Kern River super bloom is on, right now!

Kern River super bloom, as seen from hillside above MRA Campground.

Kern River super bloom is happening right now.  You don’t want to miss this!  The colors are gorgeous!  Bright yellows, shocking pink, lovely white, we have it all.  Come see for yourself.  And the blooms are just across the street from our campground.  Just imagine the family photos!  And, we know all the off-the-beaten-path spots.

California Wildflower Super Bloom in Kernville

For our camping guests, access to copious amounts of wildflowers could not be easier.  They are right across the street from our Campground!  No GPS or navigation system needed.

Kernville Wildflowers

Be sure to pop into our Check-in center when you camp with us to find out which wildflower locations are in bloom while you are here.

California 2019 Wildflower Superbloom

If camping @ MRA Campground and hiking around our hillsides to view our Kern River super bloom aren’t enough activity for you, we can recommend more fun!   Did you know we are offering whitewater rafting tours on the Kern River already?  Well, we are!  Check out our splashy fun for all tours here.  And if you would prefer a bigger paddling challenge, we have just the tour for you here.

Another way to view the wildflowers is by mountain biking on the Kern River Trail.  This single-track trail will challenge you just enough, and feed your soul with it’s inner beauty as you traverse our Kern River super bloom fields of poppies on this fun, challenging, single-track trail.  Get outside!

Love to camp on the Kern? So do we and here’s why.

Did you know that campers come to Kernville just to camp on the Kern River?  They love it here for lots of reasons, and here’s why you should plan to camp on the Kern River with MRA!

Close to Adventure
Located two miles north of Kernville, on the Kern River, our campground is on the same property as our whitewater rafting check-in center, making your adventure getaway super easy to plan your whitewater + camping fun!  We are an hour from the scenic Trail of 100 Giants, Dome Rock and the Needles, plus some really cool natural rock water slides.  MRA offers world-class white water rafting tours plus lots of other outdoor adventures, just steps away from our family-focused campground, a mecca of amenities unto itself!  Our camp amenities include…

Site Size Options — Standard, Double or Group
MRA offers many options with our spacious, well groomed, tent camping sites, steps away from the Kern River.  Our Standard Sites hold up to six campers including children.  Each site contains a picnic table and fire ring with cooking grate.  If you are a BBQ aficionado, you may want to bring along your favorite tools for this gig!  All the neighbors will want to eat at your picnic  table.

Our Double Sites hold up to twelve campers with all the same amenities listed above, just more room for all the cousins or friends-of-friends!

Groups come here to reconnect with family and friends for reunions, birthday parties and more.  Our Group Sites accommodate up to 12, 24 or 36 campers making it easy to plan your summer gathering on the Kern!  Choose from group sites like Boulder Beach, which camps 24; Sandy Beach, Scrub Jay Beach or Cottonwood Beach which individually hold 12 campers, or together accommodate up to 36 campers.


Camp Restrooms
Ladies LOVE our camp restrooms because we keep them sparkling clean, and you don’t really have to ‘rough it’ while you are here.  Our camp restroom boasts flushing toilets, warm showers, and is well located within our campground layout.

NEW for 2019, Coin Operated Showers
Although California is now officially out of a drought, our business  philosophy is always to focus on conservation.  We believe that if each of us conserves a little, our efforts will benefit everyone!  To conserve water, we have installed coin-operated showers in our campground showers.  Only four quarters gets  you a blissful four minutes of luxury in our camp shower!  A quarter machine is located right outside the restrooms.  And, in case you forgot it, we offer biodegradable shower suds, toothbrush & paste kits in our retail shop.

Reserve Online, it’s easy!
We now accept online reservations for camping and most activities!  You can call us during traditional 9-5 working hours, M-F, or, you can reserve online, whenever it is convenient!

Simply choose a campsite, how many nights and then reserve.  It’s that easy!  Campers can also reserve firewood and ice to be delivered to your campsite.  What are you waiting for?  Call or get online and reserve your camping getaway on the Kern, today!

Remember:
*  Please remember to pack glass-free or keep it in the cooler for your own safety in camp.
*  One dog per campsite, please.

Fall on the Kern is majestic.

Fall on the Kern.  Cool temps, great trails, dark skies!

Locals love the Fall season here in the Kern River Valley.  Temps cool off,
trails are used but not crowded, and our dark skies are pretty spectacular.
Come see for yourself!

Kernville's annual mtb festival.
Shuttlefest, October 19-21, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Fall camping is ideal! Perfect weather, easy access to the river for wading, fishing and family fun!

MRA is now hiring for the 2019 whitewater rafting season!

MRA is Hiring!

MRA is now hiring for the 2019 whitewater rafting season!  Are you someone who enjoys the outdoors, working with people?  Are you an optimistic, motivated individual that appreciates excellent customer service, or are willing to learn?  Then we would like to invite you to apply for one of our seasonal jobs listed below.  Follow your passion and spend more time in the outdoors!  Read on to see which job would be the best fit for you.

On-Site Camp Host (seasonal: mid-March to November).  Greet and welcome camping guests, sell firewood/ice, clean restrooms and campsites, operate gardening equipment, basic plumbing, electrical and waterline system knowledge preferred.

BookKeeper (part-time, year-round), must be able to demonstrate proficiency in Quickbooks accounting software, including payroll, and understand sale taxes, accounts payable and receivable.

River Guides experienced or no experience.  Guides with experience, please submit resume and application.  Persons with no guiding experience will need to attend our Guide School training.  Must be 16 years old.

Drivers (need Class B, passenger endorsement and air brakes).  Drive rafting guests to or from various put-in and take-out locations on the Upper and Lower Kern.  Greet guests, maintain a neat/clean vehicle, log miles, keep vehicle fueled.  We can assist with training and testing process; let’s talk.

Photographers (part-time, seasonal).  Shoot photos of whitewater rafting guests as they paddle through a fun rapid.  Location shoots vary from the Upper to the Lower Kern stretches.  Reliable vehicle required.  Basic computer ability for uploading photos preferred.

Food Prep (part-time, seasonal).  Inventory, track, conduct food buys, food storage, cleaning work space, loading coolers for raft trips.

Print out the MRA employment application and mail or deliver to Mountain & River Adventures located at 15575 Sierra Way, Kernville, CA, 93238.  For full job descriptions or to also email your resume/application, send to johns@mtnriver.com.  Thank you for your interest in working with the MRA Team!

Click here for MRA Employment Application

www.mtnriver.com