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Lower Kern Half Day Class II-III

Class II-III. Ages 8 & up

Adult (Sunday - Friday)
Adult (Saturday)

The Lower Kern Half Day Class II-III includes fun, splashy rapids, beautiful scenery, wildlife, jump rocks and plenty of opportunities to cool off with a dip in the water. No experience necessary!

Lower Kern Half-Day Class II-III

The Lower Kern Half-Day Class II-III includes fun, splashy rapids with beautiful scenery. Cool off in the many pools in-between rapids and challenge yourself to an exciting cliff jump! This trip is the perfect introduction to rafting for both adults and children. No experience necessary! Trip is approximately 4 continuous river miles. We offer two departure times for this trip. 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.

Schedule & Duration

  • 3-4 hours
  • Months of operation: April – September
  • Trip Arrival Time: 10:30 am, 12:30pm.
  • Trip Departure Time: 11:00, 1:00pm.
  • We suggest you arrive at the store 30-45 minutes prior to the trip departure time. This will allow sufficient time to check-in and change into wetsuits if needed or required. Our trips must leave on schedule. Don’t miss the boat!


  • Minimums: Age: 8 Weight: 50 lbs (We may weigh small children)
  • High Water Protocol Minimum: Age: 12
  • Maximum Weight: 300 lbs
  • All trips require a minimum number of 4  guests. If participant numbers are not met we will notify you and provide various options for your trip to go.
  • Please wear shoes that will stay on your feet in the water. No flip-flops or bare feet. You must wear tennis shoes, water shoes, or sandals that have a heel strap.

All of our trips may be adjusted based on water levels and/or other conditions.

Additional Information:

• Our trips leave on schedule.
• Price does not include gratuity, so if you like the ride…it’s ok to tip your guide! Most guests leave between a 15 and 20 percent tip.

Reservation Policies

Please see our Reservation Policies Page for details on our cancellation, guest responsibility and liability, accompaniment, minimums, and water levels policies.

Sierra South
Mountain Sports

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


Open 8 am-6 pm Monday-Sunday


 Open 9 am-5 pm Monday-Friday

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