State: Southern California
Number of Sites: 109
ReservatiContentons: Yes - Check Recreation.gov for information
About: Camp 9, a year-round facility, rests on the shores of Lake Isabella, a high desert reservoir (elevation 2,600 feet). In the spring and early summer, the breeze can come up in the afternoons, but the mornings are quiet and calm. Fall and winter are perhaps the most beautiful time of the year with temperatures ranging from the 60s in the day to low 40s at night. Camp 9 is popular with RVs and there is lots of parking available to accommodate trailers and motorized watercraft. Dump station fee is $10 per use (there is NO free dumping! ie: free dumping with 4 or more days reserved). For watercraft a SEASONAL courtesy dock for launching located within the day use portion of the site. Shade is limited so plan on bringing protection against the sun.
Fees: $17 (2011)
Directions: From the south take Highway 99 to Bakersfield, exit on Highway 178 and travel east towards the Kern River Canyon. Follow road approximately 40 miles to the town of Lake Isabella. From Lake Isabella take Highway 155 past the town of Wofford Heights to Kernville. At the stop sign in Kernville, turn right onto Sierra Way. Go 4 miles south on Sierra. Camp 9 will be located on the right side of road.