Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area

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Ironbark Rd. Bakersfield, CA 93311 661-868-7000 Official Website

GPS: 35.2273, -119.2614

Last Price Paid: $48
Number of Sites: 112
Pad Type: gravel
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 295 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

12 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon Voice Only
4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
Sprint 4G/LTE
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An9ryDad
CA 26' Eclipse Milan 26bh Toyota Tundra
1 review
Nightly rate: $48
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 31
“Cleanliness is a serious issue! ”

Reviewed Jun 25, 2019

Overall Rating

We have camped here every Summer the last three years for one night as a layover as we work our way home down south from NoCal. Unfortunately, we have had some bad experiences here. As you can see it could be quite the oasis off the 5 fwy. Three years ago "day trippers" were parked in our reserved camping spot for about 40 minutes bef... more

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2bars
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QLCWithMe
Seattle, WA 25' Jayco JayFlight Dodge Ram 2500
15 reviews
Nightly rate: $48
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 47

QLCWithMe would stay here again

“Huge sites and waterfront views”

Reviewed Apr 09, 2019

Overall Rating

Surprised to discover that even without a reservation we were charged the $8 reservation fee. The attendant said during "peak" season this is their policy. Dogs are an additional $5/dog (limit 2) but they did not charge us for ours. All the sites are u-shaped pull throughs and the outer ring sites border the lake and most have unobs... more

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2bars
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3bars
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Mad Dog and CC
Mount Shasta, CA 25' Airstream Safari Ford F150
6 reviews
Nightly rate: $33
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 51
“This is our "Go-To" when traveling to/from NorCal/SWest”

Reviewed Mar 03, 2019

Overall Rating

This is a well run county park with full hook up and beautiful waterfront views. There is lots of space between sites and they are all pull along sites for easy in and out. Even the non waterfront spots have water views because the sites are staggered. Full hook ups and each site has its own trash bin. Nice. We have always been he... more

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4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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Craig_T@B
WA 15' nuCamp TaB 320S Chevrolet Colorado
12 reviews
Nightly rate: $33
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 25

Craig_T@B would stay here again

“Good off-season stop over.”

Reviewed Feb 06, 2019

Overall Rating

Large sites, well maintained grounds, helpful staff. At least in the winter off-season. Great snow bird stop over but would not wish to be there during warmer boating season.

As with most tax base supported parks Infrastructure o fBVARA is showing it's age and lack of funding

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Nightly rate: $31
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 36

Ctschupp would stay here again

“If you can ignore the oil field smell”

Reviewed Jan 04, 2019

Overall Rating

Stayed one night, arrived late in day. Beautiful site lakeside, pull thru. If not for the oil smell this would be a 5. Didn’t use facilities. Nice Staff.

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3bars
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3bars
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Jill
Escape campervan Ford Maverick
3 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 66
“Potential with awful restrooms”

Reviewed Oct 24, 2018

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The first impression of the campground was very good, lots of space and plenty of greenery. However, the restrooms ruined our total experience! We dreaded each time we had to go to the restroom. toilets seats were missing as well as locks but that wasn't the worst of it. Flies and insects everywhere and that even after it was "cleaned"... more

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Happy Coder Katie
CO 30' Damon UltraSport
5 reviews
Nightly rate: $37
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 99
“Beware 'reservation' fee!”

Reviewed Oct 22, 2018

Overall Rating

They add an additional $8 fee to EVERY campsite, no matter if you actually reserve it or just pull in on an empty Monday on the off-season. They call it a reservation fee, but I'm not really sure how it can be when I never reserved anything. The place is a ways outside of town on a road riddled with grand canyon like potholes, dusty... more

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2bars
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Jim
Greenbank, WA 30' Airstream International 2017 Ford F150
18 reviews
Nightly rate: $24
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 95

Jim would stay here again

“Noisy weekend, dead quiet week nights”

Reviewed Feb 22, 2018

Overall Rating

We stayed Friday through Tuesday over Presidents day weekend. It was quiet when we arrived early afternoon, but filled up rapidly. It was a bit noisy with kids running around and lots of groups in their campsites and around campfires. By Sunday afternoon though it quieted down a lot and by Monday evening it was dead quiet. This will ne... more

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FastLaneBlur
Livingston, TX 36' Montana 3660RL 2017 Ford F350
2 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 9
Site Number: 49

FastLaneBlur would stay here again

“Peaceful on weekdays, great view!”

Reviewed Feb 03, 2018

Overall Rating

We were really pleasantly surprised with this campground. If you get one of the waterfront sites, that's where it's at. We were here during the winter months, so I can't comment on how busy or noisy it is during the summer months. Based on the number of sites and the sheer size of the overflow parking lots, though, I can imagine during... more

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4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Todd
CA 31' Holiday Rambler Admiral SE
6 reviews
Days stayed: 0
Site Number: 51
“Dirty Park”

Reviewed Apr 26, 2017

Overall Rating

Drove in and asked to see the park first (looked kinds rough upon arrival). They sent us to our site and we looked around. Very dirty and garbage laying around. Rate was gonna be 50$, so I called a couple parks in downtown Bakersfield with better reviews and got one for 48$ with Good Sam (Bakersfield River Run RV Park). Chose to le... more

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2bars
Verizon Voice Only

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Bakersfield, CA – The Adventures of Liz & Jake

I am really tempted to type out "THERE IS NOTHING TO DO IN BAKERSFIELD, CA' and then end this post. But that's probably not true; although maybe it's a little true. To be fair, we didn't plan to do muc...

Hookups:
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • dry camping
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • recycle
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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