Lake Isabella/Kern River KOA covers all your camping and RV needs.

Outdoor enthusiasts will love this KOA. Ideally located in the Sierra Mountains, the campground also backs up to the Kern River Preserve. Poised midway between Southern California and Yosemite or Death Valley, this KOA offers easy access to acclaimed whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Kern River. Enjoy nearby lake access for boating, Jet Skiing, Paddle Boarding, Fishing, windsurfing and swimming. Off-road enthusiasts can access miles of trails right across the road from the campground. Skiing and snowboarding are a short drive away. Visit the Trail of 100 Giants, Silver City Ghost Town and Nunni Cunni Native American Inter-Tribal Cultural Center. At KOA, you'll find everything from large, shady Pull-Thru RV Sites to Tent Sites, a family pool which is not heated, splash zone play area, Camping Kitchen, Playground, General store and Pub. Our Pub serves Pizza, Wings, FF,  and a variety of beer.   From May 15th - October 1st, we offer Ice cream socials and pancake breakfasts. We also have Corn hole, Badminton, and Volleyball - all will help make your stay great!  Max pull thru: 80 feet.  Stay any 3 nights from 09/15/22-12/15/22 and receive your 3rd night for free.   Just tell the clerk that you read this on our welcome message!  We look forward to seeing you soon.. KOA Staff

Campground Amenities

  • 30 Max Amp
  • 60' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool (5/1 - 9/30)
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Kamping Kitchen
  • Firewood ($)
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

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KOA Rewards Program

Do more of what you love - camping - and reap the rewards when you join the KOA Rewards program! From camping discounts at KOA campgrounds to additional savings offers from our partners, you can quickly see how the $36 pays for itself and more!

Exclusive Benefits:

  • 10%* off your daily registration rate all year long at 500 KOA Campgrounds throughout North America
  • Rewards points that accumulate for cash off future KOA camping stays
  • Free** night of camping during KOA Rewards Weekend at participating KOAs
  • ...and Much more!

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KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend

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WHEN: September 8-9, 2023

WHAT: KOA Rewards holders stay as a paying guest on Friday, September 8 at any participating KOA campground and get Saturday, September 9 for FREE*.

WHY: KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend is designed exclusively for KOA Rewards holders to say thanks for your loyalty and for trusting your camping memories to us. On this late-summer weekend, we gather to celebrate friends, family and fun in the great outdoors we all adore.

*Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one site per a KOA Rewards account, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. KOA Rewards discount does apply but not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area

Isabella Peak Trail

This is a beautiful hike  that is also dog friendly! Please bring your own water.  We can print maps for you at check-in


Cyrus Canyon OHV

Dirt Bikes as well as Quads can enjoy this 1.5 mile long natural terrain course.  This is a short distance from the KOA just East of Wofford Heights and close to the Kern Airport.  There are also trails for beginners

East of Lake Isabella - does not give an address - we can print a map

Kernville, CA 93238





The Alta Sierra Ski Resort is about a half hour drive from the Lake Isabella KOA.  The resort is 700' in elevation and the weather can get very cold.  Layering of clothing is advised as well as helmets. Ski rental includes boots, skis and poles $45 full day or $35 for half day (starts at 12:30) The Snowboard rental includes snowboard and boots for $50.00 full day or $40.00 for half day. Lift  Tickets are sold separately
To get to Alta Sierra Ski resort follow Hwy 178 to the 155 in Wofford Heights exit. Once in Wofford Heights make a left on SR155 and then turn left on Rancheria Rd.

Happy Skiing !!

56700 Rancheria Road

Wofford Heights, CA 93285




Eastern Kern County Onyx Ranch State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) is the newest acquisition, located in eastern Kern County and adjacent to State Route 14 on the western edge of the Mojave Desert, the SVRA offers over 26,000 acres of scenic and challenging terrain for all-terrain vehicles (ATV's) motorcycles, recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVS) and 4x4 vehicles.  Laid out in a checkerboard fashion, Eastern Kern County Onyx Ranch SVRA is surrounded by mostly BLM land that offers visitors varied and exciting off highway vehicle recreation opportunities.  Onyx Ranch provides many miles of trails and open riding areas that traverse across BLM, State Parks and private land.  Open riding is available at both Jawbone Canyon and Dove Springs

There are no hook ups for water for camping in this area so please plan on  being self-contained.  Pit toilets are avbailale at several locations throughout the area.


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