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Places to Camp near California Hot Springs, CA

Searching for the best camping near California Hot Springs, CA? Discover secluded campsites where you can reconnect with nature. Or maybe you like to bring your family and friends along. Either way, there are California Hot Springs campgrounds just for you. Find the best campgrounds near California Hot Springs, CA. Read reviews from campers like you and find your perfect campsite.

Best Camping Sites Near California Hot Springs, CA (147)

  1. 1.

    Rivernook Campground

    26 Reviews
    54 Photos
    544 Saves
    Kernville, California

    Rivernook Campground is the biggest privately owned campground along a beautiful stretch of the Kern River, with creeks running through the park. We offer Full Hook Up RV sites, Partial RV sites and dry tent camping sites. We have full service newly remodeled restrooms for our guests at no charge, on site dump station, cable, WIFI and we have a little store that might have something you need!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $45 - $75 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from KRS RV Resort@Camp James
    Camper-submitted photo from KRS RV Resort@Camp James
    Camper-submitted photo from KRS RV Resort@Camp James
    Camper-submitted photo from KRS RV Resort@Camp James
    Camper-submitted photo from KRS RV Resort@Camp James
    Camper-submitted photo from KRS RV Resort@Camp James

    2.

    KRS RV Resort@Camp James

    14 Reviews
    60 Photos
    219 Saves
    Kernville, California
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $39 - $340 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Limestone Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Limestone Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Limestone Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Limestone Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Limestone Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Limestone Campground

    3.

    Limestone Campground

    10 Reviews
    49 Photos
    359 Saves
    Johnsondale, California

    Overview

    Limestone Campground sits in an area dotted with oak and gray pine along the Upper Kern River, a designated Wild and Scenic River, at an elevation of 3,500 feet.

    Recreation

    Whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Upper Kern River are popular activities. To learn more about the Upper Kern River, including safety and permitting requirements and a listing of local outfitters, visit the Sequoia National Forest___s overview of the area.

    Facilities

    Whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Upper Kern River are popular activities. To learn more about the Upper Kern River, including safety and permitting requirements and a listing of local outfitters, visit the Sequoia National Forest___s overview of the area.

    Natural Features

    The Sequoia National Forest, located at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada in central California, takes its name from the giant sequoia, the world's largest tree, which grows in more than 30 groves on the forest's lower slopes. The forest comprises about 1.1 million acres, and elevations range from about 1,000 to 12,000 feet creating precipitous canyons and mountain streams with spectacular waterfalls such as Salmon Creek Falls and Grizzly Falls. At various points along the river, gray pines, scrub oaks, grass and dry climate shrubs cling to steep canyon walls, while cottonwoods and willows line the water's edge.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (760) 376-1269.

    Nearby Attractions

    The campground provides a good base for day trips to the Sequoia National Park Trail of 100 Giants. The Giant Sequoia Mercantile offers a wide variety of books, maps, gifts, local art, camping supplies and other merchandise.

    • Pets
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash
    • Picnic Table

    $34 - $36 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Camp near Sequoia National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Camp near Sequoia National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Camp near Sequoia National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Camp near Sequoia National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Camp near Sequoia National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Camp near Sequoia National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Brush Creek Recreation Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Brush Creek Recreation Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Brush Creek Recreation Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Brush Creek Recreation Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Brush Creek Recreation Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Brush Creek Recreation Site

    5.

    Brush Creek Recreation Site

    7 Reviews
    15 Photos
    224 Saves
    Johnsondale, California

    Brush Creek is a dispersed camping or day use site open year round. There are vault toilets available and seasonal trash bins. This is where the Brush Creek meets the Upper Kern River and is a good spot for fishing. Campfire permits are required for campfires, barbeques, and camp stoves. Permits are available at your local Ranger Station or online at preventwildfireca.org

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Trash
    • Picnic Table
    • Firewood Available
    • Toilets
    Camper-submitted photo from Holey Meadow Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Holey Meadow Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Holey Meadow Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Holey Meadow Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Holey Meadow Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Holey Meadow Campground

    6.

    Holey Meadow Campground

    6 Reviews
    8 Photos
    74 Saves
    Johnsondale, California

    Overview

    The Sequoia National Forest, located at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada in central California, takes its name from the giant sequoia, the world's largest tree, which grows in more than 30 groves on the Forest's lower slopes. The Forest comprises about 1.1 million acres. Elevations range from about 1,000 to 12,000 feet, creating precipitous canyons and mountain streams with spectacular waterfalls such as Salmon Creek Falls near Fairview and Grizzly Falls on the Kings River. This remote campground is popular with hikers and people who want to tour the giant sequoias, including the Trail of a Hundred Giants.

    Recreation

    Activities in this remote area include hiking and touring giant sequoias. Trails in the monument, open to hikers, horses and bikes, wind through giant sequoia groves, up mountains, and alongside wild rivers. Plenty of hiking is offered nearby, including a wheelchair-accessible nature trail, the Trail of a Hundred Giants.

    Facilities

    Activities in this remote area include hiking and touring giant sequoias. Trails in the monument, open to hikers, horses and bikes, wind through giant sequoia groves, up mountains, and alongside wild rivers. Plenty of hiking is offered nearby, including a wheelchair-accessible nature trail, the Trail of a Hundred Giants.

