Filming Locations: Saugus, CA
Valuzet Movie Ranch, Newhall, CA

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Map to Valuzet Movie Ranch, CA area


Valuzet Movie Ranch - (24715 Oakcreek Ave, Newhall, CA) Film production moved to Hollywood for Friday the 13th Part 3: 3D. They needed a controlled environment that would allow them to carefully set-up the complicated shots needed to produce the 3-D effects for the film. The Valuzet Movie Ranch is located in the Santa Clarita Valley, South of Saugus along Placerita Canyon Road. Much of the film takes place in the cabin and barn locations, and many of the structures remain the same.

Friday the 13th Part 3 Screenshot Veluzat Ranch Lodge, 2003

Rick and Chris are shown talking in front of the rather run-down main cabin in the beginning of the movie. The photograph of the Lodge shown here is from the Valuzet Ranch website. In the background you can make out the small pond in the back that was used as 'Crystal Lake'.

Friday the 13th Part 3 Screenshot Veluzat Ranch Lodge, 2003

This is a shot taken from the 'lakeside' of the building, and you can see that the porch has been painted white and has had new slats put in.

Friday the 13th Part 3 Screenshot Veluzat Ranch Lodge, 2003

Here is another shot showing the side door to the cabin, the place where Jason killed Rick.

Friday the 13th Part 3 Screenshot Veluzat Ranch Lodge, 2003

Chris is led away from Higgins Haven, the place where all of her friends were slaughtered.

Friday the 13th Part 3 Screenshot Veluzat Ranch Barn, 2003

The other major building used in filming was the Veluzat Ranch Barn. Rick's car was parked outside of it before Shelly drove it into town with Vera. The photograph of the Barn is from the Valuzet Ranch website.

Friday the 13th Part 3 Screenshot Veluzat Ranch Barn, 2003

The wooden fence around the barn shown in the movie is no longer there, but it is about the same.

Friday the 13th Part 3 Screenshot Veluzat Ranch Barn, 2003

The barn appears to be pretty beat up and unpainted, but fortunately the door is unlocked...

Friday the 13th Part 3 Screenshot Veluzat Ranch Barn, 2003

Bong Tokin' Chuckles recreates the hayloft scene where Jason is searching for Chris.

Friday the 13th Part 3 Screenshot Veluzat Ranch Barn, 2003

What collection of Part 3 pictures would be complete without the final shot of Jason's lifeless body?



Recently our intrepid explorer, Bong Tokin' Chuckles, returned to the Veluzat Movie Ranch (also called the Melody Ranch) and took more pictures of the barn and parts of the cabin. Great shots!

Veluzat Ranch Barn, 2005 Veluzat Ranch Barn, 2005


The Veluzat Brothers, Paul, Dan (with son Elijah), and Renaud in front of Melody Ranch sign Veluzat Ranch Lodge, 2005
(with Camp Crystal Lake T-shirt)

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