Fairview Campground

Kernville, California 93238

Fairview Campground

Fairview Campground Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"About 60,000 years ago, a glacier flowing down an earthquake slip fault cut the U-shaped Upper Kern Canyon. Look southward along the Upper Kern Canyon and you can see how the glacier carved out the canyon, giving it rounded shoulders.

In the Lower Kern Canyon, below Lake Isabella, where the glacier didn’t flow, the shoulders of the canyon are sharp and V-shaped. Fairview Campground, near the head of the Upper Kern Valley, is the best camping spot in the area. It’s set down by the river, well below the road and any traffic noise, with the mountains towering around. The sites are so well planned it’s hard to decide where to camp. The last time I was there it was spring, and the snow level was down to 5,000 feet, but it was warm and sunny down in the campground."

Fairview Campground Trip Reports

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Horse meadow was a very nice location. We camped right next to the small stream. It was very peaceful. However, there were a lot of flies. After walking even just a little in from the stream, the flies disappeared. There were only a few sites that I would not suggest (mostly around the latrines). This is a location we will definitely add to our suggested campsites. We went on a walk up the stream. There are a few small wading pools (calf-deep). It was extremely beautiful.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Fishing, Hiking, Biking
Additional Use
Local Contacts
Fees per Night
Water, vault toilets, wheelchair-accessible sites.

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