KERNVILLE, Calif. — California didn’t receive nearly as much rain or snow as last year, but river rafting conditions in the Southern Sierra are “perfect” right now, according to the manager of Frandy Park Campground, which serves three rafting outfitters.
“The Kern River is at a perfect level right now,” Demetriff said, adding that rafting companies will likely take people on tours on the upper Kern River through July 4th. After that, they will like take them on rafting tours below Lake Isabella.
Three different whitewater rafting also have operations on the campground. These include Kern River Tours (www.kernrivertours.com), Whitewater Voyages (www.whitewatervoyages.com) and Sierra South (www.sierrasouth.com).
But even as summer progresses and water levels decline, Demetriff said families love to come to the campground because they can let their children play in the water without having to worry about high water levels.
Frandy Park Campground has RV and tent sites along the Kern River that are shaded by mature cottonwood trees. Four pioneer style covered wagons are also available for rent. Each comes equipped with a king size bed and two sets of bunk beds.
During the summer months, the campground offers movies on Wednesday and Saturday nights and horse drawn wagon rides on Saturday mornings as well as a shaded area for board and table games. The campground is also walking distance from antique shops, quaint restaurants, including dinner houses with live bands.
Other local attractions include the Kern Valley Museum, Silver City Ghost Town and the Kern Valley Golf Course. For more information, please visit frandy.net.
Frandy Park Campground is affiliated with the the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, which hosts Camp-California.com, the statewide travel planning website.
SOURCE: Frandy Park Campground and the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds