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Camp Whitsett Lickety Split

Class II-III | Ages 6 & up


**Camp Whitsett bookings are not available for the 2020 Season** 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 Rafting Trip

The Camp Whitsett Lickety Split is a great trip for beginners or first-timers! This trip is full of enough excitement to challenge just about everyone, from young tikes to grandmas and grandpas. Great raft trip for younger scouts and their families. Before your rafting trip, a Sierra South professional river guide will provide you with a trip overview, paddling gear, and a paddle talk. Then it’s anchors aweigh for three miles of jam-packed rafting action on Kern River rapids such as Big Daddy, Sidewinder, Freight Train, and Ewings. No whitewater merit badge available for this trip, see Camp Whitsett Merit Badge Combo.

Schedule & Duration

  • 1-1.5 Hours
  • Months of operation: June-July
  • Available Monday – Friday, 3x daily
  • Trip Arrival Times: 9:30 am, 11 am, 12:30 pm.
  • Trip Departure Times: 10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm.
  • We suggest you arrive at the store 30-45 minutes prior to the trip departure time. This will allow sufficient time to check-in and change into wetsuits if needed or required. Our trips must leave on schedule. Don’t miss the boat!


  • Must be at least 6 years old
  • High Water Protocol: Must be at least 8 years old
  • Must weigh between 50 and 300 lbs.
  • Please wear shoes that will stay on your feet in the water, such as tennis shoes, water shoes, or sandals that have a heel strap. No flip-flops or bare-feet!

Additional Information

  • We suggest you arrive at the store 30 minutes prior to your trip. If you have a group over 20 or are getting wetsuits, please arrive 45 minutes to 1 hour prior.
  • All classes require a minimum number of guests. If participant numbers are not met we will notify you and provide various options for your class to go
  • All of our trips may be adjusted based on water levels and/or other conditions

Reservation Policies

Please see our Reservation Policies Page for details on our cancellation, guest responsibility and liability, accompaniment, minimums, and water levels policies.

Roundtrip transportation from Camp Whitsett is available:
Bus: 10-36 passengers is $210 per bus
Van: 2-9 passengers is $135 per van

Sierra South
Mountain Sports

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


Open 8 am-6 pm Monday-Sunday


 Open 9 am-5 pm Monday-Friday

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