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Why the Bernasconi Ranch?

Our idyllic setting in the scenic foothills above Big Pine, California, surrounded by the Inyo National Forest and adjacent to Palisade Glacier and Kings Canyon National Park, with endless outdoor recreation and sightseeing opportunities nearby, makes us a perfect location for group events of all kinds

Our idyllic setting in the scenic foothills above Big Pine…

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The Sierra Adventure Center

Use the center as a base from which to explore the Sierra or simply enjoy some quality time with your group on our peaceful campus.

Operated by the Inyo County Superintendent of Schools, Sierra Adventure Center is a not-for-profit multipurpose campus with camp-style dormitories, staff housing for eight and a restaurant style central kitchen and dining hall that can seat 125 guests. Our spacious grounds include a baseball diamond, a basketball court, an outdoor amphitheater with campfire pit, nature trails and plenty of grassy areas for outdoor activities.

Our idyllic setting in the scenic foothills above Big Pine, California, surrounded by the Inyo National Forest and adjacent to Palisade Glacier and Kings Canyon National Park, with endless outdoor recreation and sightseeing opportunities nearby, makes us a perfect location for group events of all kinds:

  1. Camps
  2. Nature Studies
  3. Offsites
  4. Outdoor Adventure
  5. Retreats

The Sierra Adventure Center is available for lease to groups with a minimum of 20 persons (Max. 125 persons) on a per-night or per-week basis at reasonable rates. Consult our rate table for rates on accommodations or contact Mike Muldoon at 760-938-2936 for reservations or additional information

Reservation Request Form

  • Please enter a value between 20 and 125.
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The Sierra Adventure Center is located near Big Pine, California between the Eastern Sierra Nevada and White Mountain Ranges. By car the center is approximately 4 hours from Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada, and Los Angeles California. Air Service is available from several major cities in California to Mammoth Lakes, which is only 1 hour 10 minutes-drive from the center. Click here to see a map.

The Sierra Adventure Center is located near Big Pine, California between the Eastern Sierra Nevada and White Mountain Ranges. By car the center is approximately 4 hours from Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada, and Los Angeles California. Air Service is available from several major cities in California to Mammoth Lakes, which is only 1 hour 10 minutes-drive from the center. Click here to see a map.

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The Sierra Adventure Center is located near Big Pine, California between the Eastern Sierra Nevada and White Mountain Ranges. By car the center is approximately 4 hours from Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada, and Los Angeles California. Air Service is available from several major cities in California to Mammoth Lakes, which is only 1 hour 10 minutes-drive from the center. Click here to see a map.

The Sierra Adventure Center is located near Big Pine, California between the Eastern Sierra Nevada and White Mountain Ranges. By car the center is approximately 4 hours from Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada, and Los Angeles California. Air Service is available from several major cities in California to Mammoth Lakes, which is only 1 hour 10 minutes-drive from the center. Click here to see a map.

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