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 fish cleaning area on-site to assist you after you've pulled them out of the adjacent river.Most of the individual sites in the park have shade, and some have direct access to the river (or one of the creeks). Some of the sites have full hookups, and the rest offer partial hookups. You can rent the sites by the day or month, and there are some seasonal campers and also sites designated for tent camping. The park is open year-round, but you should call ahead to get more specific information about renting a site. Once you're settled in, you're only moments away from fine dining, local hiking trails, and even downhill skiing if you're here later in the year. The immediate surrounding area has five distinct ecosystems providing a range of colorful plant species that you will notice immediately.
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Once you've secured one of the RV rentals in Kern County, your first stop should be Sequoia National Forest. The sequoia trees for which the park is named grow on the slopes of the lower elevation, surrounding massive peaks that spiral upward into the sky. While you're here, you'll have access to both maintained and abandoned roads and trails. Some of the park's trails are a part of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail that stretches from Canada to Mexico. Needless to say, hiking in this region will be heavenly, but if you'd prefer something less challenging, you can explore the park in your rental RV, taking a self-guided tour using the paved roads.Coso Range Wilderness Area is a wilderness reserve inhabiting the northern portion of the Coso Mountain Range. The area is characterized by extensive erosion that has left volcanic displays and numerous valleys with desert-style vegetation scattered about, such as creosote and Joshua trees. It will make for some stark landscapes to hike through if you're up to the challenge; if you are, there are a few areas where you can see the remains of mining activities that were conducted in the past. Continue on to higher elevations, and you'll have panoramic views of Owens Valley and the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. Keep your RV rental close, and you can end the day's excursions with a warm beverage and a comfortable chair.Bright Star Wilderness is a bird sanctuary providing much-needed refuge to migratory bird species, but it also provides opportunities for outdoor recreation. The park is a true primitive recreation area as there are no marked trails, allowing you to experience complete freedom as you make your way over the terrain. Camping is allowed within the park for short periods after which you must relocate to a new campsite. Park rangers can offer advice to help you make the most of your visit.
At some point, you're going to want to come back to enjoy the nearby communities, and you should. Springville is a smallish, charming community, and if you happen to make it this way, you should take a pack train excursion into the backcountry to experience for yourself what the first settlers found. Trips can be made for a few hours or a few days, depending on your schedule and preferences. The town's restaurant industry is established and has a good selection of venues to choose from, with cuisines like Mexican and Japanese, and at least a few steakhouses.If you head in the direction of Porterville, you'll have a chance to relive some of the local history by visiting a former home that has been converted into an authentic museum with all of the original dishware, linens, and other home decor that belonged to the home's owners. The town has a golf course for you to try out and a blueberry farm that is a commercial operation but allows guests to come and pick their own fruit (don't forget to bring your bucket).If comfort and a return to the cityscape are what you're after, Bakersfield isn't that far away from Rivernook Campground, and for a big city, it still has an air of small-town charm. There are several museums for you to check out, a raceway park and theater, and a combination museum/steakhouse honoring one of the city's most notable citizens, country music legend Buck Owens.Whether it's quiet country relaxation you're looking for, authentic outdoor adventure, or some combination of the two, you will find what you're looking for while RV camping at Rivernook Campground.