Registration/Reservations Drawing

Already know the rules? Go straight to My TSP Account to create/submit a TSP Registration/Reservation Request Form.

It is our policy to promote fair access of the limited facilities to all; old-timers and newcomers alike. Therefore, we hold a drawing each year, to select individual names for TSP Registration, as well as to allocate accommodations on the Ranch.

While there are nice motel, tent-camping, and RV locations available off-site, many people prefer the convenience of observing and lodging without the need to drive late at night after observing.

All requests to attend TSP will be done by drawing. The drawing will also be used for initial reservations for Prude Ranch motel rooms, family cabins, bunkhouse beds, RV slots, and tent-camping.

  • Everyone needs to send in a Registration Request, including those staying off-site.
  • Tent-camping reservations are included in the drawing. Specific tent-camp sites are available on a first-come basis, and will not be reserved in advance.
  • Reservations requested after the January drawing will be assigned from the remaining space, if any. Please check our Room Openings listing (updated weekly) for the latest available rooms and dates.


About your Registration Request:

  • You must submit a complete Registration Request via our online form on or before January 22, 2021.
  • Do not send money, neither your Housing deposit nor your TSP Registration will be accepted. (There will be a proper time later.)
  • Only one Registration Request per person(household) is allowed. Group reservations for multiple Motel rooms, Family Cabins, and RV sites will not be accepted.
  • If you are sharing a single motel room, cabin, or want to be in the same bunkhouse with other members of your group… each member of the group may submit a form, but all forms must have the same information for (a) number of people, (b) dates, and (c) the other members names listed in the “Other Info” area.
  • For bunkhouse requests by groups/friends, we do not guarantee that all names will be selected but will make every effort to place your group in the same bunkhouse together as requested.
  • Reservations are NON-TRANSFERABLE, and cannot be shifted to other people (friends/strangers/whatever). If you need to cancel, please let us know right away, so that we can make the slot available to someone else!

Request Procedure:

  • TSP will draw names via the submitted Request Forms in random order. We will attempt to fulfill your first choice, and if that fails we go on to your second and third choices. If all of your choices fail, then we go on to the next person in the drawing… AND put your name on a waiting list.
  • TSP will process reservations for 5 or more days first. Then the remaining requests in a 2nd pass.
  • We will let you know the status of your request by February or early March. If your request is accepted, you will receive a Reservation Confirmation e-mail, indicating the dates of your stay, housing type/room number, number of people, your daily room rate, and the Deposit amount. Your deposit must be received by the Ranch on or before March 21, 2021, or your reservation will be canceled.
  • If you receive a Reservation Confirmation, it will include links to pay your TSP Registration and (if staying on the Ranch) pay your Prude Ranch deposit.
    • Your My TSP Account webpage will allow you to:
      • Pay your TSP Registration fee online and
      • If you have on-site accommodations,
        • Note the Ranch may send you a separate email (within 10 days) allowing you to pay your Prude Ranch deposit online
        • otherwise download and print out a  Prude Ranch Reservation Form and mail in your Prude Ranch Reservation Form and advance deposit payment to the ranch.
    • Please note that your Housing deposit is to be sent separately to the Ranch, not to the TSP Registrar.


TSP Registration/Reservation Request Form:

Note: You must also pay for your TSP Registration, via our Registrar, typically after we have notified you that your Request is “Confirmed”.

 NOTICE! Staying off-Ranch? $13/night equipment tent/trailer charge!

Go to My TSP Account to create/submit your Request!