River Tubing in Southern California

Tube Rentals – 3 hour

Tube down the Kern River on a 2-3 hr., adventure you will never forget!

Adult
$35
Youth
$35

Tube Rentals – 3 hour

Tube down the Kern River on a 2-3 hr., adventure you will never forget!

Tubing is not available at this time. Call 760-376-3745 to confirm availability later in season. Tubing is dependent on water levels. Tube rental includes a premium-grade tube, life jacket, a single shuttle, and optional helmet, for a day of fun. This is a self-guided rental.

Kern River 3-Hour Tube Rentals

(Not a guided trip)

Once the water gets low enough, you can tube down the Kern River! 3-Hour Tube Rental includes a premium-grade tube, life jacket, a single shuttle, and optional helmet. We’ll take you upriver about 3.5 miles, drop you off, and you ride the river back down to our store. The trip usually takes 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 pre-book, 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. The last shuttle leaves 4 P.M.


Schedule & Duration

  • Months of operation: August- October; depending on water levels
  • Pre-booked Rental Times: 9 AM & 1 PM only (Other times available for walk-ins)
  • Limitations: Minimum of 2 people to book online.

Requirements

  • 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

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
760-376-3745

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:

Open 9 am-5 pm Monday-Sunday

Reservations:

 Open 9 am-5 pm Monday-Friday

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