Conference Center


When not operating as an outdoor school Walker Creek Ranch serves as Conference and Retreat Center. Located in beautiful West Marin County the Walker Creek Ranch Conference and Retreat Center is an ideal location for retreats, meetings, weddings and other special events. The Ranch, located 15 miles west of Petaluma, features twenty miles of trails in beautiful forest, woodland, riparian and grassland habitats. Also available for use is the four acre Turtle Pond, organic garden, low-ropes challenge course, and historic barn built in 1914.

We offer a variety of lodging options that include dormitory-style cabins and more upscale semi-private lodges. Camping is also available throughout our beautiful site, thereby providing a greater opportunity to commune with the natural beauty that is West Marin County. There are also extensive indoor meeting spaces available at the Ranch. Here you will find the amenities needed for your gatherings and presentations.  Walker Creek Ranch has available sound systems, projectors, high speed wireless internet , and other features designed to help you programs be a success. Finally, our spacious dining hall in combination with our talented and friendly kitchen staff make for a delicious, healthy, an enjoyable dining experience.

Our convenient location near the Point Reyes National Seashore and Samuel P. Taylor Park, makes for easy day trips to the redwood forest, Tamales Bay and Pacific Ocean. We can accommodate groups as large as 400 or more participants. So, come join our welcoming community and allow us to accommodate your conference needs!

To arrange a tour, check available dates, or make a reservation please contact us at (415) 491-6603.

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~ Walker Creek Ranch ~ 1700 Marshall Petaluma Rd. Petaluma, CA 94952 ~ 415.491.6600 ~
A program of the Marin County Office of Education
Mary Jane Burke, Marin County Superintendent of Schools