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HOSPITAL FLAT, CA

Hospital Flat Campground is situated along the Kern River, 6.5 miles north of the town of Kernville. Hiking, fishing, kayaking and rafting are popular activities.The campground sits within Sequoia National Forest at an elevation of 3,000 feet in an open area overlooking the Kern Wild...
Status: Closed through Thu May 22 2014   Season Dates

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  • Six people per site including children
  • Additional $2/day fee will be charged for stays on for Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day weekends
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Sequoia Recreation will be assessing a $7 additional vehicle fee 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.
  • No hookups or showers available
  • Pitching a tent may be difficult due to abundant rocks
  • No ATV or ORV allowed in campground
  • Click here for more information on Sequoia National Forest


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.
  • 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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    AREA HOSPITAL FLAT STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 30 Back-In
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    AREA HOSPITAL FLAT WALK TO 6 10 Back-In
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    AREA HOSPITAL FLAT STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 30 Back-In
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    AREA HOSPITAL FLAT WALK TO 24 10 Back-In
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    Overview

    Overview

    Hospital Flat Campground is situated along the Kern River, 6.5 miles north of the town of Kernville. Hiking, fishing, kayaking and rafting are popular activities.

    Natural Features:

    The campground sits within Sequoia National Forest at an elevation of 3,000 feet in an open area overlooking the Kern Wild and Scenic River. Gray pine, scrub oak, grasses and shrubs cling to steep, canyon walls along the river, and cottonwoods and willows line the riverbanks.

    Sequoia National Forest, located at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada in central California, is named for 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. Elevations range from about 1,000 to 12,000 feet, creating precipitous canyons and mountain streams with spectacular waterfalls such as Salmon Creek Falls and Grizzly Falls.

    Recreation:

    Hiking, fishing, kayaking and rafting are popular activities in the Upper Kern River area. Click here to learn more about the area, including safety and permitting requirements and a listing of local outfitters.

    Facilities:

    The campground offers several single-family sites on a single loop along the river. Picnic tables and campfire rings are provided, as are vault toilets and drinking water.

    Nearby Attractions:

    The Cannell Meadow National Recreation Trail begins just north of Kernville. The trail stretches 11.5 miles as it climbs through mixed pine and fir forest to Cannell Meadow and a historic Forest Service cabin built between 1904 and 1909. Hikers are awarded beautiful views of the Kern River Valley along the trip.

    Visitors enjoy making day trips to Sequoia National Park and Giant Sequoia National Monument.

    Booking Window
    Sun Apr 27 2014 - Thu Oct 23 2014

    Reservations must be made 4 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
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Campfire Rings
    • Drinking Water
    • Host
    • Vault Toilets
    • Water
    Within 10 Miles
    • ATM
    • Dump Station
    • Fishing
    • Fuel Available
    • General Store
    • Rafting
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming
    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-$104.00
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $24.00-$26.00

    *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):
    35.82861, -118.45778
    35°49'43"N, 118°27'28"W

    From Kernville, go 6.5 miles north on Sierra Way (Mountain 99) to the campground.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    HOSPITAL FLAT
    PO BOX 1640
    KERNVILLE CA 93238

    Phone Number:

    Information: (760)376-1815