Kern River Camping

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Camping in Kernville, CA

Kernville is located approximately seven minutes from our Rafting Center. The Upper Kern flows right next to town alongside the park, and there are a  number of restaurants, shops, bars and a few places to grab breakfast and coffee.

Kern River Sequoia RV Resort (Formerly Camp James)

Location: Just outside of Kernville, CA
Distance: Nine minutes from our Rafting Center.
Phone: 760-376-6119
Website: KRSRVResort.com

Rivernook Campground

Location: Just outside of Kernville, CA
Distance: Nine minutes from our Rafting Center.
Phone: 760-376-2705
Website: rivernookcampground.com/

Frandy Park

Location: Kernville, CA
Distance: Seven minutes from our Rafting Center.
Phone: 888-372-6399
Website: Frandy.net

Camp Kernville

Location: Kernville, CA
Distance: Six minutes from our Rafting Center.
Phone: 760-376-1000
Website: CampKernville.com

Upper Kern River Camping

Camping upstream of Kernville, CA along the Upper Kern river.

Headquarters

Location: Upper Kern River
Distance: 13 minutes from our Rafting Center.
Website: Located here

Fairview

Location: Upper Kern River
Distance: 32 minutes from our Rafting Center.
Website: Located here

Camp Three

Location: Upper Kern River
Distance: 13 minutes from our Rafting Center.
Website: Located here

Goldledge

Location: Upper Kern River
Distance: 24 minutes from our Rafting Center.
Website: Located here

Hospital Flat

Location: Upper Kern River
Distance: 17 minutes from our Rafting Center.
Website: Located here

Limestone

Location: Upper Kern River
Distance: 39 minutes from our Rafting Center.
Website: Located here

Camping on Isabella Lake

Isabella Lake separates the Upper from the Lower Kern river. The Upper Kern flows into Isabella Lake and the outflow, regulated release is the Lower Kern River. Campgrounds listed are near or on Isabella Lake.

KOA Campground

Location: 15627 Highway 178
Distance: 21 minutes from our Rafting Center.
Phone: 800­-562-­2085
Website: Located here

Boulder Gulch

Location: Wofford Heights, CA
Distance: 7 minutes from our Rafting Center.
Website: Located here

Tillie Creek

Location: Wofford Heights, CA
Distance: 4 minutes from our Rafting Center.
Website: Located here

Hungry Gulch

Location: Wofford Heights, CA
Distance: 6 minutes from our Rafting Center.
Website: Located here

Lower Kern River Camping

Camping and campgrounds along the Lower Kern River corridor.

Sandy Flat

Location: Lower Kern River
Distance: 19 minutes from our Rafting Center.
Website: Located here

Hobo Campground

Location: Lower Kern River
Distance: 22 minutes from our Rafting Center.
Website: Located here