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French Gulch Campground, CA

Overview

French Gulch Campground sits 3 miles from the western shores of Lake Isabella, a 27-acre reservoir off the Kern River, in the expansive Sequoia National Forest.

Recreation

Visitors can enjoy swimming, water skiiing and wind surfing at Lake Isabella. There is also excellent trout and bass fishing at the lake and in other nearby streams.

Facilities

French Gulch can accommodate groups of up to 100 guests. Flush toilets, showers and drinking water are provided. A marina and boat ramps are available at Lake Isabella, just to the southeast.

The Giant Sequoia Mercantile offers a wide variety of books, maps, gifts, local art, camping supplies and other merchandise.

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Lake Isabella, CA

Amenities

Camping, Picnicking

Paradise Cove Campground, CA

Overview

Paradise Cove Campground sits near Lake Isabella in the beautiful Sequoia National Forest. The 11,000-acre lake marks the division between the Upper and Lower Kern Rivers.

Recreation

This year-round campground is near Lake Isabella, one of California's largest reservoirs. Water activities such as swimming, water skiing and wind surfing are popular.

The lake is known for trout fishing during the colder months. Other species include black and white crappie, bluegill, catfish and largemouth bass.

Facilities

The campground has 46 sites that are divided into two sections. The upper section has back-in camp sites, and the lower section has side-by-side parking. All camp sites have a view of the lake.

This facility is operated by Sequoia Recreation, a division of …
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Location info

California 178, Lake Isabella, CA

Amenities

Boating, Camping

Pioneer Point Campground, CA

Overview

Reservations not being accepted. Pioneer Point is a high-desert campground near Lake Isabella in the Sequoia National Forest. The 11,000-acre lake is actually a reservoir, one of California's largest, and it marks the division between the Upper and Lower Kern Rivers.

Recreation

The focal point of this year-round campground is Lake Isabella, where campers can swim, water ski, windsurf and more.

The lake is known for trout fishing during the colder months, offering anglers a variety of species, including black and white crappie, bluegill, catfish and largemouth bass.

Facilities

This 73-site campground, directly across the street from Lake Isabella, is open year-round. Some sites offer sweeping lake views, and a playground in the campground offers enjoyment for children.

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Location info

Lake Isabella, CA

Amenities

Boating, Camping, Fishing

Hospital Flat Campground, CA

Overview

Hospital Flat Campground is situated along the Kern River, 6.5 miles north of the town of Kernville. Hiking, fishing, kayaking and rafting are popular activities.

Recreation

Hiking, fishing, kayaking and rafting are popular activities in the Upper Kern River area. Click here to learn more about the area, including safety and permitting requirements and a listing of local outfitters.

Facilities

The campground offers several single-family sites on a single loop along the river. Picnic tables and campfire rings are provided, as are vault toilets and drinking water.

Natural Features

The campground sits within Sequoia National Forest at an elevation of 3,000 feet in an open area overlooking the Kern Wild and Scenic River. Gray pine, scrub oak, grasses and …
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Location info

Mountain Highway 99, Kernville, CA

Amenities

Boating, Camping, Fishing, Swimming site

Redwood Meadow Campground, CA

Overview

Redwood Meadow Campground located within Sequoia National Forest, in the southern portion of Giant Sequoia National Monument. The area is named for the giant sequoia, the world's largest tree, which grows in more than 30 groves on the forest's lower slopes.

Recreation

Touring the Sequoia National Monument is the area's most popular activity. Hikers enjoy the Trail of a Hundred Giants as it wanders through the ong Meadow Giant Sequoia Grove. Other points of interest within the sourthern section include the Belknap Grove and the Freeman Grove.

Facilities

Redwood Meadow offers 6 singles sites and 6 yurts which can accommodate up to 6 people. No hookups or water available. Vault toilets are provided. This facility is operated by Sequoia …
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Location info

M-90, Porterville, CA

Amenities

Camping, Hiking, Picnicking

KCL Campground, CA

Camping is available on a first come-first serve basis, we do not take reservations. Twelve campsites (two are elevated ADA compliant), with picnic tables, fire pits, horse corrals and ADA compliant vault toilet. Electricy and drinking water is not available. There is no garbage service, please act responsibly and pack out any refuse you have. It has some of the few shade trees on the monument. Formerly owned by the Kern County Land Company, the KCL still has a few of the original barn structures as well as some of the corrals. Please refrain from entering the barn structures.
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Unnamed Road, Santa Margarita, CA

Amenities

Camping, Hiking, Wildlife viewing, Photography, Horseback riding

Selby Campground, CA

Camping is available on a first come-first serve basis. Thirteen campsites with picnic tables, fire pits, horse corrals and a wheelchair accessible vault toilet. Electricity and drinking water is not available. There is no garbage service, please act responsibly and pack out any refuse you have. This campground is more secluded and the camper is only steps away from unlimited hiking in the Wilderness Study Area that lies outside the campground.
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Selby Road, New Cuyama, CA

Amenities

Camping, Hiking, Wildlife viewing, Photography, Horseback riding

Mcgill Campground And Group Campground, CA

Overview

Escape from the city to the remote and beautiful McGill Campground. The campground, bursting with views of mountains and valleys, is an ideal base for several biking and hiking trails.

