The Kern River Ranger District announced an upcoming “temporary” through-traffic closure on the Sherman Pass Road located on the Kern Plateau. The closure is due to contracted road, culvert and bridge work east of Fish Creek Campground, September 10 through November 30th, 2018.
The Sherman Pass Road (Forest Road No. 22S05), stretches west from the Upper Kern River and east to Highway 395, across the Kern Plateau. Contractors will remove an undersized pipe (culvert) and replace it with a bridge, requiring the excavation and removal of the road bed across both lanes.
Fish Creek Campground will remain open during the project – visitors will only be able to access Fish Creek campground from the west (Kernville) side of Sherman Pass.
To lessen the impacts, we ask forest visitors/users to call the Kernville or Blackrock Ranger Station, so we may assist you in getting to your destinations.
For more information, please call the Kernville Ranger Station, open 7-days a week, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., (760) 376-3781, or the Blackrock Visitor Center open Thursday through Monday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., (559) 539-2607, extension 2275.