Thank you for an outstanding 2018 rafting season. 2019 trips will begin in mid-March.
We are offering Upper, Lower and Forks of the Kern rafting trips for the 2019 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.
Why Choose Kern River Outfitters for your 2019 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.
More five star reviews than any other outfitter in Southern California
Our trips get rave reviews on TripAdvisor, Yelp, Facebook and Google.
Our Rafting Center is just a few hours from L.A – no river is closer.
We have a wide selection of river trips of varying length and excitement. Class II to Class V. From just a few hours to a few days in length.
Our permit allows us to take big groups (and we love solo adventurers too).
We offer free parking at our Rafting Center.
Our guides are fun, interesting, and family friendly.
We use top-notch equipment, that is carefully maintained.
Our camp has the best placement in the Lower Kern canyon: Day 1 and 2 are evenly divided so you’ll spend the perfect amount of time on the water each day. No short or very long days.