Walker Basin, California

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Walker Basin
Unincorporated community
South view of Caliente Bodfish/Walser roads intersection.
South view of Caliente Bodfish/Walser roads intersection.
Walker Basin is located in California
Walker Basin
Walker Basin
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°24′35″N 118°31′17″W / 35.40972°N 118.52139°W / 35.40972; -118.52139Coordinates: 35°24′35″N 118°31′17″W / 35.40972°N 118.52139°W / 35.40972; -118.52139[1]
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation 3,350 ft (1,020 m)
ZIP code 93518-1701
Area code(s) 661

Walker Basin is an isolated unincorporated community and valley in the Southern Sierra Nevada, in Kern County, California.

Geography[edit]

The valley and community of Walker Basin are located south of Lake Isabella and the Kern River Valley, east of Bakersfield, and north of Tehachapi Pass, near the southern boundary of the Sequoia National Forest

The valley is framed by Breckenridge Mountain at 7,548 feet (2,301 m) on the west side and Piute Mountain on the east. The community of Havilah is to the north up a canyon, and the communities of Fig Orchard and Millersville are to the south over a ridge.

History[edit]

Walker Basin was named for Joseph Reddeford Walker, a pioneer in the area.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Walker Basin
  2. ^ Hillinger, Charles (Apr 10, 1971). "85-year-old cowboy is a western wonder". The Tuscaloosa News. pp. A13. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 
  • "Breckenridge Mountain, California 7.5-minute Quadrangle," U.S. Geological Survey, 1994.
  • U.S. Census Bureau