Mountain & River Adventures Directions

Directions to Mountain & River Adventures Campground!
15775 Sierra Way, Kernville, CA 93238

DIRECTIONS TO MRA CAMPGROUND
Driving from Los Angeles/Bakersfield:
Take I-5 north to Highway 99 north. Once in Bakersfield, take 178 east to Lake Isabella. As you approach Lake Isabella, take the second off ramp, which reads “Highway 155-Kernville”. Turn left at the stop sign and continue around Lake Isabella (about 10 miles).  Upon entering Kernville, continue through to the stop sign at Kernville Road and Sierra Way. Turn left (north) on to Sierra Way and drive approximately 2.5 miles up river.  Our campground is located at 15775 Sierra Way, on the left side of the road and you may enter where you see our MRA Campground sign next to our welcome bear!

Driving from San Bernadino/San Diego:
From San Bernardino and San Diego take Highway 395 north to 178 west. As you approach Lake Isabella from the east, look for the Kernville turn off just past the town of Weldon. Turn right here on Sierra Way and continue around the lake for 13 miles.  Upon entering the town of Kernville, continue traveling north on Sierra Way and drive approximately 2.5 miles up river.  Our campground is located at 15775 Sierra Way, on the left side of the road and you may enter where you see our MRA Campground sign next to our welcome bear!

Driving from San Francisco/Northern California:
From Northern California take Hwy. 99 south to Bakersfield. Once in Bakersfield, take 178 east to Lake Isabella. As you approach Lake Isabella, take the second off ramp, which reads “Highway 155-Kernville”. Turn left at the stop sign and continue around Lake Isabella (about 10 miles). Upon entering Kernville, continue through to the stop sign at Kernville Road and Sierra Way. Turn left (north) on to Sierra Way and drive approximately 2.5 miles up river.  Our campground is located at 15775 Sierra Way, on the left side of the road and you may enter where you see our MRA Campground sign next to our welcome bear!

Directions to Mountain & River Adventures Store!
11113 Kernville Road, Kernville, CA 93238 

Driving from Los Angeles/Bakersfield:
Take I-5 north to Highway 99 north. Once in Bakersfield, take 178 east to Lake Isabella. As you approach Lake Isabella, take the second off ramp, which reads “Highway 155-Kernville”. Turn left at the stop sign and continue around Lake Isabella (about 10 miles). Upon entering Kernville, continue through town. As you come in to town, you’ll see Circle Park, our MRA store, and then Central Park Deli. Parking is limited, please park your car across the street from our store, or around the park. We’ll be waiting for you in the store.

Driving from San Bernadino/San Diego:
From San Bernadino and San Diego take Highway 395 north to 178 west. As you approach Lake isabella from the east, look for the Kernville turn off just past the town of Weldon. Turn right here on Sierra Way and continue around the lake for 13 miles. As you enter Kernville, take the first left, which is Kernville Rd. and continue for approximately 1/2 mile. Look for the MRA store on your right as you cross the bridge over the river. We’re next door to Central Park Deli. Parking is limited, so please park your car across the street from our store, or around the park. We’ll be waiting for you in the store.

Driving from San Francisco/Northern California:
From Northern California take Hwy. 99 south to Bakersfield. Once in Bakersfield, take 178 east to Lake Isabella. As you approach Lake Isabella, take the second off ramp, which reads “Highway 155-Kernville”. Turn left at the stop sign and continue around Lake Isabella (about 10 miles). Upon entering Kernville, continue through town. As you come in to town, you’ll see Circle Park, our MRA store, and then Central Park Deli. Parking is limited, please park your car across the street from our store, or around the park. We’ll be waiting for you in the store.

Kern Valley Airport
10649 Sierra Way, Kernville, CA 93238

Small, private aircraft can land at the Kern Valley Airport near Kernville. Round trip shuttle rides to and from the MRA store can be arranged by calling MRA at (800) 861-6553. Contact Gene Nelson at (760)376-2852 for information about the Kern Valley Airport.

Take 20% Off…

Did you know that MRA provides a 20% discount on Class IV Upper Kern river trips for non-profits?  We also offer an “early in the season” 20% camping discount, for any campers that camp with us prior to April 1st.

Call 800-861-6553 to chat about the possibilities. Valid on new reservations.

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