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The 2020 Kern River Rafting season kicks off June 20th on the Lower Kern River.

We are offering Upper, Lower and Forks of the Kern rafting trips for the 2020 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 2020 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 Southern California rafting outfitter

  • 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.

Browse our hashtag to see what our guests post about our trips #goKRO

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the Rad Dads out there, HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the Rad Dads out there, including those on our staff: Matt Adkisson, Mike Lane, Ed Jackson, Charles Slosberg, Billy Miller, Adam Pedicini, Jeff Sherman, and Daniel Connell! Pictured here is General Manager Matt Adkisson and his son Fin cruising down the Rogue River. #goKRO #raddad #happyfathersday #kernriver #rogueriver

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the Rad Dads out there, including those on our staff: Matt Adkisson, Mike Lane, Ed Jackson, Charles Slosberg, Billy Miller, Adam Pedicini, Jeff Sherman, and Daniel Connell! Pictured here is General Manager Matt Adkisson and his son Fin cruising down the Rogue River. #goKRO #raddad #happyfathersday #kernriver #rogueriver ...

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"Same, Same But Different" Fortunately, the 'diff "Same, Same But Different"

Fortunately, the 'different' parts are easy to follow. All the things that make our trips fun are exactly the same.

#goKRO #kernriver

"Same, Same But Different"

Fortunately, the 'different' parts are easy to follow. All the things that make our trips fun are exactly the same.

#goKRO #kernriver
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Great news: We're open for rafting starting June 2 Great news: We're open for rafting starting June 20th!

Thank you everyone for your patience as we worked towards opening. We're excited to get the season underway.

We've made significant changes to how we operate to protect staff and guests. Our COVID guidelines are linked in our profile. 
This season we'll be on the Lower Kern offering half and full day trips. Class IV trips will be available until the end of July, and Class III trips through August. We've cut total group size down and we aren't mixing groups in rafts. While on property and in shuttle vehicles, everyone will be wearing masks. While on a raft, guides will be wearing masks and you'll be encouraged to do so as well. While these changes may make us look like an entirely different company,we're still running the fun, memorable, and exciting rafting trips that you're used to.
We can't wait to share the Kern River with you and see you soon.
#goKRO #kernriver

Great news: We're open for rafting starting June 20th!

Thank you everyone for your patience as we worked towards opening. We're excited to get the season underway.

We've made significant changes to how we operate to protect staff and guests. Our COVID guidelines are linked in our profile.
This season we'll be on the Lower Kern offering half and full day trips. Class IV trips will be available until the end of July, and Class III trips through August. We've cut total group size down and we aren't mixing groups in rafts. While on property and in shuttle vehicles, everyone will be wearing masks. While on a raft, guides will be wearing masks and you'll be encouraged to do so as well. While these changes may make us look like an entirely different company,we're still running the fun, memorable, and exciting rafting trips that you're used to.
We can't wait to share the Kern River with you and see you soon.
#goKRO #kernriver
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We're still not open but we're hopeful for it to h We're still not open but we're hopeful for it to happen sometime in June. We'll update everyone as soon as we have the word. When it does happen, things will look a bit different with fewer trips and smaller group sizes, but our trips will still be the fun whitewater experiences you've had with us in the past.

Hang in there and keep high siding.

#goKRO #kernriver

We're still not open but we're hopeful for it to happen sometime in June. We'll update everyone as soon as we have the word. When it does happen, things will look a bit different with fewer trips and smaller group sizes, but our trips will still be the fun whitewater experiences you've had with us in the past.

Hang in there and keep high siding.

#goKRO #kernriver
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We're just about there - opening day is tomorrow, We're just about there - opening day is tomorrow, June 20th. We're excited to kick things off and can't wait to see you. View our profile link to view our Kern rafting season outlook #goKRO #kernriver

We're just about there - opening day is tomorrow, June 20th. We're excited to kick things off and can't wait to see you. View our profile link to view our Kern rafting season outlook #goKRO #kernriver ...

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The rivers are pumping! IRJ guides enjoying the bi The rivers are pumping! IRJ guides enjoying the big flows working for our sister company @kernriveroutfitters, big water 2017. #gokro #kernrafting #kernriveroutfitters #optoutside #guidevibes #exploremore #adventuretravel #sequoianationalpark #wildernessculture

The rivers are pumping! IRJ guides enjoying the big flows working for our sister company @kernriveroutfitters, big water 2017. #gokro #kernrafting #kernriveroutfitters #optoutside #guidevibes #exploremore #adventuretravel #sequoianationalpark #wildernessculture ...

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Check out our channel tonight for a pretty substan Check out our channel tonight for a pretty substantial side video 🖒

#rafting #whitewaterrafting #whitewater #paddle #paddling #camping #hiking #adventure #outdoors #wilderness #river #kernriver #gokro

Check out our channel tonight for a pretty substantial side video 🖒

#rafting #whitewaterrafting #whitewater #paddle #paddling #camping #hiking #adventure #outdoors #wilderness #river #kernriver #gokro
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Check out our rafting video on our channel! It's b Check out our rafting video on our channel! It's basically a mini-episode. Link in bio

#rafting #whitewaterrafting #whitewater #paddle #paddling #camping #hiking #adventure #outdoors #wilderness #river #kernriver #gokro

Check out our rafting video on our channel! It's basically a mini-episode. Link in bio

#rafting #whitewaterrafting #whitewater #paddle #paddling #camping #hiking #adventure #outdoors #wilderness #river #kernriver #gokro
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The Trail of 100 Giants is appropriately named. Lo The Trail of 100 Giants is appropriately named. Located just one hour from our Rafting Center, this easily accessible hike will leave you in awe. Experience the magic and see for yourself. Photo credit @mercuryroaming #goKRO #kernriver #trailof100giants #giantsequoias

The Trail of 100 Giants is appropriately named. Located just one hour from our Rafting Center, this easily accessible hike will leave you in awe. Experience the magic and see for yourself. Photo credit @mercuryroaming #goKRO #kernriver #trailof100giants #giantsequoias ...

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