“The Grove” event venue, on the Kern River
Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversary parties and …so much more!
Dedicated to the memory of a very important member of the MRA family, Bud’s Grove is a very special, unique place here in Kernville. The area is canopied by a grove of native Cottonwood trees which double as an umbrella by day, and is adorned with twinkle lights for night time enjoyment. Listen to the river rushing by or any one of our four hundred bird species singing, creating a symphony of nature.Situated along the banks of the Kern River our campground facility serves as a wonderful wedding, reception or party venue. While our primary purpose is rafting, we get asked again and again to rent out our facilities for all kinds of parties. Perfect months for outdoor events include the sometimes persnickety April, early- May, September, October and November. Evening events can be cool as we are right along the banks of the Kern River.Located in Kernville, CA just one hour east of Bakersfield, Mountain & River Adventures Campground is conveniently located in Kern County and very close to San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties, which makes us an ideal location for hosting your next outdoor event.Location scouts often seek out our beautiful grove and river access for commercials. We’ve had segments of television commercials filmed right here at Mountain & River Adventures Campground. In fact, Men’s Vogue shot stills for a magazine spread, etc.
Bull Run Pavilion
Nature Talks, Outdoor Films, Outdoor Theater, Gathering Area
Our Kern River campground also hosts, Bull Run Pavillion, a proud work in progress. Ultimately we hope to see our outdoor amphitheater used for skits, plays, and outdoor concerts for the local community and visitors. And in the short term we rent out Bull Run Pavilion to our camping guests that want a location for a nature talk, a church sermon or a place to stage an outdoor film. Our amphitheater, set in real boulders collected from around our 15 acres, will seat about 200 people. Crank up the dial on our propane powered fire pit and you have the makings of a real outdoor event. Come and enjoy!