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  • Writer's pictureKern River's Edge Team

Spring into activity on the Kern River

Updated: Mar 7

Sunny days and crisp, clear nights of Spring mean that wildflower season, whitewater rafting, Spring Break and the annual Lake Isabella fishing derby are just around the corner. If being active in the outdoors this spring is on your wish list, plan to visit the Kern River soon!

Need to build in time to slow down, relax, explore and spend time with loved ones? We can help you find the most chill and relaxing campsite on the Kern. Get ready for your next Kern River camp out!

Stay active on the Kern River this Spring

Planning a Spring Break camping trip for yourself or your family? Gifting ourselves time in the outdoors, soaking up the sunshine, casting a line in the river, free-wheeling around camp or in to town are just a few ways to re-energize and relax. Being active is easy on the Kern.

Spring time means whitewater rafting season is starting up and the fish are biting in Lake Isabella and the Kern River. It is also a great time to hike, bike and climb.

Explore the area: See our ancient Sequoia Grove, near Kern River

In camp, kids have easy access to lots of activities like Connect 4, corn hole, shuffle board, frisbee golf and volleyball, just steps away from your camp site. Kids love the freedom of riding their bikes around camp, so don't forget to pack bikes and helmets. Throw in your fishing pole and hiking boots because you can fish right from shore at camp and test your lungs hiking "On the Edge Trail" right across from camp.

Depending on Kern River flows, inner tubing can be a super fun activity right from our shoreline, but only during low river flows. We are stocking up on inner tubes for our Camp Store and will be stocked up and ready for you after Kern River flows have peaked, typically around June.

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!


Spring Events on the Kern River


Thank you for being a Camper who Cares! Planning for success in the outdoors includes little changes like packing trash bags so that your group can leave our wild spaces cleaner than you found them. Think scavenger hunt and have everyone in your group canvas the area you have just used whether it be for "day use" or overnight camping and get everyone to participate in leaving the space better than you found it. This teaches and mentors campers of all ages to respect and treat the outdoors with the care that it deserves.

What does it mean that Sequoia National Forest does not allow glass on the Forest? Simply that you need to pack and shop a little bit different. Use plastic storage containers, ziploc bags, cans, or metal containers for camping gear and kitchen supplies instead of glass. Transfer those bottles of wine into a bota bag instead of bringing glass to camp.

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


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