Squirrel Mountain Valley is a census-designated place (CDP) in the southern Sierra Nevadas, in Kern County, California, United States. Squirrel Mountain Valley is located in the Lake Isabella area 5 miles (8 km) northeast of Bodfish, at an elevation of 2900 feet (884 m). The population was 547 at the 2010 census, up from 498 at the 2000 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Squirrel Mountain Valley had a population of 547. The population density was 766.7 people per square mile (296.0/km²). The racial makeup of Squirrel Mountain Valley was 509 (93.1%) White, 2 (0.4%) African American, 9 (1.6%) Native American, 1 (0.2%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 13 (2.4%) from other races, and 13 (2.4%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any Race were 22 persons (4.0%).