Live Oak Campground in the Sequoia National Forest offers access to water activities at Lake Isabella. This complex includes a group site that can house up to 150 people and two sections with family/individual accommodations. You can bring tents or RVs, but there are no electrical hookups here. The facility includes flush toilets, showers, and potable water. Reserve the group campsite at least four days in advance. This area requires a campfire permit for barbecues, camp stoves, and campfires.
The facility sits in an oak grove that's about a mile from Lake Isabella. Once you set up camp, take your watercraft to North Fork Marina and get a boating permit. The marina also rents boats if you didn't bring one with you. This 11,000-acre reservoir is open for a variety of activities like swimming, water skiing, windsurfing, and fishing. Drop a line in the water to see if you can catch some of the trout, bass, salmon, and catfish that live here.
You can also take a hike up Isabella Peak Trail. The pathway offers a half-mile climb past trees, wildflowers, and rock formations to the lookout point. There are scenic views of the hills and lake around you. In the evening, gather around the fire ring to roast marshmallows and swap tales.
This campsite is pet-friendly as long as you keep Fido on-leash. Never leave your furry pal unattended. Keep waste collection bags with you to pick up their poop.
Enjoy scenic beauty when you camp at Live Oak. The group campsite has space for up to 30 vehicles or RVs. Individual campsite rates are $28/night with an additional $2 charge on holidays. In addition to the excellent watersports on offer here, you can also use the facility as a home base for exploring other parts of the 1.1-million-acre forest. From this location, you're about an hour's drive from the Trail of 100 Giants, so if you're feeling adventurous, take a trip to see the showcase grove of giant sequoias.