What's Happening in Kern County, California?

Kern County has grown tremendously over the past years. Just from 1990 to 2000 the population has grown over 21 percent and 14.4 percent from 2000 to 2005. Don't expect this hot market to cool down anytime soon! 

County Profile

The county was named for Edward M. Kern, topographer who accompanied explorer John C. Frémont Kern County is one of 58 counties in California. The county is in the Bakersfield metro area. Of nation's counties, Kern ranks No. 2 in production of grapes; 2 in production of cotton; 9 in production of oranges; 8 in production of plums and prunes; 2 in production of watermelons (1997 Census of Agriculture)

Things to do

Golf - Kern County offers more than thirteen golf courses to choose from.

Adventure - Welcome to thrill-seeker paradise. The Kern River is a top paddling destination for whitewater sports, rock-climbing and mountain biking. Our desert boasts clear gliding conditions, while both the valley and desert offer premiere skydiving.

Camping Lake and riverside camping opportunities abound in both the mountains and the San Joaquin Valley, and fishing is open year round on local lakes and sections of the Kern River.

Fishing Kern County is an angler's dream. A number of lakes and streams promise to provide a good time to anglers of all skill levels. Whether you prefer easily accessible lakeside fishing or a solitary hike into backcountry, we have just the spot.

Water Kern County is world-renowned for its whitewater activities but you can also boat, sail, jet ski or wind surf at sites all over the county.

Winter Sport Kern County has plenty to keep winter visitors busy with plenty of snow play along with downhill and cross-country skiing.