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Kernville, California

Rivernook Campground

Kernville, California


14001 Sierra Way
Kernville, California 93238
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 286
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 35.76324655709
Longitude: -118.42202782631
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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20 Reviews

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Low price, large RV site, Very clean camp ground and the full park area is clean! Our $42.00 site is directly on the Kern River ! Can't beat this site for outdoor lovers and fly fishing! Park staff and management are very supportive and nice. We go to many RV sites in California and this has been our number one choice. .... Bathrooms & Showers always very clean! Enjoy the Kern River view from our campground site! Dirt sites are clean and level! Been going here since 1974. We camped at Rivernook Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
390
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Drive up to the Johnsondale Bridge, park and enjoy the surrounding areas. When driving up and down the Kern River take the time to drive off on some of the roads and see unique river views and fishing areas. (95% easy parking & etc.).... The town of Kernville has restaurants, museum, and many stores with collectable items.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Haven't stayed here in years but came up for family trip. Park was very nice and appears they have been working on it since we were there last. Park is huge, lots of trees. Grounds were well kept and river sites are very large and great spots with water and electric, no sewage. They weren't that busy but still strict if you come in before 2:00 pm. We would definately stay again. We camped at Rivernook Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
River site
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Do not know the exact daily or night rate. Been going there for over 30 years! The upfront rivers sites are premium and better than any other local campground. With the river views and having very large roomy sites this is one of the top 5% in California! Plus all these years the owners & staff were nice to very bad. Now they are "supreme" in management, grounds keeping, and just very friendly and nice. Need six stars or more. My wife & I have owned 5 motorhomes and been to many locations. One of the "BEST" We camped at Rivernook Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
On the river front
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Come here to fish by beginning at the Johnsondale Bridge and waking down with tackle & camera. Wife picks be off the road at 4:00 p.m. then begin the next day were I came out of. 3 days to walk & fish the upper river. 80% of the fisherman here do not really know the hot spots...they guess. Then Kayaking is coming back with higher water levels!

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We have been going to Rivernook since 2006 and have seen the ups and downs of this park. New management is now making much needed changes. Starting with the phone call to make reservations, calls are returned in short order. The office staff is competent, helpful and friendly. The grounds have been kept much cleaner than in the past, the restrooms and showers are cleaned daily and checked regularly throughout the day (however shower stalls have not yet been repaired/updated).
We had one incident that was resolved professionally and in short order. A tree limb fell on our trailer the night we arrived. The manager was called and responded within a few minutes. Since it was dark, she asked how early in the morning the crew could take care of the problem. We settled on 7AM and at 7AM three friendly, competent young men were at our site. We checked the roof in daylight and did not find any damage to the rubber roof. The crew propped up the limb and I was able to move the trailer ahead so they could bring the limb down. They cleaned up the debris and we were back to normal in about 30 minutes.
NOTE: 50 amp service is available in the hook up area. We camped at Rivernook Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
437
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Archies hardware is a great little place.
Kernville Automotive on Tobias St (at Circle Park) is a friendly, professional, local business. Highly recommended.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Great riverside camping but...Young guys now running the park, heavy on ridiculous rules, bathrooms are run down and not regularly cleaned. Stayed for five days and urinals never cleaned. Sites are not cleaned after people leave. I found the management very evasive in answering questions. Only 10 sites occupied out of several hundred (there's a reason) . We camped at Rivernook Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park, appears to be an older one, some full time residences. The park was quiet, and situated North of town approximately 2 miles to town center. The restrooms were in need of some general repair. They were clean, but fixtures were old. The sites were large and shaded. There are several sites adjacent to river or close by. River sites will require some advance planning. They charge you a daily $5 pet fee which I thought was excessive, since the pet station area wasn't kept stocked. Couple fish cleaning stations available. Cable TV requires their receiver box. No deposit required, make sure you return. It may require assistance from staff to hookup to RV, some different from others. I will definitely return. We camped at Rivernook Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2011 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park and a great location! Only seconds from town. We stayed at a full hook up spot. Would have given a 10 except that we were sewer challenged with a VERY small sewer hole. There was a larger one available. but it was so far above the level of the rig that you had to play with the hose. Because of the time of year, there were very few other campers here so we had the run of the place. Very clean and very nicely kept park. We WILL be coming back! The cable TV thing was a non-issue. If you don't give back their equipment, they will charge your card, so: give it back! Also of note: we have Verizon and although the voice coverage was shaky, the data coverage worked well enough. We camped at Rivernook Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

No motorcycles allowed at all. This we did not realize and as it is our chosen mode of transport, on-road/off road when we park our motorhome: so no riding for us! It seems other parks in the area are the same, so check ahead. An ok river site. We camped at Rivernook Campground in a Motorhome.

