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Welcome to the Kern County Parks and Recreation 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.


To make reservation for Kern River Campground over the telephone please call the Kern County Parks Administration office at 661-868-7000, Press 1, Press 3 and then Press 2.


2018-2019 Trout Fishing Season at BVARA-Lake Evans

Opening Day ~ November 20, 2018

Lake Evans will be stocked with Rainbow Trout.

Trout Fishing Season will extend through April 7, 2019.

NEW !!! --- Trout Fishing Season Pass, good all season, $125 per person/per pass.

Daily fishing fees per person are $1 for children age 15 and under, $6 for adults.

Daily fishing may be paid at the main entrance to the park, between the hours of 6am and 8pm. (hours subject to change).

Normal park fees and all California Fish and Wildlife rules apply.


Trout Plant Update:

The last trout plant was on December 4, 2018.  The next trout plant date is scheduled for the week of December 17-21, 2018.

For the most up- to-date information call 661-868-7000 and Press 1 for the Trout Fishing Update.


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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