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Upper Kern River Canyon Area

Headquarters Campground

4 miles north of Kernville along Kern River via Mtn. 99. Paved road; 44 family units; Trailers up to 27'; Toilets; Water; Elevation 2,800 feet. Open year round; Supplies at Kernville and Riverkern. $15 per night, $5 for each additional vehicle. Holiday Weekends - $17 per night. Reservations can be made 3 days in advance. Contact Reserve USA.
A certain percentage of campsites also operate on a first-come, first-served basis.

Camp 3 Campground

5 miles north of Kernville along Kern River via Mtn. 99. Paved road; 52 family units; Trailers up to 30'; Toilets; Water; Elevation 2,800 feet. Open May to Sept.; Supplies at Kernville and Riverkern. $15 per night, $5 for each additional vehicle. Holiday Weekends - $17 per night. Reservations can be made 3 days in advance. Contact Reserve USA. A certain percentage of campsites also operate on a first-come, first-served basis.

Goldledge Campground

10 miles north of Kernville along Kern River via Mtn. 99. Paved road; 37 family units; Trailers up to 30'; Toilets; Water; Elevation 3,200 feet. Open May to Sept.; Supplies at Fairview and Roads End. $15 per night, $5 for each additional vehicle. Holiday Weekends - $17 per night. Reservations can be made 3 days in advance. Contact Reserve USA. A certain percentage of campsites also operate on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fairview Campground

16 miles north of Kernville along Kern River via Mtn. 99. Paved road; 55 family units including 1 accessible family site; Trailers up to 45'; Toilets; Water; Elevation 3,500 feet. Open Apr. to Nov.; Supplies at Fairview. $15 per night, $5 for each additional vehicle. Holiday Weekends - $17 per night. Reservations can be made 3 days in advance. Contact Reserve USA. A certain percentage of campsites also operate on a first-come, first-served basis.

Kern Plateau Area

Horse Meadows Campground

38 miles northeast of Kernville via Mtn. 99, Sherman Pass Rd. (22S05) and Cherry Hill Rd. (22S12). Paved and oiled roads; 41 units including 15 suitable for RV's up to 22'; restrooms; piped well water; no trash collection. Elev. 7,600 feet. Open Jun. to Nov. $5 per night fee. The length of stay at any campground or dispersed camping area is limited to a total of 14 days in a 30 day period. A reservation system is not used for this area. All campsites operate on a first-come, first-served basis.
Horse Meadows Campground.

Troy Meadow Campground

53 miles northeast of Kernville via Mtn. 99 and Sherman Pass Rd. (22S05), or 34 miles west of Hwy. 395 via Nine Mile Canyon Rd. (J41). Paved roads; 73 units including 10 suitable for RV's up to 20'; restrooms; piped well water; no trash collection. Elev. 7,800 feet. Open Jun. to Nov. $5 per night fee. The length of stay at any campground or dispersed camping area is limited to a total of 14 days in a 30 day period. A reservation system is not used for this area. All campsites operate on a first-come, first-served basis.
Troy Meadow Campground.

Fish Creek Campground

54 miles northeast of Kernville via Mtn. 99 and Sherman Pass Rd. (22S05), or 32 miles west of Hwy. 395 via Nine Mile Canyon Rd. (J41). Paved roads; 40 units including 12 suitable for RV's up to 16'; restrooms; piped well water; no trash collection. Elev. 7,400 feet. Open Jun. to Nov. $5 per night fee. The length of stay at any campground or dispersed camping area is limited to a total of 14 days in a 30 day period. A reservation system is not used for this area. All campsites operate on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fish Creek Campground.

Kennedy Meadows Campground

60 miles northeast of Kernville via Mtn. 99 and Sherman Pass Rd. (22S05), or 26 miles west of Hwy. 395 via Nine Mile Canyon Rd. (J41). Paved roads; 38 units including 15 suitable for RV's up to 30'; restrooms; piped spring water; no trash collection. Elevation 5,800 feet. Open all year. $5 per night fee.The length of stay at any campground or dispersed camping area is limited to a total of 14 days in a 30 day period. A reservation system is not used for this area. All campsites operate on a first-come, first-served basis.
Kennedy Meadows Campground.

