Filming in Kern County is like shooting in your own back yard - if your yard covers 8,172 square miles of mountain, valley and desert. The southern San Joaquin Valley, the lower Sierras, the upper Mojave Desert - they're all right here.

Kern is the third-largest county in California. Think larger than Massachusetts, New Jersey or Hawaii. Kern is bigger than Delaware, Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. That big size also means big opportunity.
This historic area boasts an incredible variety of looks: classic Americana, cities large and small, desolate roads, barren desert, rolling hills, agriculture, a raging whitewater river, lakes, awe-inspiring red cliffs, the Old West and more.

Conveniently positioned as Hollywood's next-door neighbor to the north, our locations range from just 75 minutes to three hours from the heart of Los Angeles. Think of us as your extended back lot.
The Kern County Film Commission is the designated permitting authority for Kern County. We're also happy to provide location information and production service referrals.
Kern County film permits and roads permits are issued FREE, and our on-line permitting system makes the process fast and efficient. With a laptop and e-mail you've got 24/7 access, and emergency phone service completes the package.

We're your first stop for all things Kern County. Find out what others (24, Ocean's 13, Star Trek and more) have already discovered. Bring your next (and next) project to Kern County: Where the Action’s So Hot, It’s Cool! -

Type: Regional Film Office

Chavez, David
Film Liaison, Kern County Board of Trade & Film Commission
1115 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301
661.868.5376 phone 1
800.500.KERN phone 2
661.868.7097 mobile
661.861.2017 fax


Kern County Board of Trade is a member of FLICS (Film Liaisons in California, Statewide) a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the best professional level of service to the production community. The California Film Commission (CFC) coordinates with the over 60 Regional Film Offices to help promote and facilitate filming throughout California. Regional Film Office Partners support productions that wish to film in a local region. They operate as part of their jurisdiction's chamber of commerce, county, city, or convention and visitors bureau. Regional Film Office Partners have a knowledge of production and will coordinate film location activities when a production company wishes to film in their area. We recommend that your first call should be to the local Regional Film Office Partner. It could save you a lot of time, money, and energy. >>>> updated 5.18 / 6.6.2011 / 1.11.2012 / 3.15.2013 lm/ 7.16.14 eg / 12.4.2014 / 3.4.2015 / 9.14.2015 lm / 10.2.15 lb / 1.11.2016 lm / 12.21.2016 lb / 4.26.2018 / 10.25.2018 / 11.26.2019 / 4.22.2020 lm

