Rivernook Campground

(1) Review

14001 Sierra Way, Kernville, CA, 93238

The Rivernook Campground is located in the northern end of the Kern River Valley and is situated at the base of the southern range of the Sierra Nevada Mountains with thousands heading to the park each year because of its proximity to great natural attractions and local activities. Be sure to book early to reserve a great spot!

The park is within an hour of both the Giant Redwoods and the Mojave desert for great sightseeing, and both are notably two of the most visually appealing and unique areas in Central California. Kern River Valley is the meeting point of five different bioregions, boasting unique flora and fauna that draw in nature enthusiasts from all over the world. The campground is within walking distance of Canal Trail, and with the campground on 40 acres of riverfront property, RVers can enjoy long days spent exploring, hiking, fishing, mountain biking or even skiing the slopes at Alta Sierra.

Travelers can also enjoy great local dining at nearby restaurants, including the award-winning Kern River Brewing Company and The Starlite Lounge, a newly opened wine and tapas bar - both conveniently located just up the hill from Rivernook. There are also local attractions like the Kern Valley Museum, Kernville Saloon, and Dry Meadow Creek.

For those campers less interested in “roughing it” you can even end your day or start your morning with a refreshing hot shower at one of our two large restroom buildings, and enjoy water, sewerage and electrical hookups for guests' convenience.  

Whether you enjoy city fun or wide open spaces while camping, you're sure to have an authentic west coast adventure while at the Rivernook Campground. See you soon!

Last Updated: 05/03/2021

Dry Tent Camping

Please Note: Campground only allows you to book tent sites no earlier than 10 nights in advance if you are staying less than 5 nights total.

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
No Hook Up $36.00
RV Site

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Full Hookups $47.00
Partial Hookups $42.00

Minimum Night Stay

May 1st through September 1st is a 5 night minimum, unless you are booking 10 days prior to arrival then it is a 2 night minimum. If you book 6 nights the 7th night is free. We do not take 1 night reservations.

Campground Safety

The speed limit is 5 MPH throughout the park at all times. If this cannot be followed you will politely be asked to park your vehicle and walk in for the rest of your stay. We always have children, pets and people walking throughout the park. Children should not be left unattended in restrooms or anywhere in the Park. Fires are permitted unless specified by the office, keep fires in fire rings that are pre set up at each site and no bon fires please. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE YOUR FIRE UNATTENDED. The following items are not allowed to be used in the park: fireworks, firearms or any kind, air rifles, pellet guns, slingshots, cross bows and bow and arrows. Defacing park property or any trees on the park grounds is strictly prohibited. For refunds please email refunds@myrivernook.com 25 days prior to arrival for a full refund.

Amenity Use

Showers are open from 7am - 9pm, toilets are open 24 hours a day with the use of your guest code, and restrooms are cleaned throughout the day. Please only flush toilet paper and seat covers in toilet. All drains not connected to sewer must be capped or in an appropriately sealed container, then disposed of at the dump station. Dump stations are available for our guests at no charge (see map for location).

Site Rules

Generators may only be used in emergency situations (in case of a power loss). Limit of 8 persons per site including children. Any person beyond the 2nd is $6 per person per night up to the 8th person. Children 13 and under are free. 3 tents are allowed per tent site, 1 tent and 1 RV on partial hookup sites. No tents allowed on full hookup RV sites. Each site can have 2 vehicles not including your trailer. All vehicles must first register in office - make sure you bring in your license plate number as you will need this.

Pet Policy

Pets are welcomed with no charge, but are to be kept on a leash. Please pick up are pets; there are doggy bag locations throughout the park, and only service dogs are allowed to go in the restrooms.

Check In/Out Time and Quiet Hours

Check-out time is 12:00pm and check-in time is 2:00pm. Earlier arrivals are allowed if the site is ready and at a fee of $20.00 after 12:00pm if site is available. Quiet hours begin at 10:00pm and no tent check in's past 10:00pm (due to staking down of tent)

General Store

Pets Allowed



Pull-Thru RV Sites

Community Showers

Water Hookups

RV Sanitation

Community Restrooms

Back-in RV Sites

RV Hookup

Dump Station

Cable Hookups

Sewer Hookups

Fire Pit

Pet Friendly

Trash Service



50 Amps

Picnic Table

30 Amps



Kayaking & Canoeing

Whitewater Rafting & Kayaking

Historic Sightseeing




Rock Climbing

Scenic Drives



White-Water Rafting

Wildlife Viewing

Family Friendly

Pet Friendly


LGBTIQ Friendly


Extended Stay

14001 Sierra Way, Kernville, CA, 93238
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Looking for some great activities and attractions just beyond the campground? Here are some camper favorites!

  • Cannell Trail
  • Dry Meadow Creek
  • Kern River Tours
  • SoCal Rafting
  • Mountain River Adventures
  • Sierra South
  • Whiskey Flat Trail
  • Bull Run Creek/hiking
  • Kern River Brewing Company
  • Pizza Barn
  • Ewings on the Kern
  • Starlite Lounge (wine and tapas)

Overall Rating: 4.0

Davina Bruno

The hiking here is amazing! I've never been to a camp site like this one, and I'm super happy my best friend and I took a trip out here. The topography can be super hilly at certain spots, but not too crazy for the average hiker or camping enthusiast. The greenery is super lush with lots of beautiful greens and really majestic looking trees. The river is awesome too; I especially liked to go jogging alongside it on evenings. There were quite a few RV sites, some were only partial-hookups but we chose one of the full-hookup sites and had no problems with it. A friend of mine did dry camping there with only a tent a few supplies and she said it was a really awesome experience for her; a few bugs but nothing outside the norm. Really nice site, will come back! - Review provided by RV Park Recommendations & Reviews Facebook Group

Campground Response

Thank you so much for your feedback, Davina. We really appreciate it!