24Hrs up at Kern River was a blast. We stayed at Sandy Flat campground and didn't make a reservation or anything and secured a spot. We stayed at site #18. It was close enough to the river to hear it rushing as you fell asleep. After heading down the street to Remington Hot springs, which was packed. We just ventured around and found some rocks to jump off of and swim around in the river. Such a great place to go 2.5 Hrs from LA.