Hipcamp host John R.,
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Private camping in the Kern River Valley. With a shared central outdoor kitchen and dining area, a group fire pit, and a bathroom with a composting toilet, sink, & shower. Seasonal creek. Quiet and private. We have 11 campsites and we also have a small cabin listed separately.

All Hipcamp revenue goes back into the land and forest. We continually plant trees and impr


Private camping in the Kern River Valley. With a shared central outdoor kitchen and dining area, a group fire pit, and a bathroom with a composting toilet, sink, & shower. Seasonal creek. Quiet and private. We have 11 campsites and we also have a small cabin listed separately.

All Hipcamp revenue goes back into the land and forest. We continually plant trees and improve the facilities.

This is sacred land, please respect and honor it. This means, the plants, trees, wildlife, and our neighbors. This is a meditative place, not a loud party place. No Pets, No Smoking

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
5 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Back-in site
Max length 18.0 ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send John a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 8% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Very comfortable sleeping cot.

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Sleeping pad

2" thick foam sleeping pad. It's about the same size as a twin bed. Very comfy.

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Tent Rental

Large spacious tent. Like the yellow one in the photos.

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Great Mountain Biking trails.


Lots of trails to choose from in this area.


Bouldering to straight up climbing all over this area.


River and lake.

Whitewater paddling

The Kern River.

Horseback riding
Wind sports
Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Spirit Walk Retreat - Campsite in California.


This is the Kern River Valley in the Sequoia National Forest.

Hot spring

Hot Springs are 15 minutes away


Lake Isabella & the Kern River are 5 minutes away.


Hike to the falls


Dirt Road

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole

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Hipcamper Beverly

Peaceful and convenient

Beverly T.
recommends this listing.
November 17th, 2021

It was great staying here on John's property! The outdoor kitchen and deck area was lovely, and we even saw some deer wandering around the property. John is also a super awesome host and I'd love to visit again sometime!

Hipcamper Heather
Heather P.
recommends this listing.
November 14th, 2021

Loved the trees and kitchen setup. Great amenities (water faucets, clean composting toilet, fire pit) and close to a little creek that provides a nice soundtrack to fall asleep to. We drove ten minutes to a beautiful hike among the trees (though many were burned in recent fires). Definitely recommend!

Hipcamper Haley

Peaceful and easy

Haley K.
recommends this listing.
September 24th, 2021

A wonderful place to stay!! John has done so much with this piece of land and it is so serene. The amenities are just what you need for an easy stay, and if you want to venture out it is easy to get to town or head out to hike. Super grateful for our stay!

Hipcamper Ashley

Zen, private, relaxed, nature

Ashley S.
recommends this listing.
August 11th, 2021

This place was a zen dream. Private, quiet, campsite. We were so thrilled to be in nature under the shade of a magnificent grandmother Oak tree. Clean facilities, although I only used them once. The outdoors & sunshower were so good to me. The kitchen & deck had a fairy fantasy feel to it. The parking area under the stars or on the hilltop chapel, I think it was called, had a great view.
Anna & John were excellent hosts. Other campers were friendly and quiet. We swapped camping tips & day trip expeditions. Easy to find, a few miles outside of Kernville it was perfect. Kern River was so refreshing.
45 minutes to an hour to The Trail of 100 Giants & Dome Rock.

Hipcamper Catherine M
Catherine M J.
recommends this listing.
July 22nd, 2021

A quiet and beautiful place with a very special vibe. I especially appreciated the helpful host, the thoughtful and near-luxurious composting toilet and shower setup and the cool breezy open kitchen area. Thank you for sharing your land John.

Hipcamper Dru
Dru F.
recommends this listing.
July 13th, 2021

Very nice spot!
It was very hot when we arrived but the campsites are well shaded and the communal kitchen and deck were under beautiful oaks that kept things cooler. We there for 4th of July weekend and were told that there is a 3 night minimum stay for holidays, so be aware of that, even though it is not mentioned in the description of this listing. It was nice to make friends in shared spaces, while our area felt nice and private. The stars were beautiful and bright and easy to see from the grounds. Overall, a great place to stay!

Hipcamper Aalok
Aalok B.
recommends this listing.
July 6th, 2021

John’s property was a lovely quiet place to rest and be surrounded by nature. Amenities were great, clean and organized.
Even if it’s hot you can drive 10-30 minutes up the Kern River and cool off :)

Hipcamper Rosita

Wonderful campground!

Rosita D.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2021

This place is very well equipped for everything you might need in your camping travel. The bathroom and shower is super clean always, kitchen area and common areas make your stay more comfortable. I would recommend to visit the Kern river nearby to cool off in these hot summer days! Thanks John and Anna!

Hipcamper Melissa

Relaxing stay at spirit walk!

Melissa H.
recommends this listing.
June 13th, 2021

This was our first stay using HipCamp, and it couldn’t have been better! Spirit Walk is close enough to all the action in Kernville but far away enough to see the stars at night, hear the birds chirping, and get a peaceful night’s sleep in the woods. Can’t beat cooking under the tree with tikis and ending the night with a fire. Outdoor kitchen is well stocked. Some sites are on the smaller side so if you have a large tent, I would mention it before booking to make sure there are larger sites available. Don’t come here to party, come to get some R&R in nature. And remember, Trespassers Will be Composted!

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