Bakersfield Field Office

Recreation Activities in the South Sierra Area

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Keyesville Special Recreation Management Area






Interpretation, Education and Nature Study 

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Keyesville,                            San Joaquin River Gorge  

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Wildlife Watching

Keyesville,                             SJRG

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Bird WatchingChimney Peak Back Country Byway,
Keyesville,                             SJRG               

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Wildflowers               (in season)

Keyesville,                             SJRG               


Camping and Picnicking 

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Campgrounds (CG)

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

  Icon symbol for small tentDispersed campingKeyesville,                   Wilderness areas


Driving for Pleasure

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Sightseeing drivesChimney Peak Back Country Byway


Hunting and Fishing 

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Wilderness areas

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Non-motorized boating 

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Kayaking, Rafting

Keyesville,                             SJRG


Non-motorized travel 

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Pacific Crest Trail (PCTOwens PeakSegment)
Wilderness areas

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Keyesville,                             SJRG        
Wilderness areas

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Keyesville,                             SJRG

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 Horseback riding

Keyesville,                             SJ RG                  Wilderness areas


Specialized motor sports, events and activities 

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 OHV use



Specialized nonmotor sports, events and activities 

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Recreational gold mining Keyesville
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What's New?

 The BLM's National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS)


The BLM's NLCS contains some of the West's most spectacular landscapes and outstanding recreation opportunities.  The Bakersfield Field Office includes the following NLCS units:

Carrizo Plain National Monument


Piedras Blancas Outstanding Natural Area


A section of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail

Several Wilderness Areas





Special Recreation Permits

California State Recreation

Bakersfield Field Office

Recreation Management

 Recreation Opportunities:
South Sierra

Carrizo Plain 
National Monument

Piedras Blancas 
Outstanding Natural Area

Point Sal

Recreation Activities:
South Sierra



For additional information,    go to the 
2014 Bakersfield RMP
(Resource Management Plan)


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Contact Information

Outdoor Recreation Planner 


Bureau of Land Management

Bakersfield Field Office

3801 Pegasus Drive

Bakersfield, CA 93308

(661) 391 - 6000