Thunderbird Group Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Thunderbird group site, located approximately 4-5 miles north of Kernville, offers group camping along the Wild and Scenic Upper Kern River, and is available for reservations.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: For Kern River Ranger District recreation information, please call 760-376-3781.
Reservations: Reservations for Thunderbird can be made by calling the National Recreation Reservation Service at 1-877-444-6777, or online at at least 5 days in advance.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
  • Thunderbird Group #1 (30 person max):  $90/night
  • Thunderbird Group #2 (12 person max):  $40/night
  • Thunderbird Group #3 (12 person max):  $40/night
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Camping or having campfires within 25 feet of the Kern River's edge is strictly prohibited due to it's wild and scenic designation.
Closest Towns: Kernville
Water: none
Restroom: Yes
Operated By: California Land Management
Information Center: Kernville Ranger Station


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