Description

Whether you're a rugged backpacker doing the PCT or a car camper looking for somewhere to drop tent, take our word for it and give greenpeace a chance at Kennedy Meadows Campground. Spend your day at the nearby South Fork of the Kern River and catch some grub or hike one of the many breathtaking trails in the area. With vault toilets and occasional water, it may not be a five star hotel, but look up at night and we think you’ll give it about 2000.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
38 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Kennedy Meadows Campground.

Beach
Cave
Desert
Forest
Hot spring
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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The vibe at Kennedy Meadows Campground

6163 ftListing's elevation

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Sarah S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 8th, 2015

It's in a canyon, so go for one of the campsites on the southwest side of the campground by the stream to get more morning light. You'll appreciate it when you're freezing your butt off in the morning, trust me.

Stormy weather in early fallView from southwest side of campground, facing eastView from southwest side of campground, facing east
Hipcamper Chris N.
recommends this listing.
January 28th, 2019
Hipcamper Russell J.
recommends this listing.
January 8th, 2019
Hipcamper Zach M.
recommends this listing.
December 29th, 2018
Hipcamper Julie K.
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December 27th, 2018
Hipcamper Michael D.
recommends this listing.
December 22nd, 2018
Hipcamper Nathan W.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
October 17th, 2018
Hipcamper Steve R.
recommends this listing.
February 22nd, 2018
Hipcamper Ariel W.
recommends this listing.
February 1st, 2018
Hipcamper Corey J.
recommends this listing.
January 23rd, 2018
Hipcamper Matt B.
recommends this listing.
December 14th, 2017
Hipcamper Cody J.
recommends this listing.
September 17th, 2017
Hipcamper Danny V.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2017
Hipcamper Michael G.
recommends this listing.
August 24th, 2017
Hipcamper Daniel S.
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July 29th, 2017
Hipcamper Natasha L.
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July 1st, 2017
Hipcamper Christie T.
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May 30th, 2017
Hipcamper Sheryl S.
recommends this listing.
May 15th, 2017
Park
Sequoia National Forest
State
California
Country
United States
Phone Number
(559) 784-1500
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
36.053° N, 118.129° W
$17/night
Tent / RV / Trailer: 38 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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