San Antonio Mine

San Antonio Mine Located just east of SC176, the discovery of gold in 1887 brought a renewal of mining activity to the Kelso Valley area. A small, two-stamp mill was located in […]

Robber’s Roost

Robber’s Roost Located southwest of the junction of Highway 14 and Highway 178, the “roost” consists of a massive piece of granite with many crags, crevices, and caves. It is […]

Red Rock Canyon State Park

Red Rock Canyon State Park Picturesque Red Rock Canyon State Park has been used as the setting for many pictures and television productions. In addition to its scenic qualities, the […]

Keysville Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA)

Keysville Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA) You’ll find many diverse recreational opportunities within the Keysville SRMA, including white-water rafting, fishing, gold panning, OHV riding, 4×4 touring, and dispersed camping. A […]

Kern River Audubon Preserve

Kern River Audubon Preserve The 1,100-acre preserve is located along the South Fork of the Kern River and contains parts of the largest remaining cottonwood and willow stream-side forest. Nearby […]

Josie Bishop Claim and Grave Site

Josie Bishop Claim and Grave Site Josephine Stevens Whitehill Bishop was dubbed “Radium Queen of the Mojave” by the media after her discovery in 1936 of radium-bearing ore on one […]

Jawbone Station Visitor Center

Jawbone Station Visitor Center Begin your tour of the Eastern Kern County area at Jawbone Station, located on Highway 14, just 20 miles north of Mojave. The station provides information, […]

Indian Wells Canyon

Indian Wells Canyon Located northwest of the junction of Highway 14 and Highway 178, this canyon contains scenic hiking trail and is a favorite spot for wildflower viewing in the […]

Cal City MX Park

Cal City MX Park Cal City MX Park is a family-owned and operated motocross facility in California City. It includes two tracks, a concession stand, and a pro shop. Parking […]

Butterbredt Spring Wildlife Sanctuary

Butterbredt Spring Wildlife Sanctuary Less than five inches of rain and snow fall annually in this area. Summer cloudbursts occur, but the dryness causes rapid evaporation. Some of the water […]