Calkins Flat Dispersed Camping

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

About 15 miles north of Kernville, this is the Calkin's Flat Dispersed Campground. No water is available. Portable toilets and trash bins available in the summer months.

Rules, Regulations, and Tips on Dispersed Camping

At a Glance

Current Conditions: For Kern River Ranger District recreation information, please call 760-549-9533
Reservations: No reservations required. Operates on a first come first served basis.
Fees Free of charge
Permit Info: Campfire Permits required for campfires, barbeques, and camp stoves. Campfires and barbaques may be prohibited during fire restrictions, camp stoves allowed with current California Campfrire Permit. Get your FREE Campfire Permit here!
Open Season: Open Year Round
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Camping within 25 feet of the Kern River's edge is prohibited according to it's national Wild and Scenic designation. Glass containers prohibited.
Closest Towns: Kernville, and Riverkern
Water: None
Restroom: Portable toilets occasionally
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Kernville Ranger Station


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