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Lake Isabella / Kern River KOA
Reviewed 8 April 2014

We stayed here 3 nights on a 32 day trip out west. I realize they were experiencing a drought during our stay but the sites and whole area is nothing but dirt. Every time a vehicle would enter a dust cloud would follow. Some gravel would go a long way to making this park much nicer. Also they allowed all manner of "guest" vehicles to come and go day and night. These people did not camp at this location. Having a bar attached to the camp office probably didn't help.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Good place for family. There's a play ground for the kids and a swimming pool. However the sites are close to each other so the sound carries easy. Although campers are asked to respect the 10 pm quiet time, no one enforces it. You can here others late at night.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

I thought I had a nice weekend getaway. I just needed to get away from the city. We had the two floor cabin. One bedroom and a half bedroom upstairs. It was nice and pretty relaxing for the price I paid. However I feel that the futon needed washing, it had pee stains. Also when you shower there is bearly any hot water. I had to shower with cold water. The cold of the night also sneaks in very easily. I was sick the next morning. But I didnt mind as much since I didnt pay much for the stay. However the futon was really gross. I wouldnt sleep on it. It also has its own parking right next to the cabin which is convenient and a convenience store.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Outstanding. Excellent facilities. Warm and friendly Staff. Clean clean clean!!! Great pool! The pancake breakfast and the trike rentals were. The kids favorite.. Bathrooms and pool cleaned early every day the general store had all the little things one forgets.. A great place for car camping families ...

Room Tip: Just know that campsites are right beside each other.. We were lucky and had great neighbors.. One b...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

We absolutely loved spending weekends at the KOA. Lots of fun things to do, they always have activities for the kids, movies on the weekends in the summer. Nice pool and a lot to do in the area. Plus the staff is incredible, some of the nicest people I've ever met.

Halloween is a must if you can go, they have trick or treating, contests for best decorated camping site and an AWESOME haunted house.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

We are repeat visitors to the Lake Isabella KOA. We enjoy the two room cabins - especially the air conditioning! We used the Kampers Kitchen and enjoyed the pancake breakfast, ice cream social, and hayride. My son went to the movie night.
Check in has always been prompt, the store well stocked, the game room and laundry are clean.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

Stayed in one of the newer cabins with 4 of our kids and 2 little dogs, and had a great time! The playground was a great distraction for the kids. Two things kept this from being an "excellent" - one is that they didn't have any of the "extra" activities because it's not summer...no Friday movie night, Sunday breakfast, etc. We had read about those on the website, but found out when we called before arriving that those activities are only "in season." The only other issue was that on Friday night, the store ran out of marshmallows and we had to go on a last minute frantic run into the stores in town before they all closed at 6 pm.

Otherwise, great & clean cabin, beautiful area and a wonderful trip!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Lake Isabella / Kern River KOA

Address: 15627 Highway 178, Weldon, CA 93283-9721
Region: United States > California > Weldon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Weldon
Price Range: £87 - £102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Outdoor enthusiasts will love this KOA. Ideally located in the Sierra Mountains, the campground also backs up to the Kern River Preserve. Poised midway between Southern California and Yosemite or Death Valley, this KOA offers easy access to acclaimed whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Kern River. Enjoy nearby lake access for boating, Jet Skiing, fishing, windsurfing or swimming. Off-road enthusiasts can access miles of trails right from the campground. Facilities for golfing, skiing or snowboarding are a short drive away. Visit the Trail of a Hundred Giants, Silver City Ghost Town and the Native American Cultural Center, hike to waterfalls or experience natural waterslides. At KOA, you'll find everything from large, shady pull thrus to tent sites, a family pool, splash zone play area, camper kitchen, playground, game room, general store and pub. Ice cream socials, crafts, games for all ages, pancake breakfasts and movie nights help make your stay great! ... more   less 
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