Kennedy Meadows Campground


Located on the Pacific Crest Trail near the South Fork of the Kern River, Kennedy Meadows campground is surrounded by the South Sierra, Golden Trout, and Domeland wildernesses. Some of the 37 sites are shaded by juniper and pinion. Maximum vehicle length is 30ft.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campfires only in the provided campfire rings.
Fees Donation for campground maintaince accepted at Kennedy Meadows Store.
  • Food and refuse should be secured so that animals cannot access.
  • Dogs on leash only.
  • Maximum stay 14 days.
Closest Towns:
  • Kennedy Meadows Store (food and water).
  • Ridgecrest, CA (full services, hospital)
  • Kernville, CA (food, lodging, gas)
Water: No potable water.
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center, Lone Pine, CA 760-876-6200; or for road conditions contact Sequoia National Forest- Kernville 760-376-3781

General Information


From US 395, north of Ridgecrest, CA, exit highway 395 near Pearsonville and travel west on Nine Mile Canyon Rd (paved road) to Kennedy Meadows.

General Notes:

Plan Ahead! Fill up your gas, bring water, use a map.

This remote area has no cell phone service. Do not rely on navigation or communication based on cellular service.

The campground does not have water. Water from creeks, lakes and springs should be treated before drinking.

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