While our campground is open year round, the changing seasons bring in many different groups of people here at Rivernook. The Kern River Valley offers a variety of things to see and do throughout the year and we’re happy to provide them with the best camping experience possible while they explore the surrounding areas or just kick back, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. We have “dry” camping sites available for tent campers and partial and full hookup sites available for RVers. Most of our sites are shaded and we have multiple sites that feature either direct river or creek-front access.
September 1st- June 1st
2 NIGHT MINIMUM, ANYTIME DURING THESE MONTHS.
Unless you’re “off the road” Also 3 night minimum for all major holidays during the 2 night minimum time.
June 1st -September 1st- Reservations will not be accepted more than 10 days in advance for stays less than 4 days.
June 1st -September 1st
4 night minimum unless you call 10 days prior to arrival.
Daily Rates for Camping
Maximum 8 persons per site, any persons after the first two are subject to extra person fees.
Dry Tent Camping - $40.00 per day
(101-111 river and creek, 115-119 creek sites, 400-409 creek sites, 411-417 standard tent sites with views of river and creek, 440 river front site, 177-186 standard with seasonal creek flow at times, 187-199A standard tent sites with views of river and creek)
Water and Electric Tent Sites $55.00 per day
(No AC Units permitted at these sites, electric is only 220 for charging or blowing up rafts, etc.. Sites 41,50,51 and 59.
Partial Hookups - $55.00 per day
(sites with water, electric & cable)
(Site numbers 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57 and 58 creek sites with 30Amp ( no trailers bigger than 36 feet and only 1 ac unit on trailer permitted on these sites. 418-423 standard with 50Amp, 424-439 river front with 50Amp)
Full Hookups - $60.00 per day
(sites with water, electric, cable and on site septic hookups)
(Site numbers 200-215 front row near office , 441-455 back row on Island)
RESERVATIONS MADE FOR SIX NIGHTS OR MORE RECEIVE SEVENTH NIGHT FREE AT SAME SITE WITH SAME VISIT. MUST ALSO GET THE 7TH NIGHT WHEN MAKING THE RESERVATION IF THIS IS SOMETHING YOU WERE INTERESTED IN.
Additional Daily Charges
(applicable to all sites)
Each extra person per site, per night- $6.00 (Children 13 years and under free).
Up to 8 person max per site.
We don’t charge for additional vehicles (though there is a limit of 2 per site). We have overflow parking available.
Bringing your dog (or other animal companion) is always free, please just make sure they’re kept on a leash and that you take the time to pick up after your pet.
Cancellation for a full refund must be completed at least 25 days prior to arrival date. Cancellations of 14-24 days prior to arrival date will receive a gift card. Cancellations of less than 14 days are not eligibility for a refund.
For date changes and refunds please call 760-376-2705.
Please allow up to 60 days for refunds to be processed. There is a $10.00 refund fee that we deduct from the refund amount.
We’re now happy to be offering group rates. While all our normal reservation policies still apply if you call to reserve 10 sites or more you’ll receive 15% discount on your group booking.
Note: Additional person fee of 6 extra people per site is automatically added to all group reservations. There will be a non refundable deposit due upon making Group Reservations.
Residential Sites & Rates
In addition to our camping sites we also offer Partial and Full Hook-up residential spaces for those guests interested in making the Kern River Valley either their full or part time home. With half of our “park” dedicated to space for residents we have 123 spaces suited to your vacation home or full time living needs. Availability is somewhat limited.
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ITEMS DOWN AT THE RIVER. If items are left down at river for over night to keep your spot marked, they will be removed by staff and brought up to the office. We want everyone to get a chance to enjoy fairly.
No GENERATORS, unless in an emergency situation.
Check in time is 2:00pm. Earlier arrivals will be available if the site is ready per our specifications for a fee of $20.00 after 12:00pm if site is available. No arrivals past 9:30pm.
Limit of 8 persons per site including children. Any person beyond the 2nd is $6 per person per night up to the 8th person and children 13 and under are free.
3 tents per tent site, 1 tent and 1 RV on partial hookup sites. No tents allowed on Full hookup RV sites. Each site can have 2 vehicles not including your trailer.
All vehicles must first register in office, make sure you bring in your license plate number as you will need this. Make sure you park to the left and do not block the gate please.
Speed limit is 5 MPH throughout the park at all times. If this cannot be followed you will politely be asked to park your vehicle and walk in for the rest of your stay. We always have children, pets and people walking throughout the park.
Please conclude all noise at 10:00pm and no tent check in's past 9:30pm (due to staking down of tent)
Children should not be left unattended in Restrooms or Anywhere in the Park.
Pets are welcome with no charge, but we ask that you keep them on a leash and pick up after them. There are doggy bag locations throughout the park, and we ask that only service dogs go in the restrooms.
Toilets stay open 24 hours a day and showers shut down at 7:00pm and reopen at 7:00am. Please do not flush anything in the toilet except toilet paper that is provided in stalls. Everything else is to be thrown in the trash cans.
Fires are permitted unless specified by the office, keep fires in fire rings that are pre set up at each site and no bon fires please. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE YOUR FIRE UNATTENDED.
All drains not connected to a sewer must be capped or in an appropriately sealed container, then disposed of at the dump station.
Dump stations are available for our guests at no charge (see map for location)
The following items are not allowed to be used in the park: FIREWORKS, FIREARMS OF ANY KIND, AIR RIFFLES, PELLET GUNS, SLINGSHOTS, CROSS BOWS, BOW AND ARROWS. ALSO NO WATER BALLOONS, NO POOLS, NO SPAS!!! THANK YOU.
Defacing park property or any trees on the park grounds is strictly prohibited.
For refunds please call 760-376-2705 25 days prior to arrival for a full refund, 24-14 days prior to arrival for a gift card or a change of date.