Bureau of Land Management, California.
For a list of closures please visit our COVID-19 Update page
REMINDER:Please follow warning signs and respect private property when visiting your public lands. This is a remote area with limited towing services, no fuel, food or water nearby.
ROADS: Rain showers continue, please be cautious on dirt roads! Don’t drive into the flowers, park alongside the road (parallel) as not to obstruct other traffic and watch for pedestrians. Currently Simmler Road and Panorama Road are open. High clearance vehicles are recommended, especially in muddy areas. Soda Lake Road and Elkhorn Road are also open.
Goodwin Education Center
Open: December 1 - May 31.
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Thursday - Sunday
Maps and brochures are available at the front door when the center is closed. Wheelchair accessible restrooms at the Education Center remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, throughout the year.
Contact the Education Center or make it your first stop to receive updated information about your visit to the Carrizo Plain National Monument.
Carrizo Plain National Monument is west of Bakersfield, California.
This area is very remote and undeveloped, therefore it is recommended that you do not rely on GPS or other mapping programs to lead you to the park.