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Rivernook Campground

A large, 60 acre privately owned campground along a beautiful stretch of the Kern River with creeks running through the park. They offer full hookup RV sites, partial RV sites and dry tent camping sites. All this within walking distance to town.

Call (760) 376-2705 or visit for more information.

Frandy Park Campground

Nestled along the banks of the Kern River, Frandy is a complete campground welcoming families and groups alike. Riverside camping with easy walk to town.

Call (888) 372-6399 or visit for more information.

Headquarters Campground

This is a USFS campground located 4 miles north of Kernville via Mountain Hwy 99 along the North Fork of the Kern River. Paved access roads. 44 individual family units including 1 accessible family unit. Trailers up to 27 feet; toilets, and water available. Important: not all sites are suitable for trailers; please verify with  Kern River Vacation Trailers before making reservations.

For more information visit Headquarters Campground web page. You can make online reservations at CLICK HERE or call: (877) 444-6777

Camp 9

A year-round facility on the shores of Lake Isabella south of Kernville. Camp 9 offers over 100 campsites, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Some sites are on the lakeshore,  others are set further back but have lake views. Shade is limited.

For more information visit Camp 9 web page. Reservations for Group Sites only may be made online at CLICK HERE

KRS at Camp James

For over sixty years, we have hosted generations of families who have come to the river to get away from it all. Our little slice of heaven offers quick and easy access to the river, and all of the many commodities that our valley has to offer. We bring the best that camping and the river has to offer. Our goal is to give our campers the camping experience of their lives. With over seventy sites to choose from, you can lounge beside the river or kick back by our creek.

Call 760 376-6119 or visit for more information.