X-Bar Ranch Accommodations (adjacent to observing area):

  • Camping (tent or vehicle): $8/night/person (Use ESP Registration form to reserve and to pay), children 5 and under are FREE, when accompanied by parent.
    (Email inquiries and requests to  Please include “2017 ESP Reservations (RV or Cabin)” in the subject line.)

    • RV hookups: (6 night minimum on nights of ESP)
      – 9 adjacent to observing site (electric hookup only):
      (32’ max. RV length per site, 5th wheels discouraged due to space constraints)

      – 6 nearby at X-Bar’s Live Oak Lodge (water and electric hookup only)
      – Other RVs may “dry camp” at regular camping rates (above), use ESP Registration form to reserve and pay.
      Do not run generators unless parked in parking lot area at front gate (see exception below). RVs should NOT camp or park immediately next to observing field. There is a special and convenient area available immediately north of the pipeline (see site map). Generators may be used only during the hours of 10 am to noon and 4 to 7 pm daily if parked anywhere inside the light fence.
    • Cabins (6 night minimum on nights of ESP):   [Wait-List only]

    • Round House (Part of X-Bar Ranch), for 2-5 people:
      • about 3 miles (10 minute drive) from the Lodge / Observing Field. 2 bedrooms (King and 3 twins), bathroom with a shower. Appealing to non-astronomer guests who want the lights on, read, watch TV, etc.

    Other Accommodations (Motels and RVs):

X-Bar Ranch Meals (optional, but must be purchased by October 2, 2017):

  • Lunch $13-16/person, Dinner $16-20/person (prices approx $4 higher, if purchased on-site at least 1 day in advance)
  • Served via a short walk at nearby X-Bar Live Oak Lodge
  • View the Meals Menu