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Klipstein Wildflowers
Los Padres NF: South
Los Padres NF: South
Dick Smith Wilderness
Dick Smith Wilderness
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elevation: 854' population: 1,197 zip code: 93252


oil drilling region of the Southern Central Valley

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Kern County
SW of Bakersfield
on Hwy 166 @ jct Hwy 33



  • biking
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • off-roading
  • skydiving
  • llama pack trips
  • wildflowers
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Los Padres National Forest
  • Carrizo Plain National Monument
  • Ballinger Canyon OHV
  • Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge
  • Wind Wolves Preserve
  • maricopa campgrounds

    Mount Pinos Camping
    Ballinger Canyon OHV
    Valle Vista Campground
    Quatal Canyon Camping
    Toad Spring Campground
    Mount Abel Camp O Alto
    San Emigdio Camp @ Wind Wolves

    tent camping

    The 2 block strip of brick buildings is downtown Maricopa, with a gas station & a motel nearby. A small diner, Jolly Kone & steak house are your choices for restaurants. Carrizo Plain National Monument is closeby with an awesome display of wildflowers.

    nearby towns:
    Pine Mountain
    New Cuyama
    local links:

    Taft Chamber of Commerce
    314 4th Street, Taft, CA 93268

    Los Padres Forest Watch
    West Kern Oil Museum
    The Historic Taft Fort
    Los Padres Forest Association
    Cuyama River Valley
    Los Padres National Forest Map
    Sespe Wilderness Map
    Dick Smith Wilderness Map
    Los Padres Forest Topo Atlas

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