The water is still flowing! Please see our Lower Kern trips for whitewater rafting through September 2018 or call our reservation desk: 1-800-573-7238
*We are no longer taking reservations for the upper Kern as of mid June 2018 due to water levels. Don’t forget to do your rain/snow dances for next season!
Located north of Lake Isabella in the scenic High Sierras, the upper Kern River was designated Wild and Scenic by an Act of Congress in 1987. This part of the river includes several 3-6 mile stretches of whitewater with varying difficulties. The numerous dramatic drops and turbulent water of these stretches amply justify the Kern’s reputation as one of the steepest runnable rivers in the West. Trips are non continuous, meaning you will be doing multiple runs on various sections of the river.
Choosing a Trip
Kern River Tours offers a variety of whitewater adventures from fun splashy waves for the whole family to outrageous rapids for the more experienced paddlers. Every trip offers excellent outdoor scenery and experienced guides to ensure a fun ride.
Not sure which Kern River whitewater trip is right for you? Our staff can help you determine the rafting trip you and your family will enjoy the most.
CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION & RESERVATIONS 1-800-844-RAFT or 1-800-573-7238
Read more about the whitewater adventures below.