Kern County, Central California

Lake Isabella Camping



Lake Isabella Picnic Areas


  • Riverkern Beach
    • 2.6 Miles north of Kernville
    • Along the Kern River
    • Restrooms, No Water
  • Corral Creek Beach
    • 8.3 Miles North of Kernville
    • Along the Kern River
    • Restrooms, No Water
  • Lake Isabella Park
    • Lake Isabella Blvd.
    • Picnic Tables
    • Restrooms
  • Kernville Circle Park
    • Kernville & Tobias Rds.
    • Picnic Tables
    • Restrooms
  • Riverside Park

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Lake Isabella Campgrounds and RV Parks

Lake Isabella's campgrounds are in the Sequoia National Forest. The campgrounds operate under a concessionaire program with California Land Management. Most of the campsites can be reserved. All of the campgrounds have flush toilets, showers, fishing cleaning facilities, and other amenities.

Information can be obtained at the
Lake Isabella Visitor Center
4875 Ponderosa Drive
Lake Isabella, California
(760) 379-5646

A number of group campgrounds are located by the lake. Several campgrounds located in the surrounding Sequoia National Forest are within easy driving distance of Lake Isabella. There is also a variety of RV Parks nearby.


Pioneer Point Campground

Location: West side of Lake Isabella, off Highway 155
Campground Facilities: 78 Campsites, Flush Toilets, Showers, Trailers up to 30', No Water, Playground, Fish Cleaning Facilities
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Table, Fire Ring
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Pioneer Point Campground
Fees: $25 per night ($27 on holiday weekends)
Nearby Attractions: Lake Isabella

Hungry Gulch Campground

Location: West side of Lake Isabella, off Highway 155
Open: April through September
Campground Facilities: 78 Campsites, Trailers to 30', Flush Toilets, Showers, Piped Water, Fish Cleaning Facilities, Playground
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Table, Fire Ring, Grill
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Hungry Gulch Campground
Fees: $25 per night ($27 on holiday weekends)
Nearby Attractions:

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Boulder Gulch Campground

Location: West side of Lake Isabella, off Highway 155
Open: April through September
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Boulder Gulch Campground
Campground Facilities: 78 Campsites, Trailers to 45', Flush Toilets, Showers, Piped Water, Playground, Fishing Cleaning Facilities
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Grills
Fees: $25 per night ($27 on holiday weekends)
Nearby Attractions: Marina

Tillie Creek Campground

Location: Northwest shore of Lake Isabella, off Highway 155
Open: April through September
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Tillie Creek Campground
Campground Facilities: 60 Campsites, Trailers to 45' Flush Toilets, Showers, Piped Water, Playground, Fish Cleaning Facilities, Dump Station, Amphitheater
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Grills
Rates: $25 per night ($27 on holiday weekends)
Nearby Features: Boat Ramps, Wofford Heights

Live Oak South Campground

Location: Slightly Inland, Northwest shore of Lake Isabella, off Highway 155
Open: April through September
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Live Oak South Campground
Campground Facilities: 30 Campsites, Trailers to 30' Flush Toilets, Showers, Piped Water
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Grills
Rates: $25 per night ($27 on holiday weekends)
Nearby Features: Boat Ramps, Wofford Heights

Live Oak North Campground

Location: Slightly Inland, Northwest shore of Lake Isabella, off Highway 155
Open: April through September
Reservations:
Campground Facilities: 60 Campsites, Trailers to 30' Flush Toilets, Showers, Piped Water
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Grills
Rates: $25 per night ($27 on holiday weekends)
Nearby Features: Boat Ramps, Wofford Heights

Paradise Cove Campground

Location: South shore of Lake Isabella, off Highway 178
Open: Year-round
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Live Oak South Campground
Campground Facilities: 46 Campsites, Flush Toilets, Showers, Piped Water, Dump Station, Fish Cleaning Facilities
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Grills
Rates: $25 per night ($27 on holiday weekends)
Nearby Features:

Camp 9 Campground

Location: East side of Lake Isabella, off Sierra Way
Open: Year-round
Reservations: None
Campground Facilities: 109 Campsites, Flush Toilets, Showers, Piped Water, Any Size Trailer at most Sites, Dump Station, Fish Cleaning Facilities
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Grills
Rates: $17 per night
Nearby Features: Beach, Dock, Boat Ramp

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Lake Isabella Group Campgrounds

French Gulch Group Campground

Location: West side of Lake Isabella, off Highway 155
Open: Year-round
Campground Facilities: Group Area for 100 Campers and 30 Vehicles, Flush Toilets, Showers, Piped Water, Sheltered Dining Area
Campsite Amenities: Large Fire Ring, Picnic Tables, Grills
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or
Recreation.gov - French Gulch Group Campground
Fees: $350 per night
Nearby Attractions: Lake Isabella

Tillie Creek Group Campground

Location: Northwest side of Lake Isabella, off Highway 155
Open: Site # 2 Open Year-round, Others April through September
Group Sites: 4 Group Sites, #1 can serve 60 People, #2 up to 150 People, #3 up to 80 People, #4 up to 60 People
Campground Facilities: Flush Toilets, Piped Water, Sheltered Dining Areas
Campsite Amenities: Large Fire Ring, Picnic Tables, Grills
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or
Recreation.gov - Tillie Creek Group Campground
Fees: Site #1 $210 per night, #2 $525, #3 $280, #4 $210
Nearby Attractions: Lake Isabella

