Chico Flat Dispersed Camping
This area is currently partially closed to camping per Forest Order 0513-21-13 - There is no camping within 350 feet of the Kern River - this area is day-use only until further notice. See link above for further details and map.
Dispersed Camping on Upper Kern River approximately 4 to 5 miles north from Kernville. Ther is no water available at this location. Portable toilets and trash recepticals are available during summer months. See Larger Picture Here.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||For Kern River Ranger District recreation information, please call 760-376-3781|
|Reservations:||No reservations required. First come first served.|
|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|
|Restrictions:||Camping and campfires within 25 feet of the water's edge is prohibited due to the Wild and Scenic Designation. Glass containers prohibited.|
|Restroom:||Seasonal Portable Toilets|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Kernville Ranger Station|
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Rustic dispersed camping along the Wild and Scenic Kern River. Perfect for camping, hiking, and fishing with white water rafing companies available in Kernville.