KERN PLATEAU
AREA CAMPING

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Kern Plateau Campgrounds

Welcome to the Kern Plateau. The diversity of this unique area provides a wide range of camping facilities for the Forest visitor. If you are looking for a developed camp ground, an area to relax and get away from it all, or a place to hitch up your horses, here is a guide to what you will find in the high country. Enjoy your stay and come visit again.

DISPERSED CAMPING AREAS - On the Kern Plateau you will find many dispersed camping areas free of charge which are great for visitors with self-contained units and large groups. These areas may not have facilities and require a campfire permit. Campfire permits are also now available via the Internet at: Campfire Permits. Some of the more popular areas include Troy Meadow overflow, Fish Creek overflow, Bonita Meadow, South Fork of the Kern River around Kennedy Meadows and Big Meadow.


Plateau Camp Directory

Horse Meadow Plateau Map Fish Creek
Troy Meadow Kennedy Meadows
Additonal Information

HORSE MEADOW:
38 miles northeast of Kernville via Mtn. 99, Sherman Pass Rd. (22S05) and Cherry Hill Rd. (22S12). Paved and dirt roads; 41 units including 15 suitable for RV's up to 22'; restrooms; piped water; no trash collection. Elev. 7,600 feet. Open May to November. Fee $17 per night. $5 per additional vehicle.


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TROY MEADOW:
53 miles northeast of Kernville via Mtn. 99 and Sherman Pass Rd. (22S05), or 34 miles west of Hwy. 395 via Nine Mile Canyon Rd. (J41). Paved roads; 73 units including 10 suitable for RV's up to 24'; restrooms; piped well water; no trash collection. Elev. 7,800 feet. Open May to November. Fee $17 per night.


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FISH CREEK:
54 miles northeast of Kernville via Mtn. 99 and Sherman Pass Rd. (22S05), or 32 miles west of Hwy. 395 via Nine Mile Canyon Rd. (J41). Paved roads; 40 units including 12 suitable for RV's up to 24'; restrooms; piped well water; no trash collection. Elev. 7,400 feet. Open Jun. to Nov. Fee $17 per night. $5 per additional vehicle.


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KENNEDY MEADOWS:
60 miles northeast of Kernville via Mtn. 99 and Sherman Pass Rd. (22S05), or 26 miles west of Hwy. 395 via Nine Mile Canyon Rd. (J41). Paved roads; 38 units including 15 suitable for RV's up to 30'; restrooms; piped well water; no trash collection. Elevation 5,800 feet. Open all year. Fee $17 per night. $5 per additional vehicle.


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MORE INFORMATION: Blackrock Visitor Information Station is located 50 miles northeast of Kernville or 38 miles west of Hwy. 395. Forest information and permits for fires, wilderness and woodcutting are available from June to November. The Visitor Information Station is open Thur. thru Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For further information please call Blackrock at (559) 539-2607 ext. 276, or contact:

Kernville Ranger District
P.O. Box 9
105 Whitney Road
Kernville, CA 93238
(760) 376-3781


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