Fairview Campground is located along the North Fork of the Kern River in the Sequoia National Forest, 15 miles upstream from Kernville. The campground is 20 miles from Lake Isabella. Visitors to the campground enjoy fishing and hiking. Several popular trails lead out from the south end of the campground. Experienced kayakers and rafters take on the challenging rapids in the Kern River. Swimming in the river is dangerous because of strong currents. Nearby Lake Isabella has boating, waterskiing, windsurfing, and fishing. The Kern River canyon becomes quite hot in the summer.
Fairview Campground has 48 campsites in 3 loops near the river. Some sites have views of the river. Thirteen of the campsites are tent-only sites. One site can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. The other 34 campsites are designated for RVs or trailers. Rocks and boulders are scattered about the campground. Shade is limited.
General Camping Information for
Sequoia National Forest
Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.
In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, firewood should be obtained locally.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.