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16 Reviews of 5 Bear Valley Springs Campgrounds

Aliza  N.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2022

Quiet and lovely

We stayed here just for a night on our way to Death Valley. It’s super convenient from Bakersfield and nice and quiet, by the Kern River. Clean and calm with some nice sites by the river. All have picnic tables and fire rings. The host was so lovely and let us stay for free in a site that had…

Month of VisitFebruary
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2022

Huge campsites

50 huge campsites with lots of trees for shade. Many river side sites. No hook ups, but there is a dump station and several water spigots. Been coming here for years. Only a few miles to town. A short walk to lake Ming and Kern River golf course

Month of VisitJanuary
Mike J.
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2021

Great place dangerous river

We camp here every year. Usually late shooting to early summer. Camp grounds are well maintained. Would not recommend camping on holidays. Close to 2 lakes ming and hart Park.

Month of VisitJuly
Chris B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 24, 2021

Brite Lake 👍

Brite Lake is a small lake but you can definitely catch some fish! You can camp right up to the water which was awesome! It does get a little windy at times but nothing too crazy 👍

Month of VisitJune
CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2020

Sweet spot during a dry, smokey time (Oct 2020)

We stayed during the pandemic and CA wildfires, so the lake was low and the amenities were deserted (e.g., bathroom with shower rough and no hot water). That said, we reserved in advance and had a large site for our RV under a huge shade tree; other full hook-up sites, while ample, looked much more…

Month of VisitNovember
Josie H.
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2020

No camping allowed effective 9/1/2020

You can park there during the day to get to hot springs & river below but no overnight camping allowed

Suly&Fabian L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2020

Not just for off road

We usually come here to ride our off road bikes, but this time decided to stay for the weekend without our bikes. There area is large and ample where you don’t have to be next to each other unless that is what you want. There are some areas that are fenced with picnic tables and pergolas with…

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Reviewed Dec. 29, 2019

Camping allowed in hot springs parking lot

There are no amenities however it’s a fairly popular spot to camp. There are tents setup at the top of the hill. A 10 minute walk to the natural hot springs along the river.

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Reviewed Aug. 9, 2019

Yearly camp

My family comes here every year. Staff around the area really friendly. The people that runs the desk they don’t seem so friendly but they try I guess. You will see them only one time on your stay so don’t let that big you. Awesome place to camp for sure.

Mike Z.
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2019

Great spot near a lake.

The lake isn't that great. But they are improving their facility. Running water and restrooms are available. Spots available near the water

Aaron S.
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2019

Great place to relax at!

We absolutely loved staying at Brite Lake. Probably best in spring and fall. Might be very hot in summer. 30 amp max limits AC. Spaces are large. Beautiful countryside. Deer, birds, fishing, etc. 🤓 Delivering fun while hitched! 🏕🏜🇺🇸

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Stephanie B.
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2018

Nice for fishing and an overnight stay

Location in Tehachapi, in the Kern Co mountains, be prepared for wind. There is a lot of dirt. A lot. Road leading in is bumpy. Roads to site are dirt and a little tricky.

Its my understanding that the local Park and Rec may possible be doing some much needed upgrades to the park.

Month of VisitSeptember
Charlotte R.
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2018

Nice .. Not for kids so much

Our family stayed here for 2 nights. We enjoyed our time but the kids were disappointed they couldn't touch the water at the lake. I brought a small plastic pool for them to get wet in at our site because it was hot. They do not take reservations and they do fill up quickly so claim your spot early…

  • Not a lot of shade.
  • very peaceful
Don L.
Reviewed May. 27, 2018

great place to fish

camping sites have fire pits, open spaces and on dirt.

Siteone across from the lake
Month of VisitApril

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