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The Sierra South Experience

Why Choose Sierra South?

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36 Years in Service

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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

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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

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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!

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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.

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Not Sure What Rafting Trip is Best for You?

Our questionnaire will help guide your decision

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This quick survey will point you in the direction of the rafting trip best suited for you based on factors such as your interest, age, and experience level.