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Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

I camped here during the 4th of July weekend: my first time here with family and friends. It was one of the best campgrounds that we've been to. The office people were very friendly and extremely helpful. There was plenty to do. We will be back in the future. We camped at Rivernook Campground in a Tent.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

I did a LOT of research before coming to this area, and I can honestly say that Rivernook is EXCELLENT. Very clean, large area, well maintained, beautiful setting. I can not imagine how it could be improved, and I usually find flaws with most things. The river-front sites have partial hook-ups, everything but sewer, but the dump station is quite close and easy to get to; it must have something to do with building codes as the other sites further from the river have full hook-ups, but you really want to stay next to the river It's not that loud, and it's fun. Rivernook is immediately next to another camp, which appears to have the identical but much smaller setting. Both RV parks are close to town, you can apparently get a cab ride for just $1 or it's an easy bike ride or even walk into town. A market is close by too; any other RV or camping site would put you miles further from town. The town is cute and has a few restaurants; plan on spending 1/2 day there. You can also walk to the fish hatchery from the RV park as well. Everyone had a great time and already want to re-book and make this an annual trip. We camped at Rivernook Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved the Rivernook and Kernville. Stayed here twice, once in the pull through site, and the other on the river with water, electric and no sewer. Both are great!! Staff was great: helped us cut a lock off the trailer that we lost the key. We will come back again. We camped at Rivernook Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2010 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Great family park! Water everywhere. On Kern River, creeks running through all over the 66 acre park! Ducks, deer and raccoons everywhere. Most all sites are very roomy. Hard to find these days. Kids can ride bikes, great place to walk too. Go, you'll love it. Bathrooms need to be remodeled. We camped at Rivernook Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

I've been to Rivernook campground 3 times now. We found it by driving to Kernville, and looking at Camp James which is right next door. Coming from Los Angeles, we cannot leave until after work on Fridays. Camp James said they could not allow late arrivals, but we could come on Saturday. Rivernook said if we make it up there by 10:00 PM, they could accommodate, so we did, and have been camping there ever since. Rivernook is a campground with pea gravel roads, very clean restrooms and some of beautiful scenery. We prefer camping on the river's edge. However one of my guests said they had a hard time sleeping because of the noise from the river - I fell asleep like a baby. The noise from the river did drown out a party that was taking place in the spot right next to us. Later that evening the management asked the people to turn off their music and quiet down. One other note, the sites on the river do not have sewer hook-ups. If you need sewer hook-ups there are plenty of spots throughout the campground that have sewer and are right by the trout creeks that flow through the campground. There are also spots with no water near them if you have concerns about your toddlers. If you need cable TV note there is a $200 deposit on a converter box. You will get that deposit back once the box has been returned. The management has told us how frustrated they are about having to do that, but the box is mandated by the local cable company. My suggestion is to get out of the RV, and watch all of the people rafting on the river - there are no commercials this way. We camped at Rivernook Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 1
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Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

When we called to make our reservations at the campground they told us we could only make our reservation 5 days in advance. We were a little worried about that because we had 6 families that wanted to camp together but were assured that nobody else would be able to make a reservation that far in advance either. We called 7 days before we were ready to leave just to make sure of the date we could call and were informed that we should have been able to make our reservation when we called the first time because they had made an exception to the rule because there was a fishing derby going on at Lake Isabella and now there was no way to get all of us together. Also while staying at the campground the staff was very rude. We had a dog barking outside all night the first night we were there and went to complain, we asked to move and they would not move us to another spot. At that time they told us they were going to make the people with the barking dog leave and they never did. We camped at Rivernook Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 1
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Date of Stay: March, 2009 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed a week's stay here. Definitely a campground and not an RV Park. Dirt roads and dirt site. Must be a mess when it rains, but we had good weather. Pull-through site was level and long; no problem with tree branches or getting the rig or out. Lots of wildlife. We had raccoons climbing on the truck over-night. One morning about 8 deer came through our site. Used the site fire ring a few times after sunset. Only complaint would be that there were not enough nearby trash cans for pet owners. Office staff very friendly and helpful. We will look forward to staying here again. We camped at Rivernook Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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