Kern River Kayaking Whitewater Trips near Southern California

What You Get

Your choice of raft sizes


Safety gear

Shuttle transportation

River guide & outfitting

Pricing & Booking

Purchase online 24/7

Deposits accepted for groups over 30

Discounts for groups over 30

We beat any outfitter's prices -- Just ask!

Hassle-free booking guarantee

Quick Facts

"Lickety Split" Run, 2.5-3 hours

Class I & Class III whitewater

Rafts fit 2-10 people

Age Minimum: 6 years old

Beautiful scenery & fun waves

Raft on some of the BEST whitewater on a Kern River rafting trip, the closest whitewater rafting near Los Angeles, Orange County & Riverside, California

Featured Kern River Kayaking


Rent high-quality, professional inflatable whitewater kayaks for your own whitewater kayaking trips. Day & weekly rates for 1-person & 2-person whitewater kayaks. Pick-up & return on the river or campground deliveries & returns available.

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Experience world-class whitewater with guided Kern River kayaking for all ability levels, from beginner to expert. Class I - Class IV whitewater. Paddle your own kayak following your guide & ride rapids like "Big Daddy" on 6-9 miles of whitewater.

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Enjoy world-class whitewater kayaking by day & camp in beautiful surroundings at night. Class I - Class IV rapids, great desert weather, stunning forests & dark starry skies. One of the most fun things to do in Southern California in the summer!

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Tell me more & how does it all work?

➤ Bakersfield, CA Travelers' #1 award-winning choice

Southern California whitewater kayaking at its best!

We offer both wild & mild kayaking on the river

Beautiful canyon with granite formations & waterfalls

Full outfitting with top-quality fully inspected gear

Open late April until seasonal flows subside

➤ Rentals available daily (closed Sundays)

Guided trips depart daily starting at 10:30 a.m.

The "Spud" Inflatable Kayak • The Most Maneuverable Way to Float the Kern River

"The Bullet Bike of Inflatable Kayaks"

DIRECTIONS TO YOUR KERN RIVER TRIP: Meet us near Riverside Park, located on Kern River Drive in Kernville, CA

We are located 1-hour from Bakersfield & 3-hours from Los Angeles, Orange County & Riverside, CA

Call or Text Us 801-404-8297