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Welcome to the Kern County Parks Reservation Website 


Kern River Campground and

Buena Vista Campground:


- Check-in is 2pm

No early check-in allowed-

No exceptions.

- Check-out is 12pm

Strictly enforced.


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


Transfers & Cancellations cannot be made on-line.

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



at Buena Vista 

California Department of Fish and Wildlife&rsquos Free Fishing Days

 The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has designated Saturday, July 3, 2021 and Saturday, September 4, 2021 as free fishing days.  On these days, you can fish without a sport fishing license.  There will also be no entry fee charged to visitors of Buena Vista Aquatic Recreation Area with fishing poles in their possession.

For more information regarding free fishing days in California please visit https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/licensing/fishing/free-fishing-days



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


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