The beach area is wide open and has some great views of the lake and surrounding mountains. There were only a few other campers the night I was there.
The major downside is the recreation area isn’t clean at all. There was garbage all over the place. It’s also pretty close to town and exposed to the roadway so it was a little bit noisy overnight.
Stayed here 11/03/19, right in the lake. Only 2 other campers. A little windy, fire danger high. Still enjoyed camp fires
We stopped here on the way into Sequoia National Forest knowing the Kern River sites would be full. There were lots of families playing by the water here and it was nice to have our dog out and swimming for a little bit.
There is only one pit toilet bathroom so that was rough waiting for the line to go down. Kernville isn't far away so you can go to town easily to get supplies and food.