Lake of the Woods is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in Kern County, California. The population was 917 at the 2010 census, up from 833 at the 2000 census. The community is contained in Cuddy Canyon along the Ventura and Kern County line inside the Los Padres National Forest. It is served by the Frazier Park, California, post office. The name was bestowed by Pioneer Mrs. Florence Cuddy when the community was established in 1925.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Lake of the Woods had a population of 917. The population density was 260.3 people per square mile (100.5/km²). The racial makeup of Lake of the Woods was 820 (89.4%) White, 3 (0.3%) African American, 18 (2.0%) Native American, 11 (1.2%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 34 (3.7%) from other races, and 31 (3.4%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any Race were 123 persons (13.4%).
The Census reported that 917 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.