Launching below Lake Isabella, spend the day with us floating through the scenic Lower Kern canyon. We cater this trip to younger families and those brand new to whitewater as this trip has just a little bit of Class II and III whitewater. This trip has a minimum age of eight years old.

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Arrive at our Rafting Center at 9:00 AM and check-in with our staff. Once everyone has arrived the Trip Leader will give an orientation talk and the guides will hand out and fit personal flotation devices (PFDs) and helmets. Once we’re ready to go, we load up on the bus and head to the put-in. At the launch point, guests meet their river guide and the guide then gives a Paddle Talk. Immediately following the Paddle Talk, we push off and each raft practices their paddling technique making sure their boat is ready to work together as a team. By this point, the trip is officially underway!

This trip is on a beautiful section of the Kern River. We spend plenty of time floating through the Lower Kern canyon and we tackle the occasional Class II and III rapid.  Jump in the water with friends or hang out with your guide as they teach you about reading water and the river.


We’ll break for a lunch around 12:30. Lunch is a deli spread of build your own sandwiches. We don’t rough it while rafting, we have fresh fruit and veggies and plenty of meat options. Afterwards, it’s back to the river. We’ll pause at a fun jump rock, and then catch a final Class III rapid to take out.

Top Five FAQs Related to this Trip

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What’s the difference between the half and full day float trip?

Both trips run on the same section of river, but the full day spends more leisurely time on the water and includes lunch. They are the exact same mileage though.

What’s the minimum age for this trip?

This trip has a minimum age of 8 years old.

Are there rapids?

This is primarily a float trip with some Class II and depending on water flow, one to three Class IIIs.

Which section on the Lower Kern is this trip?

This trip puts in below Lake Isabella and takes out at Miracle. On the map below, look for “Miracle” with the green label – that is our takeout. The river to the northeast (right side of the map) is the area that the trip runs on.

My friends booked this trip. How do I join their party?

Once you’ve made your reservation, please call us and we will link your reservation to the other party.

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Lower Kern river map