Lake Isabella Visitor Center

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Located in between the Auxiliary and Main Dams, off of Hwy 155,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, Kern river permits, woodcutting 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
Usage: Medium-Heavy
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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