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Address: 6755 Wofford Blvd, Wofford Heights, CA 93285-9429
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Thirsty But Drinking Now!

High into the Sequoia National Forest through an unforgettable Kern River Canyon lies Lake Isabella that has suffered several years of drought but is now beginning it's recovery... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2016
Western Colorado
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Wofford Heights, California
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a hot weekend in Kern County, but as the sun starts to cast the long shadows on the other side of the mountains, a cool breeze starts to blow, the lake ripples and we just sat back with some wine and enjoyed the view.

Thank Pamela S
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69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lake itself is not something very special but the road towards it and afterwards is really worth driving. Highly recommended!

Thank Ilya P
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017

First I want to say that if you come here for tha lake and are disappointed, please head further up river towards kernville. There is great fishing and fun to be had on the Kern river. The lake is decent right now (march 2017), but due to dam repairs it will not be kept full until the dam project is... More 

1 Thank Julianne B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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117 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

If you love to be in the water...this is the nearest refuge in the Kern County desert. Go for jet ski, parasailing, picnic, camping, or just hang around to enjoy nature...this is a good place. Driving through the 178 road in reaching there offers a scenic view, that takes away the boredom.

Thank prettylobster
Mentone, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Lake Isabella is a wonderful place to camp, and for recreation. I highly recommend it for anyone. The waters a little low, but still a beautiful spot.

Thank pastorfrog
Bodfish, California
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

I moved here 15 years ago because of the lake and great local history of the area.. Too many years without decent water level and activities. GONE is the lake, only a almost dried out desert.. no decent fishing.. and it will take more than 5 years to get back into condition. ... many many food restaurants have closed down...... More 

1 Thank Stan S
Tehachapi, California
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379 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

After 4 years of drought, the lake is finally looking good. We were there over the 4th and there were plenty of tourists and locals all over the place. Nice to see after several dry years.

Thank Diana W
Western Colorado
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130 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

High into the Sequoia National Forest through an unforgettable Kern River Canyon lies Lake Isabella that has suffered several years of drought but is now beginning it's recovery and even one Marina is now operating. Nice surroundings with lots of campgrounds, fishing, trailing and big rafting on the Kern.

Thank PuddlestheThird
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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506 reviews
221 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

It was sad to see this once beautiful lake so low. I can only hope that it will fill up again soon. It is clearly a great site for recreation and fishing, with gorgeous surrounding vistas.

1 Thank Janet F
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58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Guess if you are water sport orientated it could be good but in the last three years lake had been low and this year it has almost disappeared! A lot of meadow where water should be!

1 Thank Colin G

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