Please note: This post was written by Luther Stephens and was imported from our former blog platform. It has been kept for archival purposes.

WOFFORD HEIGHTS, CALIF. – March 21, 2011


Kern River Outfitters has announced their summer schedule with the approach of the 2011 rafting season. Guide training begins on April 16, Upper Kern One Day trips start the weekend of April 23, Lower Kern One Day trips are scheduled to begin April 30, and Lower Kern Two Day trips are slated to begin May 15. Forks of the Kern trips will be begin in early May. The anticipated high water from mid-May through early June will necessitate a black out period for the Forks trips. “The peak water flow this year will most likely occur between the last week of May and the first week of June this year,” comments Keith Stephens, general manger for Kern River Outfitters. Stephens adds, “The best time to run the Forks of the Kern this year will be from June 15 through early August due to the abundant snow pack. The Upper Kern should run through the first week of August and the ever popular Two Day Lower Kern trip should easily run though Labor Day weekend this season. It is going to be a very busy year for rafting here on the Kern River.”


Wednesday, June 1, the company will hold the grand opening of their newly renovated Rafting Center complete with refreshments and a showing of outstanding river photography by noted outdoor photographer Tysun McMullan. “The long awaited opening of our new Rafting Center will be a time of celebration here on the Kern River,” says Stephens, “The opening coupled with the fantastic water flow this year has everyone beaming with excitement.”


With more than 40 professional river guides on staff and over 35 years in the business, Kern River Outfitters is one of the most experienced and popular rafting companies offering trips on the Kern River. For more details, visit or give their office a call at 1-800-323-4234.


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