Open Year-round
Yes
Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
No
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Tucked away in the southern Sierra along a quiet stretch of country highway between Bakersfield and Kernville lies this gem of a self-sufficient campground.

Nine non-reservable sites have been placed between the roadway and Deer Creek, providing an inviting setting for anyone seeking either overnight respite or a longer summer stay. The layout is three generous sites nestled along Deer Creek, three smaller sites adjoining the roadway (Hot Springs Road), and three within the circular access drive into the campground. There is no electricity or tap water; however, there are ample trash cans and two ADA-accessible pit toilets that are well maintained by the campground's volunteer custodians.

The sheltered creek has some inviting swimming pools for the warmer months, though the nearby draw is the privately-owned California Hot Springs Resort, located just 0.4 miles up the road.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Rarely full

Parking Pass

None

Price per night (basic site)

15.00 $ (12.59 €)

Pros

Scenic setting. Creekside camping sites. Shaded. Fire pits and tables at all sites.

Cons

Some sites are adjacent to the road. No water.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Managed by

Giant Sequoia National Monument Association

Features

Family friendly
Vault toilet
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Fishing

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

9

Maximum trailer length

16.00 ft (4.88 m)

Location

Field Guide

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