2024 whitewater adventures

Kern River Rafting

the best and closest rafting for all of Southern California

Thank you for an amazing 2023 Kern river rafting season. The 2024 season Kicks off in April.

We are offering Upper and Lower Kern rafting trips for the 2024 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.


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Why Choose Kern River Outfitters for your 2024 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.

  • Our guides are fun, kind, & most importantly, safety oriented
  • We have the most lenient cancellation policy of any Southern California outfitter.
  • Our campground is the best on the Lower Kern. And for one reason, it can’t be imitated or copied.
  • No hidden rental fees
  • We wrote the Kern River guidebooks
  • We offer a youth rate
April – august

Get ready for the best summer getaway ever!