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13801 Sierra Way, Kernville, CA 93238              (760) 376-6119

Camp James Campground is located just steps from the Kern River in Kernville, California.   You won't find a more beautiful, peaceful, clean, location anywhere.  Camp James offers river and creekside campsites,  provides clean and well maintained bathrooms, hot showers, electrical hookups, water hookups, cable TV, WiFi, firewood, ice, sodas, snacks, ice cream, ATM Machine, shade, gated access, we are a fish stocking station, fish cleaning station, and much more.

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     One of the best features of this campground is that it is right on the river.  You can tube all the way to the Kernville bridge, walk back, and do it all over.  Maybe even stop for ice cream along the way.  At the end of the day, just put your lawn chair in the river with a couple of cold beers and watch the sunset.  Truly relaxing.

We were there this weekend and before that back in July. We love Camp James. The facility is clean and super family friendly. My mom surprised us when we were there and she was able to rent their 5th wheel without notice.

The staff is friendly. They gave our van a jump start. Their office made last minute s'mores a possibility and they carried river shoes when the local stores were preparing for winter.

Such a great spot, I wish we would have known about it sooner. We love Kernville and James Camp is a great place to get the most out of it. We caught a ton of trout (end of March) and enjoyed every bit of nature this campground had to offer. The grounds were super clean, staff was really nice, and our spot was amazing, right on the stream. It's a nice quiet camp and super fun for kids!  A must go.

In the 52 years I have camped at Lake Isabella and the Kern River, I have been to James Camp 6 times and enjoy it more and more each time.  I like to play Goldilocks and try out a different spot each time.  Just returned from a 4 day stay with my hunny and the dogs.  It was absolutely as beautiful as it gets.