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Kern County, California

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2020 Special Events at Lake Ming  (PDF)


A trout plant is scheduled at Lake Evans for the week of February 17, 2020.


Special Event Announcement - National Water Ski Racing Association Spring Open

  • Saturday, March 21, 2020
  • Event includes water ski racing, custom car show, boat show and food vendor.
  • Spectators are welcome!! All normal BVARA applicable fees will be charged at the entry gate.
  • Closure Announcement:
    • The west side of Lake Webb will be CLOSED to the public for this event including the Day Use Boat Launch Ramp.
    • Please note: Friday, March 20, 2020 will be the set up date for the event.


Kern River Valley Dog Park Now Open

The new dog park, located next to the Linda Kissick Ballfield in Lake Isabella, is now open. Address information and a map link can be found on the Neighborhood Parks page.


Parks Department Seeking Reservations Specialists at Buena Vista

If interested, please review the details below. We regularly look at these applications, especially during our peak seasons.

Position Details:
  • Position:  Extra Help Fiscal Support Assistant
  • Location: Buena Vista Lake and Campground gate area
  • Where to Apply?  County HR Website
  • Hours: Early morning or late evening shifts may be required
  • Schedule: Must be willing to work all weekends
  • Requirements: Typing and 10-key certificates  Details
  • Type of Position: Full-time work, but for a limited term


Facilities Reservations

Effective January 1, 2018 , you may make your reservations for any County facilities (except buildings) anytime up to one year in advance, subject to availability of facility.
Building reservations will be subject each year to the priority guidelines for the Advance Reservation Period for Veterans and Senior Groups.  Please see the Parks webpage under Buildings for further details on how to make a reservation for one of our County Buildings.