This property is privately owned. While visiting the campground you are responsible for abiding by all Camp rules and regulations. Non compliance may result in your eviction from the Camp. Should this happen no refunds will be issued. Under no circumstances will SoCal Out Campground be liable for any loss or damage to any of our guest’s personal property, including their vehicles, jewelry, personal effects or any other valuables including currency.
Where are you located?
SoCal Out Upper Kern River Campground is located at 222 Kern River Highhway, Kernville CA 93238. It is on the left side of the highway across from the Corral Creek Lodge.
Can I cook or have a bonfire?
Water, metal bucket, and shovel are mandatory. (Non drinking water can be found on any of the hoses or water spigots located in the middle of camp.
Fire must be out before turning in. Meaning drown, stir, and the ash must be cold to the touch. For any information on properly putting out a fire visit https://www.fire.ca.gov/media/5250/campfiretips.pdf
You can cook on fires but fire pits are limited.We recommend bringing your own propane or charcoal camping stoves because the 2 fire locations can fill up. Water/food: please bring any food, water, and cookware you may need. There are non-drinking water hoses on the property for fire pits and cleaning your cookware.
Fires are not permitted anywhere other than the 2 designated fire pits.
Can my kids stay in the tent with me?
Can I bring my pet?
- There is a pet cleaning fee you must add to your reservation
Pets must be on a leash when out of tent. Pets cannot be left unattended in tent
Clean any droppings. Any damage caused by animal will come out of deposit,
Pets must be quiet during quiet hours.
Is there a security/damage deposit?
Will I be able to dispose of my trash?
Are there smoking areas?
Are there bugs/wild life?
Bears: We have not seen any this summer but locking up food and coolers is recommended.
Bugs: It is mother nature so depending on the time of year different insects will visit. Please use any insect repellent if you are concerned.
Are there quiet hours?
Will there be some one at camp to greet me?
What is the weather like?
Can I request a certain tent? Can I request that my tent be next to my friends' and families'?
We try our best to accommodate tent number request however we are unable to guarantee specific sites.
Is there WiFi?
Pack it in, pack it out
No toilet trash. We have a restroom for a reason
Everyone must be out of water by dark
What is your emergency evacuation plan?
What environmental hazards exist (e.g., exposure, flash flood, avalanche, weather, fauna, terrain)? How will these hazards be managed during the proposed activity?
Get everyone safely away from the source of the fire immediately
Call 911 or the Fire Department, then call the park office (760)440-7722 or (760)440-7721 and:
1. Give: your name, telephone number you are calling from, park address, space number where the fire is and any helpful directions. 2. Describe the type/nature of the fire (gas, wood, chemical, electrical). 3. State that the fire is in a campground and report any known injuries. Stay on the line and allow the person you contacted to end the call. 4. Make sure all guests have left the affected structure and immediately let the fire department personnel know if any disabled person(s) or anyone not accounted for and may still be in the structure. 5. Never go back into a burning structure. 6. Should your clothing catch fire: first drop…then roll. Never run. If a rug or blanket is handy, roll yourself up in it until the fire is out.
Campground Management is usually notified at least 24 hours in advance of potential storms or high water conditions as a result of heavy rain instances. All campers and guests onsite will be notified if there is a possibility of high water conditions as soon as possible. Items you should know in the event of a flood. Know the elevation of your location in relation to nearby streams, rivers, and lakes. Have several escape routes planned. The National Weather Service continuously broadcasts updated weather conditions, warnings and forecasts on National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radios. A NOAA radio may be purchased at radio or electronic stores. Local broadcast stations transmit Emergency Alert System messages which may be heard on standard radios. When rising water threatens, move to higher ground. If one escape route is not passable do not waste any time - try another route or back track to higher ground. Use travel routes specified by local officials. Never drive through flooded roadways. Do not bypass or go around barricades. Wear life preservers if possible.
If you are outdoors: Find an open area and remain there until the earthquake stops. Stay away from power poles and electrical lines, tall buildings, bridges, brick or block walls, underpasses and trees. Listen to a self contained (battery operated) radio for emergency instructions. Confine and secure all pets so they will not hamper emergency service employees in the performance of their duties. Aftershocks may occur, so be prepared. If emergency assistance is needed call 911.
What other hazards are inherent to the activity? How will they be managed?
Be aware that any recreational areas involve many inherent risks, including but not limited to changing weather conditions, equipment failure, collision with objects/people and failure to use facilities in a safe and prudent manner, within one's abilities, may cause injury or death. All guests and visitors using SoCal Out Campground facilities do so at their own risk.