A dense stand of Jeffrey pine and ponderosa pine shade the campground and each campsite is nicely spaced.

Recreation

Explore the area along the accessible Exploration Trail, Mount Pinos Trail and McGill Campground Trail. McGill is for hiking and biking and meanders along 3.7 miles of scenery.

Facilities

McGill has two group campsites, each having a central barbeque and gathering area. Group Camp 1 has parking for 13 vehicles, Group Camp 2 has parking for 10 vehicles. There are 73 individual campsites. Each individual campsite offers a picnic table …
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Location info

Cuddy Valley Road, Frazier Park, CA

Amenities

Camping, Hiking, Biking

White River Campground, CA

Overview

The White River Campground sits in a stand of mature cedar along the banks of the White River at an altitude of 4,000 feet.

The campgrounds are approximately 8 miles from the popular California Hot Springs.

Recreation

Fishing and hiking, along with camp-side river wading, are popular pursuits. The river narrows to a creek-size width near the campgrounds.

Facilities

This is a remote, tent-only site set back a distance from the road. Vault toilets, campfire rings and picnic areas are provided.

This facility is operated by Sequoia Recreation, a division of California Land Management and comments are welcome; comment forms are available from campground hosts or online.

Natural Features

The Sequoia National Forest, located at the southern end of …
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Location info

Capinero Drive, Posey, CA

Amenities

Camping

Live Oak Campground, CA

Overview

Reservations not being accepted. Live Oak Campground is located across the road from Lake Isabella, a popular destination for boating, windsurfing, fishing and swimming. Lake Isabella sits within Sequoia National Forest, just 6 miles from the town of Lake Isabella.

Recreation

Water activities at Lake Isabella are popular and include swimming, water skiing, windsurfing and fishing. The lake is known for its trout fishing during the colder months. Other species include black and white crappie, bluegill, catfish and largemouth bass.

Facilities

The campground offers one group site that can accomodate up to 150 people and a combination of 30 vehicles and RVs. Flush toilets, showers and drinking water are provided.

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Location info

Roby Lane, Wofford Heights, CA

Amenities

Camping

Hungry Gulch Campground, CA

Overview

Hungry Gulch Campground sits 3 miles from Lake Isabella in the Sequoia National Forest of California. Visitors enjoy swimming, waterskiing, windsurfing and fishing on the scenic lake.

Recreation

Visitors enjoy fishing, swimming, water skiiing and windsurfing at Lake Isabella, which covers 11,000+ acres on the Kern River and has over 38 miles of shoreline. Anglers will find black and white crappie, bluegill, blue and channel catfish, largemouth bass and rainbow trout. Trout fishing is also available in area streams. Please click here for safety and permit information.

Many hiking opportunities can be found around Lake Isabella and along the Kern River.

Facilities

The campground offers nearly 80 non-specific sites. Picnic tables and campfire rings are provided, as are flush …
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Lake Isabella, CA

Amenities

Camping

Boulder Gulch Campground, CA

Overview

Boulder Gulch Campground is nestled in the foothills of the high desert at an elevation of 2,650 feet, just a short drive from Lake Isabella. The facility sits in the Giant Sequoia National Monument, offering countless recreational opportunities for visitors.

Recreation

At the nearby Lake Isabella visitors enjoy trout and bass fishing, boating, windsurfing, swimming and water skiing.

There are also hiking, horseback and mountain biking trails in the area.

Facilities

This campground consists of about 58 paved sites and includes a fish cleaning station and flush toilets.

The Giant Sequoia Mercantile offers a wide variety of books, maps, gifts, local art, camping supplies and other merchandise.

This facility is operated by Sequoia Recreation, a division of California Land …
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Location info

Lake Isabella, CA

Amenities

Camping, Hiking

Tillie Creek Campground, CA

Overview

Tillie Creek campground is nestled in oak trees on the shores of Lake Isabella, a popular destination for water activities, especially windsurfing and fishing.

The 11,000-acre lake is actually a reservoir, one of California's largest, and it marks the division between the Upper Kern and Lower Kern Rivers.

Recreation

Lake activities are the focal point of this year-round campground. Options include swimming, water skiing and windsurfing.

The lake is known for trout fishing during the colder months. Lake Isabella offers anglers a variety of species, including black and White crappie, bluegill, catfish and largemouth bass.

