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Welcome to the Kern County Parks and Recreation Reservation Website.

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03/16/2020:  BVARA -Day Use and Trout Fishing is open at this time.

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CAMPGROUND CLOSURES - SPECIAL NOTICE:  Due to the quickly changing situation related to the Coronavirus, Kern County CAO has declared a local emergency effective immediately. Beginning Monday March 16 at 5:00 PM, Kern County will move to an essential-staffing only model, including Parks Reservations until April 14 at 8:00 AM. Campgrounds and Camping will be closed until April 14. No camping reservations are currently being accepted from 03/16/20 to 04/14/20.

Thank you for your support during this extraordinary 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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2019-2020 Trout Fishing Season beginning November 26, 2019 through April 12, 2020.

Buena Vista Aquatic Recreation Area-Lake Evans will be stocked with Mt. Lassen's Rainbow Trout .

 

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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