Live Oak Group Campground

Location: Northwest side of Lake Isabella, off Highway 155
Open: Year-round
Campground Facilities: 1 Group Area, Flush Toilets, Showers, Piped Water, Shelters
Campsite Amenities: Large Fire Ring, Picnic Tables, Grills
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Live Oak Group Campground
Fees: $350 per night
Nearby Attractions: Lake Isabella

Camp 9 Group Campground

Location: East side of Lake Isabella, off Sierra Way
Open: Year-round
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Camp 9 Group Campground
Campground Facilities: 11 Group Campsites for 20 -35 People, Portable Toilets, Showers, Piped Water, Various Size Trailer, Dump Station, Fish Cleaning Facilities
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Grills
Rates: $160 per night
Nearby Features: Beach, Boat Ramp, Dock

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Lake Isabella RV Resort

11936 Hwy. 178, Mountain Mesa, CA
(760) 379-2046
Website: Lake Isabella RV Resort
RV Park Facilities: BBQ, Swimming Pool, Restrooms, Laundry, Fish Cleaning Facility, , Overlooking Lake Isabella, Boat Storage, Free Boat Ramp, Club House with Big Screen TV, Kitchen, and Game Room
Notes: No Campfires, No Tents on Holidays
RV Sites: Full Hook-ups, 30-50 Amp, Patio Furniture, WiFi, Cable TV available
RV Full Hook-up Rates for 2: $37 Daily, $222 Weekly
Tent Site Rates for 2: $29 Daily, $174 Weekly
Extras: Cable TV, Internet, or Extra Person $4 Daily, $24 Weekly
Prices subject to change.

Rivernook Campground

On the banks of the Kern River, minutes from Lake Isabella
14001 Sierra Way, Kernville, CA
(760) 376-2705
Website: Rivernook Campground
RV Park Facilities: 60 Acres, 250 Sites, Restrooms, Dump Station, Picnic Area
Tent and RV Sites: Full Hook-ups, 20-50 Amp, Room for Slide-outs, Space between Sites, Cable TV
Rates for 2: Dry tent campsites $36 per night, Partial hook-ups $42, Full hook-ups $47

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Camp Kernville

24 Sirretta St., Kernville, CA
(760) 376-2345
Website: Camp Kernville
RV Park Facilities: Along the Kern River, Restrooms, Showers, Laundry, Dump Station, Volleyball, Fishing, Swimming, Tubing
RV Sites: Full Hook-ups, Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Summer Rates for 2: $45 - $75, Additional People or Vehicles or Boats $5 per day
Prices subject to change.

Frandy

11252 Kernville, Kernville, CA
(760) 376-6483 or (888) 372-6399
Website: Frandy
Campground Facilities: On the Kern River, Restrooms, Showers, Dump Station, Outdoor Games
Tent and RV Sites: Waterfront Sites Available
Rates:
  RV Sites $41 - $97 per Night,
  $222 - $528 per Week
Holiday rates slightly higher. Prices subject to change.

Kern River Sequoia RV Resort
at Camp James

13801 Sierra Way, Kernville, CA
(760) 376-6119
Website: Kern River Sequoia RV Resort
Campground Facilities: WiFi, Restrooms,
Tent and RV Sites: Full Hook-ups, 50 Amp Sites, DirecTV available, Firepits, Picnic Tables. WiFi
2016 Rates for 2: $39 - $55; Monthly Rates Available
Prices subject to change.

Lake Isabella/Kern River KOA

15627 Hwy. 178, Weldon, CA
(760) 378-2001 or (800) 562-2085
Website: Lake Isabella/Kern River KOA
RV Park Facilities: Swimming Pool, Bike Rentals, Snack Bar, Kamping Kitchen, WiFi, Propane
RV Sites: 30 Amp, Full Hook-ups, Cable TV, Fire Rings, Picnic Tables
Rates: Tents about $32 - $36 per night, RV Sites about $42 - $48 per night
Prices subject to change.

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More Nearby Camping


Stine Cove Recreation Area

East Side of Lake Isabella off Sierra Way
Open Camping
Fees: None
Chemical Toilets
Open Year-round

Auxiliary Dam Recreation Area

South End of Lake Isabella off Hwy. 178
Flush and Chemical Toilets
Fees: $10 per Vehicle per Day May - Sept.
Annual Pass $50
RV Dump Station $10
Open Year-round

Headquarters Campground

4 Miles North of Kernville
44 Campsites, Trailers to 27'
Vault Toilets, Piped Water, Tables, Grills
Fees: $25 per night
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Headquarters Campground

Camp 3 Campground

5 Miles North of Kernville
50 Campsites, Trailers to 27'
Vault Toilets, Piped Water, Tables, Grills
Fees: $25 per night
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov

Hospital Flat Campground

6.5 Miles North of Kernville
35 Campsites, Trailers to 27'
Vault Toilets, Piped Water, Tables, Grills
Fees: $25 per night
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Hospital Flat Campground


Goldledge Campground

10 Miles North of Kernville
37 Campsites, Trailers to 30'
Vault Toilets, Piped Water, Tables, Grills
Fees: $25 per night
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Goldledge Campground



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