Outdoor Activities in Bakersfield

Explore the Central Valley

Explore a variety of outdoor activities in Bakersfield when you stay at Red Lion Hotel, your doorway to the beauty and adventure of California's Central Valley. From the water skiing oasis of Lake Ming to fishing trips on Kern River, there are plenty of opportunities to design your own outdoor adventure near the hotel. 

Lake Ming

This scenic man-made lake lies 10 miles northeast of Bakersfield and is popular with water skiing and boating enthusiasts alike. The lake is also a beloved spot for fishing. 

Buena Vista Lake

Located 25 southwest of Bakersfield, this man-made lake offers fishing opportunities, and is one of the region's go-to spots for jet-skiing, boating, picnicking, and bicycling.

Kern River

Just 10 miles from Bakersfield, Kern River is a beloved fishing spot. The river features picnic tables and fire rings in a scenic and relaxing setting.