Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Brush Creek is a dispersed camping or day use site open year round. There are vault toilets available and seasonal trash bins. This is where the Brush Creek meets the Upper Kern River and is a good spot for fishing.

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

At a Glance

Current Conditions: For Kern River Ranger District recreation information, please call 760-376-3781.
Reservations: No reservations required
Fees Free of charge
Permit Info: Campfire permits required for campfires, barbeques, and camp stove.
Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: When trash recepticals are not available please pack out what ever trash you have packed in.
Closest Towns: Kernville
Water: None
Restroom: Yes
Passes: No Pass required
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Kernville Ranger Station

General Information


Head north from Kernville approximately 15 miles and Brush Creek will be on the west side of the road.


Parking at Brush Creek Dispersed Area.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Camping & Cabins

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Dispersed Camping

This area where Brush Creek meets the Kern River is popular for camping, day use, white water activities, and fishing.

Offers a variety of recreational opportunities.

Open Season: January-December
Fees: Free of charge
Reservation info: No reservations required
Permit: Campfire permits required for campfires, barbeques, and camp stoves.
Usage: Open year round for camping, day use, and fishing.
Best Season: Summer


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