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town.lake isabella

The sparse oak & pine trees around the Isabella Reservoir may be the only shade you will find in the summer. This place can get pretty sweltering in the later summer months & crowded too. But that is what a dip in the lake is for, right? Shady big pine forest & more seclusion are just on top of the hills - near the small community of Alta Sierra, way up behind Wofford Heights. Sugarloaf Ridge (24S15) is an excellent back road scenic drive. Head deep into the Sequoia National Forest to get away from the masses & camp in the quiet forest, overlooking the Lake Isabella & Kern River Valley.
elevation: 2581'
population: 3,466
zip code: 93240


large reservoir w/ minimal trees & 6000' granite ridge lines

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Kern County
S of Kernville
on Hwy 178 @ jct Hwy 155


The biggest town for the whole Kern Canyon, Lake Isabella can be seen from the freeway off-ramp of Hwy 178 @ the Hwy 155 junction. Fast food, grocery stores, gas stations, banks, hardware stores, auto parts, dives bars, liquor stores & all the services of a little lake town.

nearby towns:
Wofford Heights
Roads End
Alta Sierra
Paradise Cove

Lower Kern


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