I'd like to host a rally
from Friday, August 11th, to Sunday, August 13th, in Bear Valley Springs (BVS), near Tehachapi, California. The total cost for both a campsite and a clubhouse for the weekend will probably be somewhere between $13.57 and $17.50 per trailer, depending on the number of participants.
BVS is a gated community and I'll arrange for a gate pass for all participants. I'll post driving directions and gate pass procedures later. The campground address is:
26800 Bear Valley Road
Tehachapi Ca 93561
This website shows the location of BVS and Tehachapi.
I have reserved the 22 space Equestrian Center campground and nearby clubhouse. The campground is relatively flat and each site has a table and charcoal grill. There are two gas bar-b-ques in the campground. There are quite a few trees for shade. There are no hookups but water is available in the campground and there are bathrooms with showers. Open fires are not allowed, only charcoal. The campground is at 4000 feet or so, days are warm (high 80 - low 90) and nights are cool (mid 60s).
Here is a picture of the campground, by August the trees will be full and the grass brown.
This shows the campground layout.
The clubhouse is a hundred yards or so from the campground. It has two large outside bar-b-ques and a large fireplace. I'll provide firewood for the pyros. We have the patio and clubhouse reserved for all three days. The clubhouse is cool during the day. There is a small kitchen. Here are some pictures of the patio and clubhouse interior.
The campsites are @ $5 per night, the clubhouse is $25 per day. Total cost will be $10 per site for camping plus the $75 clubhouse fee divided by the number of trailers that attend. If we get 21 trailers then the cost per trailer would be $13.57, for 10 trailers the cost would be $17.50.
BVS has two lakes for fishing; one is also open for small boats and swimming. A fishing license
is $5 a day for those over 16. Under 16 are free.
There is a 9 hole golf course, tee fees for 9 holes are $15 or $20 with a shared cart. 18 holes are $20 or $28 with a shared cart. If you want to play golf, I can a sponsor a small group of folks and get a specific tee time.
There is a pool and country club, the visitor fee is $1. You can sit by the pool and the wait staff will brings drinks and such. There is also a snack bar. I think we would need to go along to the pool but my kids like to swim anyhow, especially if you fling 'em in the deep end.
There is a shooting range, there is no charge and I'd need to go along. I have some ammo to waste so going shooting would be fun. The range is on the other side of the mountain so it is a pretty 30 minute drive.
Trail rides are available for those over 8, the cost is somewhere around $15 an hour.
There are pictures about BVS and information on the following links.
I need to pay for the campsites and clubhouse upfront and also don't want to reserve more spaces that what we will need. August is a great time of year and others will want to use the facilities. Since some campsites have horse corrals and the campground is next to the equestrian center, it is a very popular campsite for the horsey type of people. I don't want to unnecessarily upset the vacation plans for those folks.
I'd like a rough estimate of the number of sites I should reserve up front. I can get a refund on unused sites but it is painful and upsets the planning of others who want to camp.
If you think you can make the rally
let me know. If you think you may be able to attend let me know. There is another campground nearby that we could put folks that we may not be able to accommodate in the equestrian center campground.
I am supposed to finalize my reservation the week of 29 May, so your early thoughts are appreciated. I won't hold you to your response, I know things change.