2023 whitewater adventures

Kern River Rafting

the best and closest rafting for all of Southern California

The 2023 Kern river rafting season kicks off on April 1

We are offering Upper and Lower Kern rafting trips for the 2023 river rafting season. Our license strictly limits the number of trips we can run. If you are planning a group or charter trip, or planning to join us on a weekend, early reservations are essential. Looking for rafting near Los Angeles? The Kern River is the closest rafting option to LA, only 3 hours away. Please call us soon to reserve a date or book online now.


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Why Choose Kern River Outfitters for your 2023 Kern River rafting trip?

We are an award-winning outfitter known for exceptional service and running carefully structured, exhilarating rafting trips with a crew of well-trained guides. Our goal is simple: Provide you with a whitewater rafting experience that is so much fun that you will return for another trip.

  • Our guides are fun, kind, & most importantly, safety oriented
  • We have the most lenient cancellation policy of any Southern California outfitter.
  • Our campground is the best on the Lower Kern. And for one reason, it can’t be imitated or copied.
  • No hidden rental fees
  • We wrote the Kern River guidebooks
  • We offer a youth rate
April – august

Get ready for the best summer getaway ever!