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Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area - Canoe Camp, April 16 & 17, 2016
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Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area
Buena Vista is a manmade site that was completed in April 1973. It took 43 days to fill both Lake Evans and the much larger Lake Webb with over 2,300,000,000 gallons (or 6,800 acre feet) of water. It is located north of Los Angeles near Bakersfield in the San Joaquin Valley.

Lake Evans -- our destination -- at 86 acres is the place for the more serene pursuits of sailing, fishing, and boating at no more than 5 mph. Rainbow trout are planted during the winter months. There are also catfish, stripers, largemouth bass, crappie and bluegill here. Fishing is permitted 24-hours a day.


Approximately 115 miles to camp. 25 miles southwest of Bakersfield.

I-5 North over the Grapevine. Stay on the I-5 and go approx. 20 more miles to Bear Mountain Blvd. (Hwy. 223). Go West to Coles Levee Rd. and turn Right. Turn Left on Union Rd. and then Left on Enos Lane to the lake.
OR I-5 to Taft Highway (Hwy. 119), Left on Enos Lane to lake.


Scouts may want to bring the following:

rowing gloves (no fingers)

hat (that covers ears),






pads or towel to kneel on,

t-shirt or rash guard

bathing suit.


Photos from Buena Vists 2008 >

Campouts -Boys leave from Lincoln Middle School Basketball Court at 1501 California Avenue in Santa Monica at 7:00 a.m. Saturday, April 17. All boys should bring a sack lunch for Saturday and about $5.00 to buy lunch on the trip home. Boys are returned to their homes Sunday afternoon, usually between 2-4p.m. Scouts must be in full uniform traveling to and from camp and are responsible for bringing the required gear. With advance arrangements, equipment such as tents can be shared. Patrol leaders are responsible for arranging food for the patrol and costs are shared. Scouts not yet in patrols need to report to the assistant scoutmaster in charge of their rank.

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