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Lovely campsite by the river - good clean facilities

We loved this river spot even though we were next to one of the smaller parts rather than the main river. If you can try and get one near the main river as it is more picturesque. 

Facilities were clean and well looked after. We had a nice time here.

Short walk into town - couldn't find decent shortcut that wasn't for mountain goats so perhaps just walk along the road to the town. The brewery was a good night out.

Great remote camping

We were fortunate and had the place to ourselves. The site was level and clean. There were plenty of options that had fire rings. I’m sure this place would be busy on the weekends or other times during the season. We had a nice dark sky for star gazing. We’ll definitely stop here again.

Great hideaway

Great hideaway with plenty of dispersed sites. I spent two days here and only seen a handful of vehicles drive through, mostly US Forest Service trucks. Pack in, pack out. No toilets, showers, or water so bring in everything you need. 14 days of free camping every 30 days. A great find to get away from it all.

Large campground on the Kern River

Our campsite was right on the river, which was nice. We only stayed one night, but would consider returning

Better than expected

I was hesitant about this site because it’s right off the road, but we actually really liked it! It’s literally a big open desert flat and you park wherever so there’s plenty of room for privacy. As far as facilities, there are 2 privies and that’s it, so you’ll be dry camping. Some sites are more trashed so watch for broken glass but overall it’s pretty clean. There are plenty of man made fire pits. Star gazing was on point! Sunrises and sunsets were also pretty dope. It’s a OHV staging area so there’s lots of people dirt biking in the morning but we were up by the time there started zooming around. We’d def stay here again for a night of rest after a day of driving.


Very beautiful campground. Cannot camp there overnight currently because of covid. However, it’s still a nice place to spend the day with picnic tables, restrooms, and fire pits. Views are gorgeous.

random places to park for free

Super chill areas are perfect if you need to pull off and get rest. Nothing offered here so pack out what you pack in. I saw a lot of groups of people so crowds are welcomed.

Basic and

Spent a night in early January. The front section of the lark seems to be for stationary RViers, we got a spot at the back of the park, sites there are all pull Through in, this was very convenient with our towed. Water and 50amp on site. Have a damp station near by. This was a great option for passing through on our way to red rock canyon.

Love this place!

Almost no people, some night we were completely alone. Due to Covid, restroom are closed. Water station is just for filling up a container, no hose connection.
Very spacious sites. Picnic table and fire pit ring

Clean RV Park

Camp sights are very close to one another not much privacy. The RV sights with full hooks up are further away from the river about 200 yards. The campground is very clean and well maintained. Kernville is less then a mile away were you can get gas diesel groceries firewood or anything else you might have forgotten.