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Brite Lake reopens for camping

Brite Lake is the perfect place for a family outing and picnic this summer. After three months of being closed to all visitors, Brite Lake Aquatic Recreation Area finally reopened to the public at the beginning of June, and on June 12 also opened for camping.

Operated by Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District, Brite Lake is located at 22902 Banducci Rd. in Brite Valley and is fun for the entire family. There are 41 camping spaces, six with full hook-ups, 12 with partial hook-up and 23 tent camping sites. The lake is stocked with trout but bass, blue gill, crappie and catfish can also be caught there. Of course, fishing licenses are required. There is a boat dock and launch ramp; electric trolling motors are permitted, no gas. Kayaks, canoes and rowboats are also permitted. Swimming is not permitted anywhere since Brite Lake is a reservoir.

There is a pavilion area which is still not in use and currently all groups are limited to 10 people.

The rate for day use is $5 per car, and an additional $5 for a boat. There is a five fish limit per person per day (any kind of fish) but bass must be at least 12 inches in length.

Camping: six spaces with full hook-ups ($40), 12 spaces with partial hook-ups ($30) and 23 tent camping spaces ($25).

So if you’re looking for a day at the lake, Brite Lake is again open and looking forward to summer visitors.