species such as resident and migratory birds, mule deer, and mountain lion, and provides an important link between Dry Creek and conserved land to the northeast.
SRT purchased this property in 2004 from Stephanie and Richard Homer, whose great, great grandparents homesteaded the area in the late 1800’s. To serve both nature and the community, SRT manages the ranch to protect rare habitat, allow for livestock grazing and to provide public education and enjoyment. To learn more about Homer Ranch, read the Homer Ranch success story.
If you'd like to visit Homer Ranch Preserve...
Unless drought conditions prevent doing so, Homer Ranch Preserve reopens annually on November 1 on WEEKENDS ONLY, from sunrise to sunset. This SRT preserve closes every summer on June 1 due to fire danger. However, closure dates are subject to change based on conditions.
Sequoia Riverlands Trust is a nonprofit organization whose mission to keep our preserves open for the public. There is no fee to visit our preserves, but visitor donations help us maintain these spaces for generations to come.
Donations can be left in the onsite secure donation box.
Non-Members $5 | Members FREE
For information on how to become a member, visit our Donate page.
How to get to Homer Ranch Preserve
Located outside of Lemon Cove. From Visalia, travel east on Highway 198. Take Highway 216 toward Woodlake. Follow west one-half mile and turn north on Dry Creek Road. The Homer Ranch Preserve is located five miles up Dry Creek Road on the right.