Standard (Tent/RV)
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Tent Sites
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Paradise Cove

Paradise Cove Campground sits near Lake Isabella in the beautiful Sequoia National Forest. The 11,000-acre lake marks the division between the Upper and Lower Kern Rivers.


This year-round campground is near Lake Isabella, one of California's largest reservoirs. Water activities such as swimming, water skiing and wind surfing are popular.

The lake is known for trout fishing during the colder months. Other species include black and white crappie, bluegill, catfish and largemouth bass.


The campground has 46 sites that are divided into two sections. The upper section has back-in camp sites, and the lower section has side-by-side parking. All camp sites have a view of the lake.

This facility is operated by Sequoia Recreation, a division of California Land Management 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 campground provides a great base for day trips to the Trail of a Hundred Giants and numerous Sequoia groves in the Giant Sequoia National Monument. You cannot access Sequoia National Park with a day trip.

The Giant Sequoia Mercantile offers a wide variety of books, maps, gifts, local art, camping supplies and other merchandise.

ADA Access: N

$30.00 - $32.00
National Forest
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
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RVs and Trailers
Sanitary Dump
Max Length: 40 ft.
Paradise Cove is located in California
35.6492 N
-118.425 W
Get Directions
From Bakersfield, California, take Highway 178 east to the town of Lake Isabella. Staying on 178 east, travel approximately 3 miles to Paradise Cove Campground.
3 Reviews of Paradise Cove
Lake Front Campong

Stayed here for two nights in May. What I loved was being able to drive up literally set up camp right at the lakeside. Fellow campers were really nice, and I had no issues. I packed everything in and packed everything out, so I didn’t use any of the facilities, including the restrooms. Just a note, it can get super windy out there so make sure you have guy lines to tie stuff down. There are plenty of big rocks that help too.

Closed for winter!

A cool spot - not much shade or varied terrain but excellent access to the lake. Lots of spots. It’s basically just flat and slopes down to the water. Pretty bird noises in the morning. If you’re looking for privacy this probably isn’t the best when it’s crowded. It’s got a hotel and saloon across the street which is great if you’re looking for that!

First to Review

$36 a night!!! Pretty view no hook ups for a high price. When you can camp 10 miles away on the other side of the lake for FREE! Bathroom was gross. No place to get rid of trash.