The Kern River areas are favorite California summer water spots. Hot in the summer many look to the water for relief during the day. Use caution, however as the waters can be deadly in areas.
Upper Kern River below Johnsdale Bridge, listed in decending order between bridge southernly to Kernville along 99.
Brush Creek, Dispersed Camping
Roads End – this camping area included cabins, a general store and restaurant/bar. The McNally Fire in 2002, claimed all of it. Now day use with paved parking.
Calkins Flat, Dispersed Camping
Chamise Flat, Dispersed Camping
Springhill, Dispersed Camping
Corral Creek, Picnic, Dispersed Camping
Hospital Flat, Campground
Chico Flat, Dispersed Camping
Thunderbird, Dispersed Camping
Camp 3, Campground
Kern River Sequoia RV Resort (formerly Camp James Campground on the Kern River)
Wayne and I camped here in 2007 when this campground was known as Camp James. I (#412) was part of a few sisters who organized what was perhaps the first and maybe the only co-ed bring-your-hubby Sisters On The Fly gathering. We had a blast. This group of ladies are the friendliest, funnest, craziest group of fly-fishing ladies to hook up with. If you are a woman who loves to camp and have fun consider this group for your adventures and no, you don’t have to fish (but if you love fly fishing they have the best organized excursions to go on). Due to health problems I was only a sister for about a year but I never lost my love for the group. Wayne and I are now on the Journey To Getting There (our fulltime RV adventure) but perhaps someday I will once again be a sister with an active number.