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CHIMNEY PEAK RECREATION AREA
CHIMNEY PEAK BACK COUNTRY BYWAY
CHIMNEY CREEK CAMPGROUND
LONG VALLEY CAMPGROUND
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

Chimney Creek Campground is classic design.
Dedicated June 8, 1996

Chimney Peak Back Country Byway
Junction of Highway 178 and
Chimney Peak Back Country Byway
N 3544.938
W 11806.750

Nine Mile Canyon Road
Nine Mile Canyon Road

Chimney Peak Back Country Byway is a sometimes
maintained dirt road with areas of loose sand. Great
views await those who dare venture this way...
It is easier to drive in from the north via Hwy.395
Nine Mile Canyon Road is paved.

Chimney Creek Campground
Chimney Creek Campground

CHIMNEY CREEK CAMPGROUND
Established BLM Campground and Recreation Area
Donations to help with costs
Picnic tables, metal firerings, outhouses
No garbage service.
There are good campsites spread throughout the trees.
The road continues for about 1/2 miles with more
campsites hidden up in the hills and valleys.
Don't drink the water. Contains high levels of uranium.
Bear warnings are posted on the outhouse.

LONG VALLEY CAMPGROUND
Established Campground
Long Valley Loop Road

DIRECTIONS:
From Lake Isabella
Take Highway 178 east for 20 miles
Turn left on Canebrake Road.
See information board.
From Hwy. 395
Between Little Lake and Pearsonville
Turn west on Nine Mile Canyon Road
Nine Mile Canyon is 10 miles of steep upgrades
The turn for Chimney Creek is 10 miles
Chimney Creek Campground is 4 miles

NOTE:
If entering from Hwy.178 the road has areas of loose sand.
We never made it from this direction with a passenger car.

MAP

Hwy.178 near Walker Pass
Hwy.178 near Walker Pass

MILEAGE CHART:
From the junction of Hwy.178 and
Chimney Peak Back Country Byway

Chimney Creek Rec. Area
Long Valley Rec. Area
Kennedy Meadows
Sequoia National Forest

Lake Isabella
Bakersfield
Highway 14

11
18
28
30

20
57
18

From the junction of Hwy.395
and Nine Mile Canyon

Chimney Creek Rec. Area
Long Valley Rec. Area
Kennedy Meadows
Sequoia National Forest
Black Rock
Kernville

Pearsonville
Little Lake

15
22
25
27
37
87

3
7

North from Chimney Creek
North from Chimney Creek

Chimney Peak
Near Junction of Hwy.178

DON'T DRINK THE WATER
Water cantains Uranium
Contains high levels of uranium.

Drinking water at Paradise Cove Campground.
Hwy 178, about 4 miles east of Lake Isabella
Showers $.50 / 4 minutes

Bureau of Land Management
Caliente Resource Area
3801 Pagasus Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93308
805-391-6000

March 6, 2006
A big snow storm is predicted for tonight
and the next couple days don't look good.

Stayed here May 27, 2006
Chimney Creek Campground / Site#3
Memorial day weekend and not too many other
campers. You meet some good people out here.

If you stay on the road to Kennedy Meadows
it will turn into
SHERMAN PASS ROAD
(Stay on the paved road)

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
Photos and information about Death Valley.
Includes free Campground Directory.

Jawbone Road
Jawbone Road

Lake Isabella
Lake Isabella

Also see: ALABAMA HILLS
Also see:
ALTA SIERRA
Also see:
BRECKENRIDGE
Also see:
DEATH VALLEY / SALINE
Also see:
DEATH VALLEY / WILDROSE
Also see:
JAWBONE ROAD
Also see:
KEYESVILLE ROAD
Also see:
LAKE ISABELLA
Also see:
LLOYD CREEK
Also see:
NORTH FORK KERN RIVER
Also see:
SHERMAN PASS ROAD
Also see:
TRONA PINNACLES
Also see:
WAGON WHEEL
Also see:
WALKER PASS

Arch Off Whitney Portal Road
Arch Off Whitney Portal Road
Alabama Hills Recreation Area

ARCHES OF ALABAMA HILLS
There are hundreds of natural arches and
windows throughout the Alabama Hills.
Located west from Lone Pine, CA

Old house in Keeler California
Old house in Keeler, CA

KEELER, CALIFORNIA
Photos from Keeler, CA
Located on Hwy.136
13 miles east from Lone Pine, CA

Red Rock Canyon SP
Red Rock Canyon SP

Highway 14
Red Rock Canyon offers some spectacular photos.

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Free campgrounds and camping
CALIFORNIA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
CHIMNEY PEAK RECREATION AREA
CHIMNEY PEAK BACK COUNTRY BYWAY
CHIMNEY CREEK CAMPGROUND