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Phone 1-800-573-7238 Email: krt@kernrivertours.com

Trip Info & Driving Information

Upper Kern Trips

MEETING PLACE: Sierra South Mountain Sports – 11300 Kernville Road, Kernville, CA 93238

  • The Sampler
  • One Day Upper
  • Lickety Fun Run
  • One Day Thunder Run
  • Forks of the Kern

Lower Kern Trips

MEETING PLACE: 2712 Mayfair, Lake Isabella, CA 93240

  • One Day Picto
  • One Day Gusto
  • Two Day Overnight


Reservation Policies

In order to reserve space on any of our trips, you will need to call our office at (800) 844-7238 OR (800) 573-7238. We are able to give you information about the river and the surrounding valley as well as help you decide which trip will best suit your rafting abilities at the time. We cannot wait to hear from you!

Trips booked more than 45 days of trip date

A 50% DEPOSIT is due when booking your trip.

All Payments once received, are non-refundable

The balance (full payment) is due 45 days before the trip date

Trips booked within 45 days of trip date

Payment in full is due immediately.

Payment is non-refundable.

Cancellations/Refunds

Our cancel policy is firm. We operate under stringent federal regulations which restrict the number of guests per trip and the number of trips per season. We incur substantial expenses before each trip departs, and in the event of late cancellations, Kern River Tours is unable to recover costs, nor can we make refunds. Cancellations made at any time are subject to complete loss of trip cost. You are responsible to find a replacement person, that replacement person is responsible to refund you.

We do not refund in case of inclement weather (you get wet one way or the other!). Nor do we refund if you are not satisfied with the type of trip you have chosen. We do our best to explain the differences in the trips available, please read the literature and choose wisely.

If your reservation happens to be canceled due to nonpayment and you would like to reinstate it call our office for availability. Payment must be made in full at the time of your reinstatement.

CALL FOR RESERVATIONS
1-800-844-RAFT or 1-800-573-7238


Prices

Upper Kern Trips

*All trips please ADD 6% US Forest Fee to price

Upper Kern
(April-August)
DifficultyDay of the WeekPrice
Lickety Split, Single RunBeginner Class II-IIISun-Fri

Saturday
Adults $39
Youth $37
Adults $44
Youth $42
Double Split, Two RunsBeginner Class II-IIISun-Fri

Saturday
Adults $64
Youth $56
Adults $70
Youth 60
One Day Lickety Fun RunBeginner Class II-IIISun-Fri

Saturday
Adults $125
Youth $120
Adults $130
Youth $125
Half Day SamplerIntermediate Class III-IVSunday-Friday
Saturday
$130 Adults
$150 Adults
One Day Upper KernIntermediate Class III-IVSunday-Friday
Saturday
$168 Adults
$198 Adults
One Day Thunder RunAdvanced Class VSunday-Friday
Saturday
$250 Adults
$270 Adults
Two or Three Day, The ForksAdvanced Class V
(Call or Email For Dates)
Two Day
Three Day
$750 Adults
$950 Adults

Lower Kern Trips

*All trips please ADD 6% US Forest Fee to price

Lower Kern
(Mid June Through September)
DifficultyDay of the WeekPrice
1/2 Day Lower KernIntermediate Class III-IVEvery Day$120 Adults
One Day PictoBeginner Class II-IIISunday-Friday
Saturday
$160 Adults
$175 Adults
One Day GustoIntermediate Class III-IVSunday-Friday
Saturday
$175 Adults
$199 Adults
Two Day OvernightIntermediate Class III-IVSunday-Friday
Saturday
$349 Adults
$389 Adults


Specials & Discounts

Group Discounts

Groups of 12 or more, nonprofit, scout, church, corporate groups, and military qualify for a discount. In order to receive this discount, only one payment transaction will be accepted. This offer is available for trips on any day except weekends and holidays. Call us to book your group and receive a group discount.


Local Accommodations


Snow & Flow

Kern River – Flow Information

Upper and Lower Kern River Snow Flow information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Reservoir Report.

California Snow Pack Information

Produced by California Cooperative Snow Surveys, California – Nevada River Forecast Center and California Department of Water Resources. From the California Department of Resources, Division of Flood Management.

From the California Department of Resources, Division of Flood Management:

Weather Information


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