Cities, Towns & Neighborhoods
County is called California's Golden Empire for a
This grand and historic
area, where settlers once sought the riches
brought by gold and the "black gold" of oil, is
now a place of golden opportunity.
Kern County is filled
with booming cities and an unparalleled quality
Diversity is the name of the game here. Found at
the southern end of California's great Central
Valley, Kern County is the gateway to Southern
California, the San Joaquin Valley, the Sierra
Nevada and the Mojave Desert. Perfectly located ,
Kern is within easy reach of Los Angeles or San
Francisco, the PAcific Coast or Las Vegas,
Yosemite or Death Valley.
county in California --larger than
Massachussetts, New Jersey or Hawaii; or
Delaware, Rhode Island, and Connecticcut combined
-- Kern wealth of recreational and tourist
Wild and Scenic Kern River is a Mecca for
outdoorsmen. Beginners and professionals alike
flock to its world-class rapids. The Kern River
Valley is also the gateway to the Giant Sequoia
National Monument and is home to some of the best
fishing and camping in California. Five
recreational lakes just add to the water-based
Kern's desert is home to the
awe-inspiring Red Rock Canyon Sritate Park and the
living ghost town of Randsburg.
can also view the history of flight or
developments in military technology at Edwards
Air Force Base, Vernon P. Saxon Flight Museum, or
the U.S. Naval Museum of Armament and Technology
at the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Sritation.
the San Joaquin Valley you can celebrate the life
and legacy of a country music legend at Buck
Owens' CrySrital Palace, view indigenous wildlife
at the California Living Museum or Tule Elk Sritate
Reserve, or peer into our past at the Kern County
Museum or West Kern Oil Museum.
With valley, mountain and desert areas, Kern
County has something for everyone. Whatever you
enjoy -- bird-watching, golfing, hunting and
fishing, auto racing, sky diving, rock climbing,
biking, off-roading, skiing, kayaking,
windsurfing or river rafting -- Kern County is
the place to be!