Rental & Rates


Bear River Ranch is available for rent by organized groups from September 1 – April 30 of each year. Bear River Ranch is a great space for group gatherings. We have hosted scouting groups, religious, group and school retreats, and weddings! We are happy to put together a quote specific to your group and needs, just give us a call at 573-458-2125! The Ranch is able to comfortably accommodate 300 people for an overnight stay and 350 people for an event or meal!

Rental And Rates - Dining hall wedding venue - Cub Creek Science and Animal Camp


Facility Usage Fees


OVERNIGHT RENTAL STARTING RATE/PERSON MINIMUM COST PER PERSON
Overnight Cabin Stay $500 (14 person minimum per cabin) $18.50 per person
Overnight Camping $250 minimum (25 person minimum per cabin) $10.00 per person
DAY RENTAL STARTING RATE/PERSON MINIMUM COST PER PERSON
Field Trips - 1/2 Day (1-4 hours) $100 minimum (20 students/people minimum) $5.00 per person
Field Trips - Full Day (over 4 hours) $250 minimum $10.00 per person
Dining Hall $500 for 50-350 guests ---
Meeting Space $100 Price dependent on building usage

Bear River Ranch is a great space for group gatherings! Call us for specifics for your event or to schedule a time to see our facility.



Weddings at the Ranch

Bear River Ranch offers a beautiful wedding venue for a wide range of tastes. There are many locations to choose from for a wedding ceremony, including our large open field called Fox Field and inside our gorgeous Dining Hall. Our dining hall has lovely wooden chairs and tables that can be arranged to seat between 50 and 350 guests. Most wedding receptions occur in our dining hall, but some use our large outdoor pavilion. Please call for a tour and quote.

School Groups and Field Trips

Our most popular rental is for school groups wishing to have a Field Trip at the Ranch! As a summer camp, we love having children out at the Ranch in the non-summer months! It reminds us of all the fun we have teaching kids about the amazing animals of our world!

Field Trips are available in the Spring on a first come - first serve basis. Each group that comes to camp sees our incredible animal family on a guided tour. Children are encouraged to be dressed for the weather as we will host field trips in rain or shine! Click the button below to read more about our field trips at Bear River Ranch!

Rental And Rates - Fox field open space - Cub Creek Science and Animal Camp

Food Service

The Ranch currently does not provide food service. However, we have contacts with great caterers in the area! We also have an incredible dining facility that provides warmers, refrigerators, buffets, drink dispensers, and utensils. Use of the dining hall's equipment is included with the rental of the Dining Hall. When scheduling, please be sure to mention that you are planning to cater or use our facility's equipment.

Guided Animal Tours

Groups touring our animal area MUST be accompanied by one of our trained staff. A guided tour of the animal area is available as an additional activity for facility renters. The cost of an animal area tour is $80 per twenty people in a group. Tours for additional individuals are $5 each. This is a one to two hour tour, depending upon the group.