Camp 9 Lakeside Group Campgrounds

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Camp 9 Lakeside Campgrounds offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities including: group camping (max 35 occupants), waterskiing, boating, swimming, and fishing in the lake. Mobility-impaired access to the beach. Full shade. A motocross track and shooting range are nearby. Additional facilities include a fish cleaning station and a volleyball court. Includes a dump station for Recreational Vehicles at a cost of $10/dump. Eleven (11) group camping sites are open year round for reservation.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: For Kern River Ranger District recreation information, please call 760-549-9533
Reservations: Reservations can be made through the National Recreation Reservation Service by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777 or online at
Fees $160 per night.
Permit Info: Campfire permits required for campfires, barbeques, and camp stoves.
Open Season: May - November
Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: No ATVs or OHVs in the campground. Must stay in designated roadways and watch for signs where vehicles are prohibited.
Closest Towns: Kernville
Water: Yes
Restroom: Yes
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Lake Isabella Visitor Center  Kernville Ranger Station.

General Information

Directions: From Kernville, go south on Sierra Way/ County Road 521, then turn west on access road to the lake.

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Camping & Cabins

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Group Camping

Group Site #1 at Camp 9 Lakeside can accomodate 1-35 occupants with a maximum of 8 vehicles at this site. Addition parking is available in campground if needed.

Fees: $160 per night
Reservation required?: Y
Reservation info: Reservations can be made by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777 or online at
Permit required?: Y
Permit: Campfire permits required for campfires, barbeques, and camp stoves.


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