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Brite Lake

Brite Valley Aquatic Recreation Area

Location: 22902 Banducci Road
Camp Host Phone: 661-221-2832 — 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

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A wooden fish sculpture by a lake with a "No Swimming" sign and "BOAT RAMP" written on a post.

Owned by the Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District and operated by the Tehachapi Valley Recreation & 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.

  • Camping/RV Fees include one passenger vehicle access per site, per day. Additional vehicles require daily vehicle access/parking fees.
  • For camp site reservations, please contact  661-221-2832 — 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Special Note: 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.
Pay all use fees prior to entering Brite Lake Aquatic Recreation Area.
Vehicular traffic is confined to designated roads. Speed limit is 10 MPH.
Parking is limited to designated areas only.
Off Highway Vehicle use strictly prohibited.
Possession of firearms and weapons strictly prohibited.
Quiet time is 10:00 PM - 6:00 AM.
Camp fires are confined to camp fire rings.
Camp Hosts available 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM (unless otherwise posted).
Swimming and/or bodily contact with lake water is prohibited.
Paddleboards are prohibited.
Anglers 16+ must possess a valid California Department of Fish & Wildife Fishing License.

Fish (bag) limit
5 trout per person per day,
Catch and release bass,
OR 5 catfish per person per day

Walk InFeeNon-camp day use
Motorized Vehicle$5.00One entry day use fee (passenger car, truck, or motorcycle)
$125.00Annual Pass
$75.00Annual Senior Pass (62 and older)
$25.00Replace a lost or stolen Brite Lake annual pass
Anglers 16 years of age and older must possess a valid California Department of Fish and Wildlife Fishing License.  
Boat Launch$5.00One entry, per day
$35.00Annual Pass
No refunds.
No gasoline engines. Electric motors only.
Annual Passes available at the Brite Lake Kiosk, Annual Passes are non-refundable. TVRPD does not provide prorated passes

Group Pavilion Rentals

All Group PavilionsWithout power: $75.00/day reservation fee + $75.00 cleaning deposit
With power: $100.00/day reservation fee + $75.00 cleaning deposit
Includes entry fees for up to 15 vehicles. More than 15 will be additional $5 entry per car.

Pavilion reservations and payment of fees must be made at least two weeks in advance at the TVRPD District Office, 490 West D Street, (661) 822-3228

* Check out time is 12:00 noon.
* Campers are allowed to stay 21 days consecutively, proceeded by a 7-day break
* Maximum days in a calendar year to camp is 42 days
* Maximum per camp site: 2 tents, or 1 tent and 1 RV, plus 2 cars
*3 licensed, domesticated animals per site. Pets must be leashed at all times. Clean up after pets.
Dump station is available at Brite Lake, Mountain Valley RV Park: 16334 Harris Rd., and Love's Travel Shop: 2000 E Tehachapi Blvd. 
Overnight$35.00/nightSpaces 7-18: Electric & water hookups
$45.00/nightSpaces 1-6: Full service electric, water & sewer
Tent Camping$30.00/nightSpaces 19-48
Transaction Fee$3.50Per transaction
Cancellation/Refund Policy A camping refund and/or credit will be issued if given a week notice before scheduled arrival. No refund or credit will be issued within the week.

Camp Hosts

Our camp hosts take camp site reservations by phone, collect fees from park users, keep the bathrooms clean, pick up litter, and perform light grounds maintenance. Phone at the lake is 661-221-2832 — 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM.

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