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.

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.
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.
Closest Towns: Kernville, and Riverkern
Water: None
Restroom: Portable toilets occasionally
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Kernville Ranger Station

Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Dispersed Camping

This camping area is an undeveloped dispersed area for the those who like their camping experience to be a little more rustic. Camping, fishing, and hiking is available, along with white water rafting through the numerous outfitters in the area.

Current Conditions: Conditions can change variously through the change of seasons. The Kern River can be swift and deceiving. Life jackets should always be worn with near the Kern River.
Reservation info: No reservations required. Operates on a first come first served basis.
Permit: Campfire permits are required for campfires, barbeques, and camp stoves.
Best Season: Summer
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