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    Combo Full Day Rafting

    Class II-III | Ages 11 & up

    Want a full day of whitewater fun? Come rafting and inflatable kayaking all in one day. Whitewater Merit Badges available for scouts who qualify.

    Combo Full Day Rafting

    Want a full day of whitewater fun? Come rafting and inflatable kayaking all in one day. Whitewater Merit Badges available for scouts who qualify.

    Upper Kern Full Day Rafting

    Class IV | Ages 12 & up

    The Upper Kern Full Day offers thrill-seekers a full day of Class III-IV whitewater rafting, hitting the best sections of the river above Isabella Lake.

    Upper Kern Full Day Rafting

    The Upper Kern Full Day offers thrill-seekers a full day of Class III-IV whitewater rafting, hitting the best sections of the river above Isabella Lake.

    Mini-Me Rowing Class Full Day

    Class II-III | Ages 16 & up

    Rowing a Mini-Me is a blast! They are lightweight, nimble, fast, and fun. Perfect for enjoying the Lickety Split run.

    Mini-Me Rowing Class Full Day

    Rowing a Mini-Me is a blast! They are lightweight, nimble, fast, and fun. Perfect for enjoying the Lickety Split run.

    Inflatable Kayak Half Day

    Class II-III | Ages 11 & up

    Want an up-close and personal rafting experience? Try a half-day of paddling our two-person Inflatable Kayak.

    Inflatable Kayak Half Day

    Want an up-close and personal rafting experience? Try a half-day of paddling our two-person Inflatable Kayak.

    Whitewater Kayaking 101

    Beginner | Ages 14 & up

    Exciting, dynamic, and rewarding, whitewater kayaking is the most challenging of all the various styles of kayaking available.

    Whitewater Kayaking 101

    Exciting, dynamic, and rewarding, whitewater kayaking is the most challenging of all the various styles of kayaking available.

    Whitewater Kayaking 201

    Advanced Beginner | Ages 14 & up

    201 is for those who completed 101, or who can boat comfortably in Class II water & self-rescue, with working knowledge of the Eskimo roll.

    Whitewater Kayaking 201

    201 is for those who completed 101, or who can boat comfortably in Class II water & self-rescue, with working knowledge of the Eskimo roll.

    Gold Medal Camp

    Beginner | Ages 15 & up

    A unique 3-day whitewater instruction program taught by Olympic-level instructors and available to paddlers of all skill levels.

    Gold Medal Camp

    A unique 3-day whitewater instruction program taught by Olympic-level instructors and available to paddlers of all skill levels.

    Camp Whitsett Lickety Split

    Class II-III | Ages 6 & up

    This trip can only be booked by Camp Whitsett participants. The world-famous Lickety Split is our most popular and most affordable Class II-III whitewater rafting trip on the Kern River.

    Camp Whitsett Lickety Split

    This trip can only be booked by Camp Whitsett participants. The world-famous Lickety Split is our most popular and most affordable Class II-III whitewater rafting trip on the Kern River.

    Camp Whitsett Lickety Blaster

    Class II-III | Ages 6 & up

    This trip can only be booked by Camp Whitsett participants. Looking for a longer Kern River whitewater rafting trip that won't swamp your wallet? Try our super-popular, 2.5-hour Lickety Blaster.

    Camp Whitsett Lickety Blaster

    This trip can only be booked by Camp Whitsett participants. Looking for a longer Kern River whitewater rafting trip that won't swamp your wallet? Try our super-popular, 2.5-hour Lickety Blaster.

    Camp Whitsett Merit Badge Combo

    Class II-III | Ages 11 & up

    This trip can only be booked by Camp Whitsett participants. Wanting a whole day of whitewater fun? Come rafting and inflatable kayaking all in one day. Whitewater Merit Badges are available for scouts who qualify.

    Camp Whitsett Merit Badge Combo

    This trip can only be booked by Camp Whitsett participants. Wanting a whole day of whitewater fun? Come rafting and inflatable kayaking all in one day. Whitewater Merit Badges are available for scouts who qualify.

    Forks of the Kern Raft Trip

    Class IV-V | Ages 16 & up

    The 2-3 day Forks of the Kern is the most difficult and remote run we offer, and one of the premier wilderness whitewater rafting trips in the USA.

    Forks of the Kern Raft Trip

    The 2-3 day Forks of the Kern is the most difficult and remote run we offer, and one of the premier wilderness whitewater rafting trips in the USA.

    Freestyle Kayaking Half Day

    Intermediate | Ages 14 & up

    Enjoy a fun 3-4 hours of freestyle playboating on the Kern River, as you learn new maneuvers and improve your technique.

    Freestyle Kayaking Half Day

    Enjoy a fun 3-4 hours of freestyle playboating on the Kern River, as you learn new maneuvers and improve your technique.

    Freestyle Kayaking Full Day

    Intermediate | Ages 14 & up

    Enjoy a full day of freestyle playboating on the Kern River, as you learn new maneuvers and improve your technique.

    Freestyle Kayaking Full Day

    Enjoy a full day of freestyle playboating on the Kern River, as you learn new maneuvers and improve your technique.

