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. 

NOTE: 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 is a 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- $36.00 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 $42.00 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 (sites with water, electric & cable)- $42.00 per day

(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 (sites with water, electric, cable and on site septic hookups)- $47.00 per day

(Site numbers 200-215 front row near office , 441-455 back row on Island)


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.

Refund Policy

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

Group Reservations

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*. 

*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.