I am at a county campground on the Kern, about 10 miles east of Bakersfield. It's actually quite a nice campground, and it's green and cool. No hook ups, and every site is a pull thru, but it seems OK. More city parklike than further east, but it is a great base camp for wandering up into Sequoia and seeing the spring growth.
For fishing, you would like this spot. Its a bit nicer than "the other one" and right on the river. The ranger says this place is completely empty all winter for campers. Tho it's open year round.
I am not on a river spot. Every thing was taken there when I got here 1 ish yesterday! It'll be busy this weekend. The park is heavily patrolled and everyone seems well behaved.. or they get zapped.
I am on the far side, with a view of the hills instead, in non party zone anyway.
Went up the 178 today. Everything is turned green and the wildflowers are starting to get bright. The river is clean and cool. "We" stopped along the way and had a dip (Well, sticky did) and rested in the shade and just stared at the rolling hills and canyon. Was quite spectacular. (And per my vacation tradition.. I forgot my memory card AND dingle for the camera
Didn't see any trailer friendly campgrounds, they are all down on the river and dispersed. But beautiful. One would need a more powerful vehicle to get to the sites, tho not quite a 4wd. I could probably do it.
Made it as far as the Rite Aid in Issebella.. then came back for a nap.
I will try the mountain camp tomorrow. Hopefully Kitty will continue her Non Ralphing state. She did well today up that hiway.