Due to the quickly changing situation related to the Coronavirus, Kern County has declared a local emergency effective immediately. On Monday, March 16 at 5:00 PM, Kern County moved to an essential-staffing only model until April 14 at 8:00 AM. Most County buildings will be closed to the public with only essential services being offered.

  • Lake Isabella

    Lake Isabella

    Licensed to Kern County

  • Kern River

    Kern River

    Licensed to Kern County

  • Hart Park

    Hart Park

    Licensed to Kern County

  • Wildflowers near Arvin

    Wildflowers near Arvin

    Licensed to Kern County

  • Kayaking on the Kern River

    Kayaking on the Kern River

    Licensed to Kern County

  • Ming Lake

    Lake Ming

    Licensed to Kern County

  • Off-Roading in Kern County

    Off-Roading in the Desert

    Licensed to Kern County


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    2019-2020 Trout Fishing Season at Buena Vista

    The 2019-2020 Trout Fishing Season will extend to Sunday, April 12, 2020.

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    Kern County Parks Update and Plans

    Parks are a priority in Kern County and we want to share updates on what we've done to keep our parks ready for use and what we have planned in the future. Please take a few moments to learn about our beautiful Kern County Parks.

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