Sierra Gateway Cottages
13512, 13514, 13516 Sierra Way, 325 and 320 James Road, Kernville, California, United Stateshttp://www.sierragatewaycottages.net800-888-8194
Trail of 100 Giants
County Route 107, CA, United Stateshttp://sequoias.kernrivermap.comLong Meadow Grove (341 acres) offers a spectacular hike at the Trail of 100 Giants, a mile-long fully accessible interpretive trail. On April 15, 2000, President William J. Clinton proclaimed the establishment of the Giant Sequoia National Monument and made his announcement beneath one of the giant trees at the Trail of 100 Giants. The grove has sequoias occurring on considerably less acreage as there are several pockets of mixed conifers without sequoias in them. The grove is primarily on the west side of the road and directly across the road from Redwood Meadow Campground. The grove contains approximately 125 giant sequoias greater than 10 feet in diameter, and more than 700 giant sequoias less than 10 feet in diameter. The largest tree in the grove has a diameter of 20 feet and is 220 feet in height. It is estimated that the ages of the larger giant sequoia trees in the grove are up to 1,500 years old.
Kern River Valey Museum
49 Big Blue Rd, Kernville, CA 93238, USA(http://www.kernvalleymuseum.org760) 376-6683The Kern Valley Museum houses artifacts from prehistoric times to the present. We have a large geological and fossil exhibit, mining and ranching artifacts, an interactive history of the Edison hydroelectric plants, exhibits of the movie-making history of the area and construction of the Isabella Dam. There are thousands of photographs of the early settlers, miners, cowboys and Indians. Our wonderful back porch and yard are home for a 1925 Graham Truck, covered wagon and the Stagecoach John Wayne rode while filming scenes of “Stagecoach” in our Valley. We also have a giant stamp mill used to render gold-bearing ore to powder, a working assay office, blacksmith shop and a restored and furnished 100 year old cabin. In the 1850’s, Gold Fever gripped the nation. The Kern River Valley was part of the gold rush that spurred the westward migration of fortune seekers who became ranchers, farmers and merchants when the gold played out. The Museum stands rich in history. Come and discover the treasures it holds!
Kern River Fish Hatchery
14415 Sierra Way, Kernville, CA, United Stateshttp://www.ca.gov(760) 376-2846KERN RIVER FISH HATCHERY FACILITIES HOLDING TANK AREAS | WATER SUPPLY HATCHERY HOLDING TANK AREA Trout Holding Tank with 4 lb. Trout The rainbow trout that are planted in our area are raised in Friant, California at the DFG's San Joaquin Hatchery located at the base of Millerton Lake. Five different strains of rainbow trout are shipped to Kern River Fish Hatchery at different times of the year. Stocking Information. The Trophy Trout Program beauties are held and fed until they weigh near 4 lbs. They are released into the upper Kern River areas only along with regular trout plants. The Little Kern Golden Trout restoration project began in 1972 with the discovery that the pure genetic strain of the Little Kern Golden Trout was being lost. In 1978 the Golden Trout Wilderness was designated and the Little Kern Golden was listed as a "threatened species". Biologists tried to spawn wild Golden Trout on the stream, but since there were so few Golden Trout left and fish didn't spawn at the same time, very little progress was made. In 1983 a brood stock was begun at the hatchery. Five different strains of Little Kern Golden's have been raised at the hatchery. In 1994, 110 females produced 153,224 eggs resulting in 90,000 fish being planted in the Little Kern drainage. The project is nearing completion now that the Little Kern Golden has made a good recovery and been proposed for removal from the "threatened species" listing.