Kern River Wild Trout Area

Lower Peppermint Campground

32 miles NE of California Hot Springs. From the town of Lake Isabella, drive 35 miles north on Burlando Road and Sierra Way to the town of Johnsondale. Turn right (north) on Forest Service Road 22S82 (Lloyd Meadow Road) and drive about 14 miles on a paved road to the campground. Elevation 5300 feet. 17 Tent Sites. $10.00 per night. Piped Water, vault toilets, fire rings. For more information, phone: Sequoia National Forest at (805) 548-6503. Lower Peppermint Campground

Peppermint Campground

16 miles SE of Camp Nelson via SR 190. Elevation: 7100 feet. 19 tent sites. From Porterville, drive 34 miles east on Highway 190 to Camp Nelson. Continue about 15 miles southeast on Highway 190 to the entrance road. Fire rings and picnic tables are provided. Vault toilets are available. There is no piped water, so bring your own. A grocery store is nearby. Pets are permitted on leashes. A fire permit is required. For more information, phone: Sequoia National Forest at (209) 539-2607 Peppermint Campground

Limestone Campground

Just below the Johnson Bridge. From Kernville, drive 19 miles north on Kern River Highway-Sierra Way Road. Open April to November. This is a small camp along the Kern River, set deep in the Sequoia National Forest at 3,800 feet. It is advisable to obtain a Forest Service map, which details the back roads. A mile to the west, South Creek Falls provides a possible sidetrip. 22 sites. Fire grills and picnic tables are provided. Vault toilets are available. There is no piped water, so bring your own. $13.00 per night, $5.00 for addtional vehincle. Not on reservation system. Pets are permitted on leashes. Supplies and a laundromat are available in Kernville. For more information, phone: Sequoia National Forest at (619) 376-3781 Limestone Campground

Kaweah River Area

South Fork Campground

South Fork has 13 tent sites at an elevation of 2650 feet. From Visalia, drive to Three Rivers on Highway 198. In Three Rivers, turn east on South Fork Road and drive 13 miles to the campground. Flush Toilets, piped water. $5 per night from mid-May through October, no fee in other months, No reservations needed. For more Information, phone: Sequoia National Park at (209) 565-3341. South Fork Campground

Cold Springs Campground

Cold Springs has 40 tent sites at an elevation of 7,500 feet. From Visalia, take Highway 198 to Three Rivers. Continue to drive three miles north on Highway 198. Turn right (east) on Mineral King Road and drive 25 miles to the campground. Picnic tables, fire grills and piped water are provided. Pit toilets are available. Ranger programs in July & August. Horseback riding available 1 mile (1.6km) away; 2-1/2 miles (4km) from Silver City Resort with restaurant, gifts, supplies, gasoline & showers. Water is turned off in mid-October. Pets are permitted on leashes. $12 per night, No reservations.For more information, phone: Sequoia National Park at (209) 565-3341. Cold Springs Campground

Buckeye Flat Campground

In the foothills along the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River, 4 miles (6km) from Sequoia Park entrance & 12 miles (19km) from Giant Forest. Elevation 2800 feet (853m) in an open stand of oaks. 28 sites,1 handicap site, $18/night, tents only, flush toilets. Buckeye Flat Campground.

Lodgepole Campground

At 6700-foot (2042m) elevation along the Marble Fork of the Kaweah River, 2 miles (3km) from the Giant Forest sequoia grove; 21 miles from Sequoia Park entrance. From Fresno, take HIGHWAY 180 east to King's Canyon, follow signs to Sequoia National Park. From Visalia, take HIGHWAY 198 east into Seqquoia and follow signs to Lodgepole Campground. $20 from May-September, then $18 first-come, first-served. 214 sites, flush toilets, RV disposal station, summer ranger programs, pay phone. Within 1/4-mile (.4km) of Lodgepole market, restaurant, & gift shop. In summer: laundry, & showers Lodgepole Campground

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