Facilities

This year-round campground can accommodate family reunions and other large parties, from 60 up to 150 guests, and also offers about 60 individual …
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Location info

Wofford Boulevard, Wofford Heights, CA

Amenities

Boating, Camping

Headquarters Campground, CA

Overview

Headquarters Campground is situated along the Kern River, 6 miles north of the town of Kernville. Hiking, fishing, kayaking and rafting are popular activities.

Recreation

Hiking, fishing, kayaking and rafting are popular activities in the Upper Kern River area. Click here to learn more about the area, including safety and permitting requirements and a listing of local outfitters.

Facilities

Headquarters Campground offers a mix of standard, RV and tent-only sites. Picnic tables and campfire rings are provided, as are vault toilets and drinking water.

Natural Features

The campground sits within Sequoia National Forest at an elevation of 2,800 feet in an open area overlooking the Kern Wild and Scenic River. Some sites overlook the river and lie in the …
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Mountain Highway 99, Kernville, CA

Amenities

Boating, Camping

Long Meadow Group Campground, CA

Overview

Long Meadow Group Campground is a remote facility within Sequoia National Forest, in the southern portion of Giant Sequoia National Monument. The area is named for the giant sequoia, the world's largest tree, which grows in more than 30 groves on the forest's lower slopes.

Recreation

Touring the Sequoia National Monument is the area's most popular activity. Hikers enjoy the Trail of a Hundred Giants as it wanders through the Long Meadow Giant Sequoia Grove. Other points of interest within the southern section include the Belknap Grove and the Freeman Grove

The northern portion of the monument is a short drive away, where visitors can view the Boole Tree, which is the largest tree on the National Forest system. …
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Camp Nelson, CA

Amenities

Camping, Hiking

Camp Three Campground, CA

Overview

Camp Three Campground is set amidst oak and locust trees at an elevation of 2,800 feet on the Upper Kern River, offering countless recreational opportunities for visitors.

Recreation

Hiking, fishing, kayaking and rafting are popular activities in the Upper Kern River area.

Facilities

The campground consists of 52 paved sites and a group camp that accommodates up to 30 people for friends or family gatherings.

Drinking water, vault toilets, and campfire rings are all provided.

This facility is operated by Sequoia Recreation, a division of California Land Management and comments are welcome; comment forms are available from campground hosts or online.

Natural Features

The Sequoia National Forest, located at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada in central California, …
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Location info

Mountain Highway 99, Kernville, CA

Amenities

Hiking, Boating, Camping, Fishing

Fairview Campground, CA

Overview

Fairview Campground sits in an area dotted with oak and gray pine along the Upper Kern River, a designated Wild and Scenic River, at an elevation of 3,500 feet.

Recreation

Whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Upper Kern River are popular activities.

Visitors also enjoy plenty of hiking opportunities. There is direct access from the south end of the campground to several foot and mountain bike trails, including the 13-mile Whiskey Flat, 16-mile Flynn Canyon and 4-mile Tobies Trails.

To learn more about the Upper Kern River, including safety and permitting requirements and a listing of local outfitters, visit the National Forest Service's overview of the area.

Facilities

The campground, located 13 miles north of Kernville, has 48 paved …
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Location info

Kern River Highway, Kernville, CA

Amenities

Camping

Lake Isabella / Kern River KOA, CA

For a nice vacation place not far from Santa Barbara and the Pacific coast are about three hours' drive away. RV camping at Lake Isabella / Kern River KOA is also a great option for travelers who want to visit the beautiful national forests and natural parks nearby.

For nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, this KOA is in the perfect location. Right next to the Kern River Preserve, the campground offers easy …

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Rivernook Campground, CA

If you can imagine an RV campground with only the sounds of nature flowing through it, you'll know what to expect when you go camping at Rivernook Campground. This privately owned RV park is situated next to the Kern River and has several creeks running through its property, allowing guests to be surrounded by the gentle sounds of running water. From the moment you arrive, you'll have access to restrooms with hot showers, cable TV channels, and Wi-Fi; all of these amenities will make you feel right at home. The park has a general store with food and other items you may require; if you feel like you can't wait to get out and start fishing, there is a …

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Frandy Park Campground, CA

Frandy Park Campground is the perfect place for outdoor lovers to call home when you book a Kernville camper rental. The RV park is located on the southern fringes of Sequoia National Forest and gives visitors the chance to enjoy a variety of recreational pursuits. The campground is nestled on the banks of the “wild and scenic” Kern River, and there are three rafting companies on-site that can help you traverse the beautiful river.

Frandy Park Campground features some riverfront sites as well as some pushed farther back among oak woodlands. Sites at the RV park feature partial hookups, and there are several pull-through sites too. For your convenience, a free dump station is available to all campers. Challenge your …

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