Explore the treasures of the Kern River Valley


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:


  • 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: