Kern River Camping at MRA Campground

Camping on the Kern, at MRA’s Kern River campground in Kernville, CA makes the check-in process super easy for any of our adventurous rafting tours on the Upper and Lower Kern stretches.

MRA’s tent camping sites provide access to deluxe restrooms, hot showers, potable drinking water located conveniently throughout camp, picnic tables and fire pits.  For larger groups, consider renting our group gathering area, locally known as Bull Run Pavillion, an granite boulder outdoor amphitheater. Located along the banks of the Kern River, enjoy immediate river access for fishing, horseshoe pits and shuffleboard court, or just to relax in our shady grove after a great day of adventure on the Kern River.  Our camp is privately owned.  with 37 camp sites (see map below), and plenty of elbow room so you don’t feel like you are camping with strangers five feet away from you.

MRA’s campground is one of the more popular camping destinations in Kern County, so reserve early!  Call us today at (800) 861-6553 to reserve your camp site!

Our day use area, fondly known as Bud’s Grove is a popular event venue with the Kern River Valley locals.  We do our best to give plenty of notice to our camping guests about the timing of special events, and when the horseshoe pits or volleyball and shuffleboard courts will be closed for a few hours, during a special event.

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