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Mountain & River Adventures creates pure fun experiences, connecting people with nature and each other, through diverse adventure options that suit the individual.
Kern River Camping at MRA Campground

MRA's Kern River campground is a fully equipped campground with 34 camp sites (see map below), deluxe bathrooms, hot showers, drinking water, picnic tables, fire pits, and group gathering area. Located along the banks of the Kern River, enjoy immediate river access for fishing, horseshoe pits and hammocks to relax in after a great day of adventure. Call us today at (800) 861-6553 to reserve your camp site!

Out of the hustle and bustle of downtown Kernville, our campground is located just 2.5 miles north of Kernville. This area is also our check-in center for Class IV-V river trips on the Forks, Upper and Lower Kern. Man folks enjoy that they can drive to one location in Kernville, set up camp, and then walk over to check-in for one of our exciting Kern River rafting trips.

If you come to Kernville to just get away from it all, our campground is a great place to relax. With amenities* such as volleyball, shuffle board, horseshoe pits and convenient river access we can help you fully relax and enjoy. We also encourage you to join us in helping to preserve the ecology of the Kern River.

Reserve one site for your family and friends, or all 34 sites for your group, just ask us. Our camp sites book up quick, so reserve early. Summer months such as July-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. Since we do not have hook-ups, self-contained RVs are a must.

Adventure, relax and enjoy with MRA!
Up to six persons per site (including children).
Reserve one of our adventure activities, like rafting, with your camping reservation and receive a discount on camping (see price chart below).

MRA's Kern River campground is one of the more popular destinations in Kern County, so reserve your spot early. Call us at (800) 861-6553 or to reserve Kern River camp site today. *Some of our amenities may not be available during special events. We do our best to give plenty of notice to our camping guests about the timing of special events.

Get driving directions to the MRA Campground.
Find out what Kernville weather will be like during your stay.
Check out Roberta's webcam view of the Kern River near MRA Campground.

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About Our Camp Sites

Mountain & River Adventures Campground is a fully equipped campground with 30 camping sites (see map below), deluxe bathrooms, hot showers, potable water, picnic tables, fire pits, a group gathering area, immediate river access for fishing, and horseshoe pits to unwind with after a great day of adventure…
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Group Camping Area

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.
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Event Location

Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversary parties and 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. Situated along the banks of the Kern River our campground facility serves as a wonderful wedding, reception or party venue.
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What You Need to Know

Get driving directions to the MRA Campground.
Find out what Kernville weather will be like during your stay.
Check out the Kern River webcam near MRA Campground.
Camping policies -- Campground rules and Campground cancellation policy.
Camp site reservations and pricing.
Group camping on the Kern River and event location available.
Help preserve the Kern River ecology while camping at our, Kern River Campground.

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Take 20% Off...

Did you know that MRA provides a 20% discount on Class IV Upper Kern river trips for
non-profits? Call to chat about the possibilities. Valid on new reservations.

20% off camping
February 1st - April 1st | give us a call

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