Paddling Gear Rentals

Sierra South maintains a rental/demo kayak fleet of more than 75 boats for our customers, including nearly all the newest models. For those interested in purchasing a kayak, some rental credits can be applied toward the purchase of a new boat.

We also carry demo models of our top-selling paddles, and we rent wetsuits, lifejackets, booties, and other paddling gear.

You must sign a liability release & risk assumption agreement to rent gear. Please call 24 hours in advance to inquire about availability. All rentals must be returned by 5 p.m. or additional charges will apply.

Call our reservation staff at 760-376-3745 with questions or for more information.

Kayaks lined up

Wetsuit packages are also available to rent when needed and are almost always recommended through mid-June on all class IV-V whitewater. Packages include a neoprene Farmer John style wetsuit, nylon paddling jacket (to be worn over the suit), and neoprene booties.

Kern River in fall
Whitewater Kayak 2-man Duo Package $135 Booties $8
Whitewater Kayak Package $65 Paddlejacket $8
Whitewater Kayak Package after 1pm $45 Lifejacket $10
Whitewater Kayak Only $45 Sprayskirt $12
Whitewater Kayak Only after 1pm $35 Helmet $8
Lake Kayak Package – 1 Person $45 Kayak Paddle $16
Lake Kayak Package – 2 Person $65 Raft Paddle $8
Inflatable Kayak – 1 Person Package $95 Foam Cartop Carrier $10
Inflatable Kayak – 2 Person Package $135 IK Paddle $14
Wetsuit Package $21 SUP 4 HR $45
Wetsuit Only $16 SUP 1 Day $65
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