Sierra South's Coronavirus Update- Steps we are taking to address the Coronavirus.
Half, Full, and 2 Day Trips!
Learn to whitewater kayak in 2020!
Learn to climb...feel the adrenaline!
Or visit our store in Kernville, Hours: 10 am-5 pm Daily
For info on Kern River Flows: Upper Kern & Lower Kern
Why choose Sierra South for your 2020 adventure?
Sierra South will celebrate its 36th year in 2020, as the premiere rafting outfitter in Southern and Central California. Join us for world-class Kern River rafting; whitewater kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding on Isabella Lake, and rock climbing in Sequoia National Forest. We offer family-friendly and thrilling trips of all lengths and difficulty!
Our brick-and-mortar outfitter’s store is centrally located, 3 hours from LA, in the river town of Kernville. With a view of the Kern River from our deck, you can shop for boats, apparel, gear, gifts and more. You can also shop online in our new River Store & Boat Barn. Our customer service line is well-manned by paddlers and outdoor enthusiasts, who are there to answer any questions you may have.
We live and love what we do. We would love to share it with you. It’s good for your soul!
We are proud supporters of the Kern Valley River Council, Kern River Conservancy, the annual Kern River Festival, Keepers of the Kern, and Kern River Streambed and Park Restoration Project.
Class II-III | Ages 6 & up
Looking for a longer Kern River whitewater rafting trip that won't swamp your wallet? Try our super-popular, 2-3 hour Lickety Blaster.
Class III-IV | Ages 12 & up
The Upper Kern Full Day Class IV offers thrill-seekers a full day of Class III-IV whitewater rafting, hitting the best sections of the river above Isabella Lake.
Class II-IV. Ages 12 & up
The Lower Kern Two Day Class II-IV is the ultimate in overnight white water adventure! The two days you spend with us on the Lower Kern will be an unforgettable experience.
Although we are awaiting the green light to reopen, our guides are still preparing and training for when the season begins! We spent our Monday on the legendary Forks of the Kern. We live and love what we do and we cannot wait to share more memorable days on the river with you soon. #raftthekern #rafttheforks #sierrasouth #california #kernriver ...
Who’s ready for some whitewater rafting? As soon as we get the green light we will be back on the water having a blast with you all! #raftthekern #sierrasouth #california #kernriver ...
As we continue to monitor and adhere to the ongoing Covid-19 guidelines, we would like to get your opinion: Under what circumstances would you feel safe enough to bring your family whitewater rafting after the stay at home orders are lifted? ...
Celebrating 🌎 and it’s greatest wonders! #happyearthday #sierrasouth
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“This company is my all-time favorite rafting Co. From the office management/reservations (thanks Marti), to the store workers/drivers, and to the guides (Lonnie, Alex, Tanner, & Taylor………), Sierra South is the best for rafting‼ I should know, I have gone 10 times on Class 4’s with them and 2 -Class 2/3’s. If you want a fantastic rafting trip, where you have skilled guides and no worries- call Sierra South. ”
-Nanci B. on Yelp
“We’ve done several rafting and IK trips with Sierra South and always had a good time and been pleased with everything about Sierra South. I wanted my son to continue to work on his Whitewater Kayaking skills so I signed him up for a 1/2 day private lesson. As always everyone was helpful and informative. What really stood out was the quality of my son’s teacher Matt. He did a great job of explaining things (my son was working on his roll) and giving him helpful information to continue tuning his skills. My son had a great time and left with a reliable flat water roll.”
-Evan D. on TripAdvisor
-Lynn H. on Google
11300 Kernville Road
Kernville, California 93238
Sierra South operates under permits issued by: Sequoia National Forest, Klamath National Forest, and the National Park Service/Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Sierra South is an equal opportunity recreation service provider.
Open 9 am-5 pm Monday-Sunday
Open 9 am-5 pm Monday-Friday