Greenhorn Mountain Park Campground

Kern County

Lake Isabella

Lake Isabella and Kern River
Attractions and Activities

Lake Isabella may attract visitors from far and wide, upstream of the lake the Kern River flows through a winding canyon. Visitors at Greenhorn Mountain Park Campground enjoy cool mountain air while being only a short drive from boating and fishing at Lake Isabella.

  • Sign up for a white-water rafting trip with an established company on the Kern River.
  • Try your luck fishing in the Kern River.
  • At Lake Isabella have fun waterskiing and wakeboarding.
  • Rent a boat from one of the lake's two marinas, or launch your own.
  • At Lake Isabella fish for bass, rainbow and brown trout, crappie, kokanee salmon, and catfish.
  • Tour the Kern Valley Museum.
  • Get in a round of golf at the Kern Valley Golf Course.
  • Explore Silver City Ghost Town.
  • Visit the Kern River Fish Hatchery.

Key Greenhorn Mountain Park Campground Regulations

  1. Dogs must be kept on leash in the campground and attended at all times.
  2. Quit Hours are from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM.
  3. The discharge of all firearms or weapons, including bows and arrows, spears, BB guns, pellet guns and sling shots is prohibited.

Greenhorn Mountain Park Campground

Greenhorn Mountain Park Campground is 8 miles northwest of Wofford Heights at Lake Isabella. Operated by Kern County, 160-acre Greenhorn Mountain Park is at a refreshing 6,000 feet in a forest of cedars and pines. The Alta Sierra Ski Resort is located at nearby Shirley Meadows. A short distance to the north, a trail leads to the summit of 8,295-foot Sunday Peak, the highest point in the Greenhorn Mountains. Opportunities for mountain biking and hiking abound in the surrounding Sequoia National Forest.

Greenhorn Mountain Park Campground offers 70 campsites for tents and small RVs and trailers. The campground attempts to stay open year-round, but sometimes winter snow closes the facility. An amphitheater with seating for 250 is available for use either first-come, first-served or by reservation.

Greenhorn Mountain Park Campground also has a Group Camp featuring 17 cabins.

Greenhorn Mountain Park Campground Basics
Greenhorn Mountain Park Campground Location: Highway 155, 8 miles northwest of Wofford Heights at Lake Isabella; or 50 miles east of Delano via Hwy. 155.
Elevation: 6,000 feet
Mileage from Gateway City: Bakersfield - 55 miles
Delano - 50 miles
Number of Sites: 70
Open - Closed: Open year-round weather permitting
Max. People per Site: 10 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 + 1 trailer
Pets: On leash, always attended
Kern County Parks: (661) 868-7000

Reservations at Greenhorn Mountain Park Campground
Reservations: Individual campsites are first-come, first served.
Reservations are required for the group site.
Booking Window: Reservations can be made at least 48 hours in advance of arrival date.
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 24 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $18 per night ($16 for seniors 62+ and those with disabilities)
Reservations for Group Camp: Call the Kern County Parks reservation desk: (661) 868-7000.
There is an $8 reservation fee.
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Greenhorn Mountain Park Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, BBQ pit or fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Flush toilet and pit toilets, tap water
Showers: Yes
Dump station: No
Attractions near Greenhorn Mountain Park Campground: Head down to Lake Isabella for boating, waterskiing, and fishing. Visit the North Fork Marina with store and boat rentals. Try mountain biking or hiking on Sequoia National Forest roads and trails. Tour the Lake Isabella Visitor Center. Enjoy the Kern River at Riverkern Beach Picnic Area.

Camp Yenis Hante

Greenhorn Mountain Park's Camp Yenis Hante is composed of 17 unheated cabins with bunk beds and electricity. A kitchen and dining building has stoves, refrigerators, and cooking utensils. A shower building contains restrooms and showers. The camp also has an outdoor seating theater. The camp can accommodate from 50 to 145 people.

Fees: $250 per day
Reservations: Call the Kern County Parks reservation desk: (661) 868-7000.

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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