Spring & Fall Fly Fishing
Henderson Springs is a 500 acre fly-fishing paradise located in the remote northern California wilderness. Four spectacular lakes and a 1/2 mile meandering spring creek offer some of the most exciting trophy trout fishing found anywhere. These catch and release waters are open only to our guests, ensuring a private and unpressured fishery. Henderson Springs is a fly-fishing only resort (no spin or bait fishing) catering to serious adult anglers (children 12 years of age or older are welcome).
Back country fly-fishing here is a unique experience. Henderson Springs offers privacy and unparalleled exposure to nature ~ you are bound to spot soaring eagles, nesting honkers, turkey, quail, otter, beaver, deer, fox, or an occasional bear or mountain lion.
Summer Vacation Program
By Popular Demand! We are excited to introduce our new Summer Vacation Program. We are now offering the Ranch to private groups to enjoy during the mid summer months while our fly fishing venues rest. All our facilities, the Fisherman's Cabin and the luxurious 8 bedroom lodge- will be available to private parties of up to 15 people from June 20th to September 10th. Henderson Springs is a gorgeous, secluded and yet comfortable destination-perfect for family groups or business team- building or simply escaping the city. Activities include swimming in the 75 ft. long heated salt water pool and spa, canoeing & kayaking on 4 large pristine lakes, hiking, extraordinary bird and wildlife viewing, or simply relaxing. The best Pit River "put in" is 3 minutes from our driveway and offers world class kayaking for those who want more of a challenge. Our "night animal cruise" is very popular here at the ranch- with a 100% probability of seeing black bears in the wild, along with a host of other nocturnal critters. ( see videos). We enjoy offering our guests a beautiful setting with very few rules and we're the most pet friendly destination anywhere! The Ranch will be dedicated to one group at a time so the experience is assured to be most private. We offer the choice of either Housekeeping (prepare your own meals in our fully appointed kitchens) or catered. Please look at our RATE schedule for this new reduced rate Summer Vacation Program.
Seasons and Rates
Our Fall fishing season runs from September 22nd through the day after Thanksgiving and our Spring season runs from February 15th through June 15th. Rates and fees for the Fall and Spring seasons are the same. If you're interested in visiting Henderson Springs, see Rates regarding specific costs for fishing, lodging, and meals. See Recommended Equipment for advice on what to bring with you. Our Summer Vacation Program runs from June 20th to September 10th.
A spacious and comfortable main lodge features 8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 large living rooms, 4 fireplaces and a big screen TV. A magnificent 30-foot-high rock fireplace in the living room provides the perfect setting for evening relaxation. Just outside, a huge deck overlooks a gorgeous meadow and spring creek surrounded by mountain peaks and lush forests. Adjacent to the deck is an extra large 75 foot long salt water swimming pool with spa, perfect for laps, playing or just relaxing. The combination solar and gas heating system keeps the pool and spa at an optimal temperature throughout the season. A minimum of a two-day stay is required. A single day of fishing and lodging may be arranged on a fill-in basis by contacting Henderson Springs.
A unique, beautifully crafted wooden cabin made from hand hewn timbers and boards, all taken from the ranch. This one of a kind two story structure has 6 comfortable queen size beds, a fully appointed kitchen, full laundry facilities, wide screen TV with 2 full baths featuring walk-in showers. The outside surrounding deck has a gas bar-b-que and outdoor seating. From the front porch, with the sound of our namesake springs rushing by, you can see the Pony Pond and then Long Lake in the distance. The setting and ambiance will never be forgotten. All linens, blankets, pillows, towels, soaps and shampoo are provided. Cabin guests may elect to bring food and prepare their own meals or have "Full Service" meals served in the lodge. See "Dining" below to make arrangements for "Full Service" meals. A minimum of a two day stay is required. A four guest minimum is required in the Guest Cabin on weekends (Friday 1:00 PM to Sunday 1:00 PM). A two guest minimum is required in the guest cabin on week days (Sunday 1:00 PM to Friday 1:00 PM).
Main Lodge Dining
1. The Ranch has two fine chefs (caterers) that provide "full service" meal plans and our customers may choose which they would prefer. Marcia Rickert (530-337-6220) or Donald H. McKinney II (530-337-6718). In either case, these meal services are offered by these chefs and they should be contacted directly for making meal arrangements and payment.
2. However, a group who has booked the entire Main Lodge (eight rooms), may elect to bring their own food and do their own cooking in the fully appointed kitchen of the main lodge. Smaller groups or individuals may NOT bring food and prepare their own meals in the Main Lodge.
In either case, we are here to ensure that you have a good time and all of your needs are met.
ALCOHOLIC AND SOFT DRINK BEVERAGES ARE NOT PROVIDED BY THE CATERERS OR BY THE RANCH. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN.
Just a 4-1/2 hour drive from either Sacramento or the Bay area will land you in this pristine and comfortable mountain hideaway. (See Map)