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For the central Lahontan drainage basin associated with Walker Lake, see Walker River Basin.
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Walker Basin
Walker Basin California Caliente Bodfish Road.JPG
South view of Caliente Bodfish/Walser roads intersection in the basin
Location in California
Location California, United States
Floor elevation 3,376 ft (1,029 m)
Area 10–11 square miles (26–28 km2)
Bounded by Breckenridge Mountain (west); Piute Mountain (northeast)
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

Walker Basin is a valley in the Southern Sierra Nevada, in Kern County, California. It is named for Joseph Reddeford Walker, a pioneer in the area.


Walker Basin is 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. It 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.

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