    Breakfast and A Paddle

    Beginner | Ages 11 & up

    Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature as we paddle around the shoreline and then find a sandy beach to have a gourmet breakfast!

    Breakfast and A Paddle

    Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature as we paddle around the shoreline and then find a sandy beach to have a gourmet breakfast!

    Kayaking Lake Roll

    Beginner | Ages 11 & up

    We designed this course to help you develop the basic mechanical and mental skills to execute a bomb-proof roll every time!

    Kayaking Lake Roll

    We designed this course to help you develop the basic mechanical and mental skills to execute a bomb-proof roll every time!

    Kayaking River Roll

    Beginner - Advanced | Ages 14 & up

    Our Kayaking River Roll class will help you develop the skills necessary to roll on the river. Great for those already comfortable on a lake.

    Kayaking River Roll

    Our Kayaking River Roll class will help you develop the skills necessary to roll on the river. Great for those already comfortable on a lake.

    Rock Climbing Half Day

    Beginner | Ages 14 & up

    A half-day rock climbing experience. Spend a morning sending as many routes as you can climb at the Kern Slabs.

    Rock Climbing Half Day

    A half-day rock climbing experience. Spend a morning sending as many routes as you can climb at the Kern Slabs.

    Rock Climbing Adventure

    Beginner | Ages 14 & up

    Join us for an all-day rock climbing experience at climbing areas such as Dome Rock, the Kern Slabs, or other local boulders.

    Rock Climbing Adventure

    Join us for an all-day rock climbing experience at climbing areas such as Dome Rock, the Kern Slabs, or other local boulders.

    SUP 101 Half Day

    Beginner | Ages 8 & up

    Stand-up Paddleboard 101 teaches you the basics of paddleboarding, first on land and then in the lake.

    SUP 101 Half Day

    Stand-up Paddleboard 101 teaches you the basics of paddleboarding, first on land and then in the lake.

    Women’s Kayaking 101

    Beginner | Ages 14 & up

    This is a women's only class. We cover the same material as our regular 101 class but tailor it to the needs of the group.

    Women’s Kayaking 101

    This is a women's only class. We cover the same material as our regular 101 class but tailor it to the needs of the group.

    Women’s Kayaking 201

    Advanced Beginner | Ages 14 & up

    This is a women's only class. We cover the same material as our regular 201 classes, but tailor it to the needs of the group.

    Women’s Kayaking 201

    This is a women's only class. We cover the same material as our regular 201 classes, but tailor it to the needs of the group.

    Youth Kayaking 101

    Beginner | Ages 11-16

    This is a special kayaking 101 two-day class structured to appeal to the different learning styles of younger paddlers.

    Youth Kayaking 101

    This is a special kayaking 101 two-day class structured to appeal to the different learning styles of younger paddlers.

    Youth Kayaking 201

    Advanced Beginner | Ages 11-16

    This is a special kayaking 201 two-day class structured to appeal to the different learning styles of younger paddlers.

    Youth Kayaking 201

    This is a special kayaking 201 two-day class structured to appeal to the different learning styles of younger paddlers.

    Roll/Tune-up 101 Kayaking Full Day

    Intermediate | Ages 14 & up

    The Roll/Tune-up 101 Kayaking Full Day class will combine a morning roll class with an afternoon river run to tune up your kayaking skills.

    Roll/Tune-up 101 Kayaking Full Day

    The Roll/Tune-up 101 Kayaking Full Day class will combine a morning roll class with an afternoon river run to tune up your kayaking skills.

    Never Too Old… 101

    Beginner | Ages 30 & up

    This kayak class is taught at a more laid-back pace than the regular Kayak 101 class, and is great for adults wanting to learn the basics.

    Never Too Old… 101

    This kayak class is taught at a more laid-back pace than the regular Kayak 101 class, and is great for adults wanting to learn the basics.

    Half Day Private Kayak Instruction

    Beginner - Advanced | Ages 14 & up

    Great class for anyone who wants a customized session of instruction. One-on-one time with our skilled instructors improves your skills faster.

    Half Day Private Kayak Instruction

    Great class for anyone who wants a customized session of instruction. One-on-one time with our skilled instructors improves your skills faster.

    Full Day Private Kayak Instruction

    Beginner - Advanced | Ages 14 & up

    Great class for anyone who wants a customized session of instruction. One-on-one time with our skilled instructors improves your skills faster.

    Full Day Private Kayak Instruction

    Great class for anyone who wants a customized session of instruction. One-on-one time with our skilled instructors improves your skills faster.

    Boaters Rescue Course

    Advanced Beginner | Ages 16 & up

    This two-day comprehensive course is for those wanting to learn the specifics of river rescue and other useful river skills.

    Boaters Rescue Course

    This two-day comprehensive course is for those wanting to learn the specifics of river rescue and other useful river skills.

    Sierra South
    Mountain Sports
    (800) 457-2082

    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.

    Hours of Operation

    Store: 8am – 6pm, Daily
    Reservations: 9am – 5pm, Mon-Fri

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