About Us

Family Owned and Opperated Since 1961

 Since the day Rivernook Campground first opened for business in the  spring of 1971 we’ve been dedicated to providing our guests with access  to the beautiful outdoors in a relaxing, unique and family friendly  environment created to appeal to both novice and more experienced  campers. Located in the northern end of the Kern River Valley and  situated at the base of the southern range of the Sierra Nevada  Mountains, we’re within an hours drive of both the Giant Redwoods and  the Mojave desert. One of the most visually appealing and unique areas  in Central California, the Kern River Valley is the meeting point of  five different bio regions and has unique flora and fauna that draw in  nature enthusiasts from all over the world. Our campground is even  within walking distance of Canal Trail, one of many local area trails  (and a favorite trail for local hikers) and features some of the best  fishing spots in the town of Kernville on site. While staying with us  you’ll be able to relax at your campsite or enjoy exploring all our  campground has to offer on 40 acres of riverfront property . At the end  of a long day spent exploring, hiking, fishing, mountain biking or even  skiing the slopes at Alta Sierra (located approximately 45 minutes away  on highway 155) you’ll be able to dine out at one of our fantastic local  restaurants, including the award winning Kern River Brewing Company or  The Starlite Lounge, a newly opened wine and tapas bar, both  conveniently located just up the hill from Rivernook. For those campers  less interested in “roughing it” you can even end your day or start your  morning with a refreshing hot shower at one of our two large restroom  buildings, which are currently being remodeled and upgraded. We’re also  in the process of opening a general store, so keep an eye out for that  in the near future!