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Attention: Due to severe drought conditions that there will be no showers and that the number of faucets are being reduced. That there is to be NO BATHING OR DISH WASHING AT FAUCETS. FILL A POT AND WASH DISHES AT YOUR OWN SITE.
Attention: This Facility is closed November 30, 2014 through March 31, 2015.

SANDY FLAT, CA

Photo: SANDY FLAT
Status: Open through Sat Nov 29 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Sandy Flat Campground is set back from the Lower Kern River at an altitude of 2,300 feet near the town of Lake Isabella. Campsites are a short walk from the 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 and Grizzly Falls.

Recreation:

Hiking, trout fishing, river wading and floating are popular pursuits. The Hobo Fishing Trail, a short walking trail, is nearby.

Click here to learn more about the Lower Kern River, including safety and permitting requirements and a listing of local outfitters.

Facilities:

Campsites are set along one loop in largely open sites. Large boulders, relics of the ice age, are scattered throughout the campground. River access is in the day camp area. Drinking water, picnic areas and vault toilets are 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 Giant Sequoia Mercantile offers a wide variety of books, maps, gifts, local art, camping supplies and other merchandise.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Picnic Area
  • River Access
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
Within 10 Miles
  • Bank
  • General Store
  • Grocery Store
  • Hospital
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Pay Phone
  • Restaurant
  • Visitor Center
Know Before You Go
  • Six people per site including children
  • Hookups are not available
  • This is a non-site-specific campground
  • River views are limited due to bank overgrowth
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    35.57444, -118.52556
    35°34'28"N, 118°31'32"W

    From Highway 99, take Highway 178 east for 4 miles. Turn right on Borel Road, then right onto the Old Canyon Road. Continue about 2 miles, then turn right into Sandy Flats Campground.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    SANDY FLAT

    Lake Isabella CA

    Phone Number:

    Information: (760)376-1815