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Bowerman Barn

Attractions, Family Fun, History

The Bowerman Ranch (155 acres) was acquired by the U.S. Forest Service in 1974. The ranch is located near Covington Mill, within the Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area (NRA) unit of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. One key feature of the Bowerman Ranch is the Bowerman Barn, built in 1879 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Currently, the interior of the Barn is closed while structural repairs are being made. You may ex-plore the rest of the ranch. Picnic in the old corral; pet the USFS pack mules if they’re taking a break in the pastures; take photos of the barn backed by the spectacular Trinity Alps; and envision pioneer life on the homestead in the 1880s.

Explore what pioneer life was like in the 1880's at the Bowerman Barn and Ranch. To see this hand-built barn is to get a glimpse of a bygone era. You can’t help but marvel at the skill and ingenuity of people who constructed this barn without the benefit of modern tools and techniques.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Eco-Friendly


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