We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kern River Outfitters

6602 Wofford Heights Blvd, Wofford Heights, CA 93285
(800) 323-4234
Improve this listing
Type: Water sports
40 visitor photos
Write a Review

17 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Glendora, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We were a group of 10 people from BSA Venture Crew 491 on a weekend trip to raft the Upper Kern river. I contacted Kern River Outfitters to reserve guides for a full day on the upper Kern. Matt took our reservation and provided us with information on local camping options and was able to get us a non-profit group... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

My girlfriend and I had a rare weekend off together last weekend, and were trying to think of something to do. After much brainstorming and debate (wine country, laundry, camping, beach, star wars marathon) we decided it was time to fulfill our rafting ambitions. We called up the gang at Kern River Outfitters fairly last notice, and Matt was able... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Clemente, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

My three sons and I had a phenomenal experience on our first-ever whitewater rafting trip! Our guide focused on ensuring we had both a memorable and safe experience, and was extremely knowledgeable about the local area and river navigation. Kern River Outfitters is a first class operation that I would highly recommend to anyone seeking a fun-filled and safe trip... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Santa Barbara, California, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I meant to post this last summer when we did the two day Lower Kern rafting trip with KRO, but it slipped my mind…then I received their newsletter and was like “oh yeah, I need to give them a shout out on TA!” So here I am. Anyway, the trip was ABSOLUTELY. PHENOMENAL. Our guide Kristin was amazing. Knowledge, funny,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Los Angeles
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

I rate Kern River at the top of the charts. This place is professional and absolutely excellent. To be completely honest, this is the first time I have ever reviewed anything (restaurant, hotel, etc.) With that preface, the fact that I am writing a review should speak for itself. In case it doesn't, then I want to make sure that... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I posted this as a forum post in June of 2009 when we went, but I wanted to post it here since there wasn't a company page at the time! We went on the 2 day rafting trip with Kern River Outfitters and LOOOOVED it. We are planning a larger group trip next year as well as joining for at... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Southern California
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Went with them twice already, one each on the upper and lower Kern River in July 2011. They are a professional outfit, which means that they'll require you to pass a swim test (in PFD - personal flotation device) before they allow you on the class V Thunder Run of the upper Kern. That was one of the best runs... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Riverside, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Okay, it's not that the Kern River was bad or dirty or anything. Our half day trip was on Aug 4 2012 and that was sorta late in the season, which means the water flows were lower than earlier in the season. The rafting companies have nothing to do with that, they just have to deal with it. And deal... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cypress, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

We just went on the 2-day lower Kern rafting trip & our group had about 25 people & 6 rafts & obviously 6 guides ... the "A" team as they jokingly called themselves on the bus ride back & I'd have to completely agree with that! All were really friendly, helpful, knowledgeable & fun - there seemed to be really... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Long Beach
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
11 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

We can't say enough great things about these people. All the guides are fun, capable guys that can cook great meals. Our group of 17 did the 2 day overnight trip and enjoyed the entire experience. The food provided was top notch.....fresh fruit, deli meats, 6 different breads to choose from, guacamole, all the condiments, trimmings, cookies, m&m's, juice, water.....they... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Kern River Outfitters also viewed

Wofford Heights, CA
Wofford Heights, CA

Been to Kern River Outfitters? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage Kern River Outfitters?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing