Bakersfield Field Office

Recreation Activities in the Valley Area: Carrizo Plain National Monument 

Flowers on the Carrizo Plain and surrounding mountains
Carrizo Plain National Monument


(All on the Carrizo Plain
National Monument)

Interpretation, Education and Nature study

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Wildlife Watching

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Bird Watching

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Wildflowers (in season)

Camping and Picnicking


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Campgrounds (CG)

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Dispersed camping



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Non-motorized travel


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Horseback riding


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Contact Information

Outdoor Recreation Planner


Goodwin Education Center

on the Carrizo Plain

(805)475-2131 in season

(Open December - May annually) 



Bakersfield Field Office

3801 Pegasus Drive

Bakersfield, CA 93308

(661) 391-6000 

Raking twigs at El Saucito Ranch during National Public Lands Day

Painted Rock archaeological site on the Carrizo Plain

Tule elk herd on the Carrizo Plain

KCL Campground on the Carrizo Plain