Welcome to Kern River Area

Its pristine upper reaches, declared wild and scenic by the Secretary of the Interior, is nicknamed ‘Killer Kern’ for its occasionally lethal force and makes for world-class rafting.

There are two USFS Ranger Stations in the area, one in Kernville and another in Lake Isabella. Both have hiking and camping information, maps and wilderness permits.

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