Top 25 Lake Isabella / Kern River KOA, CA RV Rentals and Motorhome Rentals

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All towables

Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Discover Lake Isabella / Kern River KOA


For a nice vacation place not far from Los Angeles, visit Lake Isabella / Kern River KOA. Just off California State Route 178, by Lake Isabella and the waters of the Kern River, this is one of the most beautiful RV campgrounds in the area. Bakersfield is only an hour's drive from the KOA, and 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 access to popular whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Kern River. And on the nearby Lake Isabella, you can enjoy boating, jet skiing, fishing, windsurfing, or swimming. Some other activities you can do in the area include golfing, hiking, fishing, hunting, skiing, and snowboarding. You can also visit attractions like the Trail of 100 Giants, Silver City Ghost Town, and Nuui Cunni Native American Inter-Tribal Cultural Center.

At Lake Isabella / Kern River KOA, the swimming pool is open seasonally, from mid-May through the end of October. Other amenities offered here include sites with full hookups, a convenient Kamping Kitchen, pavilion, and dog park. Propane and firewood are available for purchase on-site, and Wi-Fi is also offered. Grab a bite to eat at the snack bar, enjoy some outdoor dining at a picnic table, and take advantage of the on-site laundry facilities. The fun doesn't have to end while camping at Lake Isabella / Kern River KOA; the campground has banana bike rentals, horseshoes, a splash pad and water play area, playgrounds, and more.

The Great Outdoors

With RV rentals in Kern County, you'll have access to many gorgeous scenic natural areas. South Fork Wildlife Area borders the KOA and the Kern River Preserve. You can enjoy this beautiful natural park anytime when RV camping at Lake Isabella / Kern River KOA. Over 1,000 acres of woodland consists mostly of cottonwood and willow trees, and it is an excellent habitat to about 200 kinds of birds. Some of the species you can find here are hawks, eagles, osprey, hummingbirds, herons, egrets, and waterfowl. The most popular activities in this park are hiking, fishing, birding, butterfly watching, nature observation, photography, canoeing, and kayaking.

Sequoia National Forest is the most important ecosystem on this side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The forest offers some of the most stunning landscape views in North America. Hikers, ATV riders, and horseback riders can explore over 1,500 miles of maintained roads, 1,000 miles of abandoned roads, and 850 miles of trails in the forest. The Pacific Crest Trail goes through the forest for approximately 78 miles. This beautiful place offers incredible outdoor recreational opportunities, from backpacking, hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking to boating, fishing, whitewater rafting, and kayaking. In the winter, visitors can head to higher elevation and enjoy downhill skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.

Greenhorn Mountain Park is another beautiful natural location to visit when motorhome camping at Lake Isabella / Kern River KOA. Only a short drive away, this mountain range has great hiking and climbing opportunities. There are several peaks you can climb, like Greenhorn Summit, Black Mountain, Sunday Peak, or Split Mountain. Other outdoor activities available here are kayaking and canoeing or fishing and hunting. There are also many bird and butterfly species here, interesting to naturalists and photographers.

Exploring the City

Silver City Ghost Town and Antique Village is a museum that represents Kern Valley’s long and colorful history. All the buildings in the village were renovated before reopening in 1990. There are more than 20 structures here; all are authentic frontier buildings, showing life as it was in 19th-century California during the Gold Rush days. The Apalatea/Burlando House is the oldest standing structure in the Valley and features a saloon and country store. At this amazing property, you can see thousands of different artifacts on display.

Bakersfield Museum of Art is about an hour's drive from Lake Isabella / Kern River KOA. Here you can see artwork from local and international artists and also join many educational programs dedicated to visual art. They have workshops for kids, teens, and adults. In addition to this, you can see a variety of permanent and temporary exhibits.

When you rent a travel trailer near Lake Isabella / Kern River KOA, you can also visit the California Living Museum, also located in Bakersfield. This museum displays and interprets native California animals and plants for education, conservation, and research. They provide educational programs and also an extensive wildlife rehabilitation center. In this 14-acre park, you can see over 400 species of non-releasable animals and California native plants.

Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds


  • Hiking TrailLocation
  • Isabella Lake , CASequoia National Forest, CA
  • Coso Mine Loop Trail, CASequoia National Forest, CA
  • Keysville/Black Gulch Road, CALake Isabella, CA
  • Cannell Meadow Trail, CASequoia National Forest, CA
  • Whiskey Flat Trail, CAKernville, CA
  • Bull Run Creek Trail, CASequoia National Forest, CA
  • Sequoia National Forest (South) Area Campgrounds Trails, CASequoia National Forest, CA
  • Cannell Creek Trail, CASequoia National Forest, CA
  • Miracle Hot Spring, CASequoia National Forest, CA
  • Freeway Ridge, CASequoia National Forest, CA

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