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Established Camping

South Fork Recreation Site

About

USDA Forest Service

Sequoia National Forest

Located off Highway 178 on the southern side of Lake Isabella, this facility offers flush toilets, trash service, drinking water, a visitor information station, and campsites with stoves and picnic tables above the high-water mark.__ Below the high-water mark, visitors can drive their vehicles to the shoreline and camp at the water___s edge.__ Below the high-water mark portable toilets and trash receptacles are provided for visitor convenience during the summer.__ The site also offers a__public boat launch and courtesy dock.

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Location

South Fork Recreation Site is located in California

Detail location of campground

Coordinates

35.65856702 N
118.4368909 W

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Access

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

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Poor
  • Verizon
    Available
  • AT&T
    Good
  • T-Mobile
    Good

Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol

For Vehicles

  • Big Rig Friendly

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3 Reviews

Ben R.
Reviewed May. 24, 2023

Nice hosts, ok camp sites

What really made this site better than just okay were the camp hosts. They made a point to come around and introduce themselves to us, help us out with whatever we needed, and were really just nice people. Clearly they love this place and that little interaction definitely made the whole experience sweeter. The place itself was fine, the lake was gorgeous as well as the surrounding views. It was $12, not $10 to spend the night, or really do anything else, but it was easy to pay. You need a card though, there’s a little box for it. There are two bathrooms and sites everywhere, some spickets too in places. The bathrooms were fine, pretty clean with toilet paper. The site is right next to a busy road so it’s not super quiet. You need a permit to have a fire or a stove, but it’s easy to get online. Solid place to crash, not sure if it’s worth $12. But it works and the people are kind!!

Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of South Fork Recreation Site by Ben R., May 24, 2023
  • Review photo of South Fork Recreation Site by Ben R., May 24, 2023
  • Review photo of South Fork Recreation Site by Ben R., May 24, 2023
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Everyday P.
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2021

Nice

Pulled in late. We couldn’t see much but the stars were beautiful. It was by the road but not to many cars came by. In the morning we saw the lake and it was so pretty with the sun gleaming off of the water. The bathrooms were gross in both the boys and the girls. There was a pit toilet though. Overall it was a nice campground.

Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of South Fork Recreation Site by Everyday P., August 3, 2021
Athena C.
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2017

Lake baby!

I love pitching a tent and waking up to a beautiful lake especially when your right on the water! First come first serve and Launching access anywhere pretty much! Kernville lake Isabella is the place!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does South Fork Recreation Site have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, South Fork Recreation Site does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at South Fork Recreation Site?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is available, AT&T is good, and T-Mobile is good.