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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.


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.


The El Saucito Ranch tour will be held on:  Sunday, April 12, 2015 starting at 10am.  Reservations are required and must be made at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. 

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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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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