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Explore the treasures of the Kern River Valley

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Exciting and challenging outdoor activities abound in the Kern River Valley. The Lodge staff will tailor all activities to suit any outdoor enthusiast's interests, ensuring a memorable and unique experience.

When completed, The Lodge at Painted Rock will have an outdoor amphitheater, fitness center with pool, and recreation, including:

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On-Site

  • Trail rides conducted by docents familiar with the rich history of the Kern River Valley
  • Custom-designed team building and par courses
  • Kayaking and white water rafting on Kern River
  • Chuckwagon cookouts and campfire entertainment
  • Tour of Native American pictograph site
  • Hiking and nature trails

Other Nearby Activities Coordinated by the Lodge Staff:

  • Our pontoon boat Happy Hours on Lake Isabella
  • Mountain biking
  • Sailing and windsurfing
  • Jet ski boating
  • Hiking and rock climbing
  • Sporting clays and hunting
  • Audubon preserve bird watching outings
  • Golf
  • Expert-guided golden and rainbow trout fly fishing excursions along the Kern River and upper Sierras, plus bass fishing in Lake Isabella



  • Gold mine tours
  • Half-day excursions to Giant Sequoias National Mounument "Trail of 100 Giants"
  • Kern Valley Museum, including the stagecoach used in the filming of the John Wayne movie "Stagecoach" (1939)
  • Rodeo events
  • Antique and Art Gallery shopping
  • A short drive to snow skiing at Alta Sierra Ski Resort for downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing and sledding

Links to Kern River Valley Event Calenders:

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