At Sierra South, our goal is to provide you, your family, and your friends with an exhilarating whitewater experience that will leave you grinning from ear to ear. We’ve been guiding rafting trips on the Kern River since 1985, and that experience has helped us curate adventures suited to thrill seekers and nature lovers alike. Whether you’re looking for a heart-pounding encounter with the rapids, a family-friendly trip, or a multi-day wilderness getaway, we have a fun, on-the-water adventure waiting for you.
The Biggest Perks of Kern River Rafting
Some of the best things to bring on a whitewater rafting trip are a hunger for knowledge, exercise, and quality time with friends and family. Moments made on the splashing thrill of the river are hard to forget, and you’ll be working as a team to overcome all the challenges that come with an encounter with whitewater rapids. The unique, intensely outdoor experience will get you into the heart of nature to enjoy the beautiful landscape of California in a way that will make you want to return again and again.
How Dangerous is Whitewater Rafting?
Your safety is important to us, and to that end we offer reliable equipment, training, and experienced guides that will help you enjoy the thrill of Kern River’s rapids without undue risks.
To provide the best experience for rafters of all levels of experience, our activities are broken down by the international river rating system. Class II through Class III rapids are perfect for beginner rafters looking for a fun challenge. Other parts of the river offer greater challenges for intermediate and expert rafters with Class IV and V rapids. Our experts are happy to speak with you so you can be confident about the level of challenge that will give you and your potential rafting team the best experience.
How Long Does a Whitewater Trip Last?
With Sierra South, you can choose what time frame works best for you and your budget. Our offerings range anywhere from 1-1.5 hours to a two-day overnight trip and everything in between.
Book a Trip Today!
Booking one of our rafting trips online is easy. Once you’ve found which offering has the best time frame and challenge suited to your group, you can complete your application in minutes. We offer rafting trips beginning in March and run into September. Getting everything you need in order before hitting the rapids has never been easier! Check out our options below for more information or to book your Kern River rafting trip today.
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Kernville, California 93238
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.