Only an hour and 30 minutes away from Bakersfield there is a free and all natural water park in the Sequoias that some say has one of the biggest water slides in our area. 23ABC's Adam Bowles went on an adventure to find an enjoy it.
First you are going to travel down HWY 190 past Porterville, your going to travel by a body of water called success dam and lake.
Your going to keep going until you hit the historical town Springville, California
Keep going down HWY 190 until you hit the trees and start climbing the beautiful mountains.
Your going to notice a sort of overhead bridge and then you'll see an intersection just down from that called Wishon Dr. Your going to take this road like your heading to Wishon campground.
Maybe a half mile down, you'll see a fire restriction sign.
Right behind the sign you'll see a very short trail that will take you to where you want to go. Its a little steep but not that bad.
Soon you'll see it.
Welcome to one of the biggest natural water slides in the sequoia national forest that doesn't cost you a dime. this one is made by the Tule river which has moss on top of granite rock you can slide down into a crystal clear pool of water. This is kind of like the Kern River slides, but much bigger. this may be too high for the younger ones, but this slide is perfect for the ones who love a thrill.
But don't worry, right next to this water slide there is a beautiful crystal clear pool of water that can be enjoyed by everyone. A great place to relax and just enjoy the tranquility.
This waterslide is extra special because when your done sliding, there are some spots you can cliff jump into the nice crystal clear pool of water.
While your friends are having fun sliding down the water slide, you can also lay back on a clean granite rock and just relax, dry off, and enjoy the beautiful scenery around you.
The Sequoias have lots of fun things for you and your family and friends to do. Just be sure to leave these beautiful places the way you found it. Adventure is out there, all you have to do is get out there.