Attention: Due to severe drought conditions, water conservations measures are in effect at this facility. The showers are closed and the number of operating water faucets has been reduced. Please use water wisely - - no bathing or dish washing at the faucets. Potable water may not be available due to severe drought conditions.

CAMP THREE CAMPGROUND, CA

Camp Three Campground is set amidst oak and locust trees at an elevation of 2,800 feet on the Upper Kern River, offering countless recreational opportunities for visitors.The Sequoia National Forest, located at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada in central California, takes its...
Status: Open through Sat Sep 13 2014   Season Dates

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  • Six people per site including children
  • There are no electric hookups
  • Swimming in the river is dangerous due to strong currents and other hazards.
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Sequoia Recreation will be assessing a $7 additional vehicle fee per night on the second vehicle in each single family campsite, and on the third and fourth vehicle in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered to be one vehicle and the third and fourth are also considered to be one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
  • Click here for more info about the Sequoia National Forest


Due to the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Help protect our forests by purchasing or collecting firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Click here for more information.
  • Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures contact the Kern River Ranger District (760) 376-3781.
    • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.
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    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
    *** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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    Overview

    Overview

    Camp Three Campground is set amidst oak and locust trees at an elevation of 2,800 feet on the Upper Kern River, offering countless recreational opportunities for visitors.

    Natural Features:

    The Sequoia National Forest, located at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada in central California, takes its name from the giant sequoia, the world's largest tree, which grows in more than 30 groves on the Forest's lower slopes.

    The Forest comprises about 1.1 million acres, and elevations range from about 1,000 to 12,000 feet, creating precipitous canyons and mountain streams with spectacular waterfalls, such as Salmon Creek Falls near Fairview and Grizzly Falls on the Kings River.

    Gray pines, scrub oaks, grass and dry climate shrubs cling to steep, canyon walls while cottonwoods and willows line the river's edge.

    Recreation:

    Hiking, fishing, kayaking and rafting are popular activities in the Upper Kern River area.

    Facilities:

    The campground consists of 52 paved sites and a group camp that accommodates up to 30 people for friends or family gatherings.

    Drinking water, vault toilets, and campfire rings are all provided.

    This facility is operated by Sequoia Recreation, a division of California Land Management and comments are welcome; comment forms are available from campground hosts or online.

    Nearby Attractions:

    The Cannell Meadow National Recreation Trailhead is just north of Kernville. Day trips include the Sequoia National Park, Trail of a Hundred Giants, and numerous sequoia groves in the Sequoia National Monument.

    The Giant Sequoia Mercantile offers a wide variety of books, maps, gifts, local art, camping supplies and other merchandise.

    Booking Window

    GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC

    Fri Sep 05 2014 - Wed Sep 02 2015

    Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

    STANDARD NONELECTRIC

    Fri Sep 05 2014 - Mon Mar 02 2015

    Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Fri May 23 2014 Sat Sep 13 2014
    Peak Fri May 22 2015 Sun Sep 13 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Campfire Rings
    • Drinking Water
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Host
    • River Access
    • Trails
    • Vault Toilets
    • Water
    Within 10 Miles
    • Dump Station
    • Fuel Available
    • General Store
    • Rafting
    • Restaurant
    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Fees and Cancellation

    Fee Information
    Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

    Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
    Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

    Changes and Cancellations
    A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Peak Season
    May 23 2014 -
    Sep 13 2014
    WALK TO $24.00-$26.00
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $24.00-$26.00
    GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $105.00
    Peak Season
    May 22 2015 -
    Sep 13 2015
    WALK TO $24.00-$26.00
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $24.00-$26.00
    GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $105.00

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    Getting There
    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    35.80667, -118.45278
    35°48'24"N, 118°27'10"W

    From Highway 99 in Bakersfield, California, take Highway 178 east to Lake Isabella. From Lake Isabella take Highway 155 around the west side of the lake to the town of Kernville. Turn north on Sierra Way/Mountain 99 and continue 5 miles to the campground.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    CAMP THREE CAMPGROUND
    PO BOX 1640
    KERNVILLE  CA  93238

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (760)376-1815