Buena Vista Campground

Buena Vista Aquatic Recreation Area
Kern County


Buena Vista Aquatic Recreation Area


Buena Vista  Campground, Kern County, CA

Buena Vista Campground

Buena Vista Aquatic
Recreation Area
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to Buena Vista Aquatic Recreation Area have a variety of activities nearby, both in the lakes and on land. Campers Buena Vista Campground are close to the water's edge and all the lake's main attractions.

  • Sail and fish in quiet, little Lake Evans.
  • Enjoy jet-skiing, boating, waterskiing, and fishing in Lake Webb.
  • Find nearby places for hiking and mountain biking.
  • Find nice bike paths for cycling.
  • Children's playgrounds are found in several locations in the park. One piece of equipment is shaped like a giant toy soldier.
  • Take advantage of two concessions buildings in the park.
  • Boaters have a marina and several launch ramps.
  • Pick up those last-minute items at the camp store.
  • Play a round of golf at 18-hole Buena Vista Golf Course.

Key Buena Vista Campground Regulations

  1. No parking is allowed on the grass or past the white pylons.
  2. No spider boxes or trailer to trailer hook-ups are allowed.
  3. Quiet Hours are from 10 PM to 7 AM.
  4. Dogs must be leashed and attended. Dogs must be confined to a vehicle or tent at night.
  5. Campfires are only allowed in appropriate fire-rings.

Buena Vista Campground

Buena Vista Campground is in Kern County's popular Buena Vista Aquatic Recreation Area, 25 miles southwest of Bakersfield and only a couple of miles off Interstate 5. The park's main attractions are 86-acre Lake Evans and 998-acre Lake Webb. Lake Evans is designated for sailing, fishing, and a maximum of 5-MPH boating. Lake Webb is a favorite for boating, jet skiing, waterskiing, and fishing. Swimming is allowed in posted swim lagoons.

Buena Vista Campground features 112 campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents on a peninsula near the Lake Webb marina. A number of the sites are lake-front. All the campsites are pull-though with space for up to 2 recreational vehicles per site. Only one vehicle, however, may be connected to the electrical hook-ups at any one time. Multiple tents may be erected as long as they are within the campsite boundaries.

Overflow camping for one motor vehicle is available when needed in specified areas for $6 per night. Group campsite reservations can be made in the off-peak season only (October 16 - March 14) and when reserving 10 or more campsites at one time. Fees for groups are $8 per site.

Buena Vista Campground Basics
Buena Vista Campground Location: 13601 Ironbark Road, Taft. Exit I-5 at Hwy 119 and go west.
Elevation: 300 feet
Mileage from gateway city: Bakersfield - 50 miles
Number of Sites: 112
Open - Closed: Open year-round
Max. People per Site: 10 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 vehicles per campsite + any towed vehicles. First vehicle is covered by campsite fees; 2nd Vehicle $12 per night
Pets: On leash, always attended, limit 2 per campsite, $5 each per night
Information: (559) 787-2589

Fees for Buena Vista Campground
Discounts for seniors (62+), disabled veterans, and former POWs
Seasons: Peak Season: March 15 - October 15.
Non-Peak Season: Oct. 16 - March 14
Peak Season Fees (Non-Peak Season Fees)
Non-waterfront campsite
no utilities:
$28 ($16) per night
Waterfront campsite
no utilities:
$34 ($20) per night
Non-waterfront campsite
with utilities:
$36 ($24) per night
Waterfront campsite
with utilities:
$40 ($25) per night

Reservations for Buena Vista Campground
Reservations available year-round
Booking Window: Reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to arrival date.
$8 reservation fee
Maximum RV/trailer Length: any length
Wheelchair accessible sites: None designated, but some facilities are accessible
Campground Map: Buena Vista Campground Map
Reservations: Buena Vista Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Buena Vista Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire grill, some sites with full hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, camp store
Showers: Yes
Dump station: Yes
Attractions near Buena Vista Campground: Fish and sail on Lake Evans. Waterski, boat, jet ski, and fish on Lake Webb. Enjoy a bicycle ride on the bike path. Take the kids to the playground. Gas up your boat at the marina. Launch your boat at one of several launch ramps. Play 18 holes at the nearby Buena Vista Golf Course. Drive to the town of Taft for shopping and restaurants. Head over to the Kern Raceway for motorsports and other events.

General Camping Information for

Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, obtain firewood locally.

Buena Vista  playground, Kern County, CA

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