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.
Class II-III | Ages 6 & up
The world-famous Lickety Split is our most popular and most affordable Class II-III whitewater rafting trip on the Kern River.
Looking for a longer Kern River whitewater rafting trip that won't swamp your wallet? Try our super-popular, 2.5-hour Lickety Blaster.
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.
Class IV | Ages 12 & up
The Upper Kern Class IV Half Day offers thrill-seekers a taste of Class III-IV whitewater rafting, hitting the best sections of the river.
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.
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.
Class V | Ages 16 & up
The Thunder-Run Full Day offers intrepid river runners a full day of Class V whitewater rafting, our most challenging trip.
Want an up-close and personal rafting experience? Try a half-day of paddling our two-person Inflatable Kayak.
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.
Beginner | Ages 16 & up
This is a class for those interested in becoming a Sierra South guide for the Class II - III section of the Upper Kern.
Beginner | Ages 18 & up
This is a class for those interested in becoming Sierra South guides for the Class IV section of the Upper Kern.
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.
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.
Store: 10am – 5pm, Mon-Fri
10am – 4pm, Sat-Sun
Reservations: 10am – 2pm, Mon-Fri