Registration/Reservations Drawing

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Application To Attend and the Random Drawing for Housing

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 and dry camping.

  • Everyone needs to send in an application to  attend and to participate in the Random Drawing for Housing. This  includes those staying off-site.
  • Tent and  Dry Camping reservations are included in the drawing. Specific tent-camp sites are available on each observing field on a first-come basis, and cannot be reserved in advance. A total of 75 Tent/Dry Camping  sites are available.
  • Reservations requested after the January 6th to February 15th 2022 drawing will be assigned from the remaining space, if any. Please check our Room Openings listing (updated weekly in February, March and April) for the latest available rooms and dates.

About your Application To Attend and to the Random Drawing for Housing:

  • You must submit a completed Application to Attend TSP 2022 and to be entered into the Random Drawing for Housing Assignment via our online form starting November 1, 2021 to January 5, 2022.
  • Do not print the Registration Form and send money or check. You will register and make payment using our online form after you receive an email informing you that your Reservation has been accepted and your housing has been assigned.  Your Housing deposit is a separate payment, which you will pay directly to Prude Ranch.
  • Only one Registration Request per person(household) is allowed. You can only have 1 housing request. This means NO GROUP reservations for multiple Motel rooms, Family Cabins, and RV sites. Your reservation request will be declined if you attempt to make a Group reservation.
  • 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.
  • Due to Covid19 Protocols being implemented, Reservations are NON-TRANSFERABLE, and cannot be shifted to other people (friends/strangers/whatever). You and all in your party will have to present photo ID and current Covid19 Vaccination Card. You have to be registered and on the printed list in order for the Front Gate Team to verify that you have registered and TSP Fee has been paid.
    You have to be vetted by the Front Gate Team and issued your TSP 2022 Wristband to enter the ranch.  If no one is at the Front Gate to check you in, you will have to wait and not enter the ranch. Your registration must be confirmed before entering. If you are on the ranch and do not have your wristband, you will be asked to go to the Front Gate to be processed by the Front Gate Team and issued your wristband.
  • Cancelling

  • If you need to cancel, please let us know right away, so that we can make the slot available to someone else! Otherwise, last day to cancel and request a refund is April 15, 2022.

Request Procedure:

  • TSP will draw names via the submitted Application 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 15 to February 20, 2022 to
  • 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 TBD 2022, or your reservation will be canceled.
  • If you receive a Reservation Confirmation, it will include links to complete your Registration and to pay your TSP Registration fee.
  • If you are staying on the Ranch, you will also receive information on how to pay your Prude Ranch Housing Deposit.
    • Your My TSP Account webpage will allow you to:
      • Register and Pay your TSP Registration fee online.
      • If you have on-site accommodations
        • The Ranch may send you a separate email (within 10 days) allowing you to pay your Prude Ranch deposit online
        • You can also 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 and TSP Event Fee Payment Form:

Registration and Payment is now all online using TSP Web based Registration Form and Payment (PayPal and credit cards accepted). TSP no longer accepts mail in registration and payment.

Note: You must also pay for your TSP Registration Event Fee by providing payment information on the TSP Registration Form. The Registration Form Submit option will not activate until your payment information is entered on the form.

 NOTICE! Staying off-Ranch? $13/night equipment tent/trailer permit charge! Go to the Ranch office after being vetted by the Front Gate Team and pay for your equipment tent/trailer before you set up your equipment.  And remember to attach your permit to your Tent/Trailer. Do not sleep in your equipment tent/trailer.  If you sleep in your equipment tent/trailer, you must pay camping fee of $18/day instead of $13/day equipment tent/trailer fee.

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