Monthly events are
free and appropriate for ages 5 and up. All interested persons
(children are welcome but those under 14 must be accompanied by an
All monthly events
at Audubon Kern River Preserve are held outdoors at the preserve
headquarters. Please dress for cold to warm
weather, bring drinks, a picnic lunch, sunscreen and bug spray.
Binoculars, camera and a field guide are always a good idea if you
For more information
please contact us at 1-(760) 378-2531 or
Directions to the
18747 Highway 178
Weldon, CA 93283
On State Highway 178, the preserve is 57 miles east of Highway 99 in
Bakersfield and 30 miles west of Highway 14 near Inyokern.
Look for a large Audubon California sign at the entrance to the Kern
The entrance is 100 feet west of Kelso Valley Road.
Turn on the dirt easement road… drive 0.2 miles to the parking area
inside the forest.
Look for Lake Isabella on a map if you are coming from outside the
About Audubon Kern River Preserve
The Kern River Preserve is managed by
Audubon California for the preservation of one of California’s
largest contiguous cottonwood-willow riparian forests and the
wildlife it supports.
Audubon Kern River Preserve supporters provide financial and volunteer support for Preserve outreach, education, wildlife habitat protection & stewardship.