Local Area Attractions Near Lake Isabella / Kern River KOA
We are located between Lake Isabella and the Kern River. The best of both worlds only minutes away!
Isabella Peak Trail
This is a beautiful hike that is also dog friendly! Please bring your own water. We can print maps for you at check-in
Cyrus Canyon OHV
Dirt Bikes as well as Quads can enjoy this 1.5 mile long natural terrain course. This is a short distance from the KOA just East of Wofford Heights and close to the Kern Airport. There are also trails for beginners
East of Lake Isabella - does not give an address - we can print a map
Kernville, CA 93238
ALTA SIERRA SKI RESORT
The Alta Sierra Ski Resort is about a half hour drive from the Lake Isabella KOA. The resort is 700' in elevation and the weather can get very cold. Layering of clothing is advised as well as helmets. Ski rental includes boots, skis and poles $45 full day or $35 for half day (starts at 12:30) The Snowboard rental includes snowboard and boots for $50.00 full day or $40.00 for half day. Lift Tickets are sold separately
To get to Alta Sierra Ski resort follow Hwy 178 to the 155 in Wofford Heights exit. Once in Wofford Heights make a left on SR155 and then turn left on Rancheria Rd.
Happy Skiing !!
56700 Rancheria Road
Wofford Heights, CA 93285
ONYX RANCH SVRA
Eastern Kern County Onyx Ranch State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) is the newest acquisition, located in eastern Kern County and adjacent to State Route 14 on the western edge of the Mojave Desert, the SVRA offers over 26,000 acres of scenic and challenging terrain for all-terrain vehicles (ATV's) motorcycles, recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVS) and 4x4 vehicles. Laid out in a checkerboard fashion, Eastern Kern County Onyx Ranch SVRA is surrounded by mostly BLM land that offers visitors varied and exciting off highway vehicle recreation opportunities. Onyx Ranch provides many miles of trails and open riding areas that traverse across BLM, State Parks and private land. Open riding is available at both Jawbone Canyon and Dove Springs
There are no hook ups for water for camping in this area so please plan on being self-contained. Pit toilets are avbailale at several locations throughout the area.
HIKING IN LAKE ISABELLA
If you are a hiking, biking enthusiast, then we have some places for you to explore. Some of these are close to the Lake Isabella/Kern River KOA and some are a short drive, but here are some of the top spots!!
1. Mill Creek Trail for Hiking and Mountain Biking
2. Sandy Flat Campground has the Hobo trail right behind the day use bathroom
3. Remmington Trail
4. Whiskey Flat Trail
5. Kern River Preserve
7. Lake Isabella Visitor Center
Once you arrive, we can print out any information for hiking that you might be interested in doing..
Death Valley National Park
About 2.5 hours from Lake Isabella/Kern River KOA is Death Valley National Park. If you leave early in the morning, you will have a fun-filled day exploring Death Valley's beautiful Park. The current KOA Managers lived in Death Valley for 10 years, running one of the concessions, so they can tell you all about where to go and what to do. Here are their top picks:
Badwater - 282' below sea level
Rhyolite Ghost Town
Father Crowley's Vista
Scotty's Castle (Opening in 2022 - A must see!)
BLM land for all you outdoor enthusiasts!
Right across the street from the Lake Isabella Kern River KOA is BLM land where you can do all of your off roading.
Quads, Side-by-Sides, Razors, Motorcycles all can enjoy hundreds of miles of trails! In fact you can run from Lake Isabella KOA to Jawbone Canyon!
Come in out and ride!