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Our Mission:
Mountain & River Adventures creates pure fun experiences, connecting people with nature and each other, through diverse adventure options that suit the individual.
MRA Camping Sites

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

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. Many 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 river 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, horseshoe pits and convenient river access we can help you fully relax and enjoy.

Reserve one site for your family and friends, or all 30 sites for your group, just ask us. Our camp sites book up quick, so reserve early. 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.

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

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Site WITH activity reservation
with a two-night minimum on weekends
$60 per site, per night
Site WITH activity reservation
with a three-night minimum on holiday weekends
$70 per site, per night
Site WITHOUT activity reservation
with a two-night minimum on weekends
$70 per site, per night
Site WITHOUT activity reservation
with a three-night minimum on holiday weekends
$78 per site, per night

Camping Policies

Camping Policies
Read our Campground Cancellation Policy
Read our Campground Rules

Leave No Trace
In our continuing effort to protect and preserve the natural ecology of the Kern River Valley, we ask that each of our camping guests bring their own mess kits (see below for description) while camping and dining with MRA. 

Please check out the Leave No Trace web site for important information about being a good camper.

MRA Recycles
Caring for our forest, community and our environment are important concepts to all the staff at MRA.  We are in the process of establishing a company-wide policy on how much trash we create, in an attempt to reduce our footprint in our own community. 

MRA is making strides to reduce our carbon footprint. We now have a company-wide recycling program that encompasses both our Kernville and Campground check-in centers and our 15-acre campground facility. Our Guide Managers have been the major backbone of this effort and deserve big "props" for making the MRA recycling effort so comprehensive within the MRA culture. Next time you visit, please observe and use the recycling station in front of both check-in centers, plus all of the blue recycling containers throughout the campground. Please help us in our efforts to recycle glass, aluminum cans and plastic bottles.

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.

Our friends at Keepers of the Kern are dedicated to preserving and protecting the Kern River corridor. Please consider donating to this worthy cause and keep our Kern River pristine.

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

Details at a Glance
Maximum Group Size: 6 per site
Interactive River Maps
View our interactive river map showing our different Kern river rafting trip locations.
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