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We offer a variety of whitewater adventures from fun splashy waves for the whole family to outrageous rapids for the more experienced paddlers. Every trip offers excellent outdoor scenery and experienced guides to ensure a fun ride. Not sure which Kern River whitewater trip is right for you? Our staff can help you determine the rafting trip you and your family will enjoy the most. Our featured trip, the 2-Day Lower will take you through the best the Lower Kern has to offer. The trip starts with Class II rapids and builds to Class IV, with plenty of calm sections for swimming. Lower Kern: 2-Day Lower Meeting Place: 2712 Mayfair, Lake Isabella, Ca. 93240 CLASS II - IV Minimum Age: 12 years Miles: 21 Pricing: Sunday-Thursday Starts - $330 per person Friday Starts - $380 per person Saturday Starts - $380 per person Please add 3% US Forest Fee Other River Trips Offered: - Upper Kern: The Forks - Upper Kern: 1-day Upper - Upper Kern: The Sampler - Upper Kern: Thunder Run - Upper Kern: Lickety Split - Lower Kern: Picto - Lower Kern: Gusto For more information, feel free to contact us. River Trips:- Upper Kern: The Forks - Upper Kern: 1-day Upper - Upper Kern: The Sampler - Upper Kern: Thunder Run - Upper Kern: Lickety Split Lower Kern: 2-Day Lower - Lower Kern: Picto - Lower Kern: Gusto
Join us as we celebrate our 36th year in business! Since founding Sierra South in 1985, their mountain and paddle sports store has grown from a small shop to one of the largest specialty whitewater stores in California. Sierra South’s retail shop and online River Store & Boat Barn: offer a great selection of whitewater boats and gear, as well as quality clothing, sandals, river shoes, swimsuits, surf shorts, hats, sunglasses, souvenirs, T-shirts, kids’ clothing, and more. maintains a year-round presence on the Kern River in Kernville, providing knowledge of the river and the area. boasts a staff made up of 97.4% paddlers. is dog-friendly!! opened its first online River Store in 1997, so you can shop online at your convenience and with confidence. was the first Teva retail account in 1985 when former Grand Canyon guide Mark Thatcher started his sandal company. is now the largest whitewater kayaking store in Southern California. We are proud of our status as the premier paddlesports school in Southern and Central California. We have been teaching classes and offering tours in kayaking, rafting, climbing, hiking, and more to thousands of people since 1985. Operating under a permit with the Sequoia National Forest, we conduct trips on the wild and scenic Kern River, at Isabella Lake, and in the majestic mountains of the Southern Sierra Nevada. It is our style to provide you with the best possible paddling experience. We offer: State-of-the-art equipment that is new or in excellent condition every season A well-thought-out course curriculum for learning the fundamentals of kayaking in a fun, supportive environment with lots of on-the-water paddling and limited indoor lecturing The well-trained staff of instructors eager to advance your kayaking skills
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