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Kern River Campground

14 Reviews

Closed For the Season

This campground is closed for the season from September 7, 2021 through September 3, 2022.

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About This Campground


Kern River Campground features 50 sites right along the Kern River, each with their own picnic table and fire ring. There is also potable water spigots and bathrooms at the campground.

Other nearby attractions are Lake Ming, California Living Museum, and Hart Park.

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

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


For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Pull-Through Sites


14 Reviews of Kern River Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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Reviewed Jul. 8, 2021

Easy clean friendly fun

We had a great time floating on the river, sleeping in tents right by the water, bathrooms were clean and easy. Staff was so cool

Site by the water can’t remember #
Month of VisitAugust
Allison M.
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2021

Convenient, nice river access

This campground was clean, well maintained, and convenient location if you want to explore the Kern River up into the mountains. The campground runs along the river with some really fun little access spots if you’re lucky enough to get a river side site. The whole park is nice too, with a…

PThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2020

Beautiful Campground

It is by the Kern River with paved semi level paved campsites. All beautiful except for their bathrooms. They are extremely dirty, obviously old, and uncared for. I would prepare not to use their bathrooms and showers. I would return only for the campsite beauty.


Kern River Campground is located in California


General Location: The Lake Ming Road exit off the Alfred Harrell Highway leads down to the lake. There is a sign at the West Beach which marks the half mile road to the campground overlooking the Kern River. This retreat is only 10 miles from Bakersfield.


34.73265106740471 N
118.74250946680456 W

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