Headquarters Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Headquarters Campground is 4 miles north from Kernville via Mountain Hwy 99 along the North Fork of the Kern River. Paved access roads. 44 individual family units including 1 accessible family unit. Trailers up to 27 feet; toilets, and water available.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: For Kern River Ranger District recreation information, please call 760-549-9533
Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at http://www.recreation.gov
Fees $25 per night ($27 on holiday weekends) and $7 for additional vehicles.
Open Season: Open Year Round
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: No camping or campfires outside designated campsites.
Closest Towns: Kernville, Riverkern
Water: Yes
Restroom: Yes
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Kernville Ranger Station

General Information

Directions: Off of Highway 99 in Bakersfield, take Highway 178 East, to Lake Isabella From Lake Isabella take Highway 155 around the west side of the lake to the town of Kernville. From Kernville go north on Sierra Way (Mountain 99) 4 miles to the campground.

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