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2018 Miracle March Delivers Kern River Comeback

By | 2018-04-10T21:26:14+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Categories: Kern River, Kern River Rafting|

Better late than never: Conveyer belt of March storms triples our snowpack. We were a bit nervous in mid-February when there had only been one significant storm for the winter. We were beginning to relive moments of the drought years. Then, came Miracle March. From March 1st to last weekend, we experienced a conveyor belt [...]

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Join our 2017 whitewater school – learn to be a river guide

By | 2017-02-19T06:15:05+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Categories: Kern River|

2017 White Water School Our Kern River Guide School is a six-day course designed to give newcomers to the sport of whitewater rafting the basic skills necessary to run whitewater rivers confidently and safely. Students spend the week learning every aspect of a river trip. This course is the first step in becoming a [...]

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THANK YOU for a terrific 2016 rafting season

By | 2016-10-26T14:12:03+00:00 September 17th, 2016|Categories: Kern River|

After three years of drought, it was great to offer a full rafting season again on the Kern river. Thank you to all of our guests that joined us this year on the Upper and Lower Kern. We are already booking 2017 and anticipate an opening day of mid-April. See you then!

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Rafting Center Grand Opening

By | 2016-10-24T22:47:07+00:00 June 2nd, 2011|Categories: Kern River, Kern River California Rafting Whitewater Fun Kern RiverLower Kern River RaftingLower Kern Rafting|

Kern River Outfitters' Rafting Center Grand Opening was held yesterday evening from 6:30pm until about 9:30pm. The event was attended by about 75 people including representatives from local businesses, the Kernville and Kern Valley Chamber of Commerce, guides and staff members from Kern River Outfitters as well as family and friends from around the Kern Valley. [...]

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How to Choose a River Outfitter

By | 2016-10-24T22:47:08+00:00 May 16th, 2011|Categories: California Rafting, Kern River, Kern River California Rafting Whitewater Fun|

A rafting vacation is a popular way for families and groups of friends to enjoy the thrill of whitewater and the serenity of the great outdoors. But how do you choose the most competent outfitter? Keith Stephens, general manager of Kern River Outfitters, suggests you ask a few simple questions. “Experience and track record are paramount [...]

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Upper Kern Peaks Sunday, June 6th

By | 2016-10-24T22:47:10+00:00 June 10th, 2010|Categories: California Rafting, Kern River, Kern River California Rafting Whitewater Fun, Lower Kern River Rafting, Upper Kern Rafting|

The Upper and Forks of the Kern appear to have peaked this past weekend. The flows were approaching 9,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). Here's a picture of "The Flume" (one of the rapids on the One Day Class V "Thunder Run") flowing during the peak. At theses flows, we pass on running Thunder Runs and [...]

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Kern River Outfitters Teams up with U.S. Forest Service and California Land Management for River Clean Up Day on Saturday, June 12th

By | 2016-10-24T22:47:10+00:00 May 25th, 2010|Categories: California Rafting, Kern River, Kern River Forks Rafting Whitewater Trips Vacations, Lower Kern River Rafting, lower kern river whitewater rafting trips kern river outfitters|

Kern River Outfitters has teamed up with California Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service for the 2010 Upper Kern River Clean Up Day scheduled for Saturday, June 12th at 9:00am. Participants meet at Corral Creek along the Upper Kern and will spend a few of hours helping beautify the Upper Kern River. A BBQ lunch [...]

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Thirteenth Annual Whiskey Flat Trail Run

By | 2016-10-24T22:47:11+00:00 May 11th, 2010|Categories: California Rafting, Kern River, Kern River Brewing Company, Kern River California Rafting Whitewater Fun, Lower Kern Rafting, Lower Kern River Rafting|

The annual Whiskey Flat Trail Run was completed this past Saturday. Kern River Outfitters' guide Darby Verven started a non-profit agency called Run For A Way that has organized this run for the past thirteen years. Darby, a veteran of two IronMan Triathlons, is a retired Kern County Special Education teacher and currently is a full [...]

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The Resurrection of the Rafting Center

By | 2016-10-24T22:47:14+00:00 February 9th, 2010|Categories: California Rafting, Kern River, Kern River Outfitters, lower kern, lower kern river whitewater rafting trips kern river outfitters|

Those of you who rafted with us the afternoon of July 23rd, 2009 might remember this harrowing site. While all of you were out playing on the river, the Rafting Center was experiencing it's own little adventure via a motorhome, a vehicle in tow, and a set of defective brakes. Although causing quite an obstacle to [...]

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The 2010 Snow Pack is Building

By | 2016-10-24T22:47:14+00:00 January 25th, 2010|Categories: California Rafting, Forks of the Kern Rafting, Kern River, Kern River Rafting, lower kern, Lower Kern River Rafting, Rafting Center|

The high country in the Southern Sierra took a pounding last week as three moisture laden storms slammed into the areas comprising the Kern River snow pack. These photos were provide by Dwight and Trudy Pascoe. In the summertime, Dwight is one of our key drivers. In the winter, he drives a snowplow keeping the roads [...]

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