Bar-J Ranch

7938 Calion Highway
El Dorado, AR 71730


About US

Daryl and Barbara Nelson, owners of Bar-J Guest Ranch are native Arkansans, who have moved back to their home town of Calion Ar, to retire, (although ranching isn't exactly retirement!). They lovingly share this ranch, not just with those of us who live here, but with anyone who wants to be here!  Together they tend to the ranch and guests, coach our riding team and give riding lessons, along with everything else they do. They put in long hours and a lot of heart and soul to keep it going. Our Ranch Foreman, Anthony Young- takes care of our Black Angus Herd, and just about anything else that needs to be done!   He is the wheels of the ranch. Anthony's wife Lisa works at the Bar-J Saddle and Tack store, (just look for the giant rocking chair!). Lisa is also our aviator- taking care of our many chickens, ducks and geese.  Miss Barbara is the Summer camp director for our summer camp program. She and her husband, Daryl live on the ranch year round. Last but not least is " The Britt " our year round intern. She is here anytime school is out, riding and helping out on the ranch. 

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