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Chico Flat Dispersed Camping - Partially Closed, See Description

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National Forest

Sequoia National Forest

Dispersed Camping on Upper Kern River approximately 4 to 5 miles north from Kernville. Ther is no water available at this location. Portable toilets and trash recepticals are available during__summer months.__ See Larger Picture Here.__

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No reservations required. First come first served.

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Phone Service
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol

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8 Reviews

J
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2023

Quiet and near the river

Found this campground on a spontaneous camping trip to the Kern River. There were only two other groups there and they were far enough away that we couldn't hear them at all. Just the sounds of the river, the crickets and the birds. The stargazing at night was spectacular. The site we chose was a bit of a rocky walk from the car, but worth it to have a more private spot.  The vault toilets were open and very clean and not very smelly. We could not go swimming here, had to go to another day area for that. The tent was in the sun, so the morning/afternoon was hot. But there was a tree to hang out under. Our T-Mobile and AT&T phones did not work at all. Overall great experience.

Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Chico Flat Dispersed Camping - Partially Closed, See Description by Jules , August 29, 2023
  • Review photo of Chico Flat Dispersed Camping - Partially Closed, See Description by Jules , August 29, 2023
l
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2022

Not Great

Chico Flat Dispersed Campsite offers many areas with flat ground to tent upon, as well as a large parking lot to car camp if that’s your thing. However there aren’t loads of trees to hammock camp on. You cannot build a campfire here. There is a pit toilet. There is river access right next to the campsite. There is also spotty cell reception if you want that.

Let it be known, this campsite is not clean. The previous campers that came long before me left two things: trash, and a message. There was a menagerie of bottle caps and broken glass strewn practically everywhere for me to pick up. This can be said for dare I say everywhere in this whole campsite. Additionally, this trash acted as a proverbial “go ahead” for other people to litter and make the litter situation worse; not cool.

If you want to really get away from people, don’t come here. When I went people brought the whole kit-and-kaboodle: a suburb of tents, gas generators, bright lights, loud music, etcetera.

Perhaps this isn’t how this site always is, but man it got crowded, noisy, and annoying. I’ll spare you from the whole story.

If you’re looking for a quick spot to crash, look no further. If you’re intent on bringing generators, lights, dogs and speakers, this is unfortunately for you. If you’re looking to get away and spend time in nature like myself, this isn’t for you.

Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Chico Flat Dispersed Camping - Partially Closed, See Description by liam , September 6, 2022
  • Review photo of Chico Flat Dispersed Camping - Partially Closed, See Description by liam , September 6, 2022
  • Review photo of Chico Flat Dispersed Camping - Partially Closed, See Description by liam , September 6, 2022
Toni  K.
Reviewed May. 9, 2021

Closed

Would have been perfect right across the street there is climbing. Right on the river. Closed as of may/9/2021

Month of VisitJune

Location

Chico Flat Dispersed Camping - Partially Closed, See Description is located in California

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Coordinates

35.8235 N
118.462 W

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