Sandy Flat Campground is a hop, skip, jump and throw away from the Kern River, making this a sweet spot to get your river party on and head back to camp for a relaxing rendezvous with Mother Nature. On the South Side, the Sequoia National Forest offers one-on-one time with the world’s largest trees; there are thirty groves on the lower slopes! Reach some serious natural highs with elevations from 1,000 to 12,000 feet. The natural leaps and declines in elevation create gorgeous rivers, hills and waterfalls. (We recommend you check out Salmon Creek and Grizzly Falls during your stay! Epic.)
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
3 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Sandy Flat Campground.

Hot spring
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Fresh Off
Fresh Off T.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 7th, 2015

If the more popular Hobo Campground nearby is full, check out Sandy Flat. The upper loop of campgrounds are fairly exposed, but the lower loop is tucked away under trees, and located right next to the Kern RIver.

Sandy Flat Campground is located right along the Kern River. There is a beach with a great swimming area (you can see it on the lower left of the photo).
Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 7th, 2016

Had a great time camping at this site. Bit of a windy drive up, but it has beautiful views of the river along the way. There is easy access to the water and it's only a short drive to Kernville where you can enjoy their small town and delicious brewery. Not far from the Silver City Ghost Town as well, which hosts a fun / cheap / haunted tour.

Hipcamper Peter
Peter N.
doesn't recommend this listing.
November 25th, 2018

Camped at Sandy Flats July 2018, campsites are very close together, not too many flats spots for tents, access to the river was not good, only two places and due to the campground being full it was very crowded at these two places, not much shade (tress), not easy to navigate for long trailers.

Hipcamper Christin C.
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2018
Hipcamper Luke F.
recommends this listing.
November 30th, 2016
Sequoia National Forest
United States
Phone Number
(559) 784-1500
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35.583° N, 118.525° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 3 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)

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