Located north of the Upper Kern River at an elevation of 3,200 feet, the small but beautiful Halfway Group Campground attracts campers all year round. With only a handful of campsites, Halfway Group is best for those want some privacy while enjoying a campfire with their loved ones, and, of course, their dog.
Halfway Group Campground is located inside the Sequoia National Forest, so you can well imagine the natural features of the location. The campground overlooks the Kern Wild and Scenic River. Pine, oak, and shrubs fill the canyon walls along the river, while you will see willows and cottonwood along the banks. While the forest is home to its massive namesake tree, there is only limited shade on the campground.
The campground itself isn’t that large. There are only five group sites available, each with picnic tables and campfire rings. Keep in mind there is no drinking water available, so you have to bring enough of your own. An ATM is located within 10 miles of the campground. Please note that camping and campfires within 25 feet of the river are prohibited due to the river's status as a national Wild and Scenic River.
As far as activities are concerned, you can go for popular activities like rafting, fishing, and kayaking. Just be sure to check the water for safety because of strong currents. You can also go hiking, and if you are taking Fido along, keep poop bags handy so you can keep the site clean. At night, you can circle around a campfire.
Finally, you can head towards the Cannell Meadow National Recreation Trail that is also situated north of the Kern River, stretching for about 12 miles. The hike is long, but you can see a hundred-year-old Forest Service cabin at the end of the trail that offers beautiful views of the Kern River Valley. This is the pawfect activity for a canine companion as well! All in all, you will not regret visiting this campground.