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Calkins Flat Dispersed Campground California

Calkins Flat Dispersed Overview

Calkins Flat Kern River View

Calkins Flat Dispersed Campground offers free camping next to the Wild & Scenic Upper Kern River about 15 miles north of Kernville.  There are about 7-10 primitive camping areas that can accommodate tents trailers and RVs. Some sites are walk-to. All camping must be at least 25 feet from the river’s edge.

The dispersed camping area has a vault toilet and trash collection. There is no water or campsite tables available.

Calkins Flat – Area Recreation

Outdoor recreation in the area includes rafting, kayaking, fishing, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.  Wildlife viewing is also nice here.  Lake Isabella is also about 9 miles away and offers a variety of water sports including water-skiing, sail-boarding, fishing, swimming and other activities.

Other campgrounds in the area include Fairview, Limestone and Chamise Flat (dispersed).


First Come, First Served

  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Rings
  • Group Camping
  • Pets OK
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Rafting
  • River
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Whitewater Kayaking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Mountain Highway 99
Kernville, California 93238
760 376-1815
Campsite Types
  • Group
  • Primitive
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
  • Walk-To

Year Round



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Calkins Flat Dispersed Photos

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Calkins Flat Kern River View
Calkins Flat Restroom

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