Carrizo Plain National Monument


The Carrizo Plain National Monument, located 100 airline miles (160 km) from Los Angeles, is an area by-passed by time. Soda Lake, its centerpiece, is a glistening bed of white salt, set within a vast open grassland, rimmed by steep mountains. The plain is home to diverse communities of wildlife and plant species, is an area culturally important to Native Americans, and is traversed by the San Andreas fault, which has created and moved mountain ranges, carved valleys and is marked by a subtle alignment of ridges, ravines and pools. Contact Information: Bureau of Land Management Bakersfield Field Office Carrizo Plain National Monument Goodwin Education Center Phone: (805) 475-213 Open: December 1 - May 31. Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Th. - Su.


Carrizo Plain National Monument is west of Bakersfield, California.


(661) 391-6000



Bakersfield Field Office 3801 Pegasus Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93308


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