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BOULDER GULCH, CA

part ofSequoia National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: BOULDER GULCH
Status: Closed through Thu May 21 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Boulder Gulch Campground is nestled in the foothills of the high desert at an elevation of 2,650 feet, just a short drive from Lake Isabella. The facility sits in the Giant Sequoia National Monument, offering countless recreational opportunities for visitors.

Natural Features:

The Sequoia National Forest, located at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada in central California, takes its name from the giant sequoia, the world's largest tree, which grows in more than 30 groves on the Forest's lower slopes.

The Forest comprises about 1.1 million acres, and elevations range from about 1,000 to 12,000 feet, creating precipitous canyons and mountain streams with spectacular waterfalls, such as Salmon Creek Falls near Fairview and Grizzly Falls on the Kings River.

Recreation:

At the nearby Lake Isabella visitors enjoy trout and bass fishing, boating, windsurfing, swimming and water skiing.

There are also hiking, horseback and mountain biking trails in the area.

Facilities:

This campground consists of about 58 paved sites and includes a playground, fish cleaning station, flush toilets and showers.

The Giant Sequoia Mercantile offers a wide variety of books, maps, gifts, local art, camping supplies and other merchandise.

This facility is operated by Sequoia Recreation, a division of California Land Management and comments are welcome; comment forms are available from campground hosts or online.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Flush Toilets
  • Host
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Water
Within 10 Miles
  • Dump Station
  • Hiking
  • Restaurants
Know Before You Go
  • Six people per site including children
  • Click here for more info about the Sequoia National Forest
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Sequoia Recreation will be assessing a $7 additional vehicle fee per night on the second vehicle in each single family campsite, and on the third and fourth vehicle in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered to be one vehicle and the third and fourth are also considered to be one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.


Due to the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Help protect our forests by purchasing or collecting firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Click here for more information.
  • Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures contact the Kern River Ranger District (760) 376-3781.
    • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    35.6725, -118.46917
    35°40'21"N, 118°28'9"W

    From Highway 99 in Bakersville, California, take Highway 178 east to the town of Lake Isabella. Take Highway 155 around the west side of Lake Isabella for 4 miles to the campground entrance.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    BOULDER GULCH
    PO BOX 1640
    KERNVILLE  CA  93238

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (760)376-1815
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