Paddle Hard at Kern River Outfitters

White Water Rafting, The “BIG FIVE”, and fierce rapids!

Paddle your way into an experience of a lifetime white water rafting at Kern River Outfitters! It’s the perfect outdoor adventure for the entire family, no matter your river rafting skill level. Connect with your EXPERT lead guide, have your paddle talk, and let’s get the rafting started! Emphasis on the EXPERT: they WROTE the whitewater guidebook for the Kern River! Splash through the rapids and take on the “Big Five” rivers towards the bottom of the canyon to fulfill all your rafting dreams. For a milder experience, you can also choose to wade around the Lower Kern granite canyon. Don't forget, photographers will be floating around waiting to capture the perfect white river rafting moment!

Perfect For

  • Lower Kern River and canyons

  • White river rafting

  • Outdoor adventure

  • Family adventure

Packing List

  • beverages
  • snacks
  • sunscreen
  • dry change of clothing
  • appropriate and sturdy shoes

Location & Hours

Mon9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tue9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wed9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thu9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Fri9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sat9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sun9:00 AM - 5:30 PM


  1. Arrive at the Rafting Center at 8:30 AM or 1:30 PM for afternoon trip
  2. Meet the guides and begin a quick overview, orientation, and safety talk
  3. Get fitted for helmets and lifejackets
  4. Load onto the bus and drive to the put-in location
  5. Quick Paddle Talk with guides and raft team
  6. The white-water river rafting adventure begins
  7. Hold on tight for 4 miles of amazing rafting
  8. Your half day of white river rafting is complete

Google Reviews

Joseph Razo
10 months ago
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Q & A

Depending on group size and which rafts, they fit between 4 and 6 guests in each paddle raft. As often as possible, groups are able to stay together as well.

Wetsuit considerations are dependent on water temperature and the forecast for that day. If wetsuits are required, they will be provided.

Rules & Safety

Notice 30 days or more- $20 cancellation fee/person

Notice 29-14 days prior- $35 cancellation fee/person

Notice 13 days or less- NO REFUNDS