    Natural Features

    This primitive campground sits at an elevation of 6,400 feet southeast of Porterville, California, within the Giant Sequoia National Monument. It is a short drive to the the Trail of a Hundred Giants, through the Redwood or Long Meadow sequoia grove.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Redwood and Long Meadow Sequoia groves and the Trail of a Hundred Giants are a short drive away.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (661) 455-6010.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash

    $32 - $34 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Sequoia National Forest Quaking Aspen Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sequoia National Forest Quaking Aspen Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sequoia National Forest Quaking Aspen Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sequoia National Forest Quaking Aspen Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sequoia National Forest Quaking Aspen Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sequoia National Forest Quaking Aspen Campground

    7.

    Sequoia National Forest Quaking Aspen Campground

    8 Reviews
    8 Photos
    28 Saves
    Camp Nelson, California

    Overview

    Quaking Aspen Campground is situated in the Giant Sequoia National Monument near numerous distinctive sequoia groves, including McIntyre Grove and Freeman Creek Grove, at an elevation of 7,000 feet.

    Recreation

    Visitors can explore nearby sequoia groves. Bear Creek Grove has a trail that winds through the Belknap Complex along Bear Creek and the Tule River. The Freeman Creek Grove is also a popular destination. At 1,425 acres, this immense unlogged grove features several large sequoias, including the President George Bush Tree. There is fishing in area streams and the Tule River. For hiking, the Summit Trailhead is 10 miles north of the campground.

    Facilities

    This popular campground includes three small group sites that accommodate up to 12 people per campsite, 30 standard sites, two cabin sites and four tent-only sites. Some sites overlook a meadow. An amphitheater, vault toilets and picnic areas are provided. Please note, there is limited turnaround space in this campground, restricting RVs longer than 26 feet in length.This facility is operated by Rocky Mountain Recreation Company, a division of ExplorUS and comments are welcome; comment forms are available from campground hosts or online.

    Natural Features

    The Sequoia National Forest, located at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada in central California, takes its name from the giant sequoia, the world's largest tree, which grows in more than 30 groves on the Forest's lower slopes. The Forest comprises about 1.1 million acres, and elevations range from about 1,000 to 12,000 feet, creating precipitous canyons and mountain streams with spectacular waterfalls such as Salmon Creek Falls and Grizzly Falls.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Trail of 100 Giants is 10 miles away. Possible day trips include Dome Rock and the Needles rock formation and lookout.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (661) 455-6010.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Cabins

    $58 - $116 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Sequoia National Park Dispersed campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sequoia National Park Dispersed campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sequoia National Park Dispersed campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sequoia National Park Dispersed campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sequoia National Park Dispersed campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sequoia National Park Dispersed campground

    8.

    Sequoia National Park Dispersed campground

    5 Reviews
    11 Photos
    445 Saves
    Johnsondale, California

    Dispersed camping is camping outside of a designated campground. It is allowed in many areas of the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument.

    There are certain areas where dispersed camping is prohibited and these areas are posted.

    Dispersed camping is free but you must have a CAMPFIRE PERMIT. These can be obtained fore free at Readyforwildfire.org. Be aware of fire restrictions, typically enforced by mid-summer, banning open fires outside of designated campgrounds.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • Dispersed
    • Market
    • Picnic Table
    Camper-submitted photo from Stine Cove Recreation Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Stine Cove Recreation Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Stine Cove Recreation Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Stine Cove Recreation Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Stine Cove Recreation Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Stine Cove Recreation Site

    9.

    Stine Cove Recreation Site

    12 Reviews
    26 Photos
    281 Saves
    Weldon, California

    POTENTIAL FIRE BANS - CHECK BEFORE CAMPING Last report - bans in effect til 11/2020 (reported 10/2020)

    Located on the east side of Lake Isabella off Sierra Way. Open camping; Free use area; Chemical toilets. No limit on trailer length. Open year round. Supplies at Kernville

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Dispersed
    • Trash
    • Toilets
    Camper-submitted photo from Tule - Success Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Tule - Success Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Tule - Success Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Tule - Success Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Tule - Success Lake

    10.

    Tule - Success Lake

    9 Reviews
    5 Photos
    18 Saves
    Springville, California

    Overview

    Tule Campground is located at Success Lake in the Sierra Nevada foothills just 8 miles east of Porterville, California. A variety of outdoor recreational activities abound, including boating, kayaking and fishing.

    Recreation

    The lake provides great opportunities for boating and swimming. Kayaking the lake's quiet, unpopulated coves is a favorite activity. Anglers fish for bass, crappie, catfish, bluegill and the occasional trout.

    Facilities

    The lake provides great opportunities for boating and swimming. Kayaking the lake's quiet, unpopulated coves is a favorite activity. Anglers fish for bass, crappie, catfish, bluegill and the occasional trout.

    Natural Features

    Success Lake, when full, covers 82,500 acre-feet of water with a surface area of 2,450 acres. One acre-foot is equal to 325,872 gallons of water! The campground sits on the northeastern shore of the lake, in an area dotted with sparse stands of trees. Shade is limited, but springtime wildflowers bloom on the surrounding foothills, creating a beautiful display of color.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $30 / night

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