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Exceptional river rafting trips with Kern River Outfitters.

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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

-Messing about in boats- #goKRO #kernriver #kernri -Messing about in boats- #goKRO #kernriver #kernriveroutfitters #recreateresponsibly #rafting #TravelDeeper #TravelStoke #GoExplore #EveryoneOutside

-Messing about in boats- #goKRO #kernriver #kernriveroutfitters #recreateresponsibly #rafting #TravelDeeper #TravelStoke #GoExplore #EveryoneOutside ...

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*When you realize it's 5PM Friday and you get to r *When you realize it's 5PM Friday and you get to raft all weekend*

#goKRO #kernriver #kernriveroutfitters #neverstopsmiling #recreateresponsibly #rafting #TravelDeeper #TravelStoke #GoExplore #EveryoneOutside #RoamThePlanet #TakeMoreAdventures #WeLiveToExplore #AdventureCulture

*When you realize it's 5PM Friday and you get to raft all weekend*

#goKRO #kernriver #kernriveroutfitters #neverstopsmiling #recreateresponsibly #rafting #TravelDeeper #TravelStoke #GoExplore #EveryoneOutside #RoamThePlanet #TakeMoreAdventures #WeLiveToExplore #AdventureCulture
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"This place is something else" Staring at The Nee "This place is something else"

Staring at The Needles on the Forks of the Kern. Kern River art by @drew___draws. #forksofthekern #kernriver #kernriveroutfitters #goKRO

"This place is something else"

Staring at The Needles on the Forks of the Kern. Kern River art by @drew___draws. #forksofthekern #kernriver #kernriveroutfitters #goKRO
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PC @michele_rowe and @loritchie4. Masked up for a PC @michele_rowe and @loritchie4. Masked up for a memorable trip! We have just a little more than a month remaining in the 2020 rafting season. Come recreate responsibly with your own private raft, limited trip numbers, and masked river guides. #goKRO #kernriver #maskedup #kernriveroutfitters #recreateresponsibly #rafting #TravelDeeper #TravelStoke #GoExplore #EveryoneOutside

PC @michele_rowe and @loritchie4. Masked up for a memorable trip! We have just a little more than a month remaining in the 2020 rafting season. Come recreate responsibly with your own private raft, limited trip numbers, and masked river guides. #goKRO #kernriver #maskedup #kernriveroutfitters #recreateresponsibly #rafting #TravelDeeper #TravelStoke #GoExplore #EveryoneOutside ...

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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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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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Photo was taken today on our Big Five Full Day raf Photo was taken today on our Big Five Full Day rafting trip. We just had four spaces open up on our Big Five Half Day launching on Friday, come snag the seats before they're gone. Each raft is private, just your group and a masked guide. Let's go! #goKRO #kernriver #kernriveroutfitters #recreateresponsibly #rafting #TravelDeeper #TravelStoke #GoExplore #EveryoneOutside #RoamThePlanet #TakeMoreAdventures #WeLiveToExplore #AdventureCulture

Photo was taken today on our Big Five Full Day rafting trip. We just had four spaces open up on our Big Five Half Day launching on Friday, come snag the seats before they're gone. Each raft is private, just your group and a masked guide. Let's go! #goKRO #kernriver #kernriveroutfitters #recreateresponsibly #rafting #TravelDeeper #TravelStoke #GoExplore #EveryoneOutside #RoamThePlanet #TakeMoreAdventures #WeLiveToExplore #AdventureCulture ...

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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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Byron showing all the feels on a Big Five rafting Byron showing all the feels on a Big Five rafting trip. Water is at 1,346 CFS and is expected stay up until the end of September. #goKRO #letsgo #kernriver #kernriveroutfitters #yoTgrip

Byron showing all the feels on a Big Five rafting trip. Water is at 1,346 CFS and is expected stay up until the end of September. #goKRO #letsgo #kernriver #kernriveroutfitters #yoTgrip ...

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