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Kern County, California

General Services ♦ Parks and Recreation ♦ Camp Okihi


The camp is primarily for use by sanctioned Kern County youth and school groups, such as Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.


General Location: Camp Okihi is located eight miles north-east of Bakersfield on Round Mountain Road, overlooking the Kern River.

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Contact Information

Hart Park Field Office
Phone: (661) 872-3179
Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Park Rangers (for handling problems during an event): (661) 872-5149

Kern County Parks & Recreation

Activities and Amenities

  • The camp contains two group-reservation camping areas, each with 100 capacity.
  • Each camping area has 10 picnic tables, 1 fire ring, 1 brick and 3 metal barbecue pits.
  • There is currently no water supply available at Okihi. Please bring your own drinking water as well as water to wash hands etc. The camp does provide wash basins and also has ten Port-A-Potties.
  • Telephone is available outside crafts building.

The Permit to use Camp Okihi must be filed in advance and must state the earliest starting time of preparations and the number of participants in the event.

Reservation Form (PDF)

Basic Fee: $500 Security Deposit
Daily Fees:
Type of Group Daily Fee
Adult Groups $300.00
Youth and school groups - not sanctioned $150.00
Youth and school groups - sanctioned $50.00
  • The Kern River's swift current claims lives every year. Children and teenagers need vigilant supervision; therefore all groups are responsible for providing an adequate number of chaperones for safety and crowd control.
  • Parents are responsible for returning the site to its prior condition by cleaning off all leavings, debris, and posters from tables, lawns, walls and the parking lot.
  • Since park personnel may be working in the area as an ongoing part of their duties at the same time that an event is in progress, cooperation is necessary for the sake of the overall park maintenance schedule.
  • Use of fire rings and barbecue pits does not require a Fire Permit, but it does require an adequate supply of firewood because none is provided and all cutting of vegetation within the park is prohibited.