Traver Ranch is located along Soda Lake road, 18 miles south of the Goodwin Education Center, and 11.5 miles north of State Highway 166 at: N 35° 3' 28.9", W 119° 36' 28.8" (35.058029, -119.608001).
The L.E. Traver Ranch was established in the 1940s when the family purchased approximately 800 acres and began building the large block house that still stands along the edge of Soda Lake Road. The family was primarily involved in dryland farming of wheat and occasionally barley. Examples of farming implements that were used are on display in the field east of the block house. The house can be viewed from the small parking lot and information kiosk. The house provides important habitat for the pallid bat and western small-footed bat, as well as other wildlife species. Because of this, the house has been secured with plywood and metal grates to allow wildlife access but prevent human entrance into the structure.
Farm Equipment on Display at Traver Ranch
For your safety and to minimize disturbance to wildlife, do not enter the fenced area around the ranch house.
Please enjoy the farming equipment display and use the two page brochure (pdf) to enhance your visit.