The Hospital Flat Campground has 49 campsites nestled along the Kern River in the Sequoia National Forest near Kernville, California. Whether you're camping in an RV or a tent, you're sure to have an enjoyable stay at this scenic campground. There are boulders positioned around the campground and several different kinds of trees lining the banks of the river. You'll be camping at an elevation of 3,000 feet, and all the campsites run on a single loop overlooking the Kern River. Pets can come along to Hospital Flat, but they must always be attended and on a leash.
Every campsite at Hospital Flat has a picnic table and a campfire ring with a grill, but all campfires must be at least 25 feet from the water's edge. There is no dump station or hookups for RVs at any of the sites, and there are two group campsites that can accommodate between 20 and 50 people. Drinking water is usually available, but it's a good idea to bring some of your own in case quantities are limited due to drought. If you happen to need anything during your stay, there is a gas station, a restaurant, a dump station, and a general store within ten miles of the campground.Campers can fish or whitewater raft on the Kern River, but swimming is discouraged here due to the rushing water. If you would like to take a dip, Lake Isabella is just ten miles away, and it also has two marinas and boat rentals. You also have several nearby hiking trails to choose from, including the 13-mile Whiskey Flat Trail and the 14-mile Flynn Canyon Trail. If you'd like to make a shorter trek, opt for the four-mile Tobies Trail.
Reservations are always encouraged, and there's a slight rate increase for camping at Hospital Flat on holiday weekends. You can reserve your spot at this furrific campground as soon as three days before your trip or up to six months in advance.