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Wofford-Heights is a small community of approximately 2200 located in Kern County, right alongside Lake Isabella in the high desert region of the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains. The city is spread out along the foot of the steep hillsides, against a backdrop of pine forest. It's near the Sequoia National Forest, and so makes a good base camp for anyone exploring the area. Lake Isabella and the Kern River are known for their outdoor recreational activities, including swimming, boating and fishing, rafting and kayaking. Non-lake activities include hiking and biking, golf, horseback riding and camping. The nearby town of Kernville has a quaint western flair, and offers many antique shops and specialty shops, restaurants, a wildlife preserve and museum. The Kernville Whiskey Flat Days is an annual event that continues for four days when the whole town returns to the days of the wild, wild west. Other options for fun in the Wofford Heights area include visiting the Silver City ghost town, exploring the back roads and small towns of French Gulch, Pioneer Point, Paradise Cove and Hungry Gulch. Alta Sierra is another small community located on the hills behind Wofford Heights that includes a shady pine forest and secluded campgrounds.

Surrounding areas: Kernville, California (3.1 mi), Mountain Ranch, California (38.8 mi)

Wofford Heights Vacation Rentals




Wofford Heights Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Western MotelKernville, CA3.7 mi.(760) 376-3222
Kernville Inn11042 Kernville RdKernville, CA3.8 mi.(760) 376-3733
The Whispering Pines Lodge13745 Sierra WayKernville, CA4.4 mi.(760) 376-3733
Rio Bravo Resort11200 Lake Ming RdBakersfield, CA29.9 mi.(661) 872-5000

Wofford Heights Weather & Climate

The high desert/foothills region located northeast of Bakersfield is part of the Sequoia National Forest. Elevations range from 1,000 feet around the foothills to peaks over 12,000 feet in the rugged backcountry. Therefore, temperature varies by elevation and conditions can change quickly and drastically depending on where you are. Generally, the foothills are characterized by hot, dry summers and wet, cool winters. Most precipitation occurs November through March in the form of rain in the lower elevations and snow in the higher elevations. Some higher mountains roads close for a while due to snow, others may be icy. During the winter, low-hanging clouds often drift in from the west, hanging around for several days at a time. Rain in the summer is rare, and wildfire is almost always a threat.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 59°F 31°F 2.67 in. -
February 62°F 34°F 2.41 in. -
March 65°F 37°F 1.80 in. -
April 71°F 41°F 0.48 in. -
May 80°F 48°F 0.23 in. -
June 89°F 56°F 0.03 in. -
July 96°F 62°F 0.06 in. -
August 96°F 61°F 0.09 in. -
September 89°F 55°F 0.30 in. -
October 79°F 45°F 0.28 in. -
November 66°F 35°F 0.82 in. -
December 60°F 30°F 1.55 in. -

Wofford Heights Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Inyokern airport (IYK) located about 35 miles east of Wofford Heights in Inyokern, California, Meadows Field (BFL) located approximately 38 miles west of Wofford Heights in Bakersfield, California, the Mojave airport (MHV) located roughly 47 miles south of Wofford Heights in Mojave, California, and finally the General Wm J Fox Airfield (WJF) located around 68 miles south of Wofford Heights in Lancaster, California.

Wofford Heights Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Six Flags Magic MountainValenciaCA87.7 mi.
 
Water Parks
Six Flags Hurricane HarborValenciaCA87.7 mi.
Six Flags Hurricane HarborSanta ClaritaCA91.0 mi.
The Island Waterpark and Family Fun VillageFresnoCA102.7 mi.
Wild Water AdventuresClovisCA103.9 mi.
Raging WatersSan DimasCA116.5 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Kern Valley Golf CourseKernvilleCA3.1 mi.
Kern River Golf CourseBakersfieldCA29.1 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Ski SunriseWrightwoodCA104.0 mi.
 
State Parks
Kern River State ParkCA31.0 mi. 
 
Museums
Kern County MuseumBakersfieldCA39.1 mi.(History)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Chaffee Zoological GardensFresnoCA102.7 mi.
Santa Barbara Zoological GardensSanta BarbaraCA113.3 mi.
Los Angeles ZooLos AngelesCA115.0 mi.


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