Kern County

Kern County

Boating

Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area

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.

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River Rafting

Kernville

Kernville is the capital of adventure in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountain ranges. It’s located in Kern County and 42 miles northeast of Bakersfield. If you are interested in kayaking, hiking, camping, mountain biking, photography, and much more, Kernville is the place for you. But the number one activity in the area river rafting.

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Race Track

Willow Springs Raceway

Willow Springs International Motorsports Park is a unique stopover for any van lifer looking to see how fast their van can go around the track. Willow Springs is located about 80 mi north of Los Angeles. The main track is a 2.5-mile long road course.

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