Camp Three Campground is part of the globally known Sequoia National Forest located in central California all the way towards the southern end of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The forest itself is made up of over one million acres, but the Camp Three Campground makes up a small but beautiful percentage of it.
Here, you will find steep trails that take you to spectacular canyon views, and along the way, you can fish, raft, and kayak in the many creeks that abut the campground. Be warned, though, that the rapids and currents here throughout the year make swimming dangerous. You and Fido can easily get swept away. Along the trails, though, you can also explore the wildlife and vegetation of the area, much of which is unique to the ecosystems found here.
In the campground, there are 52 paved sites for families to set up their tents (although there is a maximum of six people per site). Drinking water is provided. In addition to the daily fees for staying here, there is a $7 fee per extra vehicle on each camping site.
When you are done exploring around this area, quick day trips can be made to the Sequoia National Park or the Trail of a Hundred Giants. There is also a local town, Kernville, nearby, where you'll find many small restaurants, fuel, a general store, and a dump station for your trash all within a ten-mile radius.
Getting to Camp Three Campground is simple from Highway 99 in Bakersfield, California. You will then take Highway 178 east to Lake Isabella. After that, turn on Highway 155. You will be going around the west side of the lake following signs to the town of Kernville. When you get on Sierra Way/Mountain 99, turn north and follow the road five miles until you reach the campground.