Lake Ming Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information
CAUTION: Waterskiers are at risk of developing an itchy rash from parasites in Lake Ming's untreated waters.
Open: The lake is open daily year-round for boating. However, kayaking is only allowed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to sunset, and on the second full weekend of the month from 8:00 a.m. to sunset. Sailboats are also only allowed the 2nd full weekend each month, and every Tuesday and Thursday after 1:30 p.m.
Fees: There is a day use, permit and fee to camp. All watercraft need to obtain a Kern County Boat Permit and a CA sticker. You need to purchase the permit BEFORE YOU ARRIVE: Boat Permit Info: Ph: 661 868-7000
Lake Facilities: Picnic tables, barbecue grills, restrooms and drinking fountains round out the amenities for day visitors. There is also playground equipment at the southeast end of the lake. Parking is available the southern end. Swimming is prohibited.
You can launch from one of the two public boat ramps. All watercraft must enter and leave the lake at the designated two launch sites. Sailboats are allowed the 2nd full weekend each month and Tuesdays and Thursdays after 1:30 pm; motorboats are allowed all other times Waterskiing is confined to designated areas. All watercraft must travel counterclockwise direction. They ticket violators.