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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations near the Kern River

Updated: Jun 16

If you are planning a camping trip to the Kern River and Kernville, CA from the central coast, Los Angeles or Palm Desert areas you will need to map out your charging station route for your Tesla, Rivian or other type of electric vehicle.  Keep reading for handy tips on mapping out your journey with high-speed charging stations on the way to and near Kernville and the Kern River.


Driving to the Kern River and Kernville in your electric vehicle

The Bakersfield, CA area can support electric vehicles coming from Los Angeles or the central coast to the Kern River and Kernville, CA.

Electrify America Charging Station 4310 California Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 11000 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA

Tesla Charging Stations in Bakersfield Camino Del Rio Ct #3100, Bakersfield, CA 93308 S Enos Ln #9741, Bakersfield, CA 93311

Buttonwillow, CA 24551 West Lerdo Highway, Buttonwillow Chargepoint: 20672 Tracy Ave #102 Tesla: 20673 Tracy Avenue

Mojave, CA Mojave Air & Spaceport, 1434 Flight Line, Mojave, CA 93501

Tejon and Lebec, CA Tejon Outlets, 5701 Outlets at Tejon Pkwy, Arvin, CA 93203 Lebec, 5602 Dennis McCarthy Dr, Lebec, CA 93243-9725

Wasco, CA W Lerdo Hwy #24551, Buttonwillow, CA 93206

The Inyokern, CA area (eastern Kern County) has a total of 7 fast chargers and can support visitors to the Kern River who are driving from the Palm Desert area, San Diego, and San Bernardino areas. It is recommended that because of potential winds in this high-desert area that you stop in to Inyokern and top-off before driving over Walker Pass into the Kern River Valley area towards Lake Isabella.


Charging your EV while @ the Kern River in Kernville, CA

Some campgrounds will allow you to rent a campsite for charging your electric vehicle and some of our local hotels will allow you to run your cord into 110 outlets near your site or room.

Charging your EV while Camping @ Kern River's Edge

  • If you are camping with us at Kern River's Edge Campground Retreat we do allow EV's to charge in our powered campsites. You will need to provide your own plug/adapter.

  • We also have one 110v outlet in our Guest Parking lot that campers can reserve. The fee is $25 for an 8-hour charge and you must provide your own plug/adapter. Traveling is hard enough with all the planning, packing, food buys and kid wrangling, so we hope this information helps make your next camping outing to the Kern River in your electric vehicle just a little bit easier.


Related electric vehicle charging station agencies, news, reports and blueprints:

Kern Council of Governments, Kern County's EV blueprint report California Transportation Department charging stations in eastern Kern County

Article: Largest EV Charging Station in nation coming to Lost Hills, CA This western Kern County electric vehicle charging station would support travelers on I5 coming from the Bay Area toward Bakersfield, and central coast travelers headed to Bakersfield and Kern River.

Information provided is to the best of our knowledge at this time, May 2024.  We will update information as it becomes available to us. 

Now let's get to planning your next Kern River camping trip!

Use the Book Now button on our website to reserve your power & water RV site or tent campsite. RV sites include power and water hook-ups for one RV, so get your site picked out very soon!


Campers Who Care Recreating responsibly includes packing trash bags to leave our wild spaces cleaner than you found them. There is a glass ban in the Sequoia National Forest, so remember to use plastic storage containers, ziploc bags, or metal containers for camping gear and kitchen supplies instead of glass.

Always practice Leave No Trace (en Español) principles and pack out what you pack in. See more Kern River camping etiquette tips.

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