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Old 05-23-2011, 01:56 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me if there is dry camping north of Kernville California along the river? Thanks for your help.

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Old 05-23-2011, 02:16 PM   #2
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There are quite a few places for dry camping and also for day use. I think they are all run by the National Forest Service and are all first come first serve. There is Frandy Park and River Kern Park which are next to the Kernville bridge. Just north of town is Rivernook and Camp James both have full and partial hookups. None of the places are Free though if that is one of your requirements.
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Try this; CAMPING on the Upper Kern River / Sequoia National Forest
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Thanks. All good info. Hoping to find a quiet spot by the river for some good fishing.
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I was just there 5-11-5-17. Camped at Camp James.River running high, try fishing with lures, gulp alive orange balls or salmon eggs .Fishing was good ,but got snagged quit a bit. Took a drive north on Sierra Way For a hour or so lots camping,first come first serve.
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We are new to the area, moved from the Mid-west to Tehachapi, CA... Have heard there is camping at Lake Isabella. Want to take a quick trip somewhere within a day's drive. Any suggestions?
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Camping on Lake Isabella

There`s many camping spots on the Lake and surounding area. Alot of them have full hookups and others are dry camping only. If you are going from Tehachapi to the lake I would definetly Go down east to Hi-way 14 north to Walker Pass Rd and over that way. If you are driving a smaller RV you could go west on 58 to Weedpatch Hwy north to Kern River canyon and up. That way is really windy and super narrow. Once you are at the lake you can go either way around it. It makes a complete circle. Also if you go left around it you will see the Fern River . lot`s of camping that way Too. Hope this helps. BillP.
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We are new to the area, moved from the Mid-west to Tehachapi, CA... Have heard there is camping at Lake Isabella. Want to take a quick trip somewhere within a day's drive. Any suggestions?
Try going to the BLM web site...there are a lot of BLM campgrounds in the Bishop area. Lone Pine and farther north, a couple of hours away from Tehachapi.
Go up SR-14 to US395
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The forecast is for a lot of snowmelt toward the end of the week, so if you are on the upper Kern, or any other stream for that matter, stay well above high water marks. If it warms fast, will probably be record high water.

Also, someone reccommended going north 14 to avoid wind, you will get significantly more wind on that route, than "up the cayon" from Bakersfield, but it is not quite as crooked. Also less traffic. Maybe the person making that suggestion has only done it a few times, and the time they went on 14 it wasn't windy. If so, that is definately not the norm. (lived in Tehachapi for well over 50 years).
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BillP, sorry, reread you post, I suspect when you used "windy" , you meant crooked, not high wind. in that context, going up the canyon is definately "windy". (we've had enough high wind the last few days, it is hard to think of anything else)
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Try going to the BLM web site...there are a lot of BLM campgrounds in the Bishop area. Lone Pine and farther north, a couple of hours away from Tehachapi.
Go up SR-14 to US395
In terms of distance instead of driving all the way east on 58 to Krammer Jct.
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