Covelo–Black Butte River Ranch

Posted: June 30, 2012 in Live Music

July 4th weekend at Black Butte River Ranch is a yearly treat for the Possum Family Singers.   The Band appears Saturday night at 6 PM on the main stage.   This year, July 4th occurs on Wednesday, so the Weekend defaults to the 7th.  There is a party there for the community–several bands, mud-wresting, not much sleep.  Remember–Mud always wins.

July 4 2011 at the BBRR J4FEST

At the confluence of the Eel and Black Butte riversBlack Butte River Ranch is a 14 acre facility in eastern Mendocino county located 14 miles east of Covelo, 196 miles from Oakland.

On 101 to 12 miles north of Willits, head east on hi-way 162.  Stop at Keith’s Market in Covelo for Ice and whatever, head north, then east at the Black Butte River Resort sign.  bear left, north, at the Y, where thankfully, there is now an arrow!  and follow the river to the bridge-about 14 miles, there it is.  We camp in the shade under the big Oak tree, just inside the gate.  The waters are sublime, the confluence warm, and cool.  JI says, 74 and 78 degrees, perhaps.

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