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Limestone Campground Sequoia National Forest California

Limestone Overview

Limestone Vault Toilets

Limestone campground has 19 campsites and is located on the banks of the Upper Kern River about 16 miles north of Kernville. Campsites will work for tents, trailers and small RVs. Each site also has a table, fire ring, grate and paved parking pad. Most sits have pretty good shade.  Limestone campground has  vault toilets, but not potable water. There’s also a nice river rafting put-in near the campground.

Limestone – Area Recreation

The town of Kernville has many shops, restaurants, bars, a grocery store, gas stations and a nice park along the banks of the Kern River. The campground is also about 40 miles south of a large stand of giant Sequoia Trees (“The Trail of the Giants”) – definitely worth a drive up to see.

Besides rafting and kayaking, visitors can enjoy fishing, swimming, mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing.  Lake Isabella is just 5 miles away and offers a variety of water sports.

The other 5 Upper Kern River campgrounds are: Headquarters, Fairview, Gold Ledge, Hospital Flat and Camp Three.

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  • BBQ Grills
  • Boat Launch/Ramp
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Comfort Station
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
  • Backpacking
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Picnicking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Tubing
  • Wading
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Sports
  • Whitewater Kayaking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sierra Highway
Kernville, California 93238
760 376-1815
Lat / Long:

35.96273, -118.47763

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Best Campsites

4, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19

Campsite Types
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer

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Limestone Camp River View
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Limestone Vault Toilets

Limestone Comments & Reviews

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7 Comments on “Limestone”

  1. Just an FYI; according to the Sequoia National Forest website, there is no water at this campground. However, I have not been to this campground since 1983 to substantiate that.

  2. Greg Lynch says:

    There is no running water at Limestone Campground on the Kern River. I have been camping at Limestone for 65 consecutive summers. You can fill up water jugs 4 miles down the road at McNally’s Restaurant and Bar/country store.

  3. Greg Lynch says:

    The Number of Campsites listing of 22 is incorrect. Some of what used to be 22 campsites were eliminated decades ago. There are, and have been, 19 sites since then.

  4. David domenici says:

    There used to be an active spring that was across the hwy. coming out of the mountain. with current climate activity I can’t be sure

    • Richard F. says:

      You are correct. It was the perfect water supply back in the day. Approx 2002 after the McNally wildfire wiped out the area, they deemed the water supply had been compromised and that the testing of the water determined no longer safe to consume. It was some of the best tasting water.

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