Lake Isabella Visitor Center

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Located near the town of Lake Isabella, this visitor center is open Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm. It offers visitor information, interpretive displays, fire permits, Southern Sierra passes, and information about the many recreational opportunities in the Kern River Valley.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.
Reservations: None
Fees None
Permit Info: Campfire permits, wilderness permits, woodcutting permits
Open Season: Open Year Round
Best Season: Year Round
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Lake Isabella
Water: Yes
Restroom: Yes
Passes: Southern Sierra Passes, America the Beautiful Interagency Passes
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Lake Isabella Visitor Center

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Fire Danger Level: Low
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  • Recreation Opportunity Guides

    Detailed recreation information for hiking, camping, wildlife, outdoor ethics, and more...

  • Passes and Permits

    Campfire Permits, River Permits, Southern Sierra Passes, America the Beautiful (Annual, Senior, and Access), and more...

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