The Lower Kern Half Day is an exciting afternoon run that packs a serious punch. Five miles, five great Class IV rapids, one thrilling jump rock! When you are not getting drenched by glorious waves, enjoy a relaxing swim in the calm pools, and see the abundance of wildlife. You can’t ask for more in one afternoon of whitewater rafting on the Lower Kern River.

Trip Overview


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2-3 Hours

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Months of Operation:
May-September

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Trip ARRIVAL Time*: 2:00pm
(What time you need to be here)

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Trip DEPARTURE Time: 2:30pm
(What time the trip will take off)

*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. If you have a group over 20 or are getting wetsuits, please arrive 45 minutes to one hour prior. Don’t miss the boat!

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

Requirements


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Must be at least 12 years old
*High Water Protocol: Must be at least 14 years old

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Must weigh between 90 – 280 lbs.

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Appropriate footwear: Tennis shoes, water shoes, or sandals with heel strap. NO FLIP-FLOPS OR BARE FEET!

What to Bring


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Water bottle – hydration is essential

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Hat – a baseball hat, visor

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Sunblock 

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A smile and a good attitude 

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NO CELL PHONES OR ANY VALUABLES

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NO CAR KEYS – You can leave your keys with our store staff in the retail shop

We Will Provide


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Personal Flotation Device

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Helmet

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Paddle

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Water and Snacks

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Wetsuit rentals are available for early season trips

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Professional Guides