Silver City Ghost Town & Antiques
3829 Lake Isabella Blvd, Bodfish, CA, United Stateshttp://www.lakeisabella.net/silvercity(760) 379-5146During the late 1960's and early 1970's the Dave & Arvilla Mills family began hauling in historic local Kern Valley structures, (many of which were slated for destruction) to the present site in Bodfish. "Represented in this composite town are over twenty historic buildings (most not visible from Lake Isabella Blvd) from the mining camps of Keyesville, Whiskey Flat, old Isabella, Claraville, Hot Springs, Miracle, Southfork and other local frontier settlements" Silver City was closed for over 15 years until it was purchased by the Corlew family in 1990 and re-opened to the public shortly thereafter. Over the years it had fallen in disrepair and had been "modernized". The Corlew's have logged more than 20,000 man hours of loving restoration work on the site. Many people have donated labor and support (special thanks to Hal Brown and Don and Emily Diggles) and materials to the effort. It is now operated as a museum to the Kern Valley's long and colorful history. Like Bodie Ghost Town in Northern California, Silver City has adopted a policy of ï¿½arrested decayï¿½. Corlew says, ï¿½We want to show how local gold outposts may have looked after the gold ran out and the miners moved on, we are not trying to make it look brand new. Visitors can go inside the original Isabella jail (gunslinger, Newt Walker was locked up here in 1905).
Kern Valley Airport
Kernville, CA, United Stateshttp://www.kernvalleyairport.com(661) 391-1800Kern Valley Airport is located just south of Kernville and provides service for small private planes. The runway runs north to south over the lake and has its own small campground. Reservations are required for camping. The airport has radio communications during the daylight hours, a small cafe, and hangars offering minor repairs, if needed. Great camping is available right on the airport. A separate tiedown area (bring your own tie downs) for camping in a tree shaded area, within walking distance of the river. Tables, fire pits, toilets and an outdoor shower can be found in the camping area. This is a very beautiful and quiet place (except for those darn airplanes taking off and landing). You can also walk 5 minutes down the taxiway to a nice restaurant. Cheap rental cars are available to explore the nearby Lake Isabella or the town.
Kern River Brewing Co
13415 Sierra Way, Kernville, CA, United Stateshttp://kernriverbrewing.com(760) 376-2337KRBC is Kernville's first brewpub. This makes KRBC much more than just a restaurant; it's an attraction in itself. According to the Kernville Chamber, on any given weekend the town of Kernville can easily swell to between 20-40 thousand people, all of whom are looking for entertainment and can find it at our establishment. KRBC has received an overwhelming and enthusiastic response from both locals and visitors alike. Approximately 15,000 people live in the Kern River Valley, 2,000 of those people make up the town of Kernville. Keeping the names of the beer local, providing a simple yet diverse menu and having a comfortable place where "everybody knows your name", Kern River Valley residents and visitors alike have found themselves at home.
Kernville Carriage Company
Kernville, CAhttp://kernvillecarriageco.com(310) 480-4252What a wonderful town Kernville is. We even have our own carriage company! Owned and operated by Mike Woodard, the carriage company delivers the Courier, a local weekly newspaper every Friday. Kernville Carriage Co. Offers Old West Carriage rides thru Kernville as well as scheduled group tours. Banner and other advertising is available. We also serve at Weddings and Special events. Looking for something different to do, look no more!
Lakeshore Farmers Market
• 7466 Wofford Blvd. Wofford Heights, CA 93285http://kernvalleygrowersassociation.com(760) 377-7460General Information Fresh organic fruit and produce from Fay Organic. Fresh locally grown certified fruit, produce, & eggs. Raw honey, herbs, plants. Locally made unique crafts. Demonstrations. Musical guests. Bake Sale space available for local service groups and non-profits.
Kern River Preserve
18747 California 178, Weldon, CA, United Stateshttp://kern.audubon.org(760) 378-2531For over 100 years Audubon has been protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Our national network of community-based nature centers and chapters, scientific and educational programs, and advocacy on behalf of areas sustaining important bird populations, engage millions of people of all ages and backgrounds in positive conservation experiences. Visit the Kern River Preserve in Weldon, California. Open every day of the year from dawn to dusk. Next event Saturday, September 27, 2014 - Fall Festival