Upper Kern River Area Map
near Bakersfield, Ca.
This beautiful 35 mile stretch of the Upper Kern River from Lake Isabella to Quaking Aspen offers a wide variety of year round recreation from rock climbing to rafting. With the cooler climate, great camping areas, and excellent fishing, the Upper Kern has become a very popular summer vacation get-away for many Southern Californian's. The Forest Service and CLM maintains six developed campgrounds as well as several dispersed camping areas along this stretch of the upper Kern River. The Upper Kern is well stocked with catchable size rainbow trout by the Department of Fish and Game with some areas also holding a decent population of native trout. Kern River Valley Visitors Council (619) 379-5646; Hunting Information (209) 222-3761; Campground Reservations (NRRS) (800) 280-2267; White Water Rafting (619) 379-4616; or (619) 379-4685; Kern Valley Golf Course (619) 376-2828; Kernville Ranger Station (619) 376-3781; Fishing Info (805) 833-8657.
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