Goldledge Campground is located along the North Fork of the Kern River in the Sequoia National Forest, 10 miles upstream from Kernville. The campground is 15 miles from Lake Isabella. Visitors to the campground enjoy fishing and hiking. Experienced kayakers and rafters take on the challenging rapids in the Kern River. Swimming in the river is very dangerous because of strong currents. Nearby Lake Isabella has boating, waterskiing, windsurfing, and fishing. The Kern River canyon becomes quite hot in the summer.
Goldledge Campground has 33 campsites. Shade is limited. Nine of the campsites are walk-in, tent-only sites. The remainder can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Rocks and boulders are scattered about the campground. Even though swimming is strongly discouraged, there is a nice sandy beach along the river by Goldledge Campground where visitors can relax, fish and enjoy the view of the water.
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.