Kern River Camping

camping icon Sierra South Mountain Sports Kern River California

The Kern River Valley provides ample amounts of amazing camping opportunities on the Upper Kern, Lower Kern, around Lake Isabella and in Kernville. There are also many privately-owned campgrounds in Kernville. Check out the list of our favorite camping spots around the Kern River.

Two-Day Rafting Trips with Sierra South


FORKS OF THE KERN RAFTING

The most difficult and remote run we offer with a day full of adventure followed by an evening of camping, makes this trip one of the premier wilderness whitewater rafting trips in the USA!

LOWER KERN 2-DAY CLASS II-IV

The ultimate overnight whitewater adventure! The two days you spend with us on the Lower Kern, coupled with a riverside campsite and activities galore, will be an unforgettable experience.

Camping in Kernville, CA


UPPER KERN RIVER CAMPING

HEADQUARTERS
Distance from Sierra South: 3.8 miles
Reservations: Forest Service
Group Sites: Yes
Mobile Service: Spotty
Our Rating: A

CAMP 3
Distance from Sierra South: 4.7 miles
Reservations: Forest Service
Group Sites: Yes
Mobile Service: Spotty
Our Rating: A

HOSPITAL FLAT
Distance from Sierra South: 6.2 miles
Reservations: Forest Service
Group Sites: No
Mobile Service: No
Our Rating: B+

GOLDLEDGE
Distance from Sierra South: 10 miles
Reservations: Forest Service
Group Sites: No
Mobile Service: No
Our Rating: B

FAIRVIEW
Distance from Sierra South: 15 miles
Reservations: Forest Service
Group Sites: No
Mobile Service: No
Our Rating: B

LIMESTONE
Distance from Sierra South: 19 miles
Reservations: Forest Service
Group Sites: No
Mobile Service: No
Our Rating: A

FRANDY PARK
Distance from Sierra South: o.1 miles
Reservations: Website
Group Sites: Yes
Mobile Service: Yes
Private Owned

RIVERNOOK
Distance from Sierra South: o.7 miles
Reservations: Website
Group Sites: Yes
Mobile Service: Yes
Private Owned

KRS @ CAMP JAMES
Distance from Sierra South: o.5 miles
Reservations: Website
Group Sites: Yes
Mobile Service: Yes
Private Owned

LOWER KERN CAMPING

SANDY FLAT
Distance from Sierra South: 17 miles
Reservations: Forest Service
Group Sites: Yes
Mobile Service: Spotty
Our Rating: B

HOBO CAMPGROUND
Distance from Sierra South: 18 miles
Reservations: Forest Service
Group Sites: No
Mobile Service: Spotty
Hot Springs nearby
Our Rating: A

LAKE ISABELLA CAMPING

TILLIE CREEK
Distance from Sierra South: 5 miles
Reservations: Forest Service
Group Sites: Yes
Mobile Service: Yes
Our Rating: B

CAMP 9
Distance from Sierra South: 5 miles
Reservations: Forest Service
Group Sites: Yes
Mobile Service: Yes
Our Rating: B

KOA CAMPGROUND
Distance from Sierra South: 15 miles
Reservations: KOA
Private Owned