Situated in the beautiful southern Sierra Nevada mountains, Kernville, CA has a lot to offer, especially if you are interested in outdoor activities. There are a variety of RV rentals in Kernville available, and as a popular tourist destination, you’ll find activities for children, families, couples and seniors.
Downtown Kernville has an “Old West” feel and has lots of shopping and restaurant options. The white water rapids of the Kern River attract kayakers and water rafters. The popular Kern Valley Museum shares history on the area, and there are even local breweries.
For a small-town experience, with lots of services and conveniences, your Kernville RV rental will help you experience this great area. You can park the camper rental in Kernville and explore the area via public transportation, too. Check out Kern Transit, which connects the Kern River Valley with the rest of Kern County.
You can also easily drive your Kernville rental RV to nearby cities and natural areas like the forested Sequoia National Park, the stunning landscape of Death Valley National Park and Bakersfield, California. All are just an hour or two from Kernville.
The Great Outdoors
If you are looking for an outdoors vacation, Kernville is perfect. Situated near several national forests and national parks, and home of the beautiful Kern River, there are activities for any outdoor interests. Fly fishing is very popular, and trout is a popular catch in the river. Of course, canoeing and river boating of all levels are available, from exploring the calm waters to rafting in the adventurous rapids. You can even go tubing. Rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking and walking are also very popular in the area.
As you can imagine, a town centered on outdoor activities also offers many stores and shops selling and renting all the supplies you would need to enjoy the great outdoors of the Kernville area. You’ll also find plenty of gas stations with diesel options, convenience stores, camping supplies and grocery stores. It’s easy to travel in and around the area in your Kernville rental motorhome.
Kernville offers many options for RV camping. From rustic, natural spots to more family-oriented parks, you’ll find just the right fit for you and your rental RV in the Kernville area. Many include resort-like activities and amenities, and most include full hookups, showers, laundry buildings and other amenities.
For easy access to the town, and access to nearby Lake Isabella, visit the Lake Isabella/Kern River KOA. The campground also backs up to the Kern River Preserve and has easy access to all the outdoor activities of the area. It features a pool, kitchen, WiFi, bike rentals, hot showers and full hookups.
Just six miles North of Kernville is the California State Headquarters Campground. Your Kernville RV rental will have plenty of room, and each site includes picnic tables, fire rings, and there are nearby spots to access drinking water. This is a rustic experience that puts you right in the middle of the outdoor splendors of the area, including the Cannell Meadow National Recreation Trail that begins just North of Kernville.
For an experience close to town, check out the KRS RV Resort. This campground features full amenities, hookups, hot showers, and river and creek sites. Each rental RV site comes complete with full hookups, cable TV, BBQs, picnic tables and WiFi.
Exploring the City
Obviously, Kernville is great for outdoor activities, but this western town offers great food and shopping options, as well as interesting museums and tourist sites. You’ll find lots of things to do when you rent an RV in Kernville, CA.
The Kern Valley Museum is wonderful if you’re a history buff and want to learn about the area, including its original inhabitants and pioneer explorers. Riverside Park features benches and a nice walking or biking path. Historic Reel Cinema features modern movies in a retro setting. Don’t miss the famous Kernville Saloon, located right in the town square, with its authentic tin ceiling and unique cow-skin bar stools.
Speaking of the town square, here you can meander the plaza and the quaint stores and shops with one-of-a-kind gifts and souvenirs. Not too far away, you’ll also find familiar large retailers like Walmart, and department stores like Nordstrom and Target.
Foodies will find lots to enjoy in Kernville, with authentic American western cuisine, and a variety of international flavors from Chinese to Mexican, Italian to Spanish. Casual restaurants, as well as fine dining options, are available. The Kernville Farmers Market is open on Saturdays, just North of the downtown area. This diverse market offers local produce, arts and crafts, live music and more.
Breathe in fresh mountain air and enjoy the stunning natural landscape that surrounds this rugged, yet comfortable city in the Sierra Nevadas. Book a camper rental in Kernville today!