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Owned by the Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District and operated by the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District the Brite Lake Aquatic Recreation Area is located amongst some of Tehachapi’s most beautiful natural scenery. In addition to year-round recreation including camping, fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing, Brite Lake is also the site of TVRPD’s Fishing Derby, Astronomy Club Star Parties, and other regional events!
The park offers both RV campground hook-ups and tent sites, as well as restrooms with showers. Picnic pavilions, fish cleaning stations and a dock are available all year long.
All overnight camping is first-come first-serve, reservations are not accepted.
LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINTS - TAKE ONLY MEMORIES
Brite Valley Aquatic Recreation Area provides the Greater Tehachapi Area with domestic and agriculture water supplies. Therefore, swimming, wading or any activity involving bodily contact with the water in the lake is prohibited. Continued use of the recreation area by the public is dependent upon the protection of the purity of the water for use as a domestic supply.
Annual Passes available at TVRPD District Office, 490 West D St, or at the Brite Lake Kiosk Fishing $5.00 per person, per day $100.00 Annual Pass $50.00 Annual Senior Pass (62 and older)
All fishing access passes are non-refundable and expire December 31. Valid annual TVRPD passes grant access to permit holder and one guest. Permits must be visibly displayed on permit holders vehicle. TVRPD does not provide prorated passes. Anglers 16 years of age and older must possess a valid California Department of Fish and Wildlife Fishing License. No fee is required for children 15 and under.
Fish limit: 5 trout per person per day or 5 catfish per person per day
Boat Launch $5.00 per day $30.00 Annual Pass No gasoline engines. Electric motors only. Day Use (Picnic Areas) $5.00 per vehicle, per day Walk-In Free Bicycles Free Passenger Bus $20.00 per bus, per day
- Pay all use fees proir to entering Brite Lake Aquatic Recreation Area.
- Quiet time is 10PM to 6AM.
- Vechicular traffic is confined to designated roads. Speed limit is 15mph.
- Parking is limited to designated areas only.
- RV and Campsites are available on first come-first serve basis. No reservations.
- Camp fires are confined to camp fire rings.
- Off Highway Vechicle use strictly prohibited.
- Posession of firearms and weapons strictly prohibited.
- Pets must be leashed at all times. Clean up after pets.
- Swimming and/or bodily contact with lake water is prohibited
- Daily fishing is permitted with TVRPD lake access payment and valid California Department of Fish & Wildife Fishing License.
- Check out time is 12 NOON
- Camp Hosts available 7AM-9PM (unless otherwise posted).
- LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINTS - TAKE ONLY MEMORIES
All Group Pavilions $125.00 rental fee + $100.00 security deposit
Pavilion reservations and payment of fees must be made at least one week in advance at the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District Office, 490 West D Street, (661) 822-3228 (directions).
All overnight camping is first-come first-serve, no reservations. Second day starts at 10:00 a.m. Overnight $ 20.00 Spaces 1-12: Electric & water hookups per night. $ 30.00 Spaces A-F: Full service electric, water & sewer per night. Tent Camping $ 15.00 All other spaces Dumping Fee Free For camp user $ 5.00 For non-camp user
Our camp hosts collect fees from park users, keep the bathrooms clean, pick up litter, and perform light grounds maintenance. Phone at the lake is 661-822-8047.
Ron & Carol Middleton
Following long careers in fire prevention and property leasing, Ron and Carol retired and set their sites on becoming RV camp hosts. Arriving in Tehachapi in 2010, they quickly fell in love with Brite Lake and the unique beauty of the Greater Tehachapi Area. Together they complement the TVRPD team in welcoming visitors and maintaining the Brite Lake Aquatic Recreation Area.
Ron states that his love for the outdoors started as a young Boy Scout where he earned his “God and Country Award”. Together they share a love for camping, custom cars and motorcycles, horsback riding, crafts, and working with the public.
TVRPD would like to thank our camp hosts Ron & Carol Middleton
for all their hard work at Brite Lake!
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