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Welcome to the Kern County Parks Reservation Website.

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Lake Evans Closure -  Lake Evans will be closed November 19 - November 23, 2020 in preparation for the opening day of Trout Fishing Season.

2020-2021 Trout Fishing Season  -  

will begin November 24, 2020 through April 11, 2021 at Lake Evans at Buena Vista Aquatic Recreation Area.

For more information, please visit our website at: www.kerncounty.com/gsd/parks.

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Due to COVID19, we currently have reduced capacity at our campgrounds, therefore reservations, first come/first serve and walk-up rental campsites are limited and availability may be impacted.

Please note:  Only two campsites per customer, per date are allowed.  At BV Campground, only one waterfront campsite per customer, per date is allowed.

 **************BVARA - Day Use, Boating and Fishing are open at this time.

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Transfers & Cancellations cannot be made on-line.

Please call the Parks Admin office for assistance with a cancellation or transfer at 661-868-7000. 

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As of January 2018-NO CASH is accepted at Kern River Campground.  CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD ONLY for campsite rentals and additional charges.

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ALERT FOR CAMPERS AT BUENA VISTA CAMPGOURND

August 21, 2019  -  ROAD CONSTRUCTION ALERT - DUE TO ROAD CONSTRUCTION ON HWY #119 & TAFT HIGHWAY, YOU MIGHT EXPERIENCE A DELAY DRIVING TO BUENA VISTA AQUATIC RECREATION AREA and CAMPGROUND. TO AVOID A DELAY IN ARRIVING. 

 

 We hope you enjoy your stay with us!!

Thank you for your patronage.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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

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