Headquarters Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Headquarters Campground is 4 miles north from Kernville via Mountain Hwy 99 along the North Fork of the Kern River. Paved access roads. 44 individual family units including 1 accessible family unit. Trailers up to 27 feet; toilets, and water available.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open Year Round for camping and fishing.
Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at http://www.recreation.gov
Fees $24 per night ($26 on holiday weekends) and $7 for additional vehicles.
Permit Info: Campfire permits required for campfires, barbeques, and camp stoves.
Open Season: Open Year Round
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Camping and Campfires within 25 feet of the water's edge is prohibited due to it's Wild and Scenic Designation.
Closest Towns: Kernville, Riverkern
Water: Yes
Restroom: Yes
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Kernville Ranger Station

General Information

Directions: Off of Highway 99 in Bakersfield, take Highway 178 East, to Lake Isabella From Lake Isabella take Highway 155 around the west side of the lake to the town of Kernville. From Kernville go north on Sierra Way (Mountain 99) 4 miles to the campground.

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Reservation InfoThis site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=71599&topTabIndex=CampingSpot
No. of Sites43 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites1 of 43

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Fire Danger Level: Low
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
35.79710872
  Longitude : 
-118.4498387
  Elevation : 
2600