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Lake Isabella

6755 Wofford Blvd, Wofford Heights, CA 93285-9429
+1 760-299-2049
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Lake Isabella has issues. Many days very windy, ok for hiking in fall/winter but not great for... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Wofford Heights, California
via mobile
A big "wow" driving in from ridgecrest

We didn't expect such a pretty site on our way from ridgecrest to bakersfield. In Europa a lake... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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6755 Wofford Blvd, Wofford Heights, CA 93285-9429
+1 760-299-2049
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Lake Isabella has issues. Many days very windy, ok for hiking in fall/winter but not great for sitting on the beach with sand blowing. There is very little shade. There are mostly no services at the beach/launch areas. The water level changes constantly, so a...More

Thank themountainmouth
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We didn't expect such a pretty site on our way from ridgecrest to bakersfield. In Europa a lake like this would be a true touristic highlight, and crowded. Not here: hardly any people, no Infrastruktur like restaurants, shops. ..

Thank 942J_rg_B2013
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Lake is not very pretty, but best of few options. Southside of lake pretty nasty with lots of algae. Best spot we found was near Hungry Gulch campsite. Gets a little crowded

Thank HJMcd
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Beautiful lake on the drive to Kernville. I would especially recommend driving some of the minor highways in the area that allow you to see the lake from a direction you don't normally get. When you get close to the lake, it doesn't look quite...More

Thank rduinc
Reviewed 23 May 2017

It was a hot weekend in Kern County, but as the sun starts to cast the long shadows on the other side of the mountains, a cool breeze starts to blow, the lake ripples and we just sat back with some wine and enjoyed the...More

Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The lake itself is not something very special but the road towards it and afterwards is really worth driving. Highly recommended!

Thank Ilya P
Reviewed 9 March 2017

First I want to say that if you come here for tha lake and are disappointed, please head further up river towards kernville. There is great fishing and fun to be had on the Kern river. The lake is decent right now (march 2017), but...More

3  Thank Julianne B
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

If you love to be in the water...this is the nearest refuge in the Kern County desert. Go for jet ski, parasailing, picnic, camping, or just hang around to enjoy nature...this is a good place. Driving through the 178 road in reaching there offers a...More

Thank prettylobster
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Lake Isabella is a wonderful place to camp, and for recreation. I highly recommend it for anyone. The waters a little low, but still a beautiful spot.

Thank pastorfrog
Reviewed 9 July 2016

I moved here 15 years ago because of the lake and great local history of the area.. Too many years without decent water level and activities. GONE is the lake, only a almost dried out desert.. no decent fishing.. and it will take more than...More

1  Thank Stan S
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Response from PuddlestheThird | Reviewed this property |
Restrooms at campgrounds and public stores and restaurants..