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Overview of Hanning Flat Recreation Site

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Elevation 2,591 ft / 789 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Verizon 4G/LTE
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Last reported 10/12/2017
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San Diego, CA 36'
3 reviews
“Great for a brief stay!”

Reviewed 10/12/2017

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7
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Hanning Flat is a dispersed camping area near Kernville, CA. It's close to Lake Isabella and Kern River. If you're into climbing and hiking, there's an interesting rock structure called "Rabbit Island," which sits directly in front of it. We climbed it a few times to watch the sunset!

Hanning Flat is free and can accommodate tents and rigs of any size. We have a 36ft RV and found a level spot near the entrance. This is a dry camping spot, so don't expect running water, electricity, toilets, or garbage bins. You'll also need a permit if you want to have bonfires or grill outside. You can find permits for free at the local market up the road called, "Sierra Gateway."

I should also mention that it gets extremely sandy the further you drive down the road. I wouldn't go past Rabbit Island for a spot or you might get stuck!

The only downside to this spot are the BUGS. There were so many around dusk time. This camp spot used to be a lake, so there are some muddy, swampy areas (i.e. bug heaven). Do not leave your windows or doors open at night! You'll have what seems like a million insects in your sleeping space. On the bright side, they're not mosquitoes. Just annoying gnats.

Overall, I'd recommend Hanning Flat for anyone who's looking to camp in a quiet, secluded area. There's lots of climbing and swimming opportunities nearby, as well as grocery stores, gas stations, and RV dump stations (go to Camp 9 Campground to dump). We have Verizon and our cell service was great. We may have even streamed a few Netflix shows while there...

Have fun and make sure to catch the awesome sunsets this spot has to offer!

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Verizon 4G/LTE

TheTravelDiarist would stay here again

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