Auxiliary Dam Campground

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed
 

Located on the southern end of Lake Isabella off Highway 178 near the town of Lake Isabella, this facility offers flush toilets, drinking water, trash service, a dump station and some campsites with stoves and picnic tables above the high water mark.  Below the high-water mark, visitors can drive their vehicles to the shoreline and camp at the water’s edge.  Below the high-water mark portable toilets and trash receptacles are provided for visitor convenience during the summer.

The Forest Service’s Southern Sierra Passes are accepted at this site, as well as the interagency Annual, Senior, Access, Volunteer, and Military Passes. The Southern Sierra Pass can be purchased at Golden State Surplus in Lake Isabella, James Sierra Gateway Market in South Lake, and local Forest Service offices.

Campfire permits are required for campfires, barbeques, and camp stoves. Permits are available at your local Ranger Station or online at preventwildfireca.org

For Kern River Ranger District recreation information, please call 760-376-3781.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: For Kern River Ranger District recreation information, please call 760-376-3781.
Operational Hours: Open year round.
Reservations: No reservation required.
Fees $10 fee per vehicle per day or annual pass for $50.
Permit Info: Campfire Permits required for campfires, barbeques, and camp stoves. Free campfire permits are available online at www.preventwildfireca.org or at your local Ranger Station.
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Lake Isabella and Mt. Mesa.
Water: Yes
Restroom: 3 flush type
Passes: The Southern Sierra Pass is required at this site. They can be purchased at Golden State Surplus in Lake Isabella, Kern Valley Marina in the South Fork Recreation Area, Riverside One Stop in Kernville, James Sierra Gateway Market in South Lake, and local Forest Service offices.
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From Kernville, go south on County Road 571, and west on CA 178.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Camping & Cabins

Hide detail HIDE

Campground Camping

No. of Sites
Reservation Info
No. of Accessible sites

Fishing

Show detail SHOW

Picnicking

Show detail SHOW

Water Activities

Show detail SHOW
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
35.64319

  Longitude : 
-118.46289

  Elevation : 
2650

 

10 Tent Camping Tips

Ten Tips for First Time Tent Campers Link opens in a new window

 



https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/sequoia/recreation/camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=79632&actid=29