Recreation Service Partners
Sequoia Recreation – a division of California Land Management (CLM), a professional outdoor recreation management company, operates the majority of the developed recreation sites on the Sequoia National Forest and the Giant Sequoia National Monument and has been a proud recreation service partner of the forest since 1992. Please visit their website.
For additional information, call their Hume Lake office at 559-335-2232, their Springville office at 559-539-3004, or their Kernville office at 760-376-1815.
Montecito Lake Resort
Montecito Lake Resort, located in the northern portion of the monument, is open all year. This facility is a family vacation camp during the summer and a cross-country ski and snow play area during the winter. The resort offers cabin rentals and hotel rooms with organized activities for children and adults.
Call 800-227-9900 or 559-565-3388, or go to www.montecitosequoia.com.
Stony Creek Resort
Stony Creek Resort, located in the northern portion of the monument, is open mid-May to mid-October. Facilities include a gift shop, grocery store, laundry, lodging, restaurant, and showers. Gas and diesel are also available.
Call their front desk at 559-565-3909 or their reservations line at 559-335-5500.
Kern River Whitewater Outfitter-Guides
Five outfitters provide guided whitewater trips on the Kern River. Please contact these companies for details of trips offered or to make reservations:
- Kern River Outfitters/Outdoor Adventures Inc., 800-323- 4234
- Kern River Tours, Inc., 800-844-7238
- Whitewater Voyages, 800-400-7238
- Mountain & River Adventures, 800-861-6553
- Sierra South, Inc., 800-457-2082
Alta Sierra Ski Area
At the top of Greenhorn Summit in the Kern River Ranger District, Alta Sierra offers downhill skiing.
For more information, visit www.altasierra.com.
Nuui Cunni Native American Cultural Center
This intertribal facility, operated by the Kern River Paiute Council, displays Native American artifacts, crafts, and art to promote and restore the culture and history of the local Indian communities.
For more information, call 760-549-0800.
Three full service marinas operate on Lake Isabella to provide fuel, food, fishing supplies, and information.
- French Gulch Marina, Highway 155, Pioneer Point, Lake Isabella, 760-379-8774
- North Fork Marina, Highway 155, Tillie Creek, Wofford Heights, 760-376-1812
- Red’s Kern Valley Marina, Highway 178, South Fork Recreation Area, 760-379-8600
Horse Corral Pack Station
P.O. Box 546
Woodlake, CA 93286
summer office: 559-565-3404
winter office: 559- 564-6429
Golden Trout Pack Trains
P.O. Box 10098
Terra Bella, CA 93270
summer office: 559-542-2816
winter office: 559-535- 5304
Balch Park Pack Station
P.O. Box 852
Springville, CA 93265
Hume Lake Christian Camps
Hume Lake Christian Camps are privately owned and located at Hume Lake. Open to the public year-round, the facility operates a snack shop, 24-hour laundry (coin operated), a market, and gas station.
For information call 559-335-2000, or go to www.humelake.org.
National Park Service
Contact the National Park Service for information about facilities in the adjacent Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and for their wilderness permit reservations.
Lodging: Kings Canyon Park Services (concessionaire), 866-KCANYON (552-6966), www.sequoia-kingscanyon.com.
Mountain Home State Forest
Mountain Home State Forest is operated late May to mid- November, weather depending, by CalFire. The area offers day use and 92 overnight campsites.
Contact 559-539-2321 (summer) or 559-539-2855 (winter) for information.
Balch Park is operated late May to mid-November, weather depending, by Tulare County Parks and Recreation. The park is located within Mountain Home State Forest at 6,400 feet in elevation with 80 overnight campsites.
Contact 559-539-3896 (summer) or 559-624-7000 (winter) for information.
Kern River Fish Hatchery
Kern River Fish Hatchery is managed by the California Department of Fish and Game, and the Friends of the Hatchery operate the visitor center and museum that are open to the public.
Kern River Valley Museum
Kern River Valley Museum is managed by the Kern River Valley Historical Society. Archives and spectacular displays interpreting the rich and complex social, cultural, and economic history of the Kern River Valley are offered to visitors without charge.
Call (760) 376-6683, or visit the website.
Bureau of Land Management
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages a section of the Lower Kern just below the Lake Isabella dam. The Forest Service manages whitewater boating activity along this section in partnership with BLM. Contact them for information about the BLM portions of the Dome Land and Kiavah wildernesses.
Kern County Parks and Recreation
Kern County Parks and Recreation manages water surface recreation activities and the boating/watercraft permit system on Lake Isabella.
For boating information, call 661-868-7000 or 760-379-2806.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are responsible for flood control, irrigation, and water levels on Lake Isabella and the Lower Kern River. Success Lake, located west of Springville, is administered by the Army Corps of Engineers. Camping, boating, fishing, and hunting are available.
For more information, call 559-784-0215.
Tule River Indian Reservation
Contact the Tule River Indian Reservation for information.
Tule River Tribal Council
P.O. Box 589
Porterville, CA 93258, phone 559-781-4271.
Inyo National Forest
Contact the Inyo National Forest for information about eastern access into the Golden Trout Wilderness, Monache Meadow, and Jordan Hot Springs.
California Department of Fish and Game
Contact the Department of Fish and Game for information about fishing licenses and hunting tags.