Rafting

Guiding whitewater rafting trips on the Kern River since 1985, we offer thrilling whitewater adventures for as little as $36 per person.

Whether you’re looking for an exhilarating solo ride, a family-friendly trip, or a class to help you improve your skills, we have a fun, on-the-water adventure for you.

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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.

    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.

    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: 9am – 5pm, Mon-Sun
    8am-6pm, Sat
    8am-5pm, Sun
    Reservations: 9am – 5pm, Mon-Fri

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