Down River Freestyle Kayaking Half Day

Intermediate | Ages 14 & up

Student (14+)

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

Down River Freestyle Kayaking Half Day

Glide across the eddy line, drive the stern down into the water, and … BANG, you’re looking at sky and pinging the redline on the fun meter. Welcome to the world of down river freestyle. Use the hot new boat of your choice, like the Jackson Kayak Antix or the Pyranha Ripper. You’ll learn maneuvers such as stern squirts, splats, kick flips, and wave wheels. After paddling with our instructors on the Kern, you’ll be trying things in class III water you never dreamed possible.

Schedule & Duration

  • Months of operation: March – September
  • Available daily at 8:30 a.m.
    • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your trip
  • Three to four hours


  • Must be at least 14 years old
  • Must weigh between 50 & 275 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

  • All gear and transportation included
  • 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 on
  • All of our freestyle kayaking trips may be adjusted based on water levels and/or other conditions

Responsibility & Liability

All Sierra South trips and classes involve physical activity and include certain elements of risk. We make every effort to run trips and classes in the finest, most fun-filled manner as possible. However, we cannot guarantee your safety. It is your responsibility to evaluate your level of fitness and to select a trip or class which is appropriate for you. Seek medical advice before your trip if you question your physical condition. It is your responsibility to follow our instructions.

Everyone will be required to sign a release of liability/assumption of risk form and photography/video waiver form before departure. Minors under 18 not accompanied by their parents must bring a release form signed by their parent or legal guardian.

Sierra South
Mountain Sports
Phone (800) 457-2082
Map Marker

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