Bakersfield Recreation Sites

Forests/Natural Areas in Bakersfield Rec. Sites

Caliente Mountain

The Caliente Range is an isolated area with the highest point in San Luis Obispo County, the Caliente Mountain (Caliente Mountain Access Trail). It forms the western border of the Carrizo Plain National Monument and the eastern border of the Cuyama Valley and the Los Padres National Forest. Wide ...

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Domeland Addition Wilderness

Adjacent to the Dome Land Wilderness within Sequoia National Forest, this Wilderness consists of pinyon-covered mountains along the eastern side of the Kern River South Fork drainage. Located on the eastern edge of the center of the wilderness is a long, narrow Big Sage covered valley. Rugged, challenging topography, ...

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Keyesville Special Management Area

By far the most dramatic natural feature of the parcel is an approximately 3.5-mile stretch of the Lower Kern River Gorge. This important white- water river attracts about 12,000 commercial and non-commercial rafters from all over the USA each year. The river and its tributaries are also used by ...

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Kiavah Wilderness

This wilderness encompasses the eroded hills, canyons and bajadas of the Scodie Mountains Unit within the Sequoia National Forest -- the southern extremity of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. A unique mixing of several different species of plants and animals occurs within the transition zone between the Mojave Desert and ...

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Machesna Mountain Wilderness

Signs indicating "Wilderness" and "Closed Road" or "Closed Route" are placed at various intervals. Vehicles can be parked outside the wilderness boundary; however, the boundary is set back 30 feet from unmaintained dirt roads and 300 feet on paved roads. Mechanized or motorized vehicles are NOT PERMITTED in a ...

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Otay Mountain Wilderness

Signs indicating "Wilderness" and "Closed Road" or "Closed Route" are placed at various intervals. Vehicles can be parked outside the wilderness boundary; however, the boundary is set back 30 feet from unmaintained dirt roads and 300 feet on paved roads. Mechanized or motorized vehicles are NOT PERMITTED in a ...

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Owens Peak Wilderness

The majority of this wilderness is comprised of the rugged eastern face of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Owens Peak, the high point of the southern Sierra Nevada's, rises more than 8,400 feet. The mountainous terrain has deep, winding, open and expansive canyons, many which contain springs with extensive riparian ...

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Point Sal

Point Sal is a 77-acre promontory on the coast of northern Santa Barbara County near the north end of Vandenberg Air Force Base. It is a a fragile area, with sandy soil and a unique blend of wildlife. Sea lions, mussels and deer can be found just yards from ...

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Sacatar Trail Wilderness

This wilderness encompasses the rugged pristine eastern face of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Topography ranges from valley, canyons and alluvial fans to steep hills that lead into granite peaks and ridgetops reaching elevations of more that 7,800 feet. Vegetation is extremely diversified with creosote bush, desert shrubs and Joshua ...

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San Joaquin River Gorge Management Area

The Dumna and Kechayi Native Americans people once occupied the Management Area and surrounding lands. It is from their language that we derive the names of the trails contained within the Management Area. The Pa'san Ridge Trail (pa'san translates to pine nut) is a six-mile loop trail. This trail ...

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Santa Lucia Wilderness

Signs indicating "Wilderness" and "Closed Road" or "Closed Route" are placed at various intervals. Vehicles can be parked outside the wilderness boundary; however, the boundary is set back 30 feet from unmaintained dirt roads and 300 feet on paved roads. Mechanized or motorized vehicles are NOT PERMITTED in a ...

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