Johnsondale Bridge River Access Boating Site

Area Status: Open

This site can be utilized for white water boating access, picnicking, and hiking. At about 19 miles north of Kernville via Mountain Highway 99, this site offers a great river hiking trail and boating access. The Kern River Trail (33E30) offers a great day hike with seasonal fishing access.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: For Kern River Ranger District recreation information, please call (760) 376-3781
Operational Hours: No camping; Day use between sunrise and sunset daily; Boat launch
Reservations: No reservations required.
Rentals & Guides: Plan a Trip. With multiple white water rafting companies in the Kern River Valley, scheduling a rafting trip is a great way to experience the beauty of the River.
Fees: Free of charge.
Permit Info: Campfire permits are required for campfires, barbeques, and camp stoves.
Open Season: Open Year Round
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Fishing licenses are required for all persons fishing; age 16 and over. Fishing, from Johnsondale bridge upstream where Forest Service trail 33E30 heads east to join the Rincon Trail, is open beginning the last Saturday in April and runs through the 15th of November. There is a minimum trout size limit of 14 inches; while artificial lures with barbless hoods may be used. There is a two fish limit.
Closest Towns: Kernville
Water: None
Restroom: Portable toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Kernville Ranger Station

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


River and Stream Fishing


No picnic tables at this area

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