At 3,000 foot elevation along the North Fork of the Kern River, Hospital Flat Campground offers 40 individual family units, and 1 accessible group unit with ramp. Maximum 30 foot RV and trailer length. Paved access roads. Bathrooms and water available.
At a Glance
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/Night. $7 for additional vehicles. $26/Night on holiday weekends.
Campfire permits required for campfires, barbeques, and camp stoves.
May - September
Camping and campfires within 25 feet of the water's edge are prohibited due to Kern River'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
the town of Kernville. From Kernville go north on Sierra Way (Mountain 99)
6.5 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=71595&topTabIndex=CampingSpot
No. of Sites
37 single site(s), 2 20-50 people group site(s)
No. of Accessible sites
2 of 39
River and Stream Fishing
Fishing is open year round on the north fork of the Kern River up to the Johnsondale Bridge.
Fishing licenses are required for any persons over the age of 16 years.