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    Ok so I am looking for so advice on where to go camping. a developed camp ground is not needed but what I am truly looking for is somewhere to go that possible has a lake or river near by to take the kids fishing and over all a place to relax.

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    Are you looking for a place in SD county? Or are you willing to drive?
    I really like Lake Isabella/Kern river, but it's a bit of a drive for you.

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    Lake henshaw, lake Cuyamaca is really nice. Then there's Lake Morena, that's good. All in SD county. Of the 3, I'd probably head to Cuyamaca http://www.lakecuyamaca.org/ or the Cuyamaca state park.
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    I camp all the time up in the cuyamaca's. I fact we were just up there at the beginning of this month and got about 6 inches of snow which the kids loved. DD I def don't mind the drive if its worth it. Maybe I should ad I am kind of looking for somewhere that is a little off the beaten path.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyDave View Post
    Are you looking for a place in SD county? Or are you willing to drive?
    I really like Lake Isabella/Kern river, but it's a bit of a drive for you.
    Is there a specific camp ground you like better than the rest. Seems like there are a bunch to choose from.

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    I prefer to hit several places (assuming it is an extended vacation) and visit lowland lakes and mountain rivers. Even toss in the occasional beach camp on the central coast.
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    This is going to be the best year in LOOOOOOOOONG time to enjoy the eastern sierra. You can camp for free at deadman creek and its stocked right in the campground for the kids to go fishing. Can also camp for free on the headwaters of the owens and it has fresh spring water there. Isabellas is ok or kennedy meadows is maybe better if you like river fishing.
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    Second the Kennedy Meadows areas.

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    is there a specific place in the kennedy meadows?

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    and when you say camping is free at deadmans creek do you mean deadmans campground or actually along the creek somewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimT View Post
    Second the Kennedy Meadows areas.
    25 mile dirt road ? whats that like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slanttop357 View Post
    25 mile dirt road ? whats that like.
    You can access Kennedy Meadows (the Kennedy Meadows in the southern Sierra and not northern Cal) via a paved road from US 395. The dirt road is from the west or south (Lake Isabella area) and closed during the winter.
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    I thought the 395 side was dirt road thats why i never went up there dam all those years and what the hell did i know. Oh well maybe its time for a trip to Kennedy Meadows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slanttop357 View Post
    I thought the 395 side was dirt road thats why i never went up there dam all those years and what the hell did i know. Oh well maybe its time for a trip to Kennedy Meadows.
    The first part of the road to Kennedy Meadows (the turnoff from US 395 is a few miles past Pearsonville - get gas before heading up to Kennedy Meadows) is named 9 Mile Canyon Road. It's kind of hairy because it's narrow and there are no guard rails in many places. It's wise to not be in a hurry and to pay attention. Especially in the winter or wet conditions. The penalty for an accident could be your life.

    I've camped at Troy Meadow which is higher up still and about 20 minutes or so from Kennedy Meadows. Also camped at Monache Meadow which will require a high clearance vehicle. 4X recommended.

    The fish are fairly small in the river but it's not a well traveled place. A small amount of trail riders up in those parts too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stode View Post
    ... get gas before heading up to Kennedy Meadows) is named 9 Mile Canyon Road. It's kind of hairy because it's narrow and there are no guard rails in many places. ...

    I no longer fuel up in Pearsonville as it appears that their fuel is watered down.

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    So when you are on that road can you basically just pull off anywhere and camp along the river?

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    For close to home and the luxury of showers/toilets check out the state park on Mt. Palomar... they use to have a fishing pond too.

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    My apologies to SDNative. I have not been on the computer much over the last few months. I'm not sure what you mean by pulling off the road and fishing. It would depend on which road (if we are talking about the south fork of the Kern.
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    Meant "camping" and not fishing.
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