Tube Rentals – 3 hour


Tube Rentals – 3 hour

**Tubing has closed for the 2018 season. Possible to reopen June 2019; dependent on water levels.** Tube Rental include a premium-grade tube, life jacket, and a single shuttle for a day of fun.

Kern River Tube Rentals

(Not a guided trip)

Float down the Kern River! 3-Hour Tube Rental includes a premium-grade tube, life jacket, and a single shuttle. We’ll take you upriver about 3.5 miles, drop you off, and you float back down to our store. The float usually takes folks about 2-2.5 hours depending on water levels and how many waves you find in which to play. There are two departure times available to prebook, 9 AM and 1 PM. Walk-ins will be first come, first serve and shuttles will leave every half hour from 9 AM to 2 PM. Have your own tube? We do offer a shuttle only service, last shuttle leaves 4 PM.

Schedule & Duration

  • Months of operation: July – September
  • Prebooked Rental Times: 9 AM & 1 PM only (Other times available for walk-ins)
  • Limitations: Minimum of 2 people to book online.


  • Must be at least 8 years old
  • Must weigh between 50 and 275 lbs.
  • Must wear a life jacket (PFD).
  • 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!
  • Customers assume all risk & liability, this is an un-guided adventure.
  • We do not recommend anyone tubing who may be unfit or unable to get in and out of a tube multiple times. The river can get a little rowdy.

Additional Information

  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your desired or scheduled departure time.
  • Shuttles leave on schedule. Don’t miss the bus! If you arrive late your trip will leave without you.
  • No Alcohol is permitted on our shuttles or our tubes.
  • All of our tube trips may be adjusted based on water levels and/or other conditions
Sierra South
Mountain Sports
Phone (800) 457-2082
Map Marker

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: 10am – 5pm, Mon-Fri

           10am – 4pm, Sat-Sun

Reservations: 10am – 2pm, Mon-Fri