93 Locations

Location ID Address
Amtrak Station, Bakersfield 6849 601 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA
Andrew Brown Mill 4287 Off Highway 178, Weldon, CA
Antelope Canyon Ranch 8 Highway 58PO Box 665, Tehachapi, CA
Bakersfield Dome 6982 2201 V St, Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield Plaza - Brixmor Property Group 10088169 4200 California Avenue, Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield Speedway 2967 5001 North Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA
Big Log Building, The - TBLB 10142773 24 Whitney Av, Kernville, CA
Big Shoe Repair 1049 Chester and 10th Street, Bakersfield, CA
Boron Community Center 4278 26998 John St, Boron, CA
Boron Community Park 4279 Boron Ave & John St, Boron, CA
Boron Sheriff's Station & Jail 4280 26949 Cote St, Boron, CA
Breckenridge Road 4285 East of Bakersfield between Comanche Road and Caliente Bodfish Road, Bakersfield, CA
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace 4288 2800 Buck Owens Blvd, Bakersfield, CA
Buena Vista Aquatic Area 6850 Taft Hwy, Taft, CA
Buena Vista Aquatic Recreation Area 2990 Taft Hwy, Taft, CA
Buttonwillow Area Oil Field 2994 Highway 58, Buttonwillow, CA
Buttonwillow Land and Cattle Company 1858 7540 Tracy Avenue, Buttonwillow, CA
Calaveras Cement Co. 4289 13573 Tehachapi Blvd., Tehachapi, CA
Caliente-Bodfish Road 4706 Caliente, CA
California City Municipal Airport 4290 22636 Airport Way, California City, CA
California State University, Bakersfield - CSU 916 9001 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA
Canebrake Ecological Reserve - California Dep... 6851 Hwy 178, Onyx, CA
Cerro Noroeste Road 7366 Bakersfield, CA
Cerro Noroeste Road 4705 Cerro Noroeste Road, Maricopa, CA
Chimney Peak 4902 Sherman Pass, Alpine Hills, CA
Continental Grain 4293 Seventh Standard Road, Bakersfield, CA
Department of Water Resources (DWR) Edmonston... 6457 Lebec, CA
Edwards Air Force Base - AFB / DOD 4294 China Lake, CA
Edwards Ranch 1947 24730 Highway 58, Bakersfield, CA
Farm Labor Camp - Wasco Housing Authority 10155185 750 H Street, Wasco, CA
Fort Tejon State Historic Park (SHP) 1149 35251 Fort Tejon Road, Lebec, CA
Fort, The 2347 915 10th Street, Taft, CA
Fox Theater, Bakersfield 4722 2001 H Street, Bakersfield, CA
Global Security Complex 1983 5750 Herring Road, Arvin, CA
Grand Oaks Ranch 1998 21260 Schout Road, Tehachapi, CA
Granite Road Oilfield 3072 Granite Road, Bakersfield, CA
Hillcrest Memorial Park 276 9101 Kern Canyon Road, Bakersfield, CA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites @ Frazier Park 10053376 612 Wainright Court, Lebec, CA
Howard's Supply Company 2843 201 Supply Road, Taft, CA
International Trade and Transportation Center... 6979 2 Fanucchi Way East, Shafter, CA
Inyokern Airport 4296 1669 Airport Rd., Inyokern, CA
Inyokern Airport Bunkers 4822 1669 Airport Rd., Inyokern, CA
Johannesburg Mine 3109 Johannesburg, CA
Joughin Ranch 27 13269 Rt 178, Lake Isabella, CA
Kern County Administration and Courts Buildin... 721 Bakersfield, CA
Kern County Fair - 15th DAA 10100421 114 S. P Street, Bakersfield, CA
Kern County Morgue 4297 1832 Flower Street, Bakersfield, CA
Kern County Museum 4704 3801 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA
Kern River, Mt. Whitney Runoff 1745 Bakersfield, CA
Kern Valley High School 949 Lake Isabella, CA
Kernville 4708 Kernville, CA
Lake Isabella 1684 7050 Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella, CA
Lake Isabella Cemetery 279 Lake Isabella, CA
Lake Ming 4703 Lake Ming Road, Bakersfield, CA
Maricopa 2857 400 California St, Maricopa, CA
Mesa Marin Raceway 1307 11000 Kern Canyon Road, Bakersfield, CA
Mojave 2862 Panamint & K Street, Mojave, CA
Mojave Air and Space Port 2435 1434 Flight Line, Mojave, CA
Mojave Tropico Gas & Diner 7418 Mojave Tropico Road, Rosamond, CA
National Test Pilot School - NTPS 2151 1434 Flight Line St., Mojave, CA
Nipa Avenue, California City 2748 8100 Nipa Avenue, California City, CA
Rabobank Arena, Theater & Convention Center 4292 1001 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA
Rankin Ranch - California Cattle & Guest Ranch 69 23500 Walker Basin Road, Caliente, CA
Rick Cole Auto 2230 305 Pierce Street, Taft, CA
Sequoia National Forest, Cannell Meadow 1080 105 Whitney Road, Kernville, CA
Shafter Labor Camp 4299 West side of Hwy. 43 north of Lerdo Highway, Shafter, CA
Shafter-Minter Field Airport 1403 201 AVIATION ST, Shafter, CA
Sierra Vista Mobile Home Park 2887 2421 Sierra Highway, Rosamond, CA
Sierra Way 3235 Sierra Way, Lake Isabella, CA
Silver City Ghost Town 7463 3829 Lake Isabella Blvd., Bodfish, CA
Skylark North Glider Flight School 2289 16334 Harris Road, Tehachapi, CA
Skyotee Ranch 10103502 818 - 155 Street W, Rosamond, CA
Smith Ranch 3240 Rt 178, Onyx, CA
Spring Oaks Ranch 2465 19981 Reata St, Tehachapi, CA
Taft 4707 Taft, CA
Taft Fox Theater 4300 514 Center Street, Taft, CA
Tam O'shanter 4301 2345 Alta Vista Dr., Bakersfield, CA
Tehachapi 6981 Tehachapi, CA
Tehachapi City Streets 1512 Tehachapi, CA
Tejon Ranch 2337 4336 Lebec Road, P.O. Box 1000, Lebec, CA
Tierra Grande Mobile Home Park (MPH) - former... 2863 15314 Meyer Street, Mojave, CA
Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park (SHP) 7777 112 East F Street, Suite B, Tehachapi, CA
Tropico Gold Mine 212 Burton Road, Rosamond, CA
Tule Elk State Natural Reserve (SNR) 7782 Station Rd, Buttonwillow, CA
U.S. Borax 4283 14486 Borax Road, Boron, CA
Union Cemetery 4302 King and Potomac Avenue, Bakersfield, CA
View From Panorama Drive 6980 Panorama Drive, Bakersfield, CA
Wasco 191 Wasco, CA
Whispering Pines Lodge 4303 13745 Sierra Way, Kernville, CA
Willow Springs Raceway 1312 3500 75th Street West, Rosamond, CA
Windmill Ranch, Cummings Valley 67 19921 Sasia Road, Tehachapi, CA
Windmills Mojave / Tehachapi - Wind Farm / Wi... 6983 Tehachapi, CA
Woodrow Wallace Elementary School 977 3240 Erskine Creek Road, Lake Isabella, CA