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14001 Sierra Way, Kernville, CA 93238-0008
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#9 of 12 Specialty lodging in Kernville
Location
4.4
Cleanliness
3.1
Service
2.7
Value
2.8
Family owned campground that is currently under NEW Management. Our park has so much too offer for all your camping needs. We can accommodate dry tent camping and partial to full hook up RV sites. We are on a 60 acre stretch of the beautiful Kern River and within walking distance to all of the amenities our town has to offer. Our restrooms are full service restrooms with hot showers, that are currently being renovated.In our park you will find a creek that runs through several areas of the park including in our beautiful meadow that is available for weddings, parties, showers and so much more.
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Jurado wrote a review Jun 2022
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A beautiful place indeed! Family camping at its best. We reserved 7 sites, one was RV partial hookup on the river and was PERFECT...4 were right on the river, and the river was accessible BUT had quite a bit of vegetation overgrowth which did hinder the exploring area for the kids that we were accustomed to under the previous management. 2 other good spots based on previous visits with the flowing of the creek, we were quite disappointed that the creek was completely over run with high vegetation. Nonetheless, the folks running the place were awesome, the crammed river space was refreshing and we can't wait to go again!!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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raymond s wrote a review Jun 2022
Indio, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
We were booked into this campground for 3 nights in June. Unfortunately, due to a family emergency we needed to cancel our reservation. We sent at least five emails to the office regarding cancellation, as per the instructions on their website. We have received no response whatsoever. This is very unprofessional. Of course, we would not think of ever booking this campground in the future.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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aspenmelly wrote a review Sep 2021
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Shady "Private" campground. As you know, the French Fire started on August 18th and till this day, it's still on fire. My reservations were on August 20th-24th. I decided to call them on August 19th to ask them if there were any last minute cancellations as I wanted a river front site. This is when they informed me there was a fire and the air quality was fair/bad. Of course, I was concerned about my family and my relatives that were joining us. We were a big group and our reservations cost nearly $1k. I requested to get a refund. At first they seem to understand and they would need to ask the owner. The owner refused and instead gave us a credit voucher that's useless because you have to book a year or two in advanced, like I did with this reservation. I understand this is out of their control and so is mine! It's not like I was being irresponsible and did not cancel in a timely manner. Who knows where I will be in a year or two and if I can get time off on the best dates. Being a "private" company that they are, they are all about being greedy. They did not want to lose out on $740 (I had to cancel 2 sites 30 days prior, thank goodness). They simply do not care because they were still open when they were on evacuation notice. I have proof of this as they mentioned it on FB. Mind you, the evacuation was given on day we were suppose to leave. Imagine if we were stuck there during the fire because Rivernook Campground did not want to lose money. DO NOT BOOK with them. They seem to care at first until they have your money. BTW, I tried to warn others on FB. Guess what, they blocked me from making comments and they deleted my post. They do not want to be exposed of how shady they are!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Andrea O wrote a review Aug 2021
Lake Nacimiento, California6 contributions6 helpful votes
This was our first time camping at this campground. There were 6 adults and our 18 month old grandson. We stayed for 3 of the 4 nights of our reservation. I would have happily left after the first night. It is funny, they don't want you blowing up your air mattress after 9:30 pm, but they have no problem letting people have outdoor strung up disco lights, loud music and drunken behavior well into the early morning hours of 2 am. They also do not enforce taking down of popups and other paraphernalia along the riverbanks. When we asked the maintenance guy about this, he got belligerent and hostile immediately. Extremely unprofessional. I have been camping for over 50 years and I have never run across such an unruly campground as this one. Fellow campers were drunk, high and loud. If you want to commune with nature, enjoy camaraderie with fellow campers and enjoy the outdoors, DON'T CAMP HERE! The tent sites were full of micro trash (plastic water bottle lids, water balloon remnants, paper etc.). We will never come back.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Avoid site 413, cars come straight towards it with their headlights on, did not have trees, very...
