Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area is a good stopover for any van lifer traveling down/up the I-5 FWY. It’s located approximately 25 miles southwest of Bakersfield and 5 miles from the I-5 freeway. The recreational area is comprised of two lakes; Lake Evans and the much larger Lake Webb. The main activity is fishing and camping. There’s also a shooting range right next to the recreational area too.
The Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area is a good stopover for any van lifer traveling down/up the I-5 FWY. The recreational area is comprised of two lakes; Lake Webb and Evans.
Buena Vista is a good place but I wouldn’t recommend it for no more than a place to rest stop or a quick fishing trip.
Lake Webb is an elongated shape of 873 acres available for boating, jet‐skiing, and fishing, as well as an additional 125 acres for jet‐skiing (maximum speed 45 mph).
Lake Evans which at 86 acres, is the place for the more serene pursuits of sailing, fishing, and boating at no more than 5 mph.
Projecting midway into the lake, a horseshoe‐shaped spit of land contains 112 campsites in a double row. It is a good campsite to spend the night if you are fishing or traveling through the area and need a place to stay.
Kern County Gun Club
Located adjacent to the recreational area is the Kern County Gun Club. It is a large facility with over 20 shooting stalls and operated by the Kern River Valley Gun Association (KRVGA). It is only open to the public on Sundays and Holidays.