Easily the best Kern River campground on the Lower Kern, Hobo Campground has recently re-opened and is available to book. In 2017, massive Lower Kern river flows flooded the popular campground, washing out many of the sites and damaging it to the point where it was unable to open that season. That closure then continued through all of 2020.
Recent work on the road cleared the washout and additional work went into getting the campsites up and running allowing it to re-open recently.
Hobo is popular due to most campsites located right alongside the Lower Kern and its walkable access to Miracle hotsprings, which is just downstream. Picturesque sites and zero cell phone coverage mean campers can truly unplug and enjoy.
Minutes from our Rafting Center: 17 minutes
Water: No water
Electric hookups: No electric
Cell phone service: No cell phone service
Hi Matt. Thank you for the good news about Miracle hot springs. Last time I went there in 2003 the Forest Service had recently destroyed the spring because people were having too much fun there, i.e. drinking and littering. I hope to try another visit around Memorial Day.