For over 35 years, we have been guiding life’s greatest adventures on the legendary Kern River. Since 1985 it has been our priority to provide professional, first-class experiences for you with every interaction.
We Set the Bar High
Sierra South has established itself as a leader in the California rafting and adventure outfitter industry. From our guides and staff to our high level of service, state-of-the-art-equipment, and perfect location, it is our mission to provide you with an unforgettable experience that will keep you returning for years to come.
Only 3 Hours from Los Angeles
With Sierra South only being 3 hours north of Los Angeles, you won’t have to travel far to find the best whitewater rafting and mountain adventures in California. Join us in Kernville from the middle of March through the end of November for a wide variety of thrilling outdoor experiences.
We Have the Trip for You!
We want to fit the trip to you, not fit you to the trip. With the most offerings of any rafting company on the Kern River, we are able to provide the perfect trip for you and your group. We also operate the oldest, largest, and most experienced whitewater kayaking school in Southern California, as well as rock climbing, and stand up paddleboarding lessons.
“Great adventure. Return trip after many years. Still the best on the river. The guides were great. Our guide, Brandon, had amazing skill and knowledge about the river, park, environment... Read more »
“Great fun for entire family! Wonderful staff & knowledgeable guides made it an amazing experience. Very well organized. Great white water rafting, delicious lunch by the river & relaxing hot... - Michael Fong on Google