Kern County
Central California

Getting to Lake Isabella


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Directions to Lake Isabella


From the vicinity of Bakersfield, Highway 178 is the most popular route. The highway winds through the river canyon on its way up to the lake. From Mojave go west on Highway 58 and when a short distance east of Bakersfield, take the Comanche Dr. connection up to Highway 178.

An alternate route is via Highway 155 from along Highway 99. Highway 155 comes out at Wofford Heights at Lake Isabella. Highway 155 is actaully a little slower choice than Highway 178 from almost anywhere in the valley.

Mileage and Driving Times to Lake Isabella
Miles Hours Mins.
Bakersfield 49 1 06
Fresno 158 2 49
Gorman 93 1 51
Las Vegas, NV 298 5 23
Los Angeles 160 2 51
Mojave 93 1 52
Palmdale 129 2 28
Porterville 60 1 47
Sacramento 324 5 25
San Diego 280 4 43
San Jose 289 5 09
San Francisco 330 5 43
Santa Barbara 195 3 38
Visalia 92 2 19

map of the Lake Isabella area