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Live Oak Campground is located in Sequoia National Forest, across the road from Lake Isabella, a popular destination for water activities. It offers one group site with flush toilets, showers and drinking water, as well as a nearby Giant Sequoia Mercantile in Kernville. It is also a great base for day trips to Sequoia National Park.


Reservations not being accepted. Live Oak Campground is located across the road from Lake Isabella, a popular destination for boating, windsurfing, fishing and swimming. Lake Isabella sits within Sequoia National Forest, just 6 miles from the town of Lake Isabella.


Water activities at Lake Isabella are popular and include swimming, water skiing, windsurfing and fishing. The lake is known for its trout fishing during the colder months. Other species include black and white crappie, bluegill, catfish and largemouth bass.


The campground offers one group site that can accomodate up to 150 people and a combination of 30 vehicles and RVs. Flush toilets, showers and drinking water are provided.

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.

Natural Features

The campground is situated in a grove of scenic oak trees at an approximate elevation of 2,500 feet.

Lake Isabella sits at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada range. The 11,000-acre lake marks the division between the Upper Kern River and the Lower Kern River.

Sequoia National Forest is named for 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. Elevations range from 1,000 to 12,000 feet, creating precipitous canyons and mountain streams with spectacular waterfalls such as Salmon Creek Falls and Grizzly Falls.


For facility specific information, please call (760) 376-1269.

Nearby Attractions

Live Oak provides a good base for day trips to Sequoia National Park. The Trail of a Hundred Giants and numerous sequoia groves can be found nearby within Giant Sequoia National Monument.

The Giant Sequoia Mercantile is just 5 miles away in Kernville, and offers a wide variety of books, maps, gifts and camping equipment.
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