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Kennedy Meadows Campground Inyo National Forest California

Kennedy Meadows Overview

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Kennedy Meadows Campground has 37 campsites and is located along the banks of the South Fork of the Kern River in a remote area of the Southern Sierra. The campground is first-come, first-serve.  The summer can be very hot (90 degree temps) and the river water quite low (more like a very small creek).

Campsites 28 to 37 are next to the river with other campsites scattered among juniper and pinion trees.  Campsites can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs (up to 30 feet). Each campsite also has a table, fire ring and grate. Amenities include vault toilets. Although the campground has water spigots, potable (drinking) water may not be available.  Overflow parking is also available. There is no cell service in the area.

A general store is located about 3 miles from the campground. It also has gas.  Other campgrounds in the general area include Fish Creek (11.5 miles from campground) and Troy Meadow (13 miles away).

Area Recreation & Activities

Outdoor recreation in the area includes fishing (seasonal), hiking, mountain biking, OHV trail riding, picnicking, stargazing, horseback riding and wildlife viewing.

Reservations:

First Come, First Served

Amenities
  • Campsite Tables
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Golden Age & Access Passports accepted
  • Grills
  • Overflow Parking
  • Pets OK
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
Activities
  • ATV
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Creek
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • OHVing
  • OTV Trails/Riding
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • River
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Nine Mile Canyon
Kennedy Meadows, California
760 873-2400
Regions
Campsite Types
  • ADA
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Season:

May – Late October

Elevation:

6,100

# of Campsites:

37

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Kennedy Meadows Campground View
Kennedy Meadows South Fork Kern River
Kennedy Meadows Vault Toilets

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