Antelope Creek Lodge

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This scenic ranch, surrounded by more than 65,000 acres of National Forest, is the jewel in the necklace of The Fly Shop's Private Waters and welcomes a limited number of guests from mid-May through October.



  • Full Service


  • Fishing


  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Fireplace
  • Family Friendly
  • Golf Course

About the Owner

Mike and Bertha Michalak, owners of The Fly Shop®, purchased the ranch in 2002 and, using a team of environmental experts, began one of the most ambitious private stream, meadow, wetland restoration and enhancement projects in this part of California. Lodging at Antelope Creek Ranch is in the Michalak family’s private guest suites. Within walking distance of the upper lake and creek, seven suites with and without fully equipped kitchens, large patios and outdoor grills are available to accommodate small and large groups alike. The suites open out to a ponderosa pine forest, you can relax on the patio and grill your dinner listening to the wind in the pines after a day spent chasing trophy trout with your family or close friends. The historic cattle ranch is an ideal vacation spot for both serious fishermen and their families or friends. At just over 5,000 feet elevation, Antelope Creek Ranch is an ideal mid-summer and fall angling retreat. The ranch enjoys cool, pleasant weather and great fly fishing conditions all season long. There are several golf courses less than an hour away, two adjacent National Forests with hundreds of miles of hiking trails, and several of the American west’s largest waterfowl nesting and viewing areas only minutes away.



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Main Address

12516 Tennant Road
Macdoel, California, 96058

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