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Welcome to the Kern County Parks and Recreation Department's Reservation Website.   


NEW !!  Reservations

***On-line Reservations are now available for both Kern RIver Campground and Buena Vista Campground, by going to kerncountyparks.org***

Reservations are available any time prior to arriving at the Buena Vista Lake Campground and the Kern River Campground, based on availability.

ADDITIONAL FEES may due upon arrival to the campgrounds, including fees for second vehicles, dogs and extra overnight vehicle parking.


Reservations for Kern River Campground are now available on-line by goining to kerncountyparks.org, or you can call the Parks Administration office at 661-868-7000, Press 1, Press 3 and then Press 2.


For emergencies after 5 p.m. please contact: the Sheriff's Dispatch at (661) 861-3110 


Currently, the water level at Buena Vista Lake is above minimum pool level.  

Last updated 07/19/18


Kern County Parks and Recreation Department is located at:  1115 Truxtun Avenue,Third Floor-General Services Office, Bakersfield CA  93301(661)  868-7000

Parks and Recreation a division of Kern County General Services

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