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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.
Group Camping Area

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.

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Boulder Beach Group Camping Area, with reserved activity;
two-night minimum on weekends.

Boulder Beach Group Camping Area, without activity;
two-night minimum on weekends.
Boulder Beach Group Camping Area, with reserved activity;
three-night minimum on holiday weekends.
Boulder Beach Group Camping Area, without activity;
three-night minimum on holiday weekends.

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!

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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