Places to Stay near the Upper Kern
Hotels and B&B’s near Kernville
There are plenty of quaint, comfortable hotels in Kernville and the surrounding areas.
The Kern Lodge is an affordable, popular option and it’s located in town, so it’s convenient to the park, stores, and the local bars. (800) 924-8817.
McCambridge Lodge is also in Kernville and has views of the sometimes beautiful Lake Isabella. Several charming rooms to choose from. (760) 376-2288.
Riverview Lodge is rustic and quite nice. Wood interior and a mountain cabin feel make this a great place to get some rest and relaxation after a day on the river. 760-376-6019.
Several of the put-ins and take-outs are next to (or actually are) campsites. Camp 3 is a great central location that is both near town and right in the middle of all the river action.
Campgrounds near Kernville
There are numerous places to camp that are both riverside and roadside. Some of them are operated though the Forest Service and others are privately owned. It’s not a bad idea to book in advance, although you most likely will be able to drive in, find a spot, and pay the campground host. Here are a few options if you wish to know before you go.
Frandy is a private riverside campground with RV hookups and numerous amenities.
Rivernook Campground is another RV option with complete amenities such as showers and running water.