Thank you for your reservation at Rock Creek Ranch. In accordance with California Law, all guests are required to submit their contact information and to sign this waiver prior to arrival. It covers two issues - the COVID-19 health crisis and safety relating to recreational activities like swimming. The form only takes five minutes to complete. Thanks for your cooperation.

    NOTE REGARDING CHILDREN: Each adult from your household who is part of your booking must submit a separate form. If you're bringing your children, just one of the adults who is a legal guardian must include them on their form. Children must be included on at least one form to be able to check in at the ranch.

    ALL FIELDS ARE REQUIRED

    Step 1/6 - Choose the name of the person who booked your trip.

    Step 2/6 - Enter your contact information.

    Step 3/6 - Read the Waiver

    Smith River Alliance - Waiver of Claims and General Release of Liability Relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Rock Creek Ranch Hazards

    The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a world-wide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 and its variants, especially the Delta variant, is reported to be extremely contagious and is still a threat to public health. The state of medical knowledge is that the new vaccines are very effective in minimizing infection, reducing the need for hospitalizations and preventing death. All visitors to the Ranch are strongly urged to be fully vaccinated when visiting the Ranch, in order to reduce everyone’s exposure.

    Further, I fully understand that when participating in, observing or accompanying any land stewardship work, tour, filmmaking, swimming, boating or camping activity or other educational, artistic or recreational activity at Rock Creek Ranch (the “Property”), I may be injured by falling, or may suffer sprains, or be struck by flying objects, including tree branches, that I may be attacked by insects or other animals, and that I could be injured when observing or using tools related to maintenance of the property or during work on other features of the property. I understand that when swimming in the Smith River, I am responsible for ensuring that children and adults alike are being monitored and watched and that I (we) swim at our own risk on this Property. I further understand that I may be susceptible to heat stroke, exhaustion, allergies or other physical maladies while on the Property, and that travel in motor vehicles and on foot or bicycle on the Property may be unsafe due to poor visibility, roughness, loose surfaces, presence of other traffic, construction machinery and recreational vehicles and other possible obstacles to safe passage.

    Further, I understand this Property is somewhat unimproved, that it has very limited or no mobile phone reception, that there are poisonous snakes, wasps and wild animals that may be dangerous on the Property, that roads and paths and other areas are potentially unstable and slippery, that the Property consists of forest land with many trees of unknown stability, that the Property landscape is susceptible to wildfire (and therefore smoking is banned on the Property), that the Smith River is a central feature of the Property and swimming in the River can be dangerous with tricky currents and undertows especially in the rapids and there is no lifeguard, that water supplies on the property are non-potable (except where indicated otherwise) and that there is a substantial amount of Poison Oak on the property. Moreover, I further understand that this is not a complete list of potential risks attendant to my being present on the Property.

    The Smith River Alliance, the owner and manager of Rock Creek Ranch, including its employees, staff, ranch caretaker, Board Members and Officers (the Released Parties), cannot prevent you from becoming exposed to, contracting or spreading COVID-19 during your stay at Rock Creek Ranch or while utilizing the Released Parties’ premises. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to come to Rock Creek Ranch to use the premises, you may be exposing yourself to and /or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

    ASSUMPTION OF THE RISK: I have read and understand the above warning concerning COVID-19 and Rock Creek Ranch hazards. I hereby choose to accept the risk of contracting COVID-19 for myself, and for my family members or others I may expose, in order to stay at Rock Creek Ranch and use the premises. Staying at Rock Creek Ranch and enjoying the premises and the Smith River is of such value to me that I accept the risk of being exposed to, contracting and/or spreading COVID-19 in order to stay at Rock Creek Ranch. I hereby choose to accept the risk of the natural hazards presented at the Property during my stay at the Property.

    WAIVER OF LAWSUIT/LIABILITY: I hereby forever release and waive my right to bring a lawsuit against the Released Parties in connection with exposure, infection and/or of spread of COVID-19 related to my stay at Rock Creek Ranch. Furthermore, I hereby forever release and waive my right to bring a lawsuit against the Released Parties from all liability, including liability arising from any act of active or passive negligence or want of ordinary care on the part of the Released Parties. In consideration of my participation in the above stated activities, I waive, release, and discharge the Released Parties from any and all claims of liability, including, but not limited to, claims relating to injury or damage from any cause to me or my property arising out of my presence on the Property. This agreement is binding upon my executors, heirs, and assigns.

    I understand that this waiver means I give up my right to bring any claims including for personal injuries, death, disease or property losses, or any other loss, including but not limited to claims of negligence, and give up any claim I may have for damages, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen.

    INDEMNIFICATION: I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties against all claims, demands, and causes of action, including court costs and actual attorney fees, arising from any proceeding or lawsuits prosecuted for my benefit, relating to the subject of this waiver of claims release.

    OTHER TERMS: I fully understand and agree that (a) this Release is intended to be as broad and as inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of California, (b) if any portion of this Release is for any reason held invalid or legally unenforceable, then the balance of the Release shall, notwithstanding, continue in full force and effect and (c) I have had the opportunity to ask any questions about this Release prior to signing and I fully understand its terms and meaning.

    I HAVE CAREFULLY READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ALL PROVISIONS OF THIS WAIVER AND GENERAL RELEASE OF LIABILITY, AND FREELY AND KNOWINGLY ASSUME THE RISK AND WAIVE MY RIGHTS CONCERNING LIABILITY AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

    Step 4/6 - Agree to the Terms

    I have read the above waiver and I agree to its terms.

    Step 5/6 - Sign the waiver, and include your children if they are part of the booking.

    » (ADULT) Sign here by typing YOUR NAME. Fill in the date as well.


    Step 6/6 - Submit the form. Please review all of your entries to make sure the form is complete and correct before clicking the submit button. Thank you for taking the time to complete this form.