French Gulch Group Campground

Lake Isabella - Sequoia National Forest

Lake Isabella (April, 2016)

French Gulch Group Campground, Lake Isabella, CA

French Gulch Group Campground

Lake Isabella
Attractions and Activities

Lake Isabella attracts visitors from far and wide to its broad, sparkling waters and to the recreation available in the area.

Key Campground Regulations

  1. Water is in short supply during California's drought.
  2. Fire permits: Campfire permits required for campfires, barbecues, and camp stoves.

French Gulch Group Campground

French Gulch Group Campground is located in the Sequoia National Forest off Highway 155 on the northwest shore of Lake Isabella. The campground is near French Gulch Marina. Visitors to the campground enjoy swimming, fishing, boating, windsurfing, and waterskiing in Lake Isabella.

French Gulch Group Campground has 1 campsite for up to 100 people. The campsite has wheelchair accessible ramps connecting all the key points. A gazebo covering a group picnic area is included at the campground. All the campgrounds around Lake Isabella can be very hot in the summer. The group campsite can accommodate trailers, RVs, and tents.

Campground Basics
Location: Off Highway 155 on the west shore of Lake Isabella
Elevation: 2,640 feet
Mileage from Gateway City: Bakersfield - 46 miles
Number of Sites: 1
Open - Closed: Open year-round
Max. People per Site: 100
Vehicles per Site: 30
Pets: On leash, always attended
Campground Information: (760) 376-1815
Kern River Ranger District: (760) 379-5646

Reservations available: whenever campground is open
Booking Window: Reservations can be made from 3 days up to 12 months in advance of arrival date.
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 45 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $350 per night
Reservations: French Gulch Group Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

French Gulch Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic tables, fire rings with grills; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, gazebo covered picnic area
Showers: Yes
Dump station: Nearby
Campground Map: French Gulch Group Campground Map
Nearby attractions: Lake Isabella for fishing and boating, North Fork Marina with store and boat rentals; mountain biking, hiking, Lake Isabella Visitor Center, Trail of 100 Giants is an accessible walk through Long Meadow Grove of Giant Sequoias, towns of Kernville and Wofford Heights

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.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.

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