About Us

Outdoor Adventures was started in 1978 and our Kern River operation started in 1980.

Company History

A second generation family business

Founded by Bob Volpert and originally named Outdoor Adventures, the company was comprised of whitewater rafting operations all over the west. With a focus on running high quality, high value, family friendly river trips, Bob grew the business to where it is today: Rafting operations in Idaho, Oregon and the Kern river in California. Working hand in hand with his three sons, the company has remained in the Volpert family who are committed to Bob’s original vision.

A message from Matt Volpert

Growing up in the river outfitting business, I know what it takes to run, not a good rafting trip, but a great one. Our guides, my family and myself, are committed to providing a safe, and fun river trip that will be the highlight of your summer. For those interested in the other rivers that we run, my older brother Will is an outfitter in Oregon (Indigo Creek Outfitters) and my younger brother Skip handles our Middle Fork of the Salmon operation (Idaho River Journeys). I look forward to having you join us, and you can always reach me directly at matt@kernrafting.com

middle fork of the salmon

Idaho River Journeys

Spend six days in the largest wilderness in the Lower 48. The Middle Fork is a week-long rafting vacation that will take you through 99.8 miles of deep canyons, plenty of whitewater, hot springs, gin-clear water, and much more.

Operated by Skip Volpert

*Season May – September

Rogue & klamath rivers

Indigo Creek Outfitters

Indigo Creek Outfitters specializes in running phenomenal half-day Rogue rafting trips on the “Nugget – Tilomikh Falls” section of the Rogue, full-day Upper Klamath rafting trips through the whitewater of “Hell’s Corner” canyon, and leading amazing Rogue River multi-day trips on the world-renowned “Wild & Scenic” section of the Lower Rogue.

Operated by Will Volpert

*Season March – September