Group Camping Area on the Kern River

Group Camping areas can be either one designated “group” camp site, or by reserving multiple camp sites, near each other, allowing individuals to feel like they are camping together. If you have a large group, ask our reservation staff about Boulder Beach.

Boulder Beach is a group camping area that is the equivalent of almost four regular size camp sites. Amenities to this area include two fire pits, picnic tables and large shade umbrellas, with easy access to our river put-in, horseshoe pits and volleyball courts.. Boulder Beach is used for group camping throughout the year and during our Kids Adventure Camps as well as our two-day Upper Kern trips. This is also a great camp site to reserve for special events like bachelor or bachelorette parties and family reunions.

Summer months such as July and August can be very warm in Kernville. We recommend that you bring along an Easy-Up shade canopy to provide extra shade while camping. Firewood and ice are available for purchase right on-site.

We also have an Overflow camping area, located near Bull Run Pavillion and behind our Camp Host site, which could accomodate up to 12 guests comfortably. This area has picnic tables, fire rings and small trees.

What can you do? Plan before you come.

MRA encourages each of our camping guests to help preserve our pristine environment by creating less trash in the first place. When planning to go camping in the Sequoia National Forest, remember to pack items such as reusable/washable food containers and eating utensils. Use cloth towels instead of paper, and bring reusable water bottles. Bring a personal mess kit which consists of non-disposable or reusable plates, bowls, a cup and utensils, available at sporting goods stores, or in your own kitchen. We have a handy wash station near our restroom. These are just a few ways in which you can help to create less trash, save room in our landfills and leave behind something precious for future generations. Thank you for being respectful of the Kern River Valley and the Sequoia National Forest!

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