A Carrizo Plain National Monument sign stands in a large valley with mountains in the background.
Rafting the Kern River Three Pump Jacks, Midway-Sunset Oilfield Painted Rock. Carrizo Plain National Monument. Poppy Piedras Blancas Lightstation, San Simeon
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Fire use restrictions, effective May 6, 2015.

Goodwin Education Center. The education center is open Thursday-Sunday from 9am-4pm until May 31, 2015.  It will be closed on all holidays.

Special Recreation Permit (SRP). Groups visiting Carrizo Plain National Monument may require a SRP. Please contact our Outdoor Recreation Planner at 661-391-6048 if your group is planning a visit to Carrizo Plain National Monument.

Painted Rock Self-Guided tour season has ended for the season and will resume on July 16, 2015.


News ReleaseBLM seeks nominations to Advisory Councils including Central California and Carrizo Plain.  Nomination forms and additional information about the Central California RAC and Carrizo MAC are available on the web at http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/rac.html. Nominations should be sent to David Christy, BLM Central California District Public Affairs Officer, 5152 Hillsdale Circle, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 or e-mailed to dchristy@blm.gov.

Carrizo Plain National Monument Junior Explorer Field Guide - pick up a copy at the Goodwin Education Center during normal business hours.

Final Supplementary Rules - On April 28, 2014 the Final Supplementary Rules for Public Lands Managed by the Carrizo Plain National Monument were published in the Federal Register.


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Bakersfield Field Office
Carrizo Plain National Monument
Goodwin Education Center
Phone: (805) 475-2131
Open: December 1 - May 31.
Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Th. - Su.
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Bureau of Land Management
Bakersfield Field Office
3801 Pegasus Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93308
Phone: (661) 391-6000
Fax: (661) 391-6041
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m., M-F
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