Sandy Flat Campground

Sequoia National Forest

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Kern Canyon Road
Bodfish, CA 93518
760-379-5646
559-784-1500
Reservations: 877-444-6777
Official Website

GPS: 35.5817, -118.5252

Last Price Paid: $23
Number of Sites: 35
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 2392 ft
Max Length: 24 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

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David
CA
28 Forest River
4 reviews
Nightly rate: $23
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 10
“Pretty location on the river”

Reviewed Jul 14, 2017

Overall Rating

We stayed here in mid July and loved the location of this campground but not the riffraff. There were many family piled into a few of the sites listening to loud music and making a ruckus until late in the nite. The camp host was very helpful and did eventually get things quieted down. The campground was sold out and packed when we were there.

The location however is AMAZING and right on the river with easy access to the water. Water is moving swiftly right now and the river is swollen over its banks due to all the snow melt so be careful! Site spacing is a mixed bag. Some sites are pretty isolated while others are on top of each other. Look at google earth before booking if you care about being alone. Lastly they are doing a lot of repairs right now to put up awnings and clean up the sites. I'd imagine it will be much nicer in the next 12 months.

We brought our 27' trailer and that was a mistake. The road in and out is VERY narrow, winding and lots of obstructions. Definitely keep your rig under 24 feet unless you want a stressful entry and exit.

No fault of the campground but remember it gets VERY hot here in the summer 95-100 degrees. This could probably be a good spot in spring or fall when it is sparsely populated.

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A. Christensen
SD
Chevrolet Express 2500
44 reviews
Nightly rate: $22
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 22

A. Christensen would stay here again

“On the Kern River”

Reviewed Apr 29, 2015

Overall Rating

I wanted to stay in the general Kernville area, but I had little interest in any of the campgrounds around Lake Isabella, since the lake is nearly dry. So I chose Sandy Flat, about twelve miles downstream from the lake. It was midweek in April and I was the only one there besides the host and his dog. Very quiet. The day use area provides river access for rafters, kayakers and such. There's a footpath from site 22 that leads to another spot upstream. The campground is operated by a concessionaire which has been kind of lax about upkeep. Bits of trash here and there, vault toilets that needed cleaning, weeds growing out of pavement cracks... If you can overlook that, it's a very nice spot. The sites aren't very big and the road has some steep and twisty parts. Cell service started out with three bars of 1X then magically jumped to two bars of 4G the next morning. Internet response was slow because the bandwidth was narrow. Even though th campground is by water, I had no problem with mosquitoes.

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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