Kayaking

Learn the basics of whitewater kayaking, through a progression of paddling skills and river reading exercises.

We offer both whitewater kayak and recreational kayak courses and trips. Our recreational kayak trips range from a quick one-hour paddle to a full six- to seven-hour day trip to a multiple-day course to hone your skills!

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 10am – 5pm, Mon-Fri

           10am – 4pm, Sat-Sun

Reservations: 10am – 2pm, Mon-Fri

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