Facilities and Infrastructure

The following facilities are available to Quail Ridge Reserve visitors. Take a virtual tour at

Check availability at:, select Quail Ridge Reserve and the month that you are interested in. 

Field Station.  Our scenic hilltop field station has a meeting/dining room, a well-equipped kitchen, two restrooms, and one shower room.

Tent Cabins.  Eight safari-style tent cabins are located near the field station. Each tent holds four cots (that can be topped with mattresses that we keep on-site).  The field station restrooms and porta-potties are available to those staying in the tents.

Researcher House.  This three-bedroom, two-bath house has 10 beds in all.  The house has a well-equipped kitchen, living and laundry area.  Some bedding is available, but please bring your own preferred gear when possible.

PI Studio.  This small, free-standing unit is a self-contained studio with kitchenette and bathroom with shower.  The unit is reserved for faculty or PIs when the reserve is busy.

Laboratory Trailer.  A mobile, IACUC-approved laboratory trailer, currently deployed in Decker Canyon, is available for use by researchers needing laboratory space.

There is no charge for day-use of the Reserve (including the field station) by approved applicants. Overnight rates are $8/night for University of California affiliates, and $10/night for others. Exclusive use of the Researcher House is $80/night. Exclusive use of all tents and Field Station is $400/night.

For special services, staff time may be billed at a rate of $38/$49 per hour (UC vs non-UC rate) for stewards' time or $49/$65 per hour for director's time. While staff time can be requested, staff may not always have available time to fulfill requests.

Field Station

Field station kitchen

Tent cabin