Sequoia NF, Kern Plateau

U.S. Forest Service

1,193,315 Acres

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Activities

Camping

Camping

Camping is permitted in developed campsites. Dispersed camping is permitted along the shores of the upper Kern River.

Dogs

Dogs

Leash pets in developed recreation sites, such as trailheads, picnic areas, and campgrounds. On trails, pets must be on a leash or under voice control.

Pets must not be allowed to chase or disturb wildlife or other visitors.

Equestrian

Equestrian

Horseback riding is permitted on any official trail.

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing is permitted with a valid state fishing license.

Hiking

Hiking

Hiking is permitted throughout the forest.

Hunting

Hunting

Hunting is permitted during hunting seasons designated by the California State Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Hunting is not permitted in those areas where the discharge of firearms is prohibited by County Ordinance, California State law or Federal regulations and hunters must follow all laws, including no hunting within 150 yards of a residence, building, campsite, developed recreation site or occupied area. A valid California hunting license is required.

Motor Vehicles

Motor Vehicles

Motor vehicles are permitted on designated trails.
Be aware that some roads are closed seasonally or due to weather conditions.
Reference the Motor Vehicle Use Maps for exact regulations.

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is on permitted on any official trail with the exceptions of trails in designated Wilderness and the Pacific Crest Trail.

OHV

OHV

Green sticker vehicles are permitted on designated trails, year round.
Red sticker vehicles are permitted on designated trails, per CARB season schedule.
Spark arresters are required!

Be aware that some trails are closed seasonally or due to weather conditions.
Reference the Motor Vehicle Use Maps for exact regulations.

Shooting

Shooting

Target shooting is permitted in many areas of the forest. Seasonal restrictions occur due to fire hazard. Check with the Ranger District office nearest to where you wish to visit before you shoot.

Legend

Maps

Blackrock

Blackrock

Cannell Meadow

Cannell Meadow

Sherman Pass

Sherman Pass

Offices

Kernville Office
105 Whitney Rd
Kernville, CA
760-376-3781

Lake Isabella Visitor Center
4875 Ponderosa Dr
Lake Isabella
760-379-5646

Forest Supervisor's Office
1839 South Newcomb Street
Porterville, CA 93257
559-784-1500

Map Detail

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