Aerial view of Sumner Peck Ranch including vineyard, orchard, and the San Joaquin River

About Sumner Peck Ranch

The River Parkway Trust acquired Sumner Peck Ranch in December 2020. The 76-acre property is located in Fresno County just south of Friant on the San Joaquin River, and contiguous with Ball Ranch, Ledger Island, and the Willow Unit of the San Joaquin River Ecological Reserve. The property includes a half-mile of river frontage and wildlife habitat in addition to farmland. 

In case you haven't heard the news, the River Parkway Trust has entered into a lease agreement with Solitary Cellars, a local winery. Sumner Peck Ranch will be open for public enjoyment seven days a week from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, during Solitary Cellars' daily operating hours.

Our lease agreement with Solitary Cellars creates a unique opportunity for addressing the challenges of providing access to the San Joaquin River Parkway.


14439 N Friant Road 
Friant CA 93626

The River Parkway Trust is continuing to plan for expanding public access on site. Stay tuned for additional updates in the months ahead. 

Click here to read the River Parkway Trust's press release announcing the acquisition of Sumner Peck Ranch. 

Click here to view a 2.5-minute video featuring aerial footage of the property. 

U-Pick Fruit 


The River Parkway Trust is thrilled to invite you to the upcoming U-pick season at Sumner Peck Ranch (14439 N. Friant Road, Friant, CA 93626)! Lace up your boots and grab your baskets, it’s time to go fruit picking! During the scheduled seasons, U-pick hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 8:30 am - 4pm.

Things to know before picking

  • No advance registration is required for U-pick days.
  • You can park at the end of the entrance drive near the river. Click here for a map of the property.
  • You can purchase your citrus or blueberries in the white office building near the river. Please no bills larger than $20, cash and credit accepted. Apple/tap pay is available.
  • Please wear long pants and comfortable closed-toed shoes. Be prepared for a small hike to the groves (.25 mi). If you are unable to complete this hike please check in at the white office building for further instruction.
  • We encourage everyone to bring a bag, basket, or bucket for picking fruit. 
  • Maps of the property will be available in the white office building upon arrival.

Citrus Picking (Closed for the Season as of 3.22.2022)

The 2022 citrus season is from January 14 – April 15, 2022. Come take a stroll up and down the orchard, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 8:30 am - 4 pm, no advance registration required. Enjoy picking navel oranges, blood oranges, pomelos, Minneola tangelos, mandarins, and lemons all at $1 per pound. 

Blueberry Picking (Closed for the season as of 6.7.22)

Due to the high demand, the last day of the 2022 blueberry harvest was on June 7, 2022. Thank you to everyone who came out to pick blueberries this season! Sumner Peck Ranch will be open daily for public recreation access, Sunday-Saturday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, during Solitary Cellars' operating hours. It was a great U-Pick season, and we hope to see you next year!

Private Programs & Discounts

Join us for a weekend youth or family program and receive a discount on your U-Pick fruit! Throughout the spring the Trust will host weekend programs for all ages at Sumner Peck Ranch. After each event, participants will receive a 10% off coupon for the 2022 U-Pick season. Click here for more information on our programs and to register today.

Interested in booking a group U-Pick experience? Bring your Scouts, classroom, teammates or other group out to Sumner Peck Ranch for a guided educational experience. This two-hour program will include a nature walk, fruit picking, and educational activity where you will learn about the importance of pollinators, especially in a farm setting. Cost is $20/participant and includes a U-pick container for each participant (containers hold approximately 4-5 lbs of citrus or 1-1.5 lbs of blueberries.) Dates are limited, choose yours and register today!

Citrus Season Group Dates

Morning:  2.20.22,  2.27.22, 3.5.22, 3.6.22, 3.19.22, 3.20.22, 3.21.22, 4.2.22, 4.3.22, 4.15.22

Afternoon: 2.27.22, 3.12.22,  4.15.22

Blueberry Season Group Dates

Morning: 5.16.22, 5.21.22, 5.22.22, 5.23.22, 5.28.22

Afternoon: 5.16.22, 5.23.22

If you have any questions please contact Katie Kincaid, Community Programs Associate, at (559)248-8480 ext.157 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..