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
Open Year Round for camping and fishing.
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
$24 per night ($26 on holiday weekends) and $7 for additional vehicles.
Campfire permits required for campfires, barbeques, and camp stoves.
Open Year Round
Camping and Campfires within 25 feet of the water's edge is prohibited due to it's Wild and Scenic Designation.
Kernville Ranger Station
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
town of Kernville. From Kernville go north on Sierra Way (Mountain 99) 4
miles to the campground.
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/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=71599&topTabIndex=CampingSpot
No. of Sites
43 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites
1 of 43
River and Stream Fishing
Fishing open year round on the the north fork of the Kern River up to the Johnsondale Bridge.
California Fishing licenses are required for all persons above the age of 16 years.