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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Goodwin Education Center. The education center is open Thursday-Sunday from 9am-4pm until May 31, 2015.  It will be closed on all holidays to include December 25 and 26, 2014.


NEWWe have developed 3 maps with our alternatives for the Travel Management Plan.  The preferred alternative, alternative 1 and alternative 2.  We are accepting public comment on these maps until January 12, 2015.  Comments may be e-mailed to:  BLM_CA_Bakersfield_Public_Comment@blm.gov or mailed to Carrizo Plain National Monument, C/O Johna Hurl, 3801 Pegasus Dr, Bakersfield CA 93308.

For questions or additional information on the Travel Mangement Plan contact John Kelley at jtkelley@blm.gov or 661-391-6088.

Environmental Assessment (EA) for proposed rehabilitation of hill climbs in the Temblors.  

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.


Painted Rock Self-Guided tour season has started. Reservations are required and must be made at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777 or TDD 1-877-833-6777. (Reservations can not be made at or by contacting the Goodwin Education Center)

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.

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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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