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AMV wrote a review Apr 2021
pasadena18 contributions11 helpful votes
This place is so beautiful, I definitely will go back, but there is room for improvement. There were some loud campers and NO enforcement of the noise curfew. There could have been staff circulating like in other campgrounds reminding campers about their noise levels. BUT there was a larger problem to be worried about - they had signs to wear masks on the bathroom doors, but NO ONE was wearing a mask inside. This made me feel unsafe. They could try to enforce that rule if they are going to put a sign up. They should figure that one out since Covid is still with us. Other that these 2 issues, the place is gorgeous enough for me to return. I would just not use the restroom and be ready to put in ear plugs.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Kathryn wrote a review Jul 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
My family and I would come here every year but will never return after the visit we had this weekend. We stayed in spot 418 with our trailer. The electrical box malfunctioned and fried our plug. It was night and we were hanging with our family in the next spot so luckily we witnessed it happen and were able to unplug in time. It started with a weird smell and then the power went off and back on. So my husband went to check the cord and discovered the damage. He unplugged it and the box was glowing red inside and plug was completely ruined. If we had been sleeping it absolutely could have caught fire. We flagged down a worker and showed him what happened, he said he would let the office know and they'd come to check it in the morning. The next morning.....nothing. tried calling...no answer. My mother in law drove up to the office to again state what happened and ask if anyone would be by. A few workers came over to fix the box and one was very rude! We asked about the damage to our plug and they said talk to management. Finally another guy arrived, told us it was on us and they were not responsible.....really? How am I responsible for their electrical box malfunctioning? They tried to say we were drawing too much power. Well then why didn't the breaker pop on their box if we were drawing too much? We had only been running the ac like every person in the park that weekend. Anyways the man then tried to offer us $20 to "make it right" my husband refused his money and we left, we will not return.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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James T wrote a review Jul 2020
Palmdale, California5 contributions
We had such a blast with our family. The campground was spacious between both our neighbors. Bathrooms were kept clean and stocked with paper. The grounds maintenance busted their behind working day in and day. Campers broke the water lines by accident twice and the staff quickly responded and didn't stop working until the issued was resolved. In addition, they notified us that bathrooms were going to be closed but provided onsite alternatives. Ants were an issue but Holly came right on over within minutes to apply the proper kid/pet friendly solution and didn't skip a beat in asking if she could offer any further assistance to make our visit enjoyable. Staying an additional night wasn't an issue and Scott helped us coordinate the reservation within minutes to a perfect location for our family.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dennis wrote a review May 2020
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Had a reservation here, 04-11-20 thru 04-15-20, which was subsequently cancelled due to Covid-19, understandable. My reservation was cancelled, on 03-17-20, by Rivernook Campground and in turn they refused to give me a refund for my stay stating that the cancellation occurred within their 14 day cancellation window therefore I was not entitled to a refund. After explaining to them I did not make the cancellation, they did, they were only willing to offer me a credit to be used within the year, which I was unable to commit too. I again requested a refund and the person I spoke with refused to offer me a refund. I was then contacted by another employee "Christian" who stated they would offer me a refund, but it could take between 6 and 9 months to receive my refund, UNACCEPTABLE. I then followed her instructions to email "Jami" with my reservation information in order to receive a refund. I have sent two emails, 04-07-20 and 04-21-20, since my reservation was cancelled and I have yet to receive a response or a refund. I called the campground on 05-07-20 and was told they are so back logged that they cannot issue refunds. Now no one answers the phones at the campground and no one returns phone calls. Needless to say it has now been 2 month since my reservation has been cancelled...NO REFUND...NO RESPONSE! I will NEVER camp here again! BEWARE OF TERRIBLE BUSINESS PRACTICES!!!!
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Date of stay: April 2020
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Tina C wrote a review Sep 2019
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Had neighbors not watching their kids letting them run and ride bikes threw our campsite. Parents loud music and partying till 3 am. Camp host told them to be quite a few times. They would just laugh and turn the music back up when they left. Nothing ever really got done .. Woke up to large amounts of their trash all over the place. The campground never did anything we ended leaving first thing in the morning. We have been coming up to this place for 10 years. Not sure if it has anything to do with the new owners but it appears she has no clue what she’s doing. We won’t be back. Worst camping experience ever !!!!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Jane Doe wrote a review Sep 2019
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Worse campground ever had people haveing sex in the shower rooms while my 12 and 13 year olds were taking showers. Had a lady going to the bathrooms 5 or 6 time a day each time she would came out of the shower room and walk around the bathroom area naked in front of young girls that is very Inappropriate. Staff members said that she was allowed to do that and they were very rude about it . I warn anyone who has kids to never go to this campground it’s not a safe place for kids to be.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rivernook Campground
Which popular attractions are close to Rivernook Campground?
Nearby attractions include The Kern Valley Museum (0.6 miles), Riverside Park (0.7 miles), and Kernville Saloon (0.5 miles).
What are some restaurants close to Rivernook Campground?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kern River Brewing Company, Cheryl's Diner, and Cracked Egg Cafe.
Is Rivernook Campground located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Kernville.
Are pets allowed at Rivernook Campground?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.