The Lower Kern Two Day Class II-IV is the ultimate in overnight white water adventure! The two days you spend with us on the Lower Kern will be an unforgettable experience.
Lower Kern Two Day Class II-IV
We agree with you, one day of Whitewater Rafting on the Kern River is not enough. The Lower Kern has an incredible 21 mile, 2 day section that will satisfy your thirst for something more. Day 1; learn the skills you will need from your guide as you descend into a tight gorge of polished California Granite. Swim in the calm pools, practice pulling each other in the raft, splash the other boats, cliff jump into the river! Do whatever it takes to get ready for the fast paced whitewater that is waiting downstream. By the time you pull into camp, you may not believe us that the best Whitewater comes on Day 2! Before we tackle that, it is time to take your fun seriously at camp. Relax by the river in chair, start a game of volleyball, throw some horseshoes or corn hole, hike upstream to swim into camp. There is no lack of activity at our riverside paradise. While you are working up a serious appetite, your guides have transformed from river runners to gourmet chefs. Dinner is always a highlight and will give you the fuel needed for a hard charging day 2. When the evening winds down, fall asleep to the vivid stars that blanket the Kern River Valley. Day 2! Start with a hearty breakfast before climbing back into the rafts for the biggest whitewater of the trip! You are ready for it. All that practicing on Day 1 has set you up for an unforgettable day of glorious Class IV whitewater rafting; 13 miles, 8 Class IV rapids, dozens of class III, endless pools to swim in, the perfect jump rock, and a fully catered lunch. Wow!
Schedule & Duration
Two days; six to eight hours per day
Months of operation: May – September
Trip Arrival Time: 9:30am.
Trip Departure Time: 10:00am daily.
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: 12 Weight: 50lbs (We may weigh small children)
High Water Protocol Minimum: Age: 14
Maximum Weight: 300lbs
Some of our trips require a minimum number of guests. The Lower Kern Two Day Class II-IV requires a minimum of 6 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, such as tennis shoes, water shoes, or sandals that have a heel strap. No flip-flops or bare-feet!
All of our trips may be adjusted based on water levels and/or other conditions.
Hearty Deli-style lunch provided.
We suggest you arrive at the store 30 minutes prior to the trip. Unless you have a group over 20 or are getting wetsuits, then please arrive 45 minutes to 1 hour prior.
Our trips leave on schedule.
Price does not include gratuity, so if you like the ride…it’s ok to tip your guide!
Please see our Reservation Policies Page for details on our cancellation, guest responsibility and liability, accompaniment, minimums, and water levels policies.
**Due to low-water conditions we are unable to book this trip right now. Try our Lower Kern Class II-III half day or Lower Kern Class II-III full day trips, or check back with us in the 2021 season.** Want a full day of whitewater fun? Come rafting and inflatable kayaking all in one day. Whitewater Merit Badges available for scouts who qualify.
Click here to view location 11300 Kernville Road
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.