**Tubing is now open for online bookings!**
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.
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your desired or scheduled departure time.
Shuttles leave on schedule. Don’t miss the bus!
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 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.