Lake Ming

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Lake Ming
Lake Ming, California.jpg
Lake Ming, California in February 2012.
Location Kern County, California
Coordinates 35°26′24″N 118°51′58″W / 35.440°N 118.866°W / 35.440; -118.866
Type Artificial
Primary inflows Kern River
Primary outflows Kern River
Built 1959 (1959)[1]
Max. length 4,700 feet
Surface area 104 acres (0.42 km2)
Surface elevation 518 Feet[2]
Settlements Bakersfield, California

Lake Ming is a man-made recreational lake located in Bakersfield, California. It is primarily a motorboat and water-skiing lake, although sailboats are allowed the 2nd full weekend each month, and every Tuesday and Thursday after 1:30 pm. Lake Ming also has fishing and the Department of Fish and Game stocks the lake with 10 to 12 inch rainbow trout during the winter months. The primary fishes are Large-mouth Bass, Catfish, Crappie, Bluegill, Carp and stocked Rainbow Trout. Lake Ming is a part of the Kern River County Park.[3] The National Jet Boat Association holds races at the lake throughout the year.

History[edit]

Lake Ming is formed by the Kern River County Park Dam a tributary of Kern River in Kern County, California. The lake was created in 1959 and named after Kern County Supervisor Floyd Ming.[1]

Description[edit]

Lake Ming is a reservoir used for recreation purposes and owned by Kern County Parks and Recreation Department.[2] Its height is 18 feet with a length of 4700 feet. Normal storage is 790 acre feet. It drains an area of 0.6 square miles. It has a surface area of 104 acres (0.42 km2). Other facilities located at the lake include picnic areas, restrooms, drinking fountains, and parking around the southern end. There is also playground equipment at the southeast end of the lake.[1][3] There is also an additional large picnic area is located on top of a small hill east of the lake. Further east is a 28 acre campground.[3] It has 50 camp sites, each containing a picnic table and fire ring. A dump site and restroom are also available.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c County of Kern Parks and Recreation. (2011). Lake ming. Retrieved from website: http://www.co.kern.ca.us/parks/ming.asp
  2. ^ a b Topographic map reservoir features in kern county, california. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.topozone.com/states/california.asp?county=Kern&feature=Reservoir
  3. ^ a b c Kern County Parks and Recreation. (2011). Kern river campground. Retrieved from http://www.co.kern.ca.us/parks/kern-river-camp.asp

External links[edit]

Kern County Department of Parks and Recreation:

Kern River Campgrounds: