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Recreation Activities in the South Sierra Area


View of mountains from Keyesville
Keyesville Special Recreation Management Area

CLASSIFICATION AND  SYMBOL

 

ACTIVITY

LOCATION

 

Interpretation, Education and Nature Study 

Symbol for Archeology

Archaeological/cultural

Keyesville,                            San Joaquin River Gorge  
(SJRG)

International symbol for wildlife watching

Wildlife Watching

Keyesville,                             SJRG

Symbol for Bird Watching

Bird WatchingChimney Peak Back Country Byway,
Keyesville,                             SJRG               

Icon of a yellow flower

Wildflowers               (in season)

Keyesville,                             SJRG               

 

Camping and Picnicking 

International symbol for campgrond

Campgrounds (CG)

Keyesville,                             SJRG,
Chimney Creek CG,        Long Valley CG,         Walker Pass CG

  Icon symbol for small tentDispersed campingKeyesville,                   Wilderness areas

 

Driving for Pleasure

International symbol for automobile

Sightseeing drivesChimney Peak Back Country Byway

 

Hunting and Fishing 

International symbol for hunting

 Hunting
SJRG
Wilderness areas

Internationalrecreation symbol for fishing

FishingSJRG

 

Non-motorized boating 

Icon symbol for kayaking

Kayaking, Rafting

Keyesville,                             SJRG

 

Non-motorized travel 

Icon of a back packBackpackingSJRG
Pacific Crest Trail (PCTOwens PeakSegment)
Wilderness areas

International symbol for hiking

Hiking

Keyesville,                             SJRG        
Wilderness areas

Icon of a cyclist

Biking

Keyesville,                             SJRG

International symnbol for horseback riding

 Horseback riding

Keyesville,                             SJ RG                  Wilderness areas

 

Specialized motor sports, events and activities 

International symbol for ATV

 OHV use

Keyesville                          

 

Specialized nonmotor sports, events and activities 

Icon of a  miner with a gold pan

Recreational gold mining Keyesville
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Links

Special Recreation Permits

California State Recreation

Bakersfield Field Office

Recreation Program

Recreation Management

 Recreation Opportunities:
South Sierra

Carrizo Plain 
National Monument


Piedras Blancas Outstanding Natural Area

Point Sal

Recreation Activities:
Valley

Coast

For additional information,    go to the 
1997 Caliente RMP
(Resource Management Plan)


Archaeological/Cultural
 

 


Contact Information

Outdoor Recreation Planner 

 

Bureau of Land Management

Bakersfield Field Office

3801 Pegasus Drive

Bakersfield, CA 93308

(661) 391 6000  

 


 

View of the Kern River at Keyesville
 

Hikers on promontory at Point Sal 

 

Kayaker in a river 

 

Kiavah Wilderness Area 

 

Cyclists in a race 

 

Poppies in the Kern Canyon