Barnett Ranch Preserve


1500 Deviney Lane/San Vicente Road
Ramona, CA 92065
ThomBros: 1172-H5

Hours: 8 a.m. - sunset, daily
Pedestrian access available sunrise to sunset daily, no public vehicle access or restroom availability on December 25.

Park Phone: (760) 788-3326

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Directions: From Highway 67, make a right on San Vicente/10th St. Right on Deviney Lane into staging area.

Location Map


  • 4-Miles of Multi-use Trails
  • Staging Area
  • Viewpoints
  • Picnic Tables/Rest Area

The 728-acre Barnett Ranch property is located in central San Diego County, in the Ramona Community Planning Area east of State Route (SR) 67 and south of SR 78.

Barnett Ranch is partially within the San Vicente Corridor identified in the County's Multiple Species Conservation Program (MSCP) Subarea Plan (1997), and was purchased by the County in 2002 to be dedicated as part of the MSCP Preserve.

The Preserve consists of high value natural communities – southern coast live oak riparian forest, southern willow scrub, freshwater seep, riparian scrub, open water, open Engelmann oak woodland, coast live oak woodland, wildflower field, Diegan coastal sage scrub, coastal sage-chaparral scrub, southern mixed chaparral, and non-native grassland. These vegetation communities support several sensitive species including southern California rufous-crowned sparrow, loggerhead shrike, white-tailed kite, and orange-throated whiptail.


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