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Kern River Campground

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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.


For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Max Length: 70 ft.


  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite


13 Reviews of Kern River Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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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.

Tommy B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2020

Nice to be by the river

Good campground. Needs more maintenance and facility cleaning. But, so close to a bunch of recreational opportunities. You can mtb the adjacent foothills, road bike the bike path, enjoy the river or near by Lake Ming.


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.


35.43498169 N
118.87642097 W

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