South Fork Rec Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Located off Highway 178 on the southern side of Lake Isabella, this facility offers flush toilets, trash service, drinking water, a visitor information station, and 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 site also offers a public boat launch and courtesy dock.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Located on the Kern River Ranger District.
Reservations: First come, first served.
Fees Southern Sierra Passes required for day use and overnight camping. $10 per day or $50 per year.
Permit Info: Campfire permits required for campfires, barbeques, and camp stoves.
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Year Round
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Camping is permitted for 14 days within any 30 day period.
Closest Towns: Lake Isabella
Water: Yes
Restroom: Yes
Passes: Southern Sierra Pass required
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